Oct 18, 2021
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
History Major (Bachelor of Arts)
Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-126
History majors may not use HST courses to satisfy the General Education requirements, except for the World Cultures thematic category. A HST course taken to satisfy the World Cultures thematic category cannot also count towards completing a history elective.
Freshman - Credits: 32-33
- Foreign Languages (Cr: 6)
- History Survey Sequence (Cr: 6)
- Individual and Society General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Science and Technology General Education Requirement (Cr: 3-4)
Sophomore - Credits: 32
- Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr:3)
- Global Issues General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- U.S. History Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- World Cultures General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
- World History Requirement (Cr: 3)
- Electives (Cr: 6)
Junior - Credits: 31
- Diverse Perspectives Requirement (Cr: 3)
- General Education Electives (Cr: 9)
(one must be above the 100 level)
- History Electives (Cr: 9)
(two must be above the 300 level)
- Electives (Cr: 6)
Senior - Credits: 30
- Electives (Cr: 9)
- General Education Elective (Cr: 3)
(must be above the 100 level)
History Survey Sequence
History majors are required to complete a history survey sequence (United States History I and II, Western Civilization I and II, or World History I and II).
History Major Requirements
To meet the History Major’s U.S. History, World History, and Diverse Perspectives requirements, students must choose one course from each of the following lists. At least two of the three courses must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.
To meet the History Electives requirements, students must choose four courses with the HST prefix (excluding HST 201 Contemporary Approaches to History). Students must take at least two of these courses at the 300 or 400 level.
Upon completion of the history program, students will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary approaches to the study of history.
- Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the discipline of history.
- Interpret primary sources and use them to develop historical arguments.
- Explain the historical roots of various contemporary issues.
- Trace the broad contours of US history, the history of western civilization, or world history (after meeting the two-course survey sequence in one of these areas and taking other courses in the major).
- Explain the histories of groups in the United States and abroad differentiated by race, gender, ethnicity, class, and culture.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
- Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.