History and Modern Languages

Four majors offered: History and French, History and Spanish, History and German, and History and Multi-Languages:

The interdisciplinary history and modern languages majors allow students to deepen their understanding of the non-English-speaking world by learning about the historical development of the areas in which languages are utilized and exploring historical topics with a much broader range of historical sources than would be possible with only a knowledge of English. The combined majors afford students enhanced opportunities to excel in ways that make them stronger applicants for graduate study as well as for jobs in fields in which language and cultural competency as well as research and analysis skills are required (such as diplomacy, international business or law, and public history).

 Graduation with honors may be recommended upon the ba­sis of grades, the completion of an honors project approved and supervised by a faculty member, and an oral presenta­tion on the thesis. Students who expect to undertake such a program should consult with the chairs of the History and Modern Languages departments in the last term of their junior year. Such projects must have the approval of both departments. Although not required, participation in an abroad program related to one’s language specialization is strongly recom­mended.

FRENCH

SEVEN units at the 103 or higher level in French.

Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 upon completion of a higher level course in this language and will need only 5 units of this language to complete the major.

SPANISH

SEVEN units at the 103 or higher level in Spanish.

Students already proficient at the intermediate level will receive credit for 103 and 104 upon completion of a higher level course in this language and will need only 5 units of this language to complete the major.

GERMAN

SEVEN units at the 101 or higher level in German. 

Students already proficient at the beginning level will receive credit for 101 and 102 upon completion of a higher level course in this language and will need only 5 units of this language to complete the major.

MULTILANGUAGE

THREE courses at the 100-level or above in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Italian, German, or Swahili.

THREE courses at the 200-level or above in either French or Spanish.

 

History component- 7 units. For further details visit the Department of History website.