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History Curriculum

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The Major For The BA In History

A minimum grade of a C in INST 160, 161 is a requirement for all History Majors.

Required:

Course Number Course Name Credit
HIST 201/202 U.S. History Survey 3,3
HIST 210W Historiography: Varieties of the Historical Interpretation 3
HIST 414 Historical Interpretation and Integration 3
Subtotal Credit Hours: 12

Pre-Modern Europe
Choose ONE from the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
HIST 315 Ancient Greece 3
HIST 316 Rome: Republic and Empire 3
HIST 317 Early Middle Ages 3
HIST 318 High Middle Ages 3
HIST 319 The Renaissance 3
HIST 320 Age of Reformation: 1500-1648 3

Modern Europe
Choose ONE from the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
HIST 321 The Age of Reason: 1648-1789 3
HIST 322 The Age of Revolutions: 1789-1848 3
HIST 323 The Age of Empires: 1848-1914 3
HIST 324 Twentieth-Century Europe 3
HIST 325 Cultural & Intellectual Origins of the Holocaust 3
HIST 420 European Intellectual History 3

American
Choose ONE from the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
HIST 435 U.S Legal History 3
HIST 440* The Black Church in America 3
HIST 450 Colonial and Revolutionary 3
HIST 460 The Early American Republic 3
HIST 470 American Intellectual History 3
HIST 480 Civil War and Reconstruction 3
HIST 485 The Gilded Age and Progressivism 3
HIST 490 The Modern United States 3

National, Regional or Topical
Choose TWO from the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
HIST 333 Medieval and Renaissance England 3
HIST 334 Great Britain since 1603 3
HIST 335 World since World War II 3
HIST 342 Topics in the History of Science 3
HIST 350* African-American History 3
HIST 352*
Russian History 3
HIST 353* History of the Middle East 3
HIST 354* History of Latin America 3
HIST 370 History of Economic Thought 3
HIST 371* The Byzantine Empire 3
HIST 372* Eastern Orthodox History and Theology 3

*Fulfills Knowledgeable about Global Diversity general education requirement

  • Subtotal credit hours: 15

Choose FIVE elective HIST courses at 300 and 400-level (may include an additional CSE or Senior Seminar)

  • Electives in History: 15
  • Subtotal credit Hours: 15
  • Total Credit Hours: 42

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