History Curriculum

Students are expected to complete at least 12 courses or tutorials in history, with at least two courses each in four of the five fields of history offered regularly at New College.

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Area of Concentration Requirements

12 courses plus language requirement:

  • Historical Methods
  • Two courses (at least one of which is upper-level) in four of the following fields, for a total of eight:
    • Premodern history
    • Modern European history
    • American history
    • *East Asian history
    • *Transnational history
    • (the premodern field is required, as is at least one non-Western field, here *)
  • Three more history courses in any field
  • ·Three semesters of a non-native foreign language or equivalent

Joint Disciplinary AOC Requirements

Seven courses plus language requirement:

  • Historical Methods
  • Two courses (at least one of which is upper-level) in three of the following fields, for a total of six:
    • Premodern history
    • Modern European history
    • American history
    • East Asian history
    • Transnational history
    • (alternatively, the six courses can be divided 2–2–1–1 in 4 fields)
  • Three semesters of a non-native foreign language or equivalent

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