Skip to Navigation
Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Aug 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog [under review]

History major leading to BA degree


A major in history leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 36 credits in history, including the following:

1. Introduction: At least six credits from the 100-level courses, preferably taken during the first or sophomore years

2. At least 24 credits in history courses numbered 200 or above including the following distribution of credits:

a. Depth: At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars

• European and Russian history
• American history (and, with the department head's approval, Latin American history)
• Global history, including Asian, African, and Latin American (and, with the department head's approval, Russian history) 

b. Breadth: At least nine of these 24 credits will be in history courses outside the area of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars

3. Electives: At least six additional credits.

1. Introduction:


At least six credits from the 100-level courses, preferably taken during the first or sophomore years.

2. At least 24 credits in history courses numbered 200 or above including the following distribution of credits:


a. Depth:


At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars

  • European and Russian history
  • American history (and, with the department head’s approval, Latin American history)
  • Global history, including Asian, African, and Latin American (and, with the department head’s approval, Russian history)

b. Breadth:


At least nine of these 24 credits will be in history courses outside the area of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars.

3. Electives:


At least six additional credits.



Skip Navigation