Undergraduate Degree - History

Program:
History
Program Code:
7605 History
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
US05
Department:
Department of History
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

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.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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History, BA (7605)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - History - Methods and Skills
Major - History - Methods and Skills: 1 course from HST201, HST201H

Requirement 12: Major - History - Surveys
Major - History - Surveys: 3 courses from HST140, HST150, HST202, HST203, HST206, HST208, HST209, HST210, HST211, HST212, HST205

Requirement 13: Major - History - Seminars
Major - History - Seminars: 2 courses from HST480, HST481, HST482, HST483, HST484, HST485, HST486, HST487, HST488

Requirement 14: Major - History - Electives
Major - History - Electives: 12 credits from History courses at the 300-400 level.

Requirement 15: Major - History - Additional History Course
Major - History - Additional History Course: 3 credits from Additional course in History.

Requirement 16: Major - History - Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, United States or World
Major - History - Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, United States or World: The required number of courses from 3 of the following sets of courses
2 courses from European History
2 courses from World History
2 courses from African History
2 courses from Asian History
2 courses from Latin American History
2 courses from United States History

Requirement 17: Major - History - History Before 1800
Major - History - History Before 1800: 6 credits from History Courses Before 1800.

Requirement 18: Major - History - History After 1800
Major - History - History After 1800: 6 credits from History Courses After 1800.

Requirement 19: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 36 credits from History courses to meet the requirement of at least 36 credits.

Requirement 20: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
3 credits from Anthropology discipline
3 credits from Criminal Justice discipline
3 credits from Economics discipline
3 credits from Family and Child Ecology discipline
3 credits from Geography discipline
3 credits from Political Science discipline
3 credits from Psychology discipline
3 credits from Sociology discipline
3 credits from Social Work discipline
3 credits from Urban Planning discipline
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Social Science: No more than 4 credits from SSC493, SSC496 in Requirement(s) 20, 21

Requirement 21: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
12 credits from Anthropology discipline
12 credits from Criminal Justice discipline
12 credits from Economics discipline
12 credits from Family and Child Ecology discipline
12 credits from Geography discipline
12 credits from Political Science discipline
12 credits from Psychology discipline
12 credits from Sociology discipline
12 credits from Social Work discipline
12 credits from Urban Planning discipline
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Social Science: No more than 4 credits from SSC493, SSC496 in Requirement(s) 20, 21

Requirement 22: College - Social Science - Arts and Letters
College - Social Science - Arts and Letters: 9 credits from Approved courses from the College of Arts & Letters. A department or school may require its major to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas.

Requirement 23: College - Social Science - Natural Science
College - Social Science - Natural Science: 6 credits from approved College of Natural Science courses.
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Natural Science: No credits from HST250 in Requirement(s) 23

Requirement 24: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 25: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 26: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.