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History, Anthropology & Classics

History Majors and Minor

For course descriptions, visit the online Class Search.

History Major

Lower-Division Courses (9 credits)

  • Close Encounters (HST101)
  • Two lower-division (100-200 level) HST or TI-HST courses, one of which must be focused on Asia, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, or World/Transnational History

Upper-Division Courses (9 credits)

  • Theory & Methods (HST301)
  • Junior Research Project (HST302)
  • Seminar in History (HST401)

Geographical Distribution Requirement (15 credits)

  • Five upper-division courses (300 level and above) from at least three of the following areas: Asia, Europe, Latin America, United States, Africa and the Middle East, or World/Transnational History

Total credits required: 33

History Minor

  • Any two lower-division HST or TI-HST courses
  • Any four upper-division HST courses

Total credits required: 18

Combined History/Political Science Major

Political Science (24 hours)

  • Two lower-division PO courses (100-200 level, including SW-PO and TI-PO courses)
  • Five upper-division PO courses (300 level and above) with at least one from US and one from non-US focused courses
  • Seminar in Political Science (PO490)

History (18 hours)

  • Two lower-division HST or TI-HST courses (100-200 level), one of which must be focused on Asia, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, or World/Transnational History
  • Three upper-division courses (300 level and above) from at least two distinct geographical areas
  • Seminar in History (HST401)

Program Research Methods (6 hours)

  • Either Research and Analysis (PO201) or Theory and Methods (HST301)
  • Junior Research Project (HST302)

Total hours required: 48

Combined History/Anthropology Major

Introductory Course (3 credits)

  • Close Encounters (HST101 or AN101)

History (21 hours)

  • Two lower-division HST or TI-HST courses (100-200 level), one of which must be focused on Asia, Latin America, Middle East/Africa, or World/Transnational History
  • Theory and Methods (HST301)
  • Junior Research Project (HST302)
  • Two upper-division courses (300 level and above) from at least two distinct geographical areas
  • Seminar in History (HST401)

Anthropology (21 hours)

  • Being Human (SW215) 
  • Ethnography (AN352) 
  • Development of Anthropological Thought (AN390) 
  • Three upper-division courses (300-level and above)
  • One of the following: Capstone Seminar (AN460), Honors Thesis (AN499/HST499), Internship (AN484/HST421), study abroad, field school, or advisor approved elective

Total hours required: 45

Combined History/Classics Major

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • Close Encounters (HST101 or AN101)
  • Theory and Methods (HST301)
  • Junior Seminar (HST302)
  • Roman Perspectives (TI 200-CLA)
  • Ancient Greek Perspectives (TI201-CLA)

Geographical Distribution (3 credits)

Any lower or upper division Classics, History, or Anthropology with a particular focus on Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, or World/Transnational History, such as Chinese Civilization (HST217). Other classes may be substituted with permission of the department chair.

Language (9 credits)

Upper-division Greek and Roman Culture from the following:

  • Minimum of 9 hours of Latin or Greek
  • Other ancient languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic, Phoenician, Sanskrit, etc. may be used here with approval from the program head
  • Drama on the Ancient Stage (CLA 303)
  • History of Ancient Philosophy (PL 311/CLA 304)
  • The Art & Architecture of Greece and Rome (CLA 322)
  • Women in Antiquity (CLA 323)
  • Law and Orator (CLA 324)
  • Sex, Gender, Love, and Friendship in the Classical World (HST 310)
  • Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (PO 381)
  • Paul and the Early Church (RL 308)

History or Classics Electives (9 credits), such as these recommended courses:

  • Survey of Art History 1 (ART 105)
  • Etymology (CLA 261)
  • Mad Women: Film, Fiction, and History (TI 231-HST)
  • Greek Art & Myth (PCA 262)
  • Museum Studies (AN 347)
  • Archive Fever (HST 404)
  • Ancient language courses beyond the required 9 hours

Total hours required: 45

Geography Minor

SW205 GE, Cultural Geography
one lower-level elective, as approved by the History and Anthropology Department Chair
four upper-level electives, as approved by the History and Anthropology Department Chair

Common Courses Include:

HST215, Themes in World History

HST345, History of the American Midwest

HST346, Historical Geography of the United States

HST353, The American Empire

HST305, Topics in History, with advisor approval

HST413, Independent Study, with advisor approval

Total credits required: 18

 

The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum. Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.