Department: History


  • Eight history courses at the 100 and 200 level: 24 hours total credit
  • Six history courses at the 300-400 level: 18 hours total credit
  • Sophomore Colloquium: 2 hours total credit
  • HS 493, (The Historian’s Craft). If the student elects to prepare a two semester senior thesis, HS 496 may make up part of the 18 hours required from number 2, but HS 493 may not: 4 hours total credit

The following courses outside of the history department may be listed as part of the designated history POE:

  • IC 202: The Shaping of the American Mind: 4 credits
  • Other courses may be considered by petition to the history department

Total credit hours = 48

  • At least four of the above courses must address history of a region that is neither Europe nor the United States. See the department for a complete list of courses that fulfill the non-western requirement.
  • At least two of your history courses must be writing based (CS, CW), with one (1) at the 300 level or above.

Because the history department believes that all seniors should participate in a capstone experience, students who have history as part of their POEs should plan to participate either in HS 493, the history department’s senior seminar, or in a similar experience in another department. Each student should consult his or her history department advisor regarding what activities will fulfill this requirement.

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