Catalog 2021-2022

History Major with Global and Culture Concentration

Degree Requirements

B. Global History and Culture Concentration

This concentration within the History major focuses on the historical study of culture in regionally specific social and political situations from ancient to modern times. It allows students to pursue their interests in particular world regions and specific forms of cultural expression. History Majors concentrating in Global History and Culture receive the same introduction to the history discipline and its research methodologies as the Standard concentration, and develop the same skill set, but with enhanced competencies in the understanding of cultures around the world. The Global History and Culture concentration prepares students for the same career and graduate study options as the Standard Concentration, and provides additional preparation for graduate study and careers in cultural studies, policy studies, development studies, international business, international aid and development work, human rights and social justice advocacy groups, international education, and the travel industry.
Total Credit Hours:32

Three Global History Elective Courses:

HIS 204Twentieth Century Europe

4

HIS 205Native American Histories: Colonialism and Resistance

4

HIS 206Slavery and Racism in the Early Americas: A Comparative Perspective

4

HIS 212Witchcraft and Magic in the Early Modern Atlantic World

4

HIS 217China's Centuries of War and Revolution: since 1800

4

HIS 218History of the Islamic World

4

HIS 219Mistaken Identities: Myths and Realities of the New World Encounter

4

HIS 220Introduction to African History

4

HIS 221Japan's Modern Centuries

4

HIS 227China and the World to 1800

4

HIS 228Traditional Japan

4

HIS 236Latin America

4

HIS 260The Holocaust

4

HIS 265The Origins of Western Thought in Ancient Greece

4

HIS 269Paris in the 1920s: The Cultural Impact of the Great War

4

HIS 292Drama and Society in Elizabethan London

4

HIS 300The Modern Middle East and North Africa

4

HIS 302Revolutionary Europe 1712 to 1919

4

HIS 305The Ancient World

4

HIS 306The Middle Ages

4

HIS 308Renaissance and Reformation

4

HIS 317China's Revolutionary Twentieth Century

4

HIS 322Spanish Caribbean and its Diasporas

4

HIS 323Age of Revolutions in the Americas

4

HIS 325Narcotic Drugs and Modern Society

4

HIS 332Imperialism and Nationalism in Asia and Africa

4

HIS 402Natural and Unnatural Disasters in Modern World History

4

Total Credit Hours:12

Four Culture Elective Courses:

ARA ARA 202-level or above Arabic

4

ART 268History Survey I

4

ART 269History Survey II

4

ART 271Pre-Columbian

4

CHI CHI 202-level or above Chinese

4

FRE FRE 202-level or above French

4

GEO 240Cultural Geography

4

GER GER 202-level or above German

4

HIS 320Museums, Historic Sites and Archives

4

ITA ITA 202-level or above Italian

4

JPN JPN 202-level or above Japanese

4

LIT 201World Literature I

4

LIT 202World Literature II

4

LIT 229Contemporary African Literature

4

LIT 233Trauma Narratives: Africa

4

LIT 312Contemporary World Literature

4

LIT 324Post-Colonial Literature and Theory

4

LIT 334The Medieval Vision

4

LIT 348Sex and Seduction in the Early American Republic

4

MUS 191World Music

3

PHL 205Feminist Philosophy

4

PHL 206Philosophy of Religion

4

PHL 215Ancient Philosophy: Plato and Aristotle

4

PHL 217Social and Political Philosophy

4

PHL 225Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant

4

PHL 235Philosophy of Martial Arts

4

PHL 236Yoga and Philosophy

4

PHL 237Indian and Asian Philosophy

4

PHL 320Chinese Philosophy

4

PHL 321Daoist Philosophy and Religion

4

POR POR 202-level or above Portuguese

4

REL 205World Religions

4

SPA SPA 202-level or above Spanish

4

THR 253Survey of World Theatre

4

THR 254Survey of World Theatre II

4

Total Credit Hours:16

One History Elective Course

HIS HIS 202-level or above

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Upper-Level Course Requirements:

Sixteen credits counted for the major must be taken at the 300-level or above, and at least eight of these upper-level credits must be in HIS courses, including courses taken in fulfillment of the History Core and the other requirements listed above.

Total Credit Hours: 48