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Paths for History Majors

Here you'll find several ways to fit off-campus study into your History major. Students interested in international and off-campus study should meet with their academic adviser or the History Department chairperson as early as possible. Typically, students will receive History credit at the 200- or 300-level for courses that they take abroad; these courses will often fulfill other distributional requirements in the Pre-modern, European, or World areas and credit transfer for these courses is very easily accomplished. Those students considering study abroad during their junior year are strongly urged to take the History Workshop (HIS 360) by the second semester of their sophomore year at the College.

First, you need to figure out how a semester or a full-year abroad will fit into your major.  These examples represent ways you can plan to fit international and off-campus study into your course of study, while still maintaining the requirements for a History major.  Discuss your plans with your faculty adviser and the department chair.

 

PATH I
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year HIS First Year Seminar (100-level) 200-level course
Soph. Year 200-level course 200-level course
Junior Year HIS 360 (History Workshop: Methods & Practice) Two 300-level courses while off-campus
Senior Year Seminar or independent study Seminar

 

 
PATH II
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year General Education courses 200-level course
Soph. Year 200-level course 200-level course
Junior Year One 200- and one 300-level course while off-campus Two 300-level courses while off-campus
Senior Year HIS 360 and seminar Seminar or independent study

 

 
PATH III
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year General Education courses General Education courses
Soph. Year 200-level course HIS 360 and one 200-level course
Junior Year Two 200-level courses while off-campus Two 300-level courses while off-campus or at F&M 
Senior Year Seminar and 300-level course Seminar or independent study

 

 
PATH IV
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
First Year General Education courses  HIS First Year Seminar (100-level) 
Soph. Year 200-level course  HIS 360 and 200-level course 
Junior Year Two 200-level courses while off-campus  Two 300-level courses while off-campus or at F&M 
Senior Year Seminar or independent study and 300-level course  Seminar