International Concentration

To guide and recognize the work of history majors who desire to devote a part of their studies to international historical issues and questions, the history department has established an "international concentration".  In addition to the ordinary degree requirements, students following this concentration will be required to:

1) Complete a significant study abroad experience (such as those regularly recommended by the university's office of International Programs)

2) Demonstrate research competence in a language other than English.

Students may demonstrate language competency in two ways.  Students who pass a departmental language exam will be certified as having met the language requirement.   Students who complete a history honors thesis or a 400-level seminar paper that draws on a significant number of non-English secondary or primary sources will also be certified as having met the stipulation.