The Liberal Arts Specialization, Plan A is based on instruction through small seminars and individual study, stressing historiography and research methods. Program requires a minimum of 30 semester credits, a master’s thesis, and knowledge of a foreign language. The Plan A is usually pursued in anticipation of an advanced degree, mainly in fields of history, business or law.

Effective Fall 2011

Required Courses
HIST 501Historical Method: Historiography3
Select four of the following courses in consultation with advisor: 12
Reading Seminar: U.S. to 1877
Reading Seminar: U.S. Since 1877
Reading Seminar-Europe to 1815
Reading Seminar-Europe Since 1815
Reading Seminar: Africa
Reading Seminar: Latin America
Reading Seminar: Middle East
Reading Seminar: East Asia
Reading Seminar: South Asia
Reading Seminar--World Environmental History
HIST 611Research Seminar: United States3
or HIST 621 Research Seminar: Europe
500- or 600-level HIST courses 3
300-, 400-, 500-, or 600-level HIST course(s) 3-6
Electives 13-6
HIST 699Thesis3-6
Program Total Credits:33

A minimum of 33 credits are required to complete this program. 

1

Non-HIST subject code courses numbered 300-699.