Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
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Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge of history.
  • Analyze primary and secondary sources for their historical content and interpretations.
  • Demonstrate ability to research according to historical methods.
  • Demonstrate writing skills that reflect persuasive historical arguments based on evidence and proper citation


Core Areas A, B, C, D, E: 42 Hours


Core Area D must include a laboratory course

Core Area F: 18 Hours

Complete 2001 in a language other than English (FREN/GRMN/SPAN or the equivalent in another language); AND complete FREN/GRMN/SPAN 2002 (or the equivalent in another language) OR FORL 2100, 2200, 2300, or an approved 2000-level FORL course.

  • Foreign language 2001 and 2002 or passing an exemption examination 0-6
  • 3 Credit Hours (must earn a C or better)
  • Courses selected from ANTH, CS, ECON, GEOG, XIDS, PHIL, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, and Statistics. (no more than 6 hours from any one area) 3-12

Whatever has not been taken under area E, or exempted: 3-6 Hours

Courses Required for the Degree: 30 Hours

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • At least one upper-level course in each of the following: U.S. history, European history, world history; six additional electives, at least one focused on the pre-1800 period.

Minor Field: 15 Hours

Electives, All Options: 9-12 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Both HIST 2111  and HIST 2112  must be taken by History majors unless exempt. Either course satisfies the state requirement. HIST 1111  and HIST 1112  are also required of majors unless exempt. HIST 1111 , HIST 1112 , HIST 2111 , and HIST 2112  must be taken in Core Areas E and F.

Students must have a minimum 2.0 institutional GPA requirement to enter and remain in the major in good standing.

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