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History & Anthropology

History Majors and Minor

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History Major

Lower-Division Courses (9 credits)

  • Close Encounters (HST101)
  • Two lower-division (100- and 200-level) 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 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)
  • 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 (21 hours)

  • Two lower-division 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
  • Junior Research Project (HST302)
  • Seminar in History (HST401)

Program Research Methods (3 hours)

  • One of the following: Research and Analysis (PO201) or Theory and Methods (HST301)

Total hours required: 48

Combined History/Anthropology Major

Lower-Division Courses (6 credits)

  • Close Encounters (HST101 or AN101)
  • Cultural Geography (SW205)

History (21 hours)

  • Two lower-division 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: 48

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.