2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review) 
    
    Jul 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review)

History, leading to a B.A. degree


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Major Requirements


To declare and remain in good standing in the History major a student must achieve and maintain at least a 2.00 grade point average in all courses required for the major.

Required Courses for students beginning at Muhlenberg College Fall 2016 through Spring 2019:


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  • Seven additional courses in history, no more than one of which may be at the 100 level.  Students may take courses in any of the following areas of study:  Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East, United States.  Of these seven courses, students must complete at least one course in United States, one course in European, and one course in an additional world region.  At least one of the seven courses must have content whose focus is primarily in the pre-Modern era.  Pre-Modern courses are labeled as such in the Course Catalog.  A course may count both for the geographic distribution and the pre-Modern requirement.

Required Courses for students beginning at Muhlenberg College Fall 2019 or later:


  • Course unit(s): 1
  • Course unit(s): 1
  • Seven additional courses in history, no more than one of which may be at the 100 level.  Students may take courses in any of the following areas of study:  Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East, United States.  Of these seven courses, students must complete at least one course in United States History, one course in European History, and one course in each of two additional world regions.  At least one of the seven courses must have content whose focus is primarily in the pre-Modern era and at least one course in the Modern era.

Optional Areas of Focus


History Majors and Minors have the option of focusing on specific themes based on departmental offerings. While not required, such a focus allows students to deepen and broaden their study of a particular subject. In consultation with their History Faculty Advisor, History Majors and Minors can choose an emphasis from the list below, or they may propose an emphasis of their own design based on current course offerings. 

History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality


History majors/minors can elect a focus in the history of women, gender, and sexuality. This entirely optional approach allows students the opportunity to add depth and breadth to their understanding of the histories of women, gender, and sexuality in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the United States. Department courses include:

History of Health and Medicine


History majors/minors can elect a focus in the history of health and medicine. This entirely optional approach allows students the opportunity to add depth and breadth to their understanding of the histories of health and medicine in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States. Department courses include:

History of Race and Antiracism


History majors/minors can elect a focus in the history of race and antiracism. This entirely optional approach allows students the opportunity to add depth and breadth to their understanding of the history of race and antiracism in Africa, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the United States. Department courses include:

History of Colonialism and Decolonization


History majors/minors can elect a focus in the histories of colonialism and decolonization. This entirely optional approach allows students the opportunity to add depth and breadth to their understanding of the history of colonialism and decolonization in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the United States. Department courses include:

History of Empires and Nations


History majors/minors can elect a focus in the history of empires and nations. This entirely optional approach allows students the opportunity to add depth and breadth to their understanding of the history of empires and nations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the United States. Department courses include:

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