Academics

Degree Programs

History in 2012-14 Catalog

The Major

 The Bachelor of Arts

Students who choose to major in history must complete the following minimum requirements, usually in the sequence outlined:

1. Four foundation courses, ordinarily to be completed by the end of the sophomore year:

  • HIST 101 World History to 1450
  • HIST 102 World History since 1450
  • HIST 121 American Civilization I
  • HIST 122 American Civilization II

2. Five electives, at least two of which must be at the 300 or Theories and Methods level. In addition, at least one of the 300 level courses taken must be a course other than HIST 323 or HIST 325. Note that in choosing their five electives, majors must complete at least one course (at the 100, 200, or 300 level) in each of the following three areas of cultural or geographical focus: (1) Europe; (2) Asia; and (3) Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East. (HIST 272 America and Asia and HIST 274 Vietnam count as Asian focus.) In choosing their two remaining electives, majors may make their selections from among any of the Department’s area, thematic, or topical options, including, of course, any of the available or appropriate 200 or 300 level offerings in American or U.S. history.

3. Capstone experience: HIST 450 Historiography and Research Seminar plus one of the following options:

    a) HIST/SCSI 460 Senior Research Seminar (portfolio of written work from history classes required); or

    b) Completion of an approved history honors project (see departmental honors section below); or

    c) Completion of a research seminar: any 300-level course except HIST 323 and HIST 325.

Note: Any 300 level course other than HIST 323 and HIST 325 may be taken as a 300 level or as a research seminar capstone but not as both.

The Minor

Students minoring in history must complete the following requirements, usually in the sequence outlined:

1. Three foundation courses, ordinarily to be completed by the end of the sophomore year, selected from the following:

  • HIST 101 World History to 1450
  • HIST 102 World History since 1450
  • HIST 121 American Civilization I
  • HIST 122 American Civilization II

2. Four electives, at least one of which must be at the 300 or Theories and Methods level. Note that in choosing their four electives, minors must complete at least one course (at the 100, 200, or 300 level) in each of the following three areas of cultural or geographical focus: (1) Europe; (2) Asia; and (3) Africa, Latin America, or the Middle East. (HIST 272 America and Asia and HIST 274 Vietnam count as Asian focus.) In choosing their remaining elective, minors may make their selection from among any of the Department’s area, thematic, or topical options, including, of course, any of the available or appropriate 200 or 300 level offerings in American or U.S. history.

3. Capstone experience: HIST 450 Historiography and Research Seminar

Social Science Program

History majors interested in careers teaching at the secondary school level are encouraged to complete, in conjunction with their studies in history, the social science program described in the Integrated Programs of Study section of this Catalog. Students should coordinate their academic planning with their History Department advisor and with the School of Education.

 

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