Apr 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA


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Major in History


Theresa Case, PhD, Coordinator
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A Bachelor of Arts in History provides students with the intellectual discipline as well as the research, analytical, and communication skills that will prepare them for careers in teaching, government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Students interested in pursuing a professional degree in law, history, library studies, public history, or other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities will find the skills offered by the History Degree to be particularly useful to them in their future studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA in History will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the significance of historical development in the United States.
  • Recognize and identify the significance of historical global change.
  • Recognize context and make careful generalizations based on factual evidence.
  • Use research skills to effectively locate and present competing historical interpretations of a subject.
  • Apply academic conventions of historical writing, including the development of clear and convincing compositions and the application of proper source attribution.
  • Communicate effectively and succinctly through informed spoken discourse.

NOTE: Students must select either the standard concentration or the education concentration in order to complete a BA in History.

Degree Requirements


To complete a BA in History, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below.

Common Core Requirements


See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area may be reused from the common core)

6-8 Hours of Foreign Language:


Complete 6-8 semester credit hours in the same foreign language. Semester credit hours are contingent upon placement exams, courses taken, or transfer credit. Semester credit hours bypassed by placement must be made up in elective credits. Hours earned in excess of three semester credit hours for any foreign language course may be applied to the elective area.

Major Requirements


(Courses in this area are used to calculate the major GPA)

Note:

HIST 4390 - Special Topics in History ; HIST 3399 - Directed Study in History  courses; and HIST 3342 - History in Film  may be applied to this area if the course content focuses upon non-U.S. topics.

Note:

HIST 4390 - Special Topics in History ; HIST 3399 - Directed Study in History  courses; and HIST 3342 - History in Film  may be applied to this area if the course content focuses U.S. topics.

3 Upper Level Hours in HIST:


Complete 3 semester credit hours in history at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Free Electives


Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ,” so that the student’s entire coursework, including the above requirements, totals 120 semester credit hours.

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