History Major

Students who major in history must complete ten courses:

Course Title Credits
One Understanding Historical Change course 14
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
Four history electives16
One Seminar course 24


Students may substitute a second Understanding Historical Change for one of the required eight upper-level courses.

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 3018MEDIEVAL NOBILITY: LOVE, WAR, AND DEVOTION4
HIST 3145MEDIEVAL BARBARIANS4
HIST 3205MEDIEVAL MEDICINE4
HIST 3208THE MEDIEVAL OTHER4
HIST 3211MEDIEVAL SIN, SINNERS, AND OUTCASTS4
HIST 3212THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANITY4
HIST 3215MIDDLE AGES AND WEST4
HIST 3260MEDIEVAL IRELAND TO 16914
HIST 3270THE CRUSADES4
HIST 3305MEDIEVAL WARFARE4
HIST 3638TECHNOLOGY FROM ANTIQUITY TO MIDDLE AGES4
HIST 3700SICKNESS AND HEALTH IN EARLY MA4
HIST 3994HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE4
HIST 4007MEDIEVAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIES4
HIST 4705SEMINAR: DISEASE IN THE 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
HIST 3411TUDOR AND STUART ENGLAND4
HIST 3412THE TUDORS4
HIST 3413REFORMATION ENGLAND4
HIST 3414CABBAGES AND KINGS4
HIST 3415EUROPEAN WOMEN: 1500-18004
HIST 345520TH CENTURY IRELAND4
HIST 3456BRITAIN: 1688-18674
HIST 3457BRITAIN: 1867-PRESENT4
HIST 3513OLD REGIME AND FRENCH REVOLUTION4
HIST 3517THE BELLE EPOCHE4
HIST 3541MODERN ITALY4
HIST 3549GLOBAL ITALY4
HIST 3555HITLER'S GERMANY4
HIST 3559EUROPE SINCE 19454
HIST 3566WAR AND IMPERIALISM4
HIST 362020TH CENTURY EUROPE4
HIST 3622GREAT TRIALS4
HIST 3624EUROPEAN CITIES4
HIST 3626SOCIAL HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE4
HIST 3925THE HOLOCAUST4

American History courses

Courses in this group have the HIAH attribute.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
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 3565HISTORY OF NEW YORK4
HIST 3626SOCIAL HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE4
HIST 3653GENDER IN EARLY AMERICA4
HIST 3656THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION4
HIST 3657AMERICAN CONSTITUTION4
HIST 3745COLONIAL AMERICA 1492-17654
HIST 3752COMING OF THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST 3753CIVIL WAR ERA: 1861-18774
HIST 3758AMERICA AT WAR4
HIST 3775THE EARLY REPUBLIC4
HIST 3780THE ERA OF THE CIVIL WAR4
HIST 3795U.S. BETWEEN WARS: 1919-19414
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 3833SCREENING AMERICA'S PAST4
HIST 3838HISTORY OF U.S. SEXUALITY4
HIST 3842THE VIETNAM WARS4
HIST 385220TH CENTURY U.S. RADICALISM4
HIST 3857AMERICA SINCE 19454
HIST 3862HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY4
HIST 3864NEW FRONTIERS? 1960'S AMERICA4
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3990NORTH AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY4
HIST 3991THE AMERICAN INDIAN4
HIST 4571SEMINAR: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4

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
HIST 3634MODERN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY4
HIST 3635SCIENCE IN POPULAR CULTURE4
HIST 3638TECHNOLOGY FROM ANTIQUITY TO MIDDLE AGES4
HIST 3670THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST4
HIST 3675HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL4
HIST 3858THE GLOBAL COLD WAR4
HIST 3915CONTEMPORARY CHINA4
HIST 3920MODERN JAPAN4
HIST 3922EAST ASIAN CITIES4
HIST 3942RACE, SEX, AND COLONIALISM4
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3961REBELLION AND REVOLUTION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
HIST 3965COLONIAL LATIN 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 3985OTTOMAN EMPIRE/ 1300-18004
HIST 3986RELIGION AND POLITICS IN ISLAMIC HISTORY4
HIST 3992CAPITALISM4
HIST 4295CONFUCIANISM IN THREE KEYS: THE HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, AND POLITICS OF CONFUCIANISM4

Availability

The major in history is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham 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.