Loyola University Chicago

Department of History

Departmental Requirements for the Major and Minor in History

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Double Dipping Policy

Requirements for the Major in History

The major in history consists of a total of twelve (12) courses (36 hours) and a portfolio:

Introductory (Core) Courses (4) Four courses, one from each of the following categories:

12 hrs

European HIST 101, 102, or HONR 101, 102
American HIST 103 (203), 211, or 212, or HONR 203
Non-Western HIST 104 (204), 208, 209, 210, or 213, or HONR 208, 209, 210, 212
Your choice

Any 100- or 200-Level HIST or HONR 101, 102, 203, 208, 209, 210, 212 

Methods Courses (1)

3 hrs

History 291 Historical Methods**

Required Areas (4)

12 hrs

1 Course

300-Level Pre-1700 European History

(HIST 300B, HIST 302-319, CLST 362, THEO 317)

1 Course

300-Level Post-1700 European History

(HIST 300C, HIST 320-339, THEO 318)

1 Course

300-Level Course in U.S. History

(HIST 300D, 360-389, ECON 327)

1 Course

300-Level Course in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Middle East

(HIST 300E, HIST 340-359)

Elective Courses (3)

3 Courses

Any 300-level history, one of which can be the history internship (398)

(HIST 300-399, CLST 362, ECON 327, THEO 317-318)

**Note: Students must petition the Department of History for admission to History 291. Students may also satisfy the Historical Methods requirement by successfully completing the Newberry Library Seminar (INDS 380), a 6-credit hour seminar, receiving 3 credits for Historical Methods and 3 credits of HIST elective. Students must petition the History Department for admission to the Newberry Library Seminar.

Portfolio

Using the University’s Taskstream software, every history major must build a portfolio over the course of his/her undergraduate studies. Click here for more details on the Portfolio Requirement.

Requirements for the Minor in History

The minor in history, in conjunction with a major in a related field will provide historical background desirable for a well-grounded liberal arts degree, the preferred background for admission to most professional programs.

Total number of hours: 18

Introductory (Core) Courses (2)

Any two of the following: History 101, 102, 103 (203), 104 (204), 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, or 213

Required Areas—Two (2) 300-level courses

Choose two from: HIST 300-389; CLST 362; ECON 327; THEO 317-318

Electives: Any two additional 3-hour classes

Two (2) other 3 hour classes.  These can be introductory (History 100-Level & HIST 200-Level), Upper-level (History 291, History 300-Level or CLST 362; ECON 327; THEO 317-318).