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

Pre-Modern Europe
Choose ONE from the following courses:

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

Modern Europe
Choose ONE from the following courses:

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

American
Choose ONE from the following courses:

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

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

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

*Fulfills Knowledgeable about Global Diversity general education requirement

  • Subtotal credit hours: 15

Choose FIVE elective HIS 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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