The Department offers 10 courses that fulfill the Writing Intensive Requirement, HIST 228, 231, 232, 270, 343, 356, 362, 371, 372 and 373; 13 courses that fulfill the Domestic component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, HIST 121, 122, 204, 270, 324, 356, 357, 366, 367, 368, 369, 372 and 373; and 12 courses that fulfill the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, HIST 226, 228, 231, 232, 353, 354, 374, 376, 377, 378, 472 and 473. The Department also offers Earlham Seminars in History and Interpretive Practices courses.
Majors complete at least 35 credits in the geographic areas offered, namely African history, East Asian history, European history, Latin American history and U.S. history, and/or in such thematic areas as African-American history, Atlantic World, colonialism and imperialism, gender, Jewish history, political ideology, revolutionary and reform movements, thought and culture, and war and conflict. Majors are urged to take an Earlham Seminar in history during their first year and an introductory course in the primary area of study.
Majors are required to take:
Students must take no fewer than five courses, with at least three courses in one geographic or thematic area and one course in another area. Among these courses: