Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Major or Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) at least four units of the major or three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the major or the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a major or minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the major and minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Major

A major in History consists of 10 units:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 10 units to include
    1. two survey courses from the following: HIST 101, 102, 152, 153, 227, 230, 231, 245, 246, 247, 248, 254, 280, 281, 291; 293; CLSC 211, 212;
    2. HIST 200;
    3. six additional units, at least four of the six at the 300 and 400 levels;
    4. HIST 400.
  2. Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry offered by the History Department do not count toward either the History major or minor.
  3. The following courses from Classics and Science, Technology, and Society may count toward the major in History: CLSC 211, 212, 305, 308, 309, 390; STS 320, 325, 330, 366, 370.
  4. The following Connections courses may count toward the major in History: AFAM 355, 360; ASIA 341; CONN 304, 332, 333; LAS 387; STS 325, 330, 366, 370. For students whose first major is History, Connections courses that fulfill a requirement for the major in History will not count as satisfying the graduation requirement of three upper-division courses outside the major.
  5. Excluding HIST 200 and HIST 400, the major must include:
    1. at least one unit each in three of the following five areas: African history, Asian history, European history, Latin American history, and United States history;
    2. at least one unit in the history of a preindustrial period chosen from the following: HIST 101, 230, 245, 247, 280, 293, 302, 303, 304, 305, 307, 311, 351, 352; CONN 332; CLSC 211, 212, 305, 308, 309, 390.
  6. At least five units of the ten required for the major must be completed in residence at the Tacoma campus.
  7. Any deviation from these requirements must be approved in writing by the Department of History faculty.
  8. The Department of History reserves the right to exclude a course more than 10 years old from completing a major requirement.

Notes

  1. Classics courses in ancient history will be considered part of the European area of emphasis.
  2. The department advises students who plan to do graduate work in the discipline, especially in African, Asian, European, or Latin American history, to take at least two years of an appropriate foreign language. Students inclined toward research or graduate work in ancient history should consult with members of the Classics Department about incorporating Greek and/or Latin in their undergraduate studies.

Requirements for the Minor

  1. Completion of a minimum of six units to include:
    1. One unit from HIST 101, 152, 230, 245, 247, 280, or 293;
    2. Five additional units in the Department of History, or listed below, three of which must be taken at the 300 level.
  2. Students minoring in History must select courses from at least two of the following five areas of emphasis: African history, Asian history, European history, Latin American history, or United States history.
  3. The following courses can count toward a minor in History: AFAM 355, 360; ASIA 341; CONN 304, 332, 333; LAS 387.
  4. At least three units of the six units must be completed in residence at the Tacoma campus.
  5. Any deviation from these requirements must be approved in writing by the Department of History faculty.
  6. The History Department reserves the right to exclude a course more than 10 years old from completing a minor requirement.

Notes

  1. No Classics or STS courses can be counted toward the History minor. Students interested in ancient history are advised to minor in Classics.
  2. The Department advises students interested in pursuing a career in teaching to take History 200 as one of their six units.