What are the required courses for a History major?
Simpson College history majors will graduate with a critical understanding of the essential features of the western tradition, a discriminating knowledge of cultures different than their own, and the communication and thinking skills necessary for both a career and full participation as citizens.
As a History major, students will complete a program of 10 courses plus a Senior capstone.
If you declare as a History major starting in academic year 2015-2016, the requirements are as follows:
100 Levels (Two Courses)
Take any two of the 100-level History courses offered by the department.
200 Levels (Four courses)
HIST 285 - Thinking Historically (this course should be taken in the sophomore year)
Take one 200-level course from EACH of the following areas:
300-level Electives (Four courses)
One course at the 300-level in U.S. History
Once course at the 300-level in European History
Two additional 300-level courses.
Hist 385 Interpretations of History and Historiography