Courses in History are numbered as follows:
- 100-149: Designed to acquaint beginning students with the academic study of history.
- 200-299*: Concentrate on broad chronological studies of countries or regions. Generally intended for students with one prior college-level history course.
- 300-399*: Examine topics or themes in history. Generally designed for students with one or more prior college-level history courses.
- 400-449: Reading Seminar in History and
450-499: Research Seminar in History are capstone experiences open only to majors and minors.
*200 and 300 level courses are not distinguished from each other by degree of difficulty or assumed background knowledge.