Students an increase their knowledge of world affairs and foreign languages with the Language concentration. It is a great choice for students who plan to pursue graduate study in history or international affairs, and for those who hope to work in the areas of national security, diplomacy, or international business. Students can Blaze Your Trail around the globe by following courses with linked themes:

  • War & Diplomacy
  • Women & Gender
  • Revolution
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Empire, Colonialism, & Borderlands
  • Religion
  • Environment

Effective Fall 2023

A minimum grade of C (2.000) must be earned for HIST 492 and all 100-level courses required in the history major.

CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 15003D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)3D 
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)3D 
L*** 100 First Year Language I1,2 5
L*** 101 First Year Language II2 5
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
 Total Credits 32
HIST 150 or 151U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)
U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)
L*** 200 Second Year Language I2 3
L*** 201 Second Year Language II2 3
Advanced Writing 23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion1C3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
HIST 392Seminar in Historical Methods 3
HIST***History, AUCC Category 4A (See list below) 3
HIST***History, Upper-Division non-U.S.4 6
HIST***History, Upper-Division U.S.5 3
Electives 15
 Total Credits 30
HIST 492Capstone Seminar4A,4B,4C3
History Electives, Upper-Division3 6
Electives6 19
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

History, AUCC Category 4A Courses

HIST 300Ancient Greece to 323 B.C.E.3
HIST 301Roman Republic3
HIST 303Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra3
HIST 304Women in Ancient Greece and Rome3
HIST 308Ancient Christianity to 500 A.D.3
HIST 309Medieval Christianity, 500-15003
HIST 311Medieval England3
HIST 315Tudor Stuart England, 1485-16893
HIST 317Renaissance and Reformation Europe3
HIST 318The Age of the Enlightenment3
HIST 319Early Modern France, 1500-17893
HIST 320Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-17893
HIST 321Industrial Society in Europe, 1600-18713
HIST 322Industrial Society in Europe, 1871-19893
HIST 323Russia Before 17003
HIST 324Imperial Russia3
HIST 328Modern Europe, 1815-19143
HIST 329Europe in Crisis, 1914-19413
HIST 330Eastern Europe Since 19183
HIST 331The Soviet Union3
HIST 332Germany Since World War I3
HIST 333Contemporary Europe3
HIST 334European Culture in the 20th Century3
HIST 335Britain in the 20th Century3
HIST 340Colonial American Borderlands--1492-18003
HIST 341Empire, Race, Revolution--America 1700-18153
HIST 344Antebellum America3
HIST 345Civil War Era3
HIST 347United States, 1876-19173
HIST 348United States, 1917-19453
HIST 349United States Since 19453
HIST 350United States Foreign Relations Since 19143
HIST 351American West to 19003
HIST 352American West Since 19003
HIST 353U.S.-Mexico Borderlands3
HIST 354American Architectural History3
HIST 355American Environmental History3
HIST 356American Cultural and Intellectual History3
HIST 357/MLSC 357The American Military Experience3
HIST 359American Women's History Since 18003
HIST 360United States Immigration History3
HIST 410Colonial Latin America3
HIST 412Mexico3
HIST 414Revolutions in Latin America3
HIST 421Africa: Colonialism to Independence3
HIST 422Modern Africa3
HIST 423South African History3
HIST 431Ancient Israel3
HIST 432Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an3
HIST 433Muhammad and the Origins of Islam3
HIST 438The Modern Middle East3
HIST 440Modern South Asia: Colonialism and Nationalism3
HIST 441South Asia Since Independence3
HIST 450Ancient China3
HIST 451Medieval China and Central Asia3
HIST 452China in the Modern World, 1600-Present3
HIST 455Tokugawa and Modern Japan, 1600-Present3
HIST 461Rise and Fall of British Empire 1600-19473
HIST 463Science and Technology in Modern History3
HIST 464Pacific Wars: Philippines-WWII3
HIST 465Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam3
HIST 466U.S.-China Relations Since 18003
HIST 469The Crusades3
HIST 479Practice of Public History3

History, Upper-Division Course Categories

Course Number Range Title
HIST 300 - HIST 339 Europe
HIST 340 - HIST 379 North America/US
HIST 410 - HIST 419 Latin America
HIST 420 - HIST 429 Africa
HIST 431 - HIST 439 Middle East
HIST 440 - HIST 449 South Asia
HIST 450 - HIST 459 East Asia
HIST 460 - HIST 470 World/Trans-regional

Placement exam required.


Foreign language courses are in separate subject codes (all starting with L and followed by three letters designating the language, e.g., LFRE is French, LGER is German, etc.).


Students may not count more than 3 credits of HIST 484 and HIST 487 toward their history Upper-Division electives requirement.


Select one Upper-Division course from two of the following categories: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, South Asia, World/Trans-regional. See Upper-Division Course Categories table.


Select one Upper-Division course from the North America/US Category.


Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be Upper-Division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Students must earn a C (2.000) or better in all 100‐level History classes and HIST 492 capstone.

Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)X 1A3
Select one course from the following:X  3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500  3D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)  3D 
L*** 100 First Year Language I CourseX  5
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:X  3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)  3D 
L*** 101 First Year Language Course   5
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Quantitative Reasoning  1B3
 Total Credits   17
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 150 or 151U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)
U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)
X 3D3
L*** 200 Second Year Language IX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion X1C3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
L*** 201 Second Year Language IIX  3
Advanced Writing  X23
Electives X 9
HIST 1*** History, 100-level must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST*** History, Upper-Division non U.S.X  3
HIST*** History, Upper-Division U.S.X  3
Electives X 9
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 392Seminar in Historical MethodsX  3
HIST*** History, AUCC Category 4A (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)X 4A3
HIST*** History, Upper-Division non-U.S.X  3
Electives X 6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
History Electives, Upper-DivisionX  6
Electives X 9
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 492Capstone SeminarX 4A,4B,4C3
Electives X 10
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   120