History, Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements for History Majors (51 credits)

The student who majors in History will:

  1. acquire knowledge of history of the major global areas and of the major historical interpretations regarding those areas;
  2. engage in modes of inquiry of history and pursue purposeful, honest, and effective research in the field of history;
  3. participate effectively in discussion of historical issues, exercising respect and critical thinking in analyzing opinions, and tentativeness in formulating opinions and conclusions;
  4. analyze the cultural characteristics and accomplishments of diverse national, ethnic, and religious groups, recognizing and appraising the values implicit in their specific orientations;
  5. analyze the impacts of economic and social forces on historical development of nations and world regions and on the global community;
  6. relate historical knowledge to current affairs, responding to the challenges of contemporary society with well-informed effectiveness;
  7. identify the influence of human emotions upon historical development and demonstrate empathy with the common aspirations of members of the human community.

For graduation, students must have a minimum QPA of 2.33 in the major and a minimum overall QPA of 2.00.

History Courses (42 credits) and Core (24 credits):

HIST 100Roots of the Modern World

3

HIST 101Global History of the Twentieth Century

3

HIST 105Ethnicity and Diversity in the Modern?World

3

HIST 252United States History to 1865

3

HIST 253U.S. History Since 1865

3

HIST 260Introduction to Historical Research

3

HIST XXX

3

HIST 460Seminar in History

3

Note: HIST 100 and HIST 101 also fulfills a Liberal Arts core requirement in History

Electives (18 credits):

Select six history courses (18 credits) from 300 and 400 level history offerings, including at least one course in each of the following areas:

American

European

Developing World

Social Sciences Cognate Courses (9 credits)

SOC 211Introductory Sociology

3

ECON 100Basic Economics

3

PS 210American Government and Politics

3

Note: One of these courses is taken to fulfill the Liberals Arts, Category IV Social Sciences requirement.

Total Credits: 51 credits

Total Credits with Liberal Arts: 93 credits

Additional credits to fulfill University graduation requirement of at least 120 credits may be taken in open electives from any department.

A copy of the complete curriculum is available upon request from the Social Sciences Department.