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History

What better way to explore the past than on an historic Gilded Age campus surrounded by a town whose written records reach back into the 16th century? Our location will nurture your curiosity for this field and hone your skills in research, writing, and critical thinking.

What you’ll study

Travel through the past with courses from Ancient Greece to the Vietnam War. With small class sizes, you will work closely with faculty reading and writing about the past. As a major, you will dive deeply into a topic of your choice for Senior Seminar, culminating in your own original research paper.

Practical Experience

History is not all books and dusty archives! On field trips, you will explore our historic location. Through internships, you can work hands-on in the field. Need more adventure? Join faculty on study abroad trips to Ireland, England, Scotland, Vietnam, or Russia.

What's Next?

We encourage History majors to engage in internships, and the nation's oldest city is the perfect place to find one!

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Major Requirements

Introduction to History
9 Credit Hours
HIS
205WI
United States History to 1877
or HIS
205 WI
United States History since 1877
or HIS
210 WI
African-American History
HIS
101 WI
Western Civilization I
or HIS
102 WI
Western Civilization II
LAS
201 WI
Introduction to Latin America from Pre-contact to Independence
or LAS
202 WI
Introduction to Latin America from Independence to Modern Day
or HIS
262 WI
Introduction to African History
or HIS
212 WI
History of Christianity
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Advanced Study of History
18 Credit Hours
A minimum of 18 credit hours from courses at the 300 or 400 level
At least 6 credits at the 400 level (excluding Independent Studies and Internships)
At least 1 course in each of the categories below
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Advanced Study of History - US History
(choose at least one)
HIS
307
American Legal History
HIS
310
The Civil War
HIS
320
Slavery in the United States
HIS
322
Civil Rights
HIS
323
Reconstruction and Jim Crow America
HIS
328
American Architectural History
HIS
330
History of Florida
HIS
332
Historic St. Augustine
HIS
336
The History of Rock and Roll
HIS
355
Women in American History
HIS
426
Southern Religious History
HIS
451
Southern Cultural History
HIS
340/440
Selected Topics
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Advanced Study of History - European History
(choose at least one)
HIS
301
Early Modern Europe
HIS
302
The Age of Revolutions in Europe
HIS
303
Twentieth-Century Europe
HIS
304
Medieval Europe
HIS
313
Modern Ireland
HIS
380
Modern Britain
HIS
433
Religion and Nationalism in Modern Europe
HIS
437
The British Empire
HIS
340/440
Selected Topics
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Advanced Study of History - Not Western Europe or U.S.
(choose at least one)
HIS
337
Latin America and the United States
HIS
356
Ancient Greece
HIS
357
Ancient Rome
HIS
358
Byzantine Empire
HIS
362
Pre-modern Africa
HIS
363
Modern Africa
HIS
407
History of Russia and the Soviet State
HIS
422
Readings in Latin American History
HIS
340/440
Selected Topics
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Experiential History and/or Language Acquisition; these courses can include:
6-8 Credit Hours
Internships
All Public History courses as designated by the Director of Public History
Research Assistantships
Study Abroad courses coded as HIS
6-8 credits (2 semesters) in one foreign language
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Other Requirements

We encourage History majors to engage in internships. Internships are worth from one to six credits. Majors are also advised to take classes in other academic disciplines. In some cases, minors or double majors would be beneficial. History majors are also strongly encouraged to take at least 6 hours in a foreign language.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses
18 Credit Hours
HIS
101 WI
Western Civilization I
or HIS
102 WI
Western Civilization II
HIS
205 WI
United States History to 1877
or HIS
206 WI
United States History Since 1877
3 hours at the 400-level
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