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Bachelor of Arts in History

History majors acquire an education that promotes citizenship and personal enrichment while preparing them for a wide range of professional career goals. The History program helps to prepare majors for graduate or law school, teacher education, public service and private sector careers. Internship opportunities are available.

Department

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements 38-41 sem. hrs

  • Ethics Course Requirement 3 hrs
  • PHIL 330 Ethics 3 hrs

Foreign Language Requirement: 6 sem.

Multicultural Requirement 3 sem. hrs

  • (Courses from this list are noted in the major requirements below with an asterisk.)

Core Requirements 18 sem. hrs

  • (All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses in the major cannot be taken as Pass/Fail.)
  • HIST 101 Western Civilization I or 3 hrs
  • HIST 111 World History to 1500
  • HIST 102 Western Civilization II or 3 hrs
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500
  • HIST 121 American History to 1877 3 hrs
  • HIST 122 American History Since 1877 3 hrs
  • HIST 294 Introduction to the Historian's Craft 3 hrs
  • HIST 494 Historical Research & Methods 3 hrs

History Electives 24 sem. hrs

  • Nine semester hours selected from the following United States History Emphasis:
  • HIST 312 Twentieth Century American Diplomatic History 3 hrs
  • HIST 318 The U.S. and the Vietnam War 3 hrs
  • HIST 321 History of the Modern U.S. 3 hrs
  • HIST 342 American Civil War 3 hrs
  • HIST 350 American Revolution 3 hrs
  • HIST 352 American Environmental History 3 hrs
  • HIST 362 History of the American West 3 hrs
  • HIST 370 American Military History 3 hrs
  • HIST 371 History of American Business 3 hrs
  • HIST 372 American Indian History* 3 hrs
  • HIST 373 Women and Gender in American History 3 hrs
  • HIST 374 African American History 3 hrs
  • Nine semester hours selected from the following European History Emphasis:
  • HIST 303 History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hrs
  • HIST 329 Warfare,Witches and the Outlines of Modern Life: Early Modern Europe, 1550-1700
  • HIST 332 The European Renaissance 3 hrs
  • HIST 334 The European Enlightenment 3 hrs
  • HIST 335 Nineteenth Century Europe 3 hrs
  • HIST 336 Twentieth Century Europe 3 hrs
  • HIST 337 Fascism in Europe, 1900-1945 3 hrs
  • HIST 340 Philosophy of Revolution 3 hrs
  • HIST 358 The Making of Modern Britain 3 hrs
  • HIST 359 Rise and Fall of the British Empire 3 hrs
  • HIST 381 History of Christianity: The Early Church 3 hrs
  • HIST 382 Christianity in the Modern World 3 hrs
  • Six semester hours selected from the following World History Emphasis:
  • HIST 304 History of Latin America* 3 hrs
  • HIST 314 Modern China* 3 hrs
  • HIST 316 Modern Japan* 3 hrs
  • HIST 319 (ANTH 319) History and Democracy of the Modern Middle East 3 hrs
  • HIST 322 (WMST 322) Women and Gender in World History 3 hrs
  • HIST 339 (ANTH 339) History of Modern Africa 3 hrs
  • HIST 348 World War II 3 hrs
  • HIST 391 Imperial Russia* 3 hrs
  • HIST 392 History of Russia 1825 to Present 3 hrs
  • HIST 394 Modern Historiography: the West and the World 3 hrs

Other Electives 28-31 sem. hrs

  • 120 sem. hrs

HIST 494, Historical Research and Methods, is the culminating evaluative course that assesses the outcomes of the major. Students (majors) must pass the course with a grade of C or higher prior to graduation.

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