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History Major Requirements (Effective, Fall 2015)

 

Required courses:

  • 121 Development of World Civilization I (3)
  • 122 Development of World Civilization II (3)
  • 201 History of the United States I (3)
  • 202 History of the United States II (3)
  • 299 History and Historians (3)
  • 499 Senior Seminar (3)

History 121-122 (or History 121H-122H), History 201-202, and History 299 are prerequisites to the major which totals 27 hours, consisting of History 499 and 24 additional hours in upper division (300-400) courses divided among three areas of study and upper level history electives: a) American History, b) European History and c) World History. History 299 should be completed before commencing upper level studies. Majors must then complete at least six hours form each of the three areas of study.

 

Complete 24 Upper Division Hours:

 

A. At least 6 hours in American History:

  • 303 Women in American History (3)
  • 310 American Military History (3)
  • 401 Independent Study in American History (3)
  • 403 Social and Cultural History of the U.S. (3)
  • 404 Sex and Gender in American History (3)
  • 434 African American History I (3)
  • 435 African American History II (3)
  • 444 Imperial America, 1877 to 1900 (3)
  • 461 The Colonial Period and the Revolution (3)
  • 462 The Constitution and the Rise of the Federation (3)
  • 463 U.S. Foreign Relations to 1920 (3)
  • 464 U.S. Foreign Relations since 1920 (3)
  • 465 American Thought to 1877 (3)
  • 466 American Thought since 1877 (3)
  • 480 Topics in U.S. History (3)
  • 494 Antebellum America, 1815-1850 (3)
  • 495 The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877 (3)
  • 496 U.S History, 1900-1945 (3)
  • 497 U.S. History, 1945-Present (3)
  • 498 The Sixties (3)

B. At least 6 hours in European History:

  • 305 Women in European History (3)
  • 339 Early Modern History (3)
  • 340 The Age of Enlightenment and Revolution, 1715-1815 (3)
  • 341 Europe, 1815-1914 (3)
  • 342 Europe from War to War, 1915-1945 (3)
  • 343 Europe, 1945 to Present (3)
  • 414 History of England to 1714 (3)
  • 415 History of England, 1714-Present (3)
  • 420 Late Antiquity and Medieval History (3)
  • 421 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
  • 425 Science and Superstition (3)
  • 430 Independent Study in European History (1-3)
  • 448 Russia Since 1552 (3)
  • 490 Topics in European History (3)

C. At least 6 hours in World History:

  • 306 Women in East Asia (3)
  • 320 Ancient Greece (3)
  • 321 Ancient Rome (3)
  • 323 The Middle East, 500-1800 (3)
  • 324 The Modern Middle East (3)
  • 325 East Asia to 1600 (3)
  • 402 Independent Study in World History (1-3)
  • 441 History of Latin America (3)
  • 442 History of Mexico (3)
  • 445 China Since 1600 (3)
  • 446 Japan Since 1600 (3)
  • 459 The Twenty-First Century World (3)
  • 470 Topics in World History (3)
  • 484 History of Africa, 1400 to Present (3)

At least 6 hours in Upper Level History Electives:

Students may select any two upper level history courses from those listed above or the following special courses*

  • 302 Public History (3)
  • 450 Public History Internship (3-6)
  • 460 Topics in Diplomatic History (3)
  • 467 Travel Study (American) (1-3)
  • 468 Travel Study (International) (1-3)

* The combined total of coursework applied to the major from the following categories of special courses may not exceed nine hours and no more than six hours may be applied from any single category: Special Topics, Travel-Study, Internships, and Independent Study courses. All requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree must be met, including completion of a minor or second major.

 

Portfolio Requirement

 

All history majors are required to maintain an electronic portfolio containing all major written assignments, beginning with History 299: History and Historians, and continuing through upper level coursework, culminating in History 499 Senior Seminar. The portfolio assignment will be evaluated in History 499 and will factor into the final grade in the course.

 

The History Minor

 

A. Six hours from HIST 121 and 122 or HIST 201 and 202
B. Twelve hours of upper division history courses (no more than 6 hours may come from special topics courses: 401, 402, 450, 467, 468, 470, 480, and 490)

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