Theme: Environmental History
Sample Course Path
Concerns about the health of the environment are widespread in our current age, making this topic area of particular significance for students of history. The path suggested here ranges across time and space in a way that will fulfill all major credits and course requirements.
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 specialized path such as this would lead a student through the world of environmental history while fulfilling the 49 required credits for the major.
These upper division courses would fulfill the 8 credit requirement for pre-1800 history (HIST 325 and HIST 473) and give a student 8 credits each in three fields of study (Africa/Middle East, World, and US). Note that the courses used to fulfill the pre-1800 requirement also count towards the field requirements.
A HIST 407 research seminar is required of all majors, and the topic in this example (Environment and Colonialism) also counts towards the field requirement and the overall minimum for upper division credits.
Italian is, of course, only one of many languages a student could elect as their second language concentration.