Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

History B.A./B.S.


In addition to meeting the general University degree requirements, the major in history must meet the departmental requirements listed:


Lower-division history electives (20 maximum)


Hst 300Historical Imagination


Hst 490Comparative World History


Hst 491Reading Seminar


Hst 492Research Seminar


Upper-division electives in history


Upper-division electives: Selected in consultation with their adviser, these courses may be geographic, thematic, or period-based.

  • All courses are to be taken for differentiated grades, and the history major must earn at least a C- in each course presented to meet major requirements.
  • Of the electives students apply to the upper-division history major requirements, at least two courses must examine a non-European and non-U.S. subject, and at least two courses must examine either Europe or the United States.
  • Students are required to take at least one linked Reading Seminar (491) and Research Seminar (492) sequence.
  • A minimum of 20 credits in history must be taken at the 400-level (including courses that count toward other major requirements, such as Hst 490, Hst 491, and Hst 492).
  • A maximum of 20 lower-division credits in history may be applied to the major requirements.
  • A minimum of 32 credits in history must be taken in residence at Portland State University.

Total Required Credits in History: 60