- Bachelor of Arts
Are you a curious person who is fascinated by the question: How did the world come to be this way? Then history is the major for you. Historians ask broad questions about how cultures, societies, nations and individuals change. And historians develop crucial lifelong skills of critical reading, thinking and speaking.
Your coursework in history will begin with a survey of history, including at least two world regions (Western civilization, Asia, the U.S. and Latin America or Africa). You will then decide whether to complete Plan I (providing a broad education in histories of several geographic areas) or Plan II (encouraging independent work, seminars, the study of historical thought, and active engagement in research and writing). In either plan, you will choose one major and one minor field of concentration from the following possibilities: pre-industrial Europe, modern Europe, United States history, Asian history, African history and Latin American history.
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