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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major, B.A.

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Students majoring in History must select either a General Concentration or a Secondary Education Concentration. The General Concentration requires the completion of a minor in a discipline other than History. The Secondary Education Concentration is for students seeking licensure to teach secondary school social studies. In lieu of a minor, these students must take specific social science courses and Secondary Education courses that are listed under Secondary Education in this Catalog.

Course Requirements for All History Majors

Both major concentrations require a minimum of 42 semester hours in history courses, including 15 semester hours of core courses. All students should check with a departmental advisor to make a proper selection of courses. A grade of “D-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students majoring in history must have at least a 2.0 average in their history courses to graduate. Students seeking teaching licensure should consult the Secondary  Education section ofthe catalog for grade and GPA requirements.

General Studies Requirements for History Majors

History majors must take three extra credits in either Arts and Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences I or II instead of three credits in the General Studies Historical category. The selected General Studies course may not have the HIS prefix or be crosslisted with a course with the HIS prefix.

General Concentration

Elective Courses

Besides the required courses, students must take 27 hours in history selected in consultation with an advisor. At least 18 of the 27 hours must be upper-division (3000 or 4000 level) courses. Included in those hours must be at least three hours in American History (HIS 3400-3699), three hours in European History (HIS 3100-3399), and three hours in World History (HIS 3700-3799). The minimum total number of hours in the History major is 42. The department strongly encourages all majors to take HIS 3000 - Historical Writing and Thinking.

Subtotal: 27 credits

Total Credits for B.A. in History

History Core Courses 15 credits
History Elective Courses 27 credits
Major Total 42 credits
General Studies 33 credits
Minor and Electives 45 credits
Grand Total 120 credits


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