Bachelor of Arts in History
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
- Complete the major requirements below.
|HIST A101||Western Civilization I||3|
|HIST A102||Western Civilization II||3|
|HIST A131||History of United States I||3|
|HIST A132||History of United States II||3|
|Complete 6 credits of the following non-Western history courses:||6|
|East Asian Civilization I|
|East Asian Civilization II|
|Northeast Asia in 21st Century|
|Russia in East Asia|
|Latin America to 1800|
|Modern Latin America|
|Themes in World History *|
|The Rise, Fall, and Reinvention of the Samurai|
|Complete 15 credits of upper division History electives||15|
|HIST A377||Historiography: The Uses and Abuses of History||3|
|HIST A477||Senior Seminar||3|
May be repeated once with a change in subtitle.
A total of 120 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper division.
Honors in History
The award of honors in History recognizes distinguished achievement by undergraduate majors in the study and writing of history.
To be eligible for departmental honors a student must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be a declared History major.
- Satisfy all the requirements for a BA in History.
- Meet the requirements for Graduation with Honors.
- Maintain a grade point average of 3.50 or above in courses specific to the History major.
- Complete HIST A377 with a grade of A.
- Complete HIST A477 paper with a grade of A.
Honors designees in History must submit a typographically correct, formal copy of their senior paper to the department for deposit in the departmental archives. This must be done before graduation day of the year in which the paper is completed.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
The desired student learning outcomes for the Department of History are:
- Demonstrate the ability to write clear and precise English.
- Demonstrate advanced level historical research skills (proper use of historical citation style, critical use of primary and secondary sources, adequate research base, ability to frame a good historical question).
- Demonstrate advanced historical skills (recognition of significance, cause and effect, continuity v. discontinuity, historiographical conversancy and perspective, critical and integrative thinking).