Dec 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

History, B.A.

Computer Requirement:

To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in History a student must successfully complete HST 290 .

Oral Communication Requirement:

To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in History a student must successfully complete HST 290 .

Applied Learning Requirement:

To satisfy the applied learning requirement for a B.A. degree in History a student must successfully complete at least two research-intensive 400-level seminar/special topics courses. Individual conferences with faculty, independent research, and the production of a substantial piece of historical writing are required. Students are also encouraged to work with the faculty in designing independent study and research opportunities.

Requirements for a Major in History for the B.A. Degree:

Comprises 16 hours of core classes (HST 100-HST 249 and HST 290 ) and 24 hours of advanced classes (HST 300-HST 400).

Core Classes:

16 hours are required. All students must take HST 290  and choose 12 hours from HST 100-HST 249, only 6 hours of which may come from HST 200-HST 249.

Core classes applied to the major must include:

Advanced Classes:

24 hours in history at the 300-400 level are required. These must include at least 6 hours at the 400 seminar level (excluding HST 491  and HST 498 ). No more than 6 hours of HST 491  and HST 498  can be counted toward the major. Students completing departmental honors in history may apply 3 hours of HST 499  towards the 400 level seminar requirement.

6 hours of HST 250-HST 295,  but no more than 3 hours of HST 291 , may be counted toward fulfillment of the 24 credit 300-400 level requirement.

Majors are required to complete at least one 250-400 level course treating each of the following areas: 1) Europe, 2) the United States, and, 3) Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East.

*(292’s are trial courses: topical HST 292 titles can be found in Banner).

Total: 40 hours

Additional Information:

An overall “C” (2.00) average is required in all History courses applied toward the major, and a grade of “C-” or better is required in each course applied toward the major.