LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
The New Standard Major in History (Class of 2014 and beyond) comprises the successful completion of at least ten History courses that meet the following requirements:
A. Seminars and Colloquia
Your major must include at least one upper level seminar or colloquium (HIST 96) as part of your field of concentration (See B2 below) and one more upper level seminar or colloquium (HIST 96) or Honors Seminar (HIST 98) or the Foreign Study Program in London (HIST 40, 41 & 97) that need not be part of your field of concentration but can be used to fulfill the distributive requirements of the major described in C and D below.
B. Field of Concentration
1. At least four History courses must relate to a field of concentration selected in consultation with a faculty adviser. Concentrations may be geographic, chronological or thematic.
2. In addition, a culminating experience in the form of HIST 96 taken in the general area of the proposed geographic, chronological or thematic concentration.
C. Geographic Distribution
Your ten History courses must contain at least following areas:
1. one course from the United States and Canada (such courses are designated Major Dist: US & CAN in the course listing below);
2. one course from the history of Europe (designated Major Dist: EUR in the course listing below);
3. two courses from the histories of Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean (designated Major Dist: AALAC in the course listing below);
4. one Interregional or Comparative history course (designated Major Dist: INTER in the course listing below).
D. Chronological Distribution
Your ten History courses must contain at least two pre-1700 or three pre-1800 courses. In the course listing below, courses fulfilling the pre-1700 requirement are designated <1700, while <1800 designates those fulfilling the pre-1800 requirement.
Limits and Exclusions:
1. At least five History courses must be taken in residence at Dartmouth College, one of them being HIST 96.
2. HIST 7 (First-Year Seminar) and History 99 (Honors Thesis) may not be counted toward the Standard Major.
3. Students may not include more than two of the following courses: HIST 1, 2 or 3.
4. Students may not use more than two independent study courses (HIST 97) in satisfying the requirements of the Standard Major.
5. Major GPA is figured on all History courses taken.
6. The Department will consider approving transfer credits for History majors and non-majors only for History courses taken at institutions with which Dartmouth College has institutional exchange programs.
7. Entering first-year students may receive one unspecified credit for a History course by achieving a score of 5 on the relevant College Entrance Examination Board’s Advanced Placement Tests or scores of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam. This unspecified credit counts as one course credit toward the degree requirement but receives no credit within the major.
Last Updated: 2/18/14