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Class of 2013 and Beyond

Requirements for the History Major at Fordham University
Students in the class of 2013 and subsequent classes who plan to major in history are required to take 10 courses. Students in the class of 2012 may also elect to fulfill their major with these requirements.
  • Understanding Historical Change (HIST 1000-1950; AFAM 1600).
Eight Courses at the 3000 level, one of which must be an Eloquentia Perfecta (EP) class.
  • One 3000-level Medieval History course.
  • One 3000-level European History course. 
  • One 3000-level American History Course. 
  • One 3000-level African, Asian, Latin American or Middle East History course.
  • Four 3000-level History electives of the student's choice.
And one seminar:
  • One History Seminar (4000) or graduate course (with permission, 5000).


Additional clarifications:
  • The interdisciplinary capstone course (ICC) can count as a History elective if it has a History attribute. It cannot count for the History Seminar requirement.
  • An AP History score of 4 or 5 can replace one of the student's upper-level History electives. AP credits cannot replace UHC courses.
  • Students may substitute a second Understanding Historical Change course for one of the required eight electives at the 3000 level.
  • Students may apply up to two courses from a study abroad program to the major’s required eight electives at the 3000 level. Completed courses must be reviewed and approved by the Associate Chair before credit may be awarded for the major.
  • ICC and EP4 classes may not be used to satisfy the requirement for a History Seminar.
Requirements for the History Minor at Fordham University


Students who minor in History are required to complete six courses in History:
  • Understanding Historical Change (HIST 1000-1950; AFAM 1600).
  • One upper-level course (3000-level or above) in the history of Europe or America (Medieval, Early Modern/Modern Europe, or US).
  • One upper level course (3000-level or above) in global history (Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America or other approved course).
  • Three additional upper-level electives in History.
 
Additional Clarifications:
  • Students may substitute a second Understanding Historical Change for one of the required upper-level courses.
  • The interdisciplinary capstone course (ICC) can count as a History elective if it has a History attribute. It cannot count for the History Seminar requirement.
  • An AP History score of 4 or 5 can replace one of the student's upper level electives in History. AP credits cannot replace UHC courses.
  • Students may apply up to two courses from a study abroad program to the major’s required eight electives at the 3000 level. Completed courses must be reviewed and approved by the Associate Chair before credit may be awarded for the major.

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