Major in History The history major is organized into introductory survey courses, topical upper-level courses, methodology courses, and senior seminars, taken in sequence. History majors may also select other programs, certificates, minors, and/or second majors that reflect their personal and career interests. History Major Requirements A major in history consists of a minimum of 11 courses Introduction to History HIST 1000 - Introduction to History Transfer students may be able to substitute another Hamline course where appropriate, and should consult with the department chair. Three 1000-level Courses Choose three 1000-level courses from the following: HIST 1200 - Introduction to European History HIST 1300 - Introduction to United States History HIST 1400 - Introduction to Latin American History HIST 1430 - Historical Study Abroad HIST 1500 - Introduction to Asian History HIST 1600 - Introduction to Chinese History Methodology Course HIST 3000 is recommended in preference to HIST 3010 for students who plan to teach at the K-12 level. Students may choose to take both HIST 3000 and HIST 3010, and then to take only four courses numbered above HIST 3010.Choose one course from the following: HIST 3000 - Workshop in History HIST 3010 - Historical Methods Topical Seminars Choose five courses numbered above HIST 3010 from the following: HIST 3500 - Topics in Asian History HIST 3600 - Topics in Chinese History HIST 3760 - Topics in the History of Imperialism HIST 3800 - Topics in Gender History HIST 3880 - Topics in the History of War HIST 3910 - Topics in Russian and Eastern European History HIST 3930 - Topics in United States History HIST 3940 - Topics in Latin American History HIST 3960 - Topics in Comparative History Capstone Choose one course from the following: HIST 5950 - Seminar in History HIST 5010: Departmental Honors Project. Outstanding students may choose to write a Departmental Honors Project rather than taking the Senior Seminar. These students apply to work with a faculty adviser (in the spring of the junior year), write a significant research paper based on primary source materials, and present it to the department for consideration. Note: students are given an Independent Study (HIST 5980) only when a Departmental Honors Project is converted to an Independent Study during the senior year.