Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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.

Geographic Information Systems Cluster


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 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
  • HIS 393 American Foreign Policy 3 credit hours
  • 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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