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  Jan 23, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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This curriculum is built on the premise that knowledge about the past provides us, collectively and individually, with a better sense of who we are and where we are heading. The study of history sharpens our skills as thinkers and writers, and it prepares us for a variety of roles in our lives. In addition to traditional courses of study, students majoring in History are afforded opportunities in oral history, public history, and a wide spectrum of internship experiences in museums and historic sites.

Requirements for Graduation:

To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in History must complete a minimum of 124 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. Courses used to complete General Education Requirements may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.

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

Required Courses in History Major (54 credits)

Required Electives (18 credits)

Students majoring in History must complete six upper-division history courses which include 12 credits at the 300 level or above.

Support Courses (18 credits)

Students must choose six courses from any of the following areas:

  • Fine Arts & Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (including Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology)

Elective Courses

Students majoring in History must complete an additional 28-30 credits offree electives.

International Studies/Foreign Language

Six credits are to be taken in one of these two areas. The foreign language option is encouraged, especially for those students considering graduate study. If foreign language is elected, six credits must be in one language.

History Suggested Course Sequence:

Freshman Year (30-32 credits)

Sophomore Year (32 credits)

Junior Year (30 credits)

  • History Electives 9 credit hours
  • Elective Courses 9 credit hours
  • Support Courses 9 credit hours
  • CM 104 Human Communication 3 credit hours

Senior Year (30 credits)

  • History Electives 9 credit hours
  • Elective Courses 18 credit hours
  • History Seminar 3 credit hours

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