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First year

HIST 217 or HIST 218 or HIST 262 or HIST 263

HIST 217 or HIST 218 or HIST 262 or HIST 263

Sophomore year

HIST 217 or HIST 218 or HIST 262 or HIST 263 if not taken in the freshman year
A 300-level course in international / non-Western/ regional history

HIST 373 if major has been declared
Another 300-level history course

In addition to the basic history major, there are two optional specializations for students majoring in history:

• Students who want to teach history at the secondary level may seek Secondary Education Certification in History. To do so they must take the specific history, social science, and education requirements found in the Hood College catalog. You must register for the certification program in the second semester of your first year. For History Secondary Education contact Dr. Jennifer Cuddapah, Program Coordinator, for an advising appointment: 301-696-3773;

• The Public History Concentration prepares students for careers in museum work, state and national parks, historic sites, historical societies, public and private archives, historic preservation, and government agencies that employ historians; or for graduate study in non-academic historical fields. For the Concentration, talk with your academic advisor or the History Department chair.

Here are some other things to consider:

Every history major is encouraged to do a history internship after completing 9 or more credits of history coursework. Students should discuss the internship process with their history adviser and with the internship adviser in the Career Center.

History majors who wish to study abroad in the junior year should keep this plan in mind when scheduling courses each semester. If they wish to study in a country where a foreign language is spoken, they must be sure to enroll in the appropriate language courses at Hood in the freshman and sophomore years.

Students planning to go to law school can major in History with a pre-law track. Further information is available in the History Department office. Studying History is an excellent preparation for law school.

Any student planning to go to graduate school in History should speak to a History faculty member as early as possible, for advice about preparation for graduate programs and about careers.

Contact for the History Major: Dr. Amt, Rosenstock 108, or