THE FIRST-YEAR STUDENT EXPERIENCE IN HISTORY
To help students acquire these necessary skills and to gain insight into the meaning and matter of history, UVM's department of history offers a wide variety of courses aimed at the first-year student, all of which require analysis and writing in some form. The department recommends that incoming first-year students take any of its introductory courses, numbered 1170 through 1990, all of which assume no previous university-level work in history. Students should select the introductory course or course sequence that seems closest to their current interests. First-year students should not take any 2000-level history courses without first consulting the instructor, and normally no first-year student will be allowed into a 2000-level course without AP credits or their equivalent.