The Specialist Track offers students the opportunity to “specialize” their program of study on a particular set of issues and themes. The Specialist Track enables students to focus on particular areas of interest in the History major and to develop expertise in a given area, often in connection with a desired career pathway and/or another major or minor. The requirements are:
A total of 42 semester hours, distributed as follows and chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor:
Maximum of 17 lower-division semester hours, including:
- HIST 1995 Introduction to History (1 unit)
- One lower-division seminar: HIST 2000, HIST 2050, HIST 2200, HIST 2450, HIST 2500, HIST 2600, HIST 2700, HIST 2800, or HIST 2910
- Maximum of 3 additional lower-division courses (HIST 1xxx or HIST 2xxx)
- NB: FFYS 1000 sections taught by History faculty may count towards the major; HIST 1xxx courses fulfill the Core EHAP requirement; and HIST 2300-2449 courses fulfill the Core FDIV requirement.
Minimum of 25 upper-division semester hours, including:
- One upper-division seminar (HIST 5000-5899)
- Minimum of 5 additional upper-division courses (HIST 3xxx, HIST 4xxx, or HIST 5xxx)
- HIST 5995 Capstone ePortfolio (1 unit)
At least 1 course per geographical region:
- Europe: HIST 1000-1299, 2001-2299, 3100-3299, 4100-4299, and 5100-5299
- US: HIST 1300-1499, 2300-2499, 3300-3499, 4300-4499, and 5300-5499
- World Regions: HIST 1500-1899, 2500-2899, 3000-3099, 3500-3899, 4000-4099, 4500-4899, 5000-5099, and 5500-5899
At least 3 courses in one of the following concentrations (click here for descriptions of the concentrations):
- Public & Applied History
- Law, Politics, and Society
- Global Economies, Encounters, and Exchange
- Race, Gender, and Culture
- Environment, Science, and Technology
- Individualized Program
NB: Students who have bulletin years earlier than 2020-2021 are not required to take HIST 1995 and HIST 5995 and must complete only 40 units.
See also: LMU Bulletin: History, B.A.