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2010-2011 Catalog 
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA

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Department of History, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

60 Credits

Grade Requirements

A minimum grade point average in history courses of 2.50 is required for graduation. No course with a grade of less than C- may be counted toward this major.


For this program history courses are grouped into the following fields:

  • ❑ United States

  • ❑ Europe

  • ❑ East and South Asia

  • ❑ Africa and Middle East

  • ❑ Ancient

  • ❑ Western Hemisphere (outside U.S.)

  • Credits to be distributed as follows:

  • ❑ Four courses in one of the above fields

  • ❑ Three courses in a second field

  • ❑ Two courses in a third field

  •   (4 credits)
  • ❑ Electives under advisement

  • At least one-half of the total history credits taken in fulfillment of the History requirement must be in upper division (300-400 level) courses.

Additional Requirements

The department recommends that majors take the maximum permissible number of history courses in the General University Requirements program. Further, history majors are encouraged to enroll in Methods of Research and Analysis (Hist 398), which offers practical training in the tools of historical research. Students planning to declare a history major should do so at the earliest possible date.

It is strongly recommended that majors who elect a four-course history concentration in a field where languages other than English predominate take enough language study to become proficient in appropriate language(s). Students planning on graduate study in history are cautioned that many graduate schools require foreign language proficiency for admission.

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