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History Major (HIST)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

AOS Codes:
History (general), U175
History with Social Studies High School Teaching Licensure, U177

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CAR)

See requirements and approved courses.

Category

S.H.

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture
either a GHP/GPM or GMO course

3

Humanities and Fine Arts
one additional Literature (GLT) course

3

Natural Sciences
one additional GNS/GLS or GPS course

3–4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
one additional GSB course

3

Foreign Language (GFL)
intermediate-level proficiency in one language, demonstrated by placement test, or completion of course work through course number 204

0–12

Writing Intensive Courses (WI)
a total of four WI courses

 

 

IV Major Requirements

Minimum 30 semester hours above the 100 level, where History is the primary major.

All majors must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in history courses to qualify for a degree in History.

The department divides its undergraduate offerings into three fields (see courses listed below): Western Europe, United States, and the Wider World. For the primary major, the minimum of 30 hours must include:

  1. 9 s.h. at the 200 level distributed as follows: 3 s.h. in Western Europe; 3 s.h. in United States; 3 s.h. in Wider World
  2. 12 s.h. at the 300 level, which must include one Research Intensive course, designated in the course schedule as RI
  3. 9 s.h. at the advanced (400 and 500) level, which must include HIS 511A, B, or C (Seminar in Historical Research and Writing); one 300-level RI designated course will serve as a prerequisite for HIS 511A, B, C.

To ensure that each major has breadth in his or her program, of the 30 semester-hour minimum, a student must take at least 6 hours from each of the three fields (Western Europe, United States, Wider World). In addition, at least 3 s.h. of the 6 s.h. from each of the three fields must be at the intermediate (300) or advanced (400 and 500) level.

Field I: Europe
206, 208, 220, 221, 222, 223, 251, 252, 309, 310, 311, 315, 348, 349, 351, 353, 354, 355, 360, 363, 364, 365, 368, 369, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 392, 393, 395, 397, 492, 510, 511B or HSS 490, 541, 542, 544, 560, 562, 563, 564, 567, 571, 574
Field II: United States
211, 212, 301, 302, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 334, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 343, 344, 345, 347, 359, 394, 491, 502, 511A or HSS 490, 512, 515, 517, 518, 520, 522, 524, 526, 530, 545, 546, 549, 551, 559
Field III: Wider World
203, 204, 207, 209, 215, 216, 217, 218, 239, 240, 303, 304, 306, 320, 321, 333, 370, 377, 378, 381, 383, 384, 385, 386, 389, 396, 399, 493, 508, 511C or HSS 490, 575, 581, 587, 588
Other
Individual study courses for the most part; will vary according to subject taught each time: 305, 390, 401, 402, 493

V Related Area Requirements

Because history is closely related to many other disciplines, we strongly recommend that history majors consult their advisors about using their liberal education requirements and electives to build a coherent series of related courses. Students interested in the various national histories may wish to pursue language and literature courses in the same area; students interested in social and institutional history may wish to pursue courses in the social sciences such as anthropology, sociology, political science, and economics; students interested in cultural and intellectual history will profit by work in philosophy, religious studies, and art and music history.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.