History Major

Students who major in history must complete ten courses:

Course Title Credits
One Understanding Historical Change course 13
One Medieval History course4
One European History course4
One American History course 4
One Global History course (African, Asian, Latin American, Middle East, or other approved course)4
Three upper-level history courses 212
One additional history elective 23 to 4
One Seminar course 34
1

A list of courses fulfilling the Understanding Historical Change requirement can be seen on the Core Curriculum page and have the HC attribute. Students in the FCRH Honors Program may fulfill this requirement with HPRH 1203 Foundational Topics: History.

2

Students in the FCRH Honors Program may count HPRH 2102 Focused Study: History towards either, but not both, of these requirements.

3

Seminar courses include any course numbered HIST 4600-4998, any 5000 level course, or one of the following:

Students may substitute a second Understanding Historical Change for one of required upper-level courses. Any HIST course numbered HIST 3000-4599 may fulfill the upper-level course requirement, in addition to the courses listed below with the HIUL attribute. 

An AP History score of 4 or 5 can replace two of the student’s upper-level electives in history.

In addition, up to two History courses from study abroad can count for upper-level electives.

Medieval History courses 

Courses in this group have the HIMH attribute.

Course Title Credits
HIST 3012Medieval France4
HIST 3014Medieval Feud, Ordeal, and Law4
HIST 3018Medieval Nobility: Love, War, and Devotion4
HIST 3050Christians, Muslims, and Jews in Medieval Iberia4
HIST 3145Medieval Barbarians4
HIST 3203Medieval Family Life4
HIST 3204Sex & Celibacy in the Middle Ages4
HIST 3205Medieval Medicine4
HIST 3207Late Medieval Religion and Society4
HIST 3208The Medieval Other4
HIST 3209The Origins of Christianity from the Apostles to the 4th Century4
HIST 3210King, Court, Crusade: Writing Knightly Life in the High Middle Ages4
HIST 3211Medieval Sin, Sinners, and Outcasts4
HIST 3212The History of Medieval Christianity4
HIST 3213Monsters, Magic, and the Undead in Medieval Europe4
HIST 3214Plagues and Peoples: Health and Disease in Medieval Europe4
HIST 3215Middle Ages and West4
HIST 3216Rich and Poor in the Middle Ages4
HIST 3220Medieval Hollywood4
HIST 3260Medieval Ireland to 16914
HIST 3270The Crusades4
HIST 3301Medieval Women's Lives4
HIST 3305Medieval Warfare4
HIST 3310Medieval England: From Viking Invasions to Henry VIII4
HIST 3322The Reformation Era4
HIST 3638Technology From Antiquity to Middle Ages4
HIST 3700Sickness and Health in Early Ma4
HIST 4007Medieval Autobiographies4
HIST 4654Medieval London4
HIST 4666SEM Know Your Enemy: The Devil in History4
HIST 4704Seminar: The First Crusade: Themes and Sources4
HIST 4705Seminar: Disease in the Middle Ages4
HIST 7026Classics in the Middle Ages4
MVST 3210King, Court, and Crusade: Writing Knightly Life in the High Middle Ages4
MVST 3215Medieval Fashion and Its Meanings3
MVST 3700Medicine, Magic, and Miracles: Sickness and Health in the Early Middle Ages4
MVST 4005The Medieval Traveler4
MVST 4654Medieval London0-4
MVST 4998Study Tour: Medieval Spain4

European History courses

Courses in this group have the HIEH attribute.

Course Title Credits
ARHI 4435Art of the Tudor Courts4
HIST 3322The Reformation Era4
HIST 3353Renaissance and Renewal4
HIST 3362Crime and Punishment in Europe4
HIST 3364Environmental History of the Atlantic World, 1250-16504
HIST 3411Tudor and Stuart England4
HIST 3412The Tudors4
HIST 3413Reformation England4
HIST 3414Cabbages and Kings4
HIST 3415European Women: 1500-18004
HIST 3416European Women: 1800-Present4
HIST 3417Civil Wars and Revolution in the British Isles4
HIST 3420The English Renaissance4
HIST 3425Henry VIII's England4
HIST 345520th Century Ireland4
HIST 3456Britain: 1688-18674
HIST 3457Britain: 1867-Present4
HIST 3458Ireland: 1688-19234
HIST 3459Transgender History4
HIST 3503Modern France: 1900 to Present4
HIST 3512The French Revolution4
HIST 3513Old Regime and French Revolution4
HIST 3515Media History: 1400 to Present4
HIST 3517The Belle Époque4
HIST 3541Modern Italy4
HIST 3543The Connecting Sea: The Mediterranean Since 18004
HIST 3545Race and Nation in Modern Europe4
HIST 3549Global Italy4
HIST 3550Fascism from Mussolini to the Present4
HIST 3555Hitler's Germany4
HIST 3558Europe: 1900-1945: Total War4
HIST 3559Europe Since 19454
HIST 3562Memory, Myth, and History in Post-1945 Europe4
HIST 3566War and Imperialism4
HIST 3614Revolutionary and Soviet Russia4
HIST 3619World's Fair4
HIST 362020th Century Europe4
HIST 3622Great Trials4
HIST 3624European Cities4
HIST 3626Social History of Architecture4
HIST 3635Science in Popular Culture4
HIST 3636Social History of Technology4
HIST 3925The Holocaust4
HIST 4105The Early Modern World: Art and Science4
HIST 4115Communication and Media in History: From Gutenberg to Google 4
HIST 4152The Italian Renaissance4
HIST 4435Art of the Tudor Courts 4
HIST 4558Seminar: Modern European City4
HIST 4708Seminar: The Great War4
HIST 4711Seminar: Post-WWII Britain4
HIST 5553Book History: Texts, Media and Communication4

American History courses

Courses in this group have the HIAH attribute.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 2005American Pluralism4
AFAM 3001African American History I4
AFAM 3002African American History II4
AFAM 3030African American Women4
AFAM 3112The Sixties4
AFAM 3134From Rock-N-Roll to Hip-Hop4
AFAM 4000Affirmative Action and the American Dream4
AFAM 4650Social Welfare and Society4
HIST 3001African American History I4
HIST 3002African American History II4
HIST 3515Media History: 1400 to Present4
HIST 3563New York City History in Film4
HIST 3565History of New York4
HIST 3619World's Fair4
HIST 3626Social History of Architecture4
HIST 3636Social History of Technology4
HIST 3653Gender in Early America4
HIST 3656The American Revolution4
HIST 3657American Constitution4
HIST 3745Colonial America 1492-17654
HIST 3747Slavery and Freedom in Greater New York City4
HIST 3752Coming of the Civil War4
HIST 3753Civil War Era: 1861-18774
HIST 3758America at War4
HIST 3759African American Women's Activism, 1815–19154
HIST 3773American Capitalism4
HIST 3775The Early Republic4
HIST 3780The Era of the Civil War4
HIST 3785Robber Barons and Reformers: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the U.S.4
HIST 3795U.S. Between Wars: 1919-19414
HIST 3799Race and American Popular Music4
HIST 3806U.S. Immigration/Ethnicity4
HIST 3807Jazz Age to Hard Times4
HIST 3808New York City Politics4
HIST 3822U.S. Cultural History4
HIST 3826Modern US Women's History4
HIST 3827Wealth & Poverty in the US: Capitalism, Social Welfare & Inequality4
HIST 3830History of American Women and Gender4
HIST 3833Screening America's Past4
HIST 3834Gender, Race, and American Mass Media4
HIST 3838History of U.S. Sexuality4
HIST 3842The Vietnam Wars4
HIST 3844U.S. Foreign Relations in the 19th Century4
HIST 3852The American Radical Tradition4
HIST 3857America Since 19454
HIST 3862History of New York City4
HIST 3864New Frontiers-1960's America4
HIST 3866History of Comics and Superheroes4
HIST 3867United States History Through Television4
HIST 3868Culture and Capitalism in the United States4
HIST 38691960s America: Gender, Race and Youth4
HIST 3950Latino History4
HIST 3990North American Environmental History4
HIST 3991History of the American Indians4
HIST 3994Climate and Society4
HIST 4008Race and Gender in the Old West4
HIST 4009Film, Fiction, and Power in the American Century4
HIST 4115Communication and Media in History: From Gutenberg to Google 4
HIST 4331US in the Middle East: 1945-Present4
HIST 4571Seminar: Technology and Society4
HIST 4631Seminar: US in the Mid East: 1945-Pres4
HIST 4922“Freedom Now”: Black Political Thought4
LALS 2005American Pluralism4
LALS 3950Latino History4
WGSS 3002Feminist and Women's Studies4

Global History courses

Courses in this group have the HIGH attribute.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 3037Being and Becoming Black in the Atlantic World4
AFAM 3140Contemporary Africa4
AFAM 3148History of South Africa4
AFAM 3150Caribbean Peoples and Culture4
AFAM 3939History of Global Popular Music: From Africa to the Americas and Back4
AFAM 3955Slavery Freedom/Atlantic World4
HIST 1551Understanding Historical Change: Representations of China and The West3
HIST 3474The Arab Israeli Conflict: Cultural Perspectives4
HIST 3538The Good Earth?4
HIST 3543The Connecting Sea: The Mediterranean Since 18004
HIST 3634Modern South Asian History4
HIST 3638Technology From Antiquity to Middle Ages4
HIST 3670The Modern Middle East4
HIST 3675History of Modern Israel4
HIST 3809Jews in the Modern World4
HIST 3858The Global Cold War4
HIST 3915Contemporary China4
HIST 3918Cultural Revolution: China in Context4
HIST 3919Christianity in China4
HIST 3920Modern Japan4
HIST 3922East Asian Cities4
HIST 3924East Asian Capitalisms4
HIST 3931Colonialism and South Asia4
HIST 3939History of Global Popular Music: From Africa to the Americas and Back4
HIST 3942Race, Sex, and Colonialism4
HIST 3944Africa in the Age of Decolonization4
HIST 3946African Economies and Humanitarianism4
HIST 3951Popular Education and Social Change in the Americas4
HIST 3955Slavery Freedom/Atlantic World4
HIST 3961Rebellion and Revolution in Latin America and the Atlantic World4
HIST 3965Colonial Latin America4
HIST 3967Modern Central America4
HIST 3968Mexico4
HIST 3969Latin America and the U.S.4
HIST 3972Revolution in Central America4
HIST 3974Spaniards and Incas4
HIST 3975The Caribbean4
HIST 3977Latin American History Through Film4
HIST 3982The Islamic World and the Crusades, 1099-Ca.17004
HIST 3983Apocalypticism and Messianism in Islamic Thought and History4
HIST 3985Ottoman Empire/ 1300-18004
HIST 3986Religion and Politics in Islamic History4
HIST 3989History and Cinema: The Middle East and North Africa in Film4
HIST 3992Capitalism4
HIST 3994Climate and Society4
HIST 4048Israel: History, Society, Politics and Culture4
HIST 4111Modern African Stories 4
HIST 4295Confucianism in Three Keys: The History, Philosophy, and Politics of Confucianism4
HIST 4308Antisemitism4
HIST 4310Africa, Race, and the Global Cold War4
HIST 4331US in the Middle East: 1945-Present4
HIST 4510Conquest, Conversion, Conscience4
HIST 4591Seminar: Race, Sex, and Colonialism4
HIST 4631Seminar: US in the Mid East: 1945-Pres4
HIST 4727Seminar: Economic Life and British Colonialism4
HIST 4772Seminar: Colonial Latin America4
HIST 4922“Freedom Now”: Black Political Thought4
LALS 3951Popular Education and Social Change in the Americas4
LALS 3968Mexico4

Upper-Level elective courses

Any HIST course numbered HIST 3000-4599 may fulfill this requirement, in addition to the courses listed below. Courses in this group have the HIUL attribute. HIST courses do not need the HIUL attribute code.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 2005American Pluralism4
AFAM 3030African American Women4
AFAM 3037Being and Becoming Black in the Atlantic World4
AFAM 3112The Sixties4
AFAM 3134From Rock-N-Roll to Hip-Hop4
AFAM 3140Contemporary Africa4
AFAM 3150Caribbean Peoples and Culture4
AFAM 3955Slavery Freedom/Atlantic World4
AFAM 4000Affirmative Action and the American Dream4
ARHI 4435Art of the Tudor Courts4
HIST 1999Tutorial1
HIST 3001African American History I4
HIST 3002African American History II4
HIST 3071Honors Research Seminar I0
HIST 3301Medieval Women's Lives4
HIST 3310Medieval England: From Viking Invasions to Henry VIII4
HIST 3363Europe and Early Modern World4
HIST 3416European Women: 1800-Present4
HIST 3515Media History: 1400 to Present4
HIST 3538The Good Earth?4
HIST 3541Modern Italy4
HIST 3545Race and Nation in Modern Europe4
HIST 3550Fascism from Mussolini to the Present4
HIST 3562Memory, Myth, and History in Post-1945 Europe4
HIST 3563New York City History in Film4
HIST 3570Genocide4
HIST 3657American Constitution4
HIST 3780The Era of the Civil War4
HIST 3785Robber Barons and Reformers: The Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the U.S.4
HIST 3799Race and American Popular Music4
HIST 3826Modern US Women's History4
HIST 3827Wealth & Poverty in the US: Capitalism, Social Welfare & Inequality4
HIST 3830History of American Women and Gender4
HIST 3924East Asian Capitalisms4
HIST 3950Latino History4
HIST 3955Slavery Freedom/Atlantic World4
HIST 3967Modern Central America4
HIST 3969Latin America and the U.S.4
HIST 3989History and Cinema: The Middle East and North Africa in Film4
HIST 4048Israel: History, Society, Politics and Culture4
HIST 4104Food and Drink in Modern Society4
HIST 4111Modern African Stories 4
HIST 4115Communication and Media in History: From Gutenberg to Google 4
HIST 4195The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem4
HIST 4331US in the Middle East: 1945-Present4
HIST 4363SEM: Europe and the Early Modern World4
HIST 4435Art of the Tudor Courts 4
HIST 4543Sem: Fascism from Mussolini to the Present 4
HIST 4654Medieval London4
HIST 4725Seminar: Global Histories and Stories4
HIST 4905Seminar: History of Food4
HIST 5553Book History: Texts, Media and Communication4
HIST 5650Approaches to Global, Transnational, & Intellectual Histories 4
HPRH 2102Focused Study: History3
LALS 2005American Pluralism4
MVST 4005The Medieval Traveler4
MVST 4998Study Tour: Medieval Spain4
WGSS 3002Feminist and Women's Studies4

Availability

The major in history is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill, Lincoln Center, and Westchester. 

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum and any additional electives that may be required to earn a minimum of 124 credits.