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Resources for Current History Majors

Fall 2018

Half Day Schedule

August 30th- TBD

Spring 2019

Pre-Registration

History Majors/Minors are able to register for classes through the Department's Administrative Assistant for a short period of time in order to assist those declared get into the classes they need. An email will be sent out during the fall semester with the dates and instructions. 

Dates: TBD
Rules:
•Must be a History Major/Minor
•Meet the pre-requisites &/or special requirements to attend the class
•Beware of time conflicts with other classes you will be taking this spring
•Must meet with your advisor before pre-registering

History Courses Offered

HIST 102 Europe in Crisis since 1815 (EU) MWF 12:20 PM 1:10 PM Alumni 107 Nemes

HIST 106/ ALST 282 The Making of Modern Africa (AF)  MWF 11:20 AM 12:10 PM Alumni 207 Etefa

HIST 199A History Workshop: African American and American Historiography  MW 1:20 PM 2:35 PM Alumni 331 Banner-Haley

HIST 199B History Workshop  MWF 9:20 AM 10:10 AM Alumni 209 Mercado

HIST 209 The Atlantic World, 1492–1800 (LAC)
  MW 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Alumni 208 Barrera

HIST 211 Women’s Rights in US History (US) MW 1:20 PM 2:35 PM Alumni 111 Mercado

HIST 218 The African American Struggle for Freedom and Democracy (US)  MW 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Alumni 207 Banner-Haley

HIST 210 The History of Health, Disease and Empire (TR) TR 8:30 AM 9:45 AM Alumni 109 Tomlinson

HIST/ALST 228 Caribbean- Conquest/Colonialism (LAC) TR 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Alumni 110 TBD

HIST 233 The French Revolution: Old Regime, Revolution, and Napoleonic Empire, 1770-1815 (EU)  MWF 10:20 AM 11:10 AM Alumni 109 Harsin

HIST 265 War and Violence in East Asia (AS)  MWF 9:20 AM 10:10 AM Alumni 110 Robinson

HIST 271 The First World War (TR)  MWF 8:20 AM 9:10 AM Alumni 109 Douglas

HIST 300 The London Colloquium (EU)  MW 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Alumni 331 Karn

HIST 306 History of Numbers in America (US) TR 9:55 AM 11:10 AM Alumni 331 Bouk

HIST 318 African American History: African Background to Emancipation (US) TR 1:20 PM 2:35 PM Alumni 209 Banner-Haley

HIST 350 Post-War Europe, 1945 to the Present (EU) MWF 10:20 AM 11:10 AM Alumni 331 Douglas

HIST 370 Mongol Empire (AS) MWF 11:20 AM 12:10 AM Alumni 331 Robinson

HIST 385 Darfur in Historical Perspective (AF) MW 1:20 PM 2:35 PM Alumni 207 Etefa

HIST 399 Reading Seminar: Toxic Exposure & Contamination T 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Case 535 Roller

HIST 400A Thematic Seminar: The Aeroplane in History M 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Alumni 431 Douglas

HIST 400B Thematic Seminar: Anti-colonial Nationalisms TR 1:20 PM 2:35 PM Alumni 331 Khan

History Major Paths

The Global Program

 This program draws on long-standing regional, geographic, and national frameworks that have organized historical inquiry. These are:

  • Africa (AF)
  • Asia (AS)
  • Europe (EU)
  • Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
  • Middle East (ME)
  • Transnational (TN)
  • United States (US)

 The Global Program in history consists of nine courses, structured as follows:

  1. Students must complete three courses at the 100 or 200 level. To encourage breadth of study, each of these three must carry a different geographic designation (see the list above).
  2. HIST 199, History Workshop (formerly HIST 200/299). All majors must take HIST 199, normally before the conclusion of sophomore year. HIST 199 does not count toward requirement 1.
  3. Three courses at the 300 level. At least one of these courses must be designated other than (EU) or (US).
  4. At least one seminar at the 400 level other than HIST 490, normally taken in the junior or senior year.
  5. Only one of the nine courses for the major may be taught by a non-departmental historian. This includes history courses offered in off-campus study groups, at other institutions, and at Colgate; all such courses are subject to approval by the history department.
  6. One additional history course at the 200-level or above, or any 300-level foreign language course. Courses taught in translation do not meet this requirement.

Global Concentration Form (to be filled out with your advisor)

The Field of Focus (FOF) Program

This program allows students to devise individualized, but also intellectually coherent, specializations. Possible fields of focus include:

  • Black History
  • Capitalism, Commodities, and Class
  • Cultural History
  • Empires and Colonialism
  • Environmental History
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Indigenous History
  • Intellectual History
  • Migration and Diaspora
  • Race and Racism
  • Religion and Society
  • Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Social Movements and Human Rights
  • War and Violence

Students in the Field of Focus Program develop their specialization (i.e., field of focus) in consultation with their academic adviser. Students who choose this program are required to submit a field of focus statement at the time of their major declaration and will normally update or revise the statement at least once prior to enrolling in a 400-level seminar. Students may select their courses to fit one of the department’s suggested fields (see above), or they may design their own field of focus in consultation with their adviser.

The Field of Focus Program consists of nine courses, structured as follows:

  1. Students select seven HIST courses of their choosing, at least four of which should relate directly to their field of focus.
  2. HIST 199, History Workshop (formerly HIST 200/299). All majors must take HIST 199, normally before the conclusion of sophomore year.
  3. At least one seminar at the 400 level other than HIST 490, normally taken in the junior or senior year.
  4. At least two of the nine courses must be designated other than (EU) or (US).
  5. One of the nine courses may be taken outside the department at Colgate, subject to the approval of the student’s academic adviser. These courses might include advanced (300-level) foreign language courses or courses from other disciplines closely related to their field of focus.

FOF Concentration Form (to be filled out with your advisor)

Transfer Credit Requests

Please contact the Standing Committee on Curriculum and Assessment with as much information about the course you can provide them. Current committee members are:

Xan Karn (akarn@colgate.edu)
Dan Bouk (dbouk@colgate.edu)
Kira Stevens (kstevens@colgate.edu)
CC Administrative Assistant Erin Conway (econway@colgate.edu)

Success After Colgate

Colgate alumni who majored in history are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors.