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History Major with Concentrations

History Honors students at graduation

(36 credit hours)

Concentrations within the History major provide an opportunity for students to pursue a more focused program of study. Those who have clear career objectives or wish to go on to graduate studies may find the concentrations particularly helpful. Concentrations are currently offered in the following fields: World History, European History, American History.

Major Requirements with Concentrations:

Requirements within the Department:

  1. HIST101 [*or HIST103] *applies to students matriculating in fall 2009 and later.
  2. HIST102 [*or HIST104] *applies to students matriculating in fall 2009 and later.
  3. History course before 1700. Not including HIST101 or HIST103. Please refer to courses qualifying for Pre-1700 requirement.
  4. HIST268 History Seminar
  5. History course on Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East
  6. Seven courses in the field of emphasis. With written approval of the advisor, a student may take two of these courses outside the Department of History.
  7. History seminar at the 400-level or above (excluding HIST464, HIST 468, HIST491 and HIST493 and Independent Study)

Note: 15 of the History credits must be at the 300 level or above as stated in the requirements for the regular major.

Electives: After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Concentration: World History
Advisor: Professor Mark McLeod
Checklist and Advisement Sheet

Concentration: European History
Advisor: Professor David Shearer
Checklist and Advisement Sheet

Concentration: American History
Advisor: Professor Jonathan Russ
Checklist and Advisement Sheet

Pre-Law Advising
Advisor: Professor Darryl Flaherty

Image: History Honors students preparing for the History Convocation which is celebrated each spring, usually the day before the University of Delaware Commencement ceremony.

Department of History • 236 John Munroe Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2371 • Fax: 302-831-1538


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