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Sample First and Second Year Programs

For students beginning the major as first-year students 

Courses typically taken by a first year History major:

Fall Spring
Hum 110  Hum 110 
Group I or III course Group I or III course
Division requirement course Division requirement course

 

 

Courses typically taken by a second year History major:

Fall Spring
Hum2XX   Hum2XX  
History course History course
Division requirement course  Division requirement course 
Group I or III course Group I or III course or history course

 

 

For students beginning the major as sophomores

Courses typically taken by a first year History major:

Fall Spring
Hum 2XX  Hum 2XX 
History course History course
Group I or III course Group I or III course or history course
Division requirement course Division requirement course

 

Courses typically taken by a second year junior History major:

Fall Spring
History course History course
Hist 411 or anthropology, economics, sociology, or political science course Hist 411 or anthropology, economics, sociology, or political science course
Group I or III course Group I or III course
Division requirement course Division requirement course

 

Off-campus Study Options

Reed's exchange programs at the University of Nottingham and the University of East Anglia in England have provided semester or year-long study opportunities for Reed's history majors interested in US, British, and European history taught from a different perspective. In addition, Reed programs at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and Oxford University in England will also expand course offerings for history students interested in overseas education. Other Reed programs that may provide courses of particular interest for history majors include: Howard University, with an array of courses in Afro-American history; the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that offers coursework in Jewish and Middle East history; and the Center for Classical Studies in Rome offering ancient Roman history. History majors with foreign language proficiency can take history courses in Reed programs in Argentina, Morocco, Egypt, Russia, Spain, Germany, France, Ecuador and Costa Rica. Students interested in studying European history on the Continent but who are uncertain about their foreign language skills might also consider Reed's exchange with Sciences Po-Lille, which offers many courses in English.

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