As a history major at Illinois Wesleyan, you’ll take two required seminar courses; one in theory and writing and another in historical research.

You will also take eight additional history courses, at least three at an advanced level allowing you to pursue your interests in breadth and in depth and to concentrate in what you enjoy — a period of time or historical era, an area of the world, or a particular kind of history.

Your major courses will help you polish your writing and speaking skills through debates, position papers, and constant in-class discussion.

You’ll also take courses outside your major in such areas as English, foreign language, and the fine arts, benefiting from our university-wide emphasis on the liberal arts to develop the interdisciplinary tools and perspective the historian needs.