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The Major

 

 

Advisers

Jeffrey Ahlman, Marnie Anderson, Ernest Benz, Joshua Birk, Darcy Buerkle, Sergey Glebov, Jennifer Guglielmo, Richard Lim, Elizabeth Pryor.

Requirements for the Major in History

The history major comprises 11 semester courses, at least six of which shall normally be taken at Smith, distributed as follows:

  • Africa
  • East Asia and Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East and South Asia
  • North America

Courses both in the field of concentration and outside the field of concentration may be used to satisfy this requirement. Courses cross-listed in the history department section of the catalogue count as history courses toward all requirements.

AP courses do not count toward the major.

 

The S/U grading option is not allowed for courses counting toward the major.

A reading knowledge of foreign languages is highly desirable and is especially recommended for students planning a major in history.

Note: Students in classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 may satisfy the requirements for the major with the following amendments:

  1. A student may count one (but only one) AP examination in United States, European or World history with a grade of 4 or 5 as the equivalent of a course for 4 credits toward the major.
  2. Instead of HST 150, students may take an additional course described under "Additional courses".

 

THE MINOR

Advisers

Jeffrey Ahlman, Marnie Anderson, Ernest Benz, Darcy Buerkle, Sergey Glebov, Jennifer Guglielmo, Richard Lim, Elizabeth Pryor.

Requirements for the Minor in History

The minor comprises five semester courses. At least three of these courses must be related chronologically, geographically, methodologically or thematically. At least three of the courses will normally be taken at Smith. Students should consult their advisers.

The S/U grading option is not allowed for courses counting toward the minor.