History students benefit from a rich selection of integrated courses that include the foundations and development of Western society as well as global cultures. Living on Boston's historic North Shore in the heart of New England provides students with a host of beyond-the-classroom learning opportunities through historical sites, libraries, museums, and more.
4 credits from the following:
8 credits from:
8 credits from:
Four credits from a cognate discipline outside the major, chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.
One of the following:
The following concentrations are available to majors. Select courses will apply to both major and concentration requirements.
The concentration (for history majors) and minor (for non-history majors) in Early Christianity introduces students to the world of the early church. The program provides a historical context for the growth and global spread of Christianity and equips students with the analytical and language skills to pursue research on early Christian texts.
Choose at least 12 credits from the following courses. At least 8 credits should be history courses.
Topics: Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Art and Spirituality in Late Antiquity, or Manuscripts and Monasteries
Topic: Daily Life, Travel, Trade and Education in the Ancient World
Required Language (8 credits): Two semesters of one relevant ancient language (Koine Greek, Latin, Syriac).
History majors interested in careers in museum education, museum administration, collections management, artifact conservation, archival and curatorial positions, as well as the growing field of history-related mass media and technology may complete a concentration in Public History and Museum Studies with courses listed below. Entry level positions in above fields may be attained by students with a bachelor's degree. Specific requirements for a minor for non-history majors are described under Interdisciplinary and Off-Campus Curriculum. Contact Professor David Goss.
One of the following concentration electives:
ECB 245 will only apply once, as either a required course or a concentration elective and will not apply as both.