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History Major

St. Kate's history major will give you a broad knowledge of historical matters plus the flexibility to focus on a particular area.

Course Requirements

HIST 1050: Birth of Europe and the European States
HIST 1060: Europe Since 1800 
HIST 1160: East Asia Since 1600
HIST 1200: Survey of U.S. Political and Social History, 1600-1900 
HIST 1300: Introduction to Historiography
Four history courses numbered 2000 or above (other than 4800 and 4850)
HIST 4850: History Senior Seminar 

Below is a sample academic plan. You can work with an advisor to tailor the courses to your interest.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
HIST 1200: Survey of U.S. History
ENGL: English literature course*
LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter
HIST 1060: Modern Europe
PSYC 2050/MATH 1080/ECON 2200: Statistics course
LANG: Foreign language course*
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*

Fall
HIST 1300: Intro. to U.S. Historiography
HIST 1050: Birth of Europe
BIOL/PHYS: Lab science course*
LANG: Foreign language course*

Winter
HIST 1160: East Asia Since 1600
ART/MUSI/THTR: Fine arts course*
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Elective

Fall
HIST: History course, 2000 level or above
HIST: History course, 2000 level or above
WOST/CRST: Women's studies or critical studies course*
Elective

Winter
HIST: History course, 2000 level or above
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
Social science elective*
Elective

Fall
HIST 4850: History Senior Seminar
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
EXSS: Exercise and sport science activity course*
Elective
Elective

Winter
HIST: History course, 2000 level or above
PHIL/THEO: Philosophy or theology course*
Elective
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

Writing Requirement

History majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing HIST 1300. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).