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Theme: Colonialism in World History

The history of colonialism around the world is a topic of particular interest and modern relevance. If you agree, this sample path to completing major requirements just might be for you. The course roster suggested here ranges across time and region, facilitating the easy completion of our upper-division course requirements in the process.

Lower–Division Credits: 16 Credits/4 Courses

HIST 104, 105, 106 (12 credits in World History)
HIST 290, Historian’s Craft

Upper-Division Credits: 12 300-Level Credits

HIST 322, The Crusades (4-Upper-Division credits; Europe Field; History Before 1800)*
HIST 380, Latin America I (4 Upper-Division credits; Latin America Field; History Before 1800)
HIST 326, Colonial/Postcolonial Africa (4 Upper-Division credits; Africa/Middle East Field)

Upper-Division Credits: 21 400-Level Credits

HIST 415, Top: Age of Exploration (4 400-Level credits; World Field; History Before 1800)
HIST 415, Top: Age of Imperialism (4 400-level credits; World Field)
HIST 417, Soc/Cul Modern Africa: Apartheid (4 400-Level credits; Africa/Middle East Field)
HIST 483, Top: New World Pirates (4-400-Level credits; Latin America Field; History Before 1800)**
HIST 407, Environment and Colonialism (5 HIST 407/400-Level credits; Colonialism Focus; World field [if necessary])

History Major Language Requirement

French 101-203 (2 Years of a Second Language)

Notes: A student following this track would earn 49 graded credits in History, have at least 8 credits (2 courses) in upper-division History Before 1800, and 8 credits (2 courses) in the Latin America, Africa/Middle, and World fields, and take care of the major second language requirement (as well as the UO BA second language requirement) by completing French 203, French being a language spoken in Africa, the Caribbean, and of course Europe.

*Among other things, this course covers the efforts of European Christian crusaders to establish and maintain the Kingdom of Jerusalem, which was in essence a colonial enclave in the Middle East.
**This course may be counted for Latin America or World field credit; in this case, a student who opted for Latin America would work toward the fulfillment of a field in Latin American History while taking a class that is also related to the history of colonialism.