Oct 27, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History B.A.


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The History major prepares students to succeed in graduate school and the professional world.  The program further develops students’ writing and analytical skills and offers a wide range of courses in specialized areas from U.S. Constitutional history to 20th Century China. History majors are required to complete a 20-credit minor in a different academic field. Additionally, this degree program requires two semesters of the same foreign language.

Completing this degree program will provide students with:

  • Historical Literacy: Fostering an appreciation and broad understanding of the past by examining relevant historical information from primary and secondary sources.
  • Analytical Reasoning: Effectively applying methods of analysis, synthesis, and selection to diverse bodies of historical information.
  • Theoretical and Methodological Competency: Constructively employing historiographical models, paradigms, theories and techniques.
  • Professional Formation and Communication: Developing professional readiness, including the effective oral and written communication of knowledge and analyses

 

Courses required for the major:


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Core Curriculum:


In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 128 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.

Note


Students majoring in History are required to complete a 20-credit minor in another academic field.

Special Topics courses periodically offered by the History Department will satisfy the HY core curriculum elective requirement and HY major requirements.

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