Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, including 1.0 course from History 1201E, History 1401E, History 1601E, History 1801E, History 1807, History 1810E or the former History 1403E, the former History 1803E, the former History 1805E and 2.0 additional courses, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%.
8.0 of these 9.0 courses must be essay courses. To ensure that students have a broad understanding of history, course selection must satisfy geographic and temporal breadth requirements (see footnotes 1 and 2 below).
2.0 courses in History at the 3000 level or above.
2.0 courses in History at the 4000 level.
1. The Geographic Distribution Requirement – At least 1.0 History courses must be drawn from two different geographic and/or thematic and international areas:
US: History 2300-2399; History 3300-3399; History 4300-4399
Europe: History 2400-2499; History 3400-3499; History 4400-4499
World: History 2500-2699; History 3500-3699; History 4500-4699
Thematic and International: History 2700-2899; History 3700-3899; History 4700-4899
2. Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement is satisfied by taking a 0.5 course from the following:
History 2401E, History 2403E, History 2607F/G, History 2812E, History 2818F/G, History 3301E, History 3401E, History 3402F/G, History 3404F/G, History 3412F/G, History 3602F/G, History 3604F/G, History 3605E, History 4412E, History 4603F/G, Classical Studies 3410E, Classical Studies 3450E. Special Topics courses that satisfy the Pre-1800 Distribution Requirement are listed on the Department website.