Majors and Minors

Consider a major or minor in history at Agnes Scott. Learn about other times and places, on the basis of the documents, objects, pictures and sounds that generations have left behind. You’ll engage in a variety of approaches to the past and explore different methods of historical practice. As you investigate and analyze history, you’ll strengthen your skills as a reader, writer, speaker, critical thinker and researcher.

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Why take a History course?
国产偷拍视频History courses promote students’ skills in writing, speaking, analysis, and research. Our courses teach students to:

• find, evaluate and utilize primary and secondary historical sources
• develop and articulate persuasive arguments
• apply knowledge and critical interpretation of the past to an understanding of one’s own identity and cultural background, as well as to the identities and backgrounds of others
• describe, analyze and explain current developments within historical contexts.

Why major or minor in History?
History students apply the results of research, writing and speaking experiences, along with experiential learning and career investigation opportunities to career planning and graduate school and job applications.

What careers have recent graduates found with a History degree?
国产偷拍视频History alumnae work in business, education, law, policy, entertainment, and even the military. Our graduates have gone to graduate school in library science and archival management, business, law, education, historic preservation, public history, and history. They study at University of Georgia, Brown University, Mills College Business School, University of Chicago School of Law, Texas Tech, Northwestern University, Kent State University, and other prestigious institutions. We have had recent alumnae working at a variety of public history sites, including Monticello, the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe, the Newberry Library, and more. The skills students learn in history—writing, analytical thinking, speaking, research—prepare them for success in numerous fields.

Requirements for the History Major

  • History 290, 420  
  • One course with a number below 290 
  • At least six additional courses, five of which must be above the 200 level 

Courses chosen for the major must include one course from at least three of the following five groups. At least two of these groups must be satisfied with a course at the 300 level.

  • African history: 251, 257, 350, 359
  • Asian history: 113, 114, 115, 230, 352, 354, 360, 362, 396
  • European history: 101, 102, 217, 220, 280, 305, 309, 311, 312, 313, 314, 318, 343, 347, 397
  • Middle Eastern history: 107, 207, 307, 308
  • United States history: 108, 109, 242, 245, 252, 255, 260, 320, 323, 324, 325, 326, 334, 338, 342, 375, 385

A major in history requires the completion of at least 36 credits of work in history. Cross-listed courses taught outside the department may not be used to satisfy the minimum requirements for the major.  

Requirements for the History Minor 

A minor in history must contain at least 24 credits of work in history, at least 12 of which must be above the 200 level. The program must reflect a degree of thoughtful planning and coherence and must have the approval of the department chair. 

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