History Department

Transfer Credits

The Reed history department accepts transfer credits for upper-level history classes taken at other accredited institutions. Courses eligible for departmental credit must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Courses must be taught in history departments by history faculty. Exceptions may be granted at the discretion of the chair.
  • Courses may not be introductory-level and/or survey courses. They must require reading of primary and/or secondary source documents (therefore, courses that use only or primarily textbooks are not eligible) and have a substantial written component.
  • Courses taken online must require some kind of participatory element. Examples may include forum or blog posts or virtual discussion sections.
  • Courses may not replicate classes taken at Reed.

Transfer credit forms need to be approved by the chair. When requesting approval, please provide the following information: Course Number, Title, and Instructor; Reading List (if available) or Syllabus to demonstrate that reading, writing, and participatory elements meet departmental criteria.

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