Combined Major in History and Geography

The completion of individual majors in History and Geography requires the successful completion of 82 units (42 in History and 40 in Geography) with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. However, by electing the combined major in History and Geography, students will be able to complete both majors with a total of 70 units (36 in History and 34 in Geography). Students interested in this combined major should consult with an adviser in both departments.

In Geography and Environmental Planning, students must complete all requirements for the major. However, they must substitute two approved courses (6 units) in History toward fulfillment of the required six elective courses (18 units) in Geography and Environmental Planning.

All upper-division History electives (300-400) with specific geographic foci (region, country, continent or global) are approved for the Geography component of the program (e.g. HIST 307, HIST 312, and HIST 329). Courses on environmental and landscape history are also approved for Geography (e.g. HIST 336 and HIST 484, the latter which includes topics such as the environmental history of the Chesapeake). Students should consult with their academic advisers to ensure the selection of appropriate History courses for the Geography component.

In History, students must complete all requirements for the major according to the specifications below:

Required Course (3 Units)
HIST 300INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL STUDY (to be taken during the junior year or equivalent)3
History Electives - Lower-Division Survey Courses (15 Units)
Select one course in pre-modern history (history prior to 1500)3
Select one of the following U.S. survey courses:3
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR
HONORS HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
Select one of the following European survey courses:3
INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION THROUGH THE 17TH CENTURY
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM THE 17TH CENTURY
BYZANTINE EMPIRE AND BALKANS TO 1821
Select two non-Western survey courses (Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, World History) 16
History Electives - Upper Division Courses (24 Units)
Select seven upper-division courses including the following:21
Two courses in pre-modern history (history prior to 1500)
One course in U.S. History
One course in European history
Two courses in non-Western history 1
HIST 486SENIOR HISTORY SEMINAR (either U.S., European, or global history)3
Geography Electives (6 Units)
Select two of the following:6
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF URBANIZATION
GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GEOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
THE RUSSIAN COLOSSUS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY GEOGRAPHIES OF RUSSIA
THE TWO DOWN-UNDERS: GEOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIA AND AOTEAROA-NEW ZEALAND
THE SILK ROAD: THE GEOGRAPHIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA
GEOG 47X
Seminar in Geography (topic to be approved by the Department of History)
Total Units48
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Note: Not all non-Western courses can be from the same region.