Jun 07, 2020  
Course Catalog 2019-2020 
  
Course Catalog 2019-2020

History Major


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Major requirements


The major program in history requires a minimum of 10 credits 

  • No more than two 100-level courses will count toward the major

  • The department welcomes courses taken during a semester or year abroad, and will accept a maximum of three courses toward the major, including one outside the area of concentration

  • AP courses are not accepted for the major

Area of concentration


Five of the ten required courses must be in an area of concentration:  United States, Europe, or East Asia.  At least two of these five courses must be at the 300 level or above and one of these courses must be a regularly scheduled course at Wheaton.

Outside the concentration


One course from each of the other two areas of concentration

Junior colloquium


This course is normally taken during the Junior year and must be taken by the first semester of the senior year.  Those on leave of absence or approved study at another institution may, with instructors approval, take the course in the second semester of the sophomore year.

Seminar


This is a capstone course that is taken during the senior year.  Students will normally take the course with an instructor in their concentration.

  • Note:  Education minors and double majors may be allowed to take a seminar that is outside their concentration.

Note:


The department welcomes courses taken during a semester or year abroad, and will accept a maximum of three courses toward the major, including one outside the area of concentration.

 

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