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The Modified Major consists of the successful completion of twelve courses, eight of them in History, and four from one or more modifying departments/programs. It will be approved only if the student provides a convincing written rationale for the intellectual coherence of the proposed program of study.
NOTE: Modification works best early in major planning. Typically modifications will NOT be approved in the last two terms of a student's enrollment.
If the four modifying courses are in a single department/program, your Modified Major plan and rationale must be approved by the chair of the History Department and the chair of the modifying department/program. If the four modifying courses are drawn from more than one department/program, your plan and rationale for a Modified Major needs to be approved only by the chair of the History Department. Modified Majors must meet the requirements below.
In addition to the culminating experience (HIST 96) and the area requirements, select three additional History courses to bring your total up to eight. These can be used to fulfill the distributive requirements for the major mentioned below.
Your eight History courses must contain at least one course from each of the following areas:
Your eight History courses must contain at least two pre-1800 courses. On the 20s-22shistschedcrs.pdf courses fulfilling the pre-1800 requirement are designated <1800.
All majors are encouraged to identify an area of concentration within the broad field of History. Establishing a critical mass of classes each related to a geographic, chronological or thematic concentration will enhance a student's ability to develop expertise and make connections.
All students graduating in or before 2016 are required to identify at least five History courses related to a field of concentration. One of these must be a culminating experience in the form of a HIST 96.