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American and World Concentration

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The American and World History Concentration is the “vanilla” major concentration.

It includes some basic distribution requirements, but generally leaves students free to focus on courses that are most interesting to them.

This concentration is capped by the two-semester seminar sequence, History 390 and History 495. In these courses students do original historical research on a topic of their choice and write an article-length paper.

This experience marks history majors’ abilities to work independently, analyze a problem rigorously, and communicate clearly. All of these are very marketable skills in a variety of fields.

Students in the American and World Concentration often go on to graduate school, law school, or careers in business and other fields.

Program Requirements

At least 36 hours (12 courses) in History

  • 21 hours (7 courses) must be taken at ESU
  • 15 hours (5 courses) must be at the 300 or 400 level
  • One social science course may be substituted with permission of the adviser

Students must take...

  • One World History survey (HIST 111 or 112 or 113)
  • One United States History survey (HIST 141 or 142 or 143)
  • One European History course
  • Seminar I (HIST 390)
  • Seminar II (HIST 495)

The remaining hours are electives