(32-38 credits)

Notes:

  • All majors are required to write a 2-3-page "Exit Essay" as a requirement for graduation.
  • Only grades of C- or above will count for major courses.
  • At least half of the courses in the major plan must be taken at New Paltz.
I. United States History (6-8 Credits)
Select two courses from the following; at least one must be at the 200-level:6-8
US History to 1865
US History Since 1865
American Immigration
The Empire State
Progressive Era
History of Women from 1880 to Present
Indians of New York State
Indians of the United States
Indians of the Eastern Woodlands
Colonial America
The American Revolution
Jacksonian America
American Civil War
History of New York City
US South to 1897
American Social and Cultural History to 1876
American Social and Cultural History: 1877 to Present
Postwar America
U.S. Since Watergate
Business and Society
Latinos(as) in the United States
US Foreign Policy Since 1898
US Military History
Prisons and Prisoners in the US
Religion in the United States
American Nationalisms
The Gilded Age
U.S. South Since 1877
The American West
Hudson Valley Culture
The United States in Vietnam
Race and Racism in US Hist
The American Civil Rights Movement
Gender, Race, and Work
Hst Women In US To 1880
Feminism in the U.S.
II. European History (6-8 Credits)
Select two courses from the following; at least one must be at the 200-level:6-8
Medieval Europe
Mod Europe 1500-Present
Modern Germany
Roman Empire
World War II
Europe Since 1945
Soviet Union
The Black Death
Medieval Society
Renaissance and Reformation
Early Modern Europe
The Enlightenment
Twentieth-Century Europe
Early Modern Cities
Medieval Towns
History of England From 1485-1815
Modern Britain
Modern Spain
Medieval Spain
Inquisition
Jihad and Crusades
Jews in the Middle Ages
The Holocaust
Intellectual History of 19th-Century Europe
Intellectual History of 20th-Century Europe
The Jewish Experience
III. Non-Western History: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East (6-8 Credits)
Select two of the following; at least one of these must be a 200-level course:6-8
Ancient World
History of the Ancient Near East
History of Ancient Greece
China to 1800
Modern China
Middle East to 1798
Middle East Since 1798
LTN AM History to 1825
Ltn AM History Since1825
Modern Japan
Religions of Asia
Ancient India
British India
Indian Ocean World
Iran
Arab Mid East 2
History of Islam and the Middle East 570-1918
The Middle East in the 20th Century
Ancient Israel
Bible: Myth and History
History of Mexico
Age of "Discovery" 1415-1780
Women in China
Introduction To Africa
Black History I
Black History II
Development of Afro-Latin Amer. Civilization (1492-1825)
Contemporary Afro-Latin American Civilization Since 1825
Survey of Pre-Colonial Africa to 1800
Survey of Contemporary Africa: Nineteenth Cent to Present
Introduction to Afro-Brazilian History
Blacks in the Caribbean, 1492-Present
History of Slavery in the Americas
History of South Africa
IV. History Electives (6 Credits)
Select two of the following; must be upper-division (300- or 400-level) courses:6
American Immigration
The Empire State
Women in Early Modern Europe
Progressive Era
History of Women from 1880 to Present
Indians of New York State
Indians of the United States
Indians of the Eastern Woodlands
Modern Germany
Roman Empire
World War II
Europe Since 1945
Colonial America
The American Revolution
Jacksonian America
American Civil War
History of New York City
US South to 1897
American Social and Cultural History to 1876
American Social and Cultural History: 1877 to Present
Postwar America
U.S. Since Watergate
Soviet Union
Modern Japan
Religions of Asia
Ancient India
British India
Indian Ocean World
Iran
Arab Mid East 2
History of Islam and the Middle East 570-1918
The Middle East in the 20th Century
The Black Death
Medieval Society
Renaissance and Reformation
Early Modern Europe
The Enlightenment
Twentieth-Century Europe
Early Modern Cities
Medieval Towns
History of England From 1485-1815
Modern Britain
Modern Spain
Medieval Spain
Inquisition
Jihad and Crusades
Business and Society
Ancient Israel
Bible: Myth and History
Jews in the Middle Ages
The Holocaust
History of Mexico
Latinos(as) in the United States
US Foreign Policy Since 1898
US Military History
Prisons and Prisoners in the US
Religion in the United States
American Nationalisms
The Gilded Age
Survey of Pre-Colonial Africa to 1800
Survey of Contemporary Africa: Nineteenth Cent to Present
Introduction to Afro-Brazilian History
Blacks in the Caribbean, 1492-Present
History of Slavery in the Americas
Race and Racism in US Hist
The American Civil Rights Movement
History of South Africa
Gender, Race, and Work
Hst Women In US To 1880
Feminism in the U.S.
V. Method Courses (Required) (8 Credits)
HIS300Historian's Craft4
HIS492Seminar in History 4
Total Credits32-38

Senior Thesis with Honors in History

For Liberal Arts majors, History provides qualified students an opportunity to research and write a thesis under the direction of a member of the department. Successful completion of the 6-credit thesis with a minimum grade of B+ in each semester enables students to graduate with Honors in History, a distinction that appears on the College transcript. Candidates for the program need a 3.50 average in History course work, a minimum of 24 credits in History, and approval of the chair of the Department of History. Application must be made during the pre-registration of the last semester of the junior year. For further details, consult with the department chair.