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History courses can be found at the university's SIUC Schedule of Classes Search (public view) site.

Courses in the history department span most of the chronological and geographical areas of historical study and are taught by professors in classes small enough for dialogue between students and professors.

A major in history consists of thirty-six semester hours of history courses. Normally course selection should represent three areas of history (United States history, European history, and either Asian, African or Latin American history) and be distributed chronologically as well as geographically. A minor in history is eighteen hours.

Students must also complete a minimum of four courses at the 400 level and they must write a research paper in history.   The paper is completed in History 392. A grade of "C" or better is required in History 392.  HIST 392 papers meet the College of Liberal Arts Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) requirement.