Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of History

Undergraduate Programs
History

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the History major is met by completing one of the following courses:  History 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, or 489.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major (36 credits):
                   
    a. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    HST 201 Historical Methods and Skills 3
    HST 201H Historical Methods and Skills for Honors Students 3
    b. Three of the following courses (12 credits):
    HST 140 World History to 1500 4
    HST 150 World History since 1500 4
    HST 202 U.S. History to 1876 4
    HST 203 U.S. History since 1876 4
    HST 205 The Ancient Mediterranean and the Medieval World 4
    HST 206 European History since 1500 4
    HST 208 Introduction to African History, Culture and Society 4
    HST 209 Traditional East Asia 4
    HST 210 Modern East Asia 4
    HST 211 Colonial Latin America 4
    HST 212 National Latin America 4
    c. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    HST 480 Seminar in American History (W) 3
    HST 481 Seminar in Ancient History (W) 3
    HST 482 Seminar in Medieval History (W) 3
    HST 483 Seminar in Modern European History (W) 3
    HST 484 Seminar in African History (W) 3
    HST 485 Seminar in Asian History (W) 3
    HST 486 Seminar in Latin American History (W) 3
    HST 487 Seminar in Comparative History (W) 3
    HST 488 Seminar in International Relations (W) 3
    HST 489 Seminar in Digital History (W) 3
    The completion of this requirement satisfies the department's capstone course requirement. With the prior approval of the undergraduate advisor and internship coordinator, an internship taken for at least 3 credits may be substituted for the capstone course requirement.
    Exception: credits in History 490 or 499H may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
    d. Twelve credits in History courses at the 300-400 level.
    e. Three additional credits in a History course.
    f. At least two courses totaling 6 credits from at least three of the following geographical areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin American, the United States, or the world. This requirement may be fulfilled by the courses referenced in items 3. b. through 3. e.
    g. At least two courses totaling 6 credits whose emphasis is on the period before 1800. This requirement may be fulfilled by the courses referenced in items 3. b. through 3. e.
    h. At least two courses totaling 6 credits whose emphasis is on the period after 1800. This requirement may be fulfilled by the courses referenced in items 3. b. through 3. e.