Global History Major

GLOBAL HISTORY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

GLOBAL HISTORY MAJOR WORKSHEET

1. HST 201 (Historical Methods and Skills) (3 credits:) ____

2. Two of the following courses (8 credits):

  • World History:  HST 140_____HST 150_____
  • Europe: HST 205_____HST 206_____
  • Africa: HST 208_____
  • Asia: HST 209_____HST 210_____
  • Latin America: HST 211_____HST 212_____

3. Three courses (9 credits) in History at the 300 and/or 400 level focused on one of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America: _____      _____      _____

4. Two courses (6 credits) in History at the 300 and/or 400 level focused on an area of the world other than the one chosen in item C above:  _____      _____

5. One senior seminar chosen from HST 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488 (3 credits): _____

  • This course must be related to the area of historical concentration chosen in item C above. The completion of this requirement satisfies the department’s capstone course requirement. Credits in HST 490 and HST 499H may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

6. One experiential learning course (3 credits), which may be fulfilled by a HST course taken on a Study Abroad or Study Away program, an internship with a historical focus (HST 493), or an additional senior seminar (HST 48x) focused on any area of the world and topic: _____

7. An Area Studies minor appropriate to the geographical area of concentration chosen in item C above. History courses taken in the Area Studies minor may count towards the major as well as the minor: _____      _____      _____      _____      _____      _____

8. Language requirement: Demonstration of a second-year competency in a foreign language relevant to the geographical area of concentration chosen in item C above. This requirement may be fulfilled by examination, by taking courses up to and including the second semester of the second year of study of the language, or by being a native speaker of the language: _____      _____      _____      _____

History majors in the Honors College, in addition to the privileges and exemptions that apply to all Honors College students, are not required to take the lower-level survey courses required of other majors. They are encouraged to fulfill their 33-40 credits in History with 300- and 400-level work. Each Honors College student is also required to complete an Honors thesis, which normally involves six credits of independent research under the direction of a professor and the writing of a 50 to 75 page paper.

For questions about the major, see Frequently Asked Questions, or contact Professor Emily Tabuteau at tabuteau@msu.edu.