Refer to the Class of 2024 and Beyond Modified Major Worksheet for the successful completion of at least twelve courses meeting the requirements.
For the purposes of the major requirements applicable to the class of 2024 and later, most courses fall into one of six areas: (1) Africa (AFR), (2) Asia, (3) Europe (EUR) (4) Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), (5) Middle East (ME), (6) United States (US). Your eight history courses must include one course from at least three of these six areas.
Your eight history courses must include, at a minimum, two premodern courses and two modern courses.
SEMINARS AND COLLOQUIA
All modified majors in the department must complete at least one course (HIST 96) on campus involving advanced historical practice, which will represent the culminating experience. Careful advanced planning regarding enrollment in 96 is necessary for two reasons. First, the capped enrollment means that several 96s will have more students who wish to take the course than there are available spots. In these cases, the department and the instructor will prioritize enrollment. Second, work at the advanced level is most rewarding when it builds upon previous exposure to a field. Students should work with their advisors to select a number of classes related to a geographic, chronological, or thematic area that will prepare them for their advanced coursework. Students should then consider which seminars can best build on this previous coursework.
LIMITS AND EXCLUSIONS
- At least five history courses must be taken in residence at Dartmouth College, one of them being HIST 96.
- HIST 7 (First-Year Seminar), HIST 98 (Honors Seminar) and History 99 (Honors Thesis) may not be counted toward the modified major.
- Students may not use more than two independent study courses (HIST 97) in satisfying the requirements of the modified major.
- Modified major GPA is figured on all history courses taken.
- Only those major courses passed with a letter grade may be counted in satisfaction of the major. Courses taken under the Non-Recording Option (NRO) may not be used toward completion of the modified major.
- The Department will consider approving transfer credits for history majors and non-majors only for history courses taken at institutions with which Dartmouth College has institutional exchange programs.
- Only transfer students may receive credit for courses taken at other colleges or universities prior to matriculation at Dartmouth.