History

History Major Requirements

Current Requirements
Course of Study
Upper-Level Courses for 2008 - 2010
Course Level Guidelines

History Major Requirements

Required Courses

43.105 Western Civilization

43.106 The Modern World

43.111 US History to 1877 OR 43.112 US History since 1877

43.298 Historical Methods

Historical Methods should be taken no later than the Junior year.

History majors should plan to complete the relevant survey courses before they take courses at the 300 level or above.

Additional Course Requirements for the Major

Completion of 6 credits (2 courses) from each of the following three groups:

US History

European History

Global, Comparative, and Under-represented populations: 43.204, 207(formerly 43.209), 208, 209, 211, 212, 228, 233, 239, 270, 272, 273, 275, 295, 281,295, 322, 345, and 393. This requirement also may be fulfilled with 46.368, Middle East Politics, which carries history credit.

Students should check with the Department Chair/Advisor for recent additions.

Recommendations

It is strongly recommended that students who anticipate entering the College of Education at UMass Lowell complete 45 credits, including both halves of the US History survey, and the following courses:

43.310 History of New England

43.432 Research Seminar

Students who anticipate entering a graduate or professional program other than the College of Education should plan to complete 45 credits (unless they are earning a second major), including the following course:

43.432 Research Seminar

The Department also requires two courses at or above the 200 level in both European and American History, two additional courses in either European or American History, and two of the following courses dealing with Global, Comparative, and Under-represented populations: 43.204, 207(formerly 43.209), 208, 212, 228, 233, 270, 272, 273, 275, 295, 306, 322, 345, 388, and 393. This requirement also may be fulfilled with 46.368, Middle East Politics, which carries history credit.  The remaining courses for the major may be selected from any of the history courses at the 200 level and above.

Students transferring to the College who wish to major in history must make individual arrangements with the Chairperson of the Department regarding satisfaction of major requirements.

Course of Study

View the complete: Course of Study (pdf).

For more information visit the History Department or contact us.