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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

History, B.A.


More information about the Department of History :

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Art in History.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


39 credits:

Optional Concentrations


Teacher Certification


The Education Department offers a social studies/education major. The program prepares students wishing to teach at the secondary level, grades 7-12. The History Department collaborates with the Education Department to offer the history courses needed for certification. Admission requirements for the program are described in the School of Education .

Electives


29 to 32 credits 

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Art in History, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA  of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Any student contemplating graduate work should understand that most history graduate programs involve the knowledge of foreign languages. Especially if you aim at a College or University teaching career, you should consult with one of the history faculty to discuss what languages you will likely have to know, and begin the study of those languages as an undergraduate.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

Foundations of Social Science (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 Atlantic Encounters: 1450-1850 (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  (either semester)

HIST 202 Making History (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4)

HIST 480 History Internship (3)  

Elective (3)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

HIGE 3XX History Global Encounters (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

HIST 350 Historical Methods (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

HIST 498 Senior Seminar (3)  

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

 

 

Sample Four Year Sequence for Applied History-Digital History Concentration


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

Foundations in Social Science (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I (3)  (either semester)

15 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 Atlantic Encounters: 1450-1850 (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  (either semester)

HIST 202 Making History (3)  (either semester)

HIST 208 Technology and the Digital Liberal (3)  

15 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

Concentration Elective (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

GNSCI 1XX Laboratory Sciences (4) (either semester)

HIST 480 History Internship with Digital History focus (3)

BUS 311 - Information Systems  

16 credits

Spring Semester

HIGE 3XX History Global Encounters (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

HIST 350 Historical Methods (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

BUS 225 Technology Skills for Business (1)  

16 credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

HIST 498 Senior Seminar (3)  

HIST XXX History Elective (3) (Digital tagged)

Concentration Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

Concentration Elective (3)

Concentration Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Sample Four Year Sequence for Applied History-Cultural Heritage Management Concentration


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

Foundations in Social Science (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

BUS 250 Intro to Business & Decision Making (3)  

15 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

HIST History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 Atlantic Encounters: 1450-1850 (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

HIST 202 Making History (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

BUS 313 Principles of Marketing (3)  

HIST History Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music/Theatre (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

GNSCI 1XX Laboratory Science (4) (either semester)

HIST 480 Internship with History Component (3)

BUS 334 Intro to Nonprofit Management (3)  

16 to 19 credits

Spring Semester

HIGE XXX Global Encounters (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

BUS 394 Business of the Nonprofit Sector (3)  

BUS 400 Business in Society (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

HIST 498 Senior Seminar (3)  

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

BUS 410 Entrepreneurship (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

HIST XXX History Elective (3)

HIST 480 History Internship with Business Component (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits