Majors and Minors

Consider a major or minor in history at Agnes Scott. Learn about other times and places, on the basis of the documents, objects, pictures and sounds that generations have left behind. You’ll engage in a variety of approaches to the past and explore different methods of historical practice. As you investigate and analyze history, you’ll strengthen your skills as a reader, writer, critical thinker and speaker.

Requirements for the History Major

  • History 290, 420  
  • One course with a number below 290 
  • At least six additional courses, five of which must be above the 200 level 
Courses chosen for the major must include at least one course from each of the following groups. At least two of these groups must be satisfied with a course at the 300 level. 
  • European history: 101, 102, 220, 305, 308, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 318, 343, 345, 347 
  • United States history: 108, 109, 242, 253, 254, 260, 320, 323, 325, 326, 334, 335, 336, 338, 342, 375, 385 
  • Non-Western history: 113, 114, 115, 141, 230, 257, 270, 350, 352, 354, 358, 360, 362  

A major in history requires the completion of at least 36 credits of work in history. Crosslisted courses taught outside the department may not be used to satisfy the minimum requirements for the major.  

Requirements for the History Minor 

A minor in history must contain at least 24 credits of work in history, at least 12 of which must be above the 200 level. The program must reflect a degree of thoughtful planning and coherence and must have the approval of the department chair.