Dec 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Public History, B.A.


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Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Public History must complete a minimum of 120 credits, achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, satisfy the College’s residency requirements, and complete the General Education Requirements of the College. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for First Year Seminar and all courses taken as part of Foundations. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

The General Education Requirements of the college require students to successfully complete First Year Seminar, Foundations, Disciplinary Perspectives, and a Constellation. Students who enter the college with 30 credit hours completed will not take a First Year Seminar course and therefore must take an additional 3 credits for graduation. Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation.

In addition, students majoring in Public History must maintain a 2.0 grade point average in the course requirements of the major and receive a grade of 2.0 or better in all History courses.

Note: Students majoring in Public History may not double major in History, nor may they minor in American History or World History.

General Education Requirement:


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements.  Transfer students that are awarded 60 or more credits upon acceptance to York College will not be required to complete a Constellation except for Education majors.

Required Major Courses:


Proseminar (3 credits)


Students must complete one of the following courses before registering for History Seminar (HIS499):

History Electives (9 credits)


Students must successfully complete 9 credits of History electives of which 6 credits must be at the 300 level or higher.

Required Public History Courses (9 credits)


Public History Targeted Electives (6 credits)


Students must complete at least two of the following:

Skill Building Targeted Electives (18 credits)


Students must choose two courses from three of the five clusters below:

Foreign Language Cluster


Complete two semesters (6 credits) of the same foreign language.

Elective Courses (18 credits)


Students may choose any 18 credits of elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence:


Freshman Year (30 credits)


Sophomore Year (30 credits)


  • FCO 225 (WRT225) Interdisciplinary Communication 3 credit hours
  • HIS 102 The West in the World 3 credit hours
  • Foundations - Global Citizenship course 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives - Arts course 3 credit hours
  • Disciplinary Perspectives - Natural/Physical Sciences course 3 credit hours
  • Public History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Skill-Building Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Skill-Building Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Junior Year (30 credits)


  • HIS 200 Methods and Theory in History 3 credit hours
  • HIS393 Special Topics-Public History
  • History Proseminar course 3 credit hours
  • History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Public History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Skill-Building Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Skill-Building Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

Senior Year (30 credits)


  • HIS 495 History Internship 3 credit hours
  • HIS 499 Senior Seminar in History 3 credit hours
  • Skill-Building Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Skill-Building Elective course 3 credit hours
  • History Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Elective course 3 credit hours

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