History students are urged to acquire a strong background in foreign languages, especially if they intend to pursue graduate study. Specifically, the department recommends that such students take at least one course beyond what is stated in the college foreign language requirement. Many graduate programs require competency in two foreign languages in addition to English.
The department strongly recommends that students take HIST 300
during either their sophomore or junior year. In preparation for HIST 480
Senior Capstone Seminar,
students interested in conducting significant primary source research and producing a substantial paper are encouraged to take HIST 450
Advanced Research and Writing.