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

Additional Resources

Sample 4 Year Pathway

 

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 1
  • LAC course #1 (Humanities)
  • Lower-level Asian history course
  • Lower-level American history course
  • 1st semester language
  • ISP #1
  • LAC course #2 (Natural Sciences)
  • Lower-level premodern history course
  • Lower-level European history course
  • 2nd semester language
Year 2
  • LAC course #3
  • Upper-level premodern history course
  • Any history course [field & level open]
  • 3rd semester language
  • ISP #2
  • LAC course #4
  • LAC course #5
  • Upper-level Asian history course
  • Historical Methods
Year 3
  • OFF-CAMPUS STUDY:
  • Any history course [field & level open]
  • Any history course [field & level open]
  • [elective]
  • [elective]
  • ISP #3
  • LAC course #6
  • LAC course #7
  • Upper-level European history course
  • Thesis tutorial
Year 4
  • LAC course #8
  • Upper-level American history course
  • Thesis tutorial
  • Internship
  

 

Sample 2 Year Transfer Pathway

 Fall TermJanuary ISPSpring Term
Year 3
  • Lower-level American history course
  • Lower-level premodern history course
  • Upper-level European history course
  • 1st semester language
  • ISP of student’s choice
  • Upper-level Asian history course
  • Any history course [field & level open]
  • Historical Methods
  • 2nd semester language
Year 4
  • Upper-level American history course
  • Upper-level medieval history course
  • 3rd semester language
  • Thesis tutorial
  • ISP of student’s choice
  • Work on thesis
  • Any history course [field & level open]
  • Any history course [field & level open]
  • Thesis tutorial
  • Natural sciences course

 

Note: Pathway assumes student is granted AOC credit for two history courses (here, lower-level European and Asian history) during AA