History, BA/MA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

History Major Requirements

Introductory History
HIST 1200Historical Research and Writing1
HIST 1201First-Year Seminar4
Complete two additional courses from the following:8
Introduction to World History
Public History, Public Memory
Introduction to the History of the United States
East Asian Studies
Europe: Empires, Revolutions, Wars, and Their Aftermath
African History
Introduction to Latin American History
Introduction to South Asian History
Introduction to African-American History
Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History Seminar and Historical Writing
HIST 2301
and HIST 2302
The History Seminar
and Historical Writing
5

History Cluster

In conjunction with your history advisor, define a history cluster by the first semester of your junior year of study. A cluster comprises four history courses with no more than two courses in the 1200–1299 range.

Additional History Requirements

Pre-1800 Course
This course may count toward the history cluster or history elective.
Complete one of the following:4
Africa and the World in Early Times
Africa and the World in Early Times
Modern African Civilization
African Diaspora
History of Science and Technology
Japanese Literature and Culture
Pirates, Planters, and Patriots: Making the Americas, 1492–1804
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Introduction to Russian Civilization
Spread of Buddhism
Colonial and Revolutionary America
Renaissance to Enlightenment
The Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Birth of Modern Britain
History Outside the United States and Europe
Complete one of the following:4
East Asian Studies
African History
Introduction to Middle Eastern History
Introduction to Latin American History
Introduction to South Asian History
Drug Trade and Drug War: History, Security, Culture
History of Race
History of Violence
Origins of Today: Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues
World War II in the Pacific
Japanese Literature and Culture
History of Vietnam Wars
Mao’s China and After
Chinese Civilization in Her Eyes
Modern Latin America
Modern Middle East
Jerusalem: Space and Image
Modern Chinese History and Culture
The World Since 1945
War in the Modern World
Spread of Buddhism
Colonialism/Imperialism
Global Migration
Approaches to World History
Modern Japan
Dictators and Democracy in Japan and Korea
Africa and the World in Early Times
Modern African Civilization
Islamic Nationalism
Modern Africa
Global Environmental History
Global Chinese Migration
Topics in World History
Topics in Historical Geography
Topics in Asian History
Topics in Latin American History
Topics in African History
Topics in Middle Eastern History
East Asian Cultural History Abroad
Middle Eastern History and Culture Independent Field Research Abroad
North African History Abroad
Internship in World History
Capstone or Project
Complete one of the following:4
Capstone Seminar
Senior Project 1
Senior Project 2

Intermediate/Advanced History Course Requirement

A minimum of three courses from the above requirements must be numbered 2303 or higher. These courses may count toward the history cluster.

Graduate Course Work to Be Taken as an Undergraduate Student

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Required Course
HIST 5101Theory and Methodology 13
Graduate Electives
Complete three graduate electives12

History Major Undergraduate Credit Requirement

Complete 46 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirements

128 total semester hours required for the bachelor’s degree

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in all graduate courses

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 11114HIST 11304Vacation0Vacation0
HIST 11104Math core4  
Elective4Elective4  
HIST 12001Elective4  
HIST 12014   
 17 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Foreign language course4Foreign language course4Vacation0Vacation0
Elective4HIST 23014  
HIST 1202 or above4HIST 23021  
HIST 1202 or above4Elective4  
 Elective4  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
HIST 1202 or above4Upper-division elective4Vacation0Vacation0
HIST 1202 or above4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Foreign language course4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Elective4HIST 51013Vacation0Vacation0
HIST 47014HIST 72353  
Elective4Elective4  
Upper-division elective4BA course4  
 16 14 0 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
HIST 72053HIST 73043  
HIST 73053HIST 52953  
HIST 72283HIST 72063  
Elective4Elective4  
 13 13  
Total Hours: 154