Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one First-Year Seminar (HIST 101-189), which are exclusively for first-year students and feature a wide range of topics. Up to two FY Seminars may be counted toward the History major.
*Some Level-2 History courses may be appropriate for first-year students, particularly during Interim or Semester II. Please consult your advisor, the professor teaching the course, and/or the department chair before enrolling.
CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK/PLACEMENT
- Students may apply one credit toward the major and fulfill one regional distribution requirement if they get a score of 5 on the AP World, U.S., or European history exams.
- Students may count one course taught at St. Olaf, but offered by another department, toward the major as an elective. Please see the list of pre-approved courses on our website.
- This rule also applies to select Conversations programs that are successfully completed. Please see the pre-approved list for further details.
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Annual Majors Meeting (Typically the third Monday of Semester I. Check with department chair or AAA for this year’s schedule).
History Department Chair – Anna Kuxhausen (email@example.com)