B.A. degree program in history
HEGIS code 2205
NYS SED program code 02106

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Program/Department Advisers

Office Hours
Wills, Jocelyn Professor 718.951.5000 x2812 1127c Boylan Hall jwills @ brooklyn.cuny.edu, historydeputy@brooklyn.cuny.edu E-mail for appointments


Department requirements (36 credits)
1: General Surveys (3 credits). Students must take three credits in one of the following three courses: HIST 1101, HIST 1201 or HIST 1202 to satisfy this requirement.

2: History 2001W: The Historian's Craft (4 credits). History 2001W is a prerequisite for all history courses numbered in the 4000s.

3: Lower Division courses (at least 21 credits), including at least three credits in each of the following geographic regions a), b), c), and d). Within the specific geographic regions listed below, all students majoring in History must take at least one course from before 1500 from among the following: HIST 3001, 3002, 3003, 3015, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3030, 3031, 3033, 3040, 3044, 3050, 3070, 3090, 3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3310, 3317, 3323, 3352, 3530, 3532, 3536, 3560.

a) European history
b) Transnational and comparative history
c) United States history
d) African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history.

And any three additional courses, excluding HIST 1101, HIST 1201 and HIST 1202.

4: Upper Division courses (8 credits). Eight credits in upper-division, 4000-level courses with a grade of C or higher in each course. One of these courses must be a colloquium.

History majors fulfilling program requirements described in earlier Bulletins should validate their programs with a department counselor at the time they declare the major. With permission of the chair, one course taken outside the department may count towards the major. With permission of the chair, in consultation with the department, a course taken in History may be substituted for another, where warranted and for distribution purposes,