2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


History, BA

The BA with a major in history requires 31 semester hours in history courses, which include the following:

A minimum of nine hours of survey courses, drawn from at least three out of the following five categories:

U.S.:

HIST 10603United States History: A Survey to 1877

3

OR

HIST 20603The American Mind (HON)

3

HIST 10613United States History: A Survey since 1877

3

OR

HIST 20613The American Mind since 1877 (Honors)

3

HIST 10703African American Experience Since 1619

3

HIST 10713Multicultural America: A Historical Survey

3

HIST 10723History of Latinas/os in the United States

3

Europe:

HIST 10203Origins of Western Civilization: Europe to 1348

3

HIST 10213The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789

3

HIST 10223Modernization and its Discontents: Europe 1789 to the Present

3

OR

HIST 20203Origins of Western Civilization: Europe to 1348 (Honors)

3

HIST 20213The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789 (Honors)

3

HIST 20223Honors Modernization and its Discontents: Europe 1789 to the Present

3

Latin America:

HIST 10923Latin American History: Colonial Period

3

HIST 10933Latin American History: National Period

3

OR

HIST 20923Honors History of Latin American Civilization to 1830

3

HIST 20933Honors History of Latin American Civilization since 1830

3

Asia:

HIST 10943Asian Civilization to 1700

3

HIST 10953Asian Civilization Since 1700

3

OR

HIST 20943Honors History Asian Civilization to 1500

3

HIST 20953Honors History of Asian Civilization Since 1500

3

Middle East:

HIST 10803Introduction to Islamic Civilization

3

HIST 10813Introduction to the Modern Middle East

3

  • A maximum of 15 hours (exclusive of the History Major Seminar) in any one of these geographic areas may count toward the requirements for the major. Geographic association is indicated by the abbreviations U.S., EU, LA, AS and ME.
  • A minimum of 12 hours taken in courses numbered 30000 or above.

History majors must take

ADRN 20101Make Your Major Work

1

The department recommends that students take this course their sophomore year.

History Major Seminar:

History majors must take the history major seminar (HIST 49903), a capstone research course. Topics vary by semester and instructor. The department recommends that this course be taken prior to the semester when the student plans to graduate. It is available to history majors only. Students pursuing Departmental Honors may, with the adviser's approval, substitute a History Major Seminar for the Juniors Honors Tutorial (HIST 30153) as preparation for completing the honors thesis. This course may not be repeated for credit.