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2011-2012 Catalog 
    
2011-2012 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.

Requirements


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:

  • ❑ Three courses in one of the above fields, one of which must be an upper-division class

  • ❑ Three courses in a second field, one of which must be an upper-division class

  • ❑ Three courses in a third field, one of which must be an upper-division class

  •  HIST 499 - HISTORICAL RESEARCH (5 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 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 advised that many graduate schools require foreign language proficiency for admission.

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