Theme: Colonialism in World History
Sample Course Path
The history of colonialism around the world is a topic of particular interest and modern relevance. The course roster suggested here ranges across time and region, facilitating the easy completion of the upper-division course requirements in the process.
Please note that the courses listed below are only suggestions. Students’ individual selections may vary due to course availability and personal interest. See advisors for questions about specific courses or requirements.
Why It Works
A student following this track would meet the 49 credits required for the major.
These upper division courses would fulfill at least 8 upper division credits in pre-1800 history and give a student 8 credits each in three fields of study (Latin America, Africa/Middle East, and World).
A HIST 407 research seminar is required of all majors, and the topic in this example (Environment and Colonialism) also counts toward the field requirement and overall minimum for upper division credits.
French is suggested for this theme as it is a major language in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean. However, other languages would also fulfill the requirement.