II. History Department Requirements for the Major for Students Who Entered UNC before the Fall, 2013

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Students who entered UNC before the fall, 2013, have the option of completing these requirements.

Each major shall choose a major concentration in one area of history: 1) Ancient/Medieval, 2) Gender and Women, 3) Modern European, 4) Global, 5) Third World/Nonwestern, or 6) United States, or devise a thematic concentration and have it approved by the Chair of the Undergraduate Studies Committee.

  1. Ten courses in history are required (30 hours).
  2. A minimum of four and a maximum of six courses of these ten courses will fall into the student’s field of concentration.
  3. A minimum of four and a maximum of six courses will be outside of the student’s field of concentration.
  4. All majors will take at least one History Department course in Third World/Nonwestern history.
  5. A minimum of six of the courses that a student takes for the major must be numbered 200 or above.
  6. Each major must take an Undergraduate Seminar in History, numbered 391–397. (Please note: these courses are now numbered as sections of History 398.)
  7. At least seven of the ten courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  8. No history courses may be taken for Pass-Fail credit (even if the course serves as a free elective).
  9. A maximum of 15 history courses (45 hours) may be applied towards the A.B. degree.
  10. No more than 2 courses (six hours) of AP and IB credit can count toward the major. No more than 5 courses (15 hours) of total AP, IB, and transfer credit can count toward the major.

All history majors should see an Arts and Sciences Adviser each semester of their junior and senior years for evaluation of progress towards degree.

All history majors planning to study abroad should see the History Department’s Undergraduate Adviser both before their departure, to receive assistance in selecting appropriate history courses, and after their return, to obtain certification of their course work.


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