History - Requirements for the Major

History Program | History Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 15 credits

  • HISTORY 100     History of the Modern World, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 205     History of the United States from 1600 to 1865, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 206     History of the United States from 1865 to the Present, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 101 Foundations of Western Culture I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 102 Foundations of Western Culture II, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 24 credits

Students are required to take the History seminar, one course from Category I, one course from Category II, and one course from Category III. The remaining 12 credits may be selected from Category I, II, or III and may also include HISTORY 470 - Studies in Comparative History

Required, 3 credits:

  • HISTORY 480     Seminar in History, 3 credits

Category I, American History: 3 credits minimum
One of these:

  • HISTORY 302     Problems in American Thought, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 310     American Colonial History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 311     History of Wisconsin, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 312     The Early American Republic, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 322     Economic and Business History of the U.S., 3 credits
  • HISTORY 340     Topics in African American History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 380     U.S. Women’s History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 402     Political and Social History of the Modern United States I, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 403     Political and Social History of the Modern United States II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 374 Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 361       Historical Perspectives on Social Change, 3 credits

Category II, European History: 3 credits minimum
One of these:

  • HISTORY 301     The Middle Ages, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 330     Early Modern Europe, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 332     Europe in The 19th Century, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 333     Europe in The 20th Century, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 360     Ancient Greece, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 361     Ancient Rome, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 420     Topics in Ancient History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 421     Topics in Medieval History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 422     Topics in Early Modern European History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 423     Topics in Modern European History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 450     War and Civilization, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 337 Perspectives on Human Values: The Age of Reason, 3 credits

Category III, Non-Western History: 3 credits minimum
One of these:

  • HISTORY 337     The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 354     History of Modern Southeast Asia, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 356     History of Africa, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 358     Political History of Modern Latin America, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 450     War and Civilization, 3 credits
  • SOC C D 333       Social Change in Modern East Asia, 3 credits

Requirements for the History Major for Students Seeking Teaching Certification

Students majoring in History and pursuing DPI certification within the Education program should check with the History adviser about any special History department requirements for prospective teachers.

History Program
History Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions