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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

  • Birth of Europe and the European States
  • Europe Since 1800
  • East Asia Since 1600
  • Survey of U.S. Political and Social History, 1600-1900
  • Introduction to Historiography
  • Four history courses numbered 2000 or above
  • History Senior Seminar

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

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.

First-Year

Fall

  • The Reflective Woman*
  • Survey of U.S. History
  • English literature course*
  • Foreign language course*

Spring

  • Modern Europe
  • Statistics course
  • Foreign language course*
  • Philosophy or theology course*

Sophomore

Fall

  • Intro. to U.S. Historiography
  • Birth of Europe
  • Lab science course*
  • Foreign language course*

Spring

  • East Asia Since 1600
  • Fine arts course*
  • Philosophy or theology course*
  • Elective

Junior

Fall

  • History course, 2000 level or above
  • History course, 2000 level or above
  • Women's studies or critical studies course*
  • Elective

Spring

  • History course, 2000 level or above
  • Exercise and sport science activity course*
  • Social science elective*
  • Elective

Senior

Fall

  • History Senior Seminar
  • Global Search for Justice*
  • Exercise and sport science activity course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring

  • History course, 2000 level or above
  • Philosophy or theology course*
  • Elective
  • Elective

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

Writing Requirement

History majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing Introduction to Historiography. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (The Reflective Woman and Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in another department).

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