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					                     Department of History – Plan of Study Form
                           Please fill out this form prior to meeting with an UNDED advisor

                                             Student Information
Name:                                                      Columbia College       General Studies
                                                          Other (please specify)______________________
Local Address:                                            Sophomore        Junior     Senior
Local Phone:                                               Major       Concentrator
Columbia E-mail:                                       2nd Major/Concentration in:

      Requirements                              MAJORS                               CONCENTRATORS
Total Credits in History     29 credits                                      21 credits
   Specialization            13 credits                                      9 credits
   Breadth Requirement       3 courses outside specialization, including 1   2 courses outside specialization,
                             removed in time & 2 removed in space (of        including 1 removed in time & 1
                             which 1 is in a hemisphere distinct from that   removed in space
                             of the specialization)
Seminar Requirement          2 seminars, at least 1 in specialization      None
(majors ONLY)
 Specialization
 The field should be defined, in consultation with a member of UNDED, according to geographical, chronological,
 and/or thematic criteria. A student might choose, for example, to specialize in “Twentieth-Century US History,”
 “European Diplomatic History,” “Ancient Roman History,” or “Korean and Japanese History.”

 Breadth Requirement
 Both majors and concentrators must also fulfill a breadth requirement by taking courses outside of their own
 specialization. Majors must take 3 breadth courses and concentrators must take 2. The breadth requirement itself
 has two parts: time and space.

 Time: Both majors and concentrators must take at least one course specifically covering a time period far
 removed from that of their specialization. Students specializing in the modern period must take at least one course
 in the pre-modern period (before 1750), and students specializing in the pre-modern period must take at least one
 course in the modern period. Pre-modern courses cover a wide range of geographic fields, but the course used for
 the chronological breadth requirement should either be in a geographic region different from your specialization
 or else focus on a drastically different time period. A student specializing, for example, in Modern European
 history could not take a course in Early Modern European history for the pre-modern requirement and would need
 to take something further removed, such as Ancient Greek history or early Chinese history.

 Space: Majors must take at least two additional courses in a regional field or fields not their own. At least one of
 these must cover an area of the world on the hemisphere opposite to the primary location of their specialization.
 Therefore, a student specializing in some part of Europe, the US, or Latin American/Caribbean, therefore, must
 take one of their breadth courses in either Asia, the Middle East, or Africa, and vice versa. Concentrators must
 take one geographic breadth course, and it must cover an area on the opposite hemisphere. Some courses cover
 multiple geographic regions. If one of the regions covered by the class is the one covered by the specialization,
 the course cannot count toward the breadth requirement unless it is specifically approved by the DUS. For
 example, if a student is specializing in “Twentieth Century US History” and takes a class on World War II, the
 class is too close to his or her specialization and will not fulfill the breadth requirement as would a course in
 Asian history.

 Thematic Specializations: Students with thematic or cross-regional specializations will have their breadth
 requirements modified, if necessary, in consultation with a member of UNDED.

 For more information about the requirements and for examples of acceptable programs of study,
 please see the Undergraduate Handbook.
    Specialization: __________________________________________________
    (13 credits for majors; 9 credits for concentrators)

DEPT        Course                  Course Title           Term        Instructor      Completed      Points
Code       Number
Ex. HIST   E 1754      History Of Columbia University      F ‘10       K. George            X        3




                                                                           Total Specialization Points:_____
    Breadth Requirements
  Removed in Time
DEPT   Course                       Course Title           Term        Instructor      Completed      Points
Code  Number


  Removed in Space
DEPT   Course                       Course Title           Term        Instructor      Completed      Points
Code  Number


                                                                   Total Breadth Requirement Points: ______
    Additional Courses
DEPT       Course                   Course Title           Term        Instructor      Completed      Points
Code       Number




                                                                     Total Additional Course Points: ______

            TOTAL OVERALL POINTS (29 for majors; 21 for concentrators): ______
    Seminar Requirement (Majors only) From the courses listed above:
    Seminar in Specialization _______________________________________________________
    Second Seminar           _______________________________________ ________________

    Methods Requirement (Thesis Writers only) HIST W2901 or HIST W4900
    Methods Course ________________________________________________________________
 UNDED Notes:




    UNDED Signature: _________________________________________ Date: _________________

				
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