European History

European History Concentration

Fall 2023 European History Courses

In addition to the core requirements for the History Major, European History Majors take six courses in European History.  One of those six must be an upper-level seminar numbered HIST 2200-2299 or HIST 3200-3299. Students should consult with their faculty advisor each semester during pre-registration regarding the best courses for them to take the following semester. Two major-related courses from other departments (ex. ARTH, ENGL, PSCI) may be used, and these must be approved in writing by your faculty advisor.

Note: European History Majors graduating in the Class of '22 and earlier must take 4 upper-level courses (HIST 200 and above). 


For European History majors, the following courses are recommended (but not required). They also count toward the European History geographic requirement.

  • HIST 0200 (formerly 030) Emergence of Modern Europe
  • HIST 0205 (formerly 145) Discover the Middle Ages
  • HIST 0250 (formerly 031) Making and Breaking European Hegemony