History Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The History major consists of 42-50 s.h. distributed as follows:

B.A. Requirements

Four semesters of language, with at least two semesters of a single language taken in sequence; or demonstration of competence in one language through the 2020 level.

B.S. Requirements

Statistics Course

  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)

Interdisciplinary Electives

Select 9 s.h from the following:

  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • SOC 1510 Principles of Sociology (3 s.h.)
  • PSC 1510 American Government (3 s.h.)

Required History Courses

  • HIS 1030 World History I (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 1040 World History II (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2010 United States History I (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2020 United States History II (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3000 History in Theory and Practice (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4550 Senior Seminar: The Craft of History (3 s.h.)

History Electives

Select 21 s.h. from the following (at least 15 of which should be above the 3000 level):

  • HIS 2040 U.S. Women’s History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2150 Barbarian Invasions (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2160 History of Science (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2170 Race and Ethnicity in Global Perspective (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2200 WWII (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 2300 The Vietnam War (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3010 Topics in Modern Asian History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3050 Islam and the Islamic World (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3110 Ancient History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3120 Medieval History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3130 Renaissance and Reformation Europe (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3160 The Age of Crusades (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3170 The Middle Ages on Film (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3220 Early Modern History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3250 Modern History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3310 Topics in Latin American History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3550 American Slavery (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3600 American Civil War and Reconstruction Era (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3610 The Civil Rights Movement (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3620 History of North Carolina (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3700 Contemporary World History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3800 Topics in U.S. Social and Cultural History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3810 Topics in European Social and Cultural History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3820 History and Gender (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3850 Special Topics in History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4110 Modern Russia (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4210 American Military Experience (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4220 Twentieth Century American History (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4300 History Museum Internship (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 4990 Independent Study in History (TBA)

Minor & Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements

The History minor and Associate of Arts subject concentration consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required History Courses

  • HIS 1030 World History I (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 1040 World History II (3 s.h.)
  • HIS 3000 History in Theory and Practice (3 s.h.)

History Electives

  • Select 9 s.h. of History at the 2000 level or above.