History is inherently an interdisciplinary form of inquiry, and historians routinely use the kinds of methodologies and insights taught in other departments’ courses. Therefore, secondary field students may consider petitioning to receive related fields credit for a course taught by faculty outside of the History Department. Only one related fields course is allowed to be counted toward a history secondary.
Students who wish to submit such a petition should complete the appropriate form, attach a copy of the course syllabus, and obtain the signature of their History House Advisor before bringing the petition to the History Undergraduate Office. The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) reviews petitions on a rolling basis twice each academic year: during the four weeks surrounding Study Card day in the fall, and then again during the four weeks surrounding Study Card day in the spring. Petitions submitted outside of those windows will be put on file until the following term.