History - Requirements for the Major

History Program | History Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 15 credits

American History, 6 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

Western and World History, 9 credits (any three of the following courses):

  • HUM STUD 101    Foundations of Western Culture I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD 102    Foundations of Western Culture II, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD/HISTORY 103    World Civilizations I, 3 credits
  • HUM STUD/HISTORY 104    World Civilizations 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:

  • DJS 361              Historical Perspectives on American Democracy, 3 credits
  • FNS 374              Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory, 3 credits
  • 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 370      History of Sexuality in the U.S., 3 credits
  • HISTORY 380      U.S. Women's History, 3 credits
  • HISTORY 402      America in the Twentieth Century, 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:

  • DJS 333              Area Studies in Democracy and Justice, 3 credits
  • 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

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