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Requirements

AP, IB, Transfer, and Study Abroad Credits

With department approval, one unit (AP/IB, Study Abroad, transfer, etc.) may be applied to the major or minor but cannot be used to fulfill the one-course requirement for any of the four fields. See department for specific information.

Requirements for the Major in History

Number of Units
At least nine units are required, not including the SIP.

Required Courses
Majors must complete at least one course at Kalamazoo College in each of the four fields of the department:

  1. Early History (HIST 100, 101, 225, 226, 227, 230, 231, 232, 234, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240, 393)
  2. Modern European History (HIST 102, 241, 244, 246, 247, 250, 255, 257, 259, 263, 264, 265, 394)
  3. United States History (HIST 110, 111, 200, 203, 206, 209, 211, 212, 213, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 391)
  4. African/Asian History (HIST 103, 104, 271, 272, 273, 274, 276, 277, 279, 280, 282, 283, 285, HIST/ANSO 288, 289, 397)

Majors must complete at least three courses in their major field and at least two courses in their minor field.

Required Seminars
HIST 299 Historical Methods
HIST 490 Senior Seminar: Historical Methods

Plus one of the following:

HIST 391 Seminar in United States History
HIST 393 Seminar in Early European History
HIST 394 Seminar in Modern European History
HIST 397 Seminar in East Asian History

All majors are required to pass a comprehensive exam.

Requirements for the Minor in History

Number of Units and Required Courses

  1. Six units are required, not including the SIP.
  2. Minors must take courses at Kalamazoo College in three of the four fields of the department: Early History, Modern European History, U.S. History, or African/Asian History.
  3. Minors must complete one of the research seminars (391, 393, 394, 397).