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REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES FOR MAJORS AND MINORS

Major in History

Major Checklist

A major in History consists of a least 30 semester hours with a maximum of 40 hours in the department. A minor consists of a minimum of 15 hours, which must include a two-course sequence of either of 111-112 or 211-212. All Majors must complete these common "core" courses:

HIST 111 Emergence of the Modern World I (3)
HIST 112 Emergence of the Modern World II (3)
HIST 211 U.S. History to 1877 (3)
HIST 212 U.S. History since 1877 (3)
HIST 300 Historical Research Methods*
HIST 420 Readings (3)
HIST 460 Senior History Seminar (3)

*HIST 300 is only required for completion of the major for students who enter Muskingum in the Fall of 2011 or thereafter.

The remaining hours to complete the minimum requirement must include at least one course from each of the following groups:

All courses are three (3) credit hours unless otherwise noted.

A. European

310 Ancient History (4000 BCE-500 CE)
312 Early Middle Ages (500-1000)
313 Later Middle Ages (1000-1500)
315 The Holocaust
317 Women in the Middle Ages
318 19th Century Europe
320 20th Century Europe
321 Early Modern Europe

B. Asia, Latin America, and Africa

344 East Asia to 1800
346 Southeast Asian History
347 Modern China
348 The Western Impact on Modern Japan
350 Latin American History to 1810
351 Latin American History since 1810
353 History of Mexico
354 History of Argentina
356 History of Modern Africa

C. United States

368 Religion in the United States (Cross-listed with the Religion department)
372 Empires in North America
373 The American Civil War
374 Ohio History
378 Gender and Sexuality in American History
379 Youth in Modern America
380 The History of the American Dream
385 U.S. Environmental History


HIST 390 (Topics in History) may be used toward the fulfillment of the History major.

For students entering Muskingum in the Fall of 2011 or thereafter, a major in History consists of at least 33 semester hours with a maximum of 48 hours in the department.  For students who entered Muskingum prior to this date, a major in History consists of at least 30 semester hours.

Minor in History

A minor in History consists of a minimum of 15 hours, which must include either the HIST 111-112 sequence or the 211-212 sequence (You may in enroll in all four courses toward the 15-hour requirement).

HIST 111 Emergence of the Modern World I (3)
HIST 112 Emergence of the Modern World II (3)
HIST 211 U.S. History to 1877 (3)
HIST 212 U.S. History since 1877 (3)

Updated Fall 2013