• What are history electives?

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    Many upper-level history classes terminate after two terms, leaving an empty period in students’ schedule. In January, Deerfield’s English and History Departments release a list of one-term spring electives that juniors and seniors can take during the spring term. These classes are typically smaller in size, and cover more unusual subject matter in history teachers’ specific areas of interest and study.

  • Are students required to take a history class each year?

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    Students must take two years of history, one of which must be U.S. History—typically taken during the junior year—and the other non-U.S. history. Many students choose to take more history classes than required. For more detailed information, please refer to Deerfield’s full graduation requirements.