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History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Hadley, MA, United States
History is a core discipline in Mount Holyoke’s Bachelor in History curriculum. The history curriculum serves to further the College’s learning goals through an emphasis on critical analysis, methodological training in the discipline of history, strong writing and communication skills, independent research, and critical self-assessment and reflection.
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Overview

History is a critical and analytical method of inquiry into our collective past based on our cumulative experience, informed understanding, and careful judgment. History is a core discipline in Mount Holyoke’s Bachelor in History curriculum. It teaches us to look beyond appearance, to evaluate something with clarity and disinterest, to discover and investigate all the causes of an event and evaluate their relative importance.

History teaches how to:

  • discern the relationship between cause and effect
  •  to analyze motives
  •  to determine agency and assign responsibility
  •  to understand change over time. 

These general habits of sorting through the past allow us to appreciate the profound differences between ourselves and others and to imagine (and to some degree experience) the world as men and women have in times now lost and in places we shall never see.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • The Making of the Modern Middle East
  • History of Modern South Asia, 1700 to the Present
  • Introduction to Latin American Cultures 
  • Modern East Asia, 1600-2000
  • Modern and Contemporary Europe 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
    • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
    • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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