For students who entered Loyola prior to Academic Year 2022-23:
The History Department is in the process of transitioning to a new curriculum. For most students who entered Loyola prior to academic year 2022-2023, nothing has changed. Continue to follow the major as outlined in the Academic Catalogue
Please note that the note “closed to catalogue year 2022-2023 or beyond” in course descriptions refers to students who are entering Loyola in the Fall 2022.
For students entering Loyola Fall 2022 and after:
History majors take a minimum of 12 courses:
- Encountering the Past (HS 100)
- Second History Core (HS 200-299)
- The Historian’s Craft - Students are encouraged to take The Historian’s Craft in their sophomore year; it provides a foundation for all other HS 300- and 400-level courses
- Two seminars (HS 410-498)
- Senior capstone (HS 499)
- Six electives. Students may take no more than two 200-level courses in addition to the second core, for a maximum of three 200-level courses.
- History majors may choose an optional thematic track consisting of at least three courses. The current thematic tracks are: 1) Gender and Sexuality; 2) Health, Environment, Science, and Technology; 3) Law, Politics, and Society.
Complete information about the major can be found in the Academic Catalogue