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Theme: War in World History

Sample Course Path

The human history of war remains an extremely important area of study. War can attract or repel us, but has been a significant force in shaping our world as it is today. If you’re interested in this fascinating subject area, the courses laid out, below, will lead you through many different times, places, and conflicts while helping you knock off all of our major 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.

Lower Division Courses
16 credits/4 courses
HIST 101 Ancient Mediterranean
HIST 240 War and the Modern World I
HIST 241 War and the Modern World II
HIST 290 Historian’s Craft required of all majors
300-Level Upper Division Courses
12 credits/3 courses
HIST 322 The Crusades Europe field; pre-1800 history
HIST 380 Latin America I Latin America field; pre-1800 history
HIST 388 Vietnam and the US US field
400-Level Upper Division Courses
21 credits/5 courses
HIST 407 Latin America in the Cold War required research seminar; Latin America field
HIST 428 World War I Europe field
HIST 450 Iraq War US field; Africa/Middle East field
HIST 456 Revolutionary America US field; pre-1800 history
HIST 483 Topic: Revolutions in Latin America Latin America field
Language Requirement
2 years of a second language or demonstrated proficiency
SPAN 101, 102, 103 First Year Spanish
SPAN 201, 202, 203 Second Year Spanish

Why It Works

This path specializes in histories of war and society while fulfilling the 49 required credits for the major.

These upper division courses provide at least 8 credits in pre-1800 history and 8 credits each in three fields of study (Europe, US, and Latin America).

A HIST 407 research seminar is required of all majors and counts toward the overall minimum for upper division credits. The topic in this example (Latin America in the Cold War) also counts toward the Latin America field, if needed.

Spanish is merely a suggestion based on the prevalence of Latin American history courses in this sample path. There are many language options available at UO to fulfill the second language requirement.