BA in History
History, drawing upon nearly all fields of knowledge, helps provide a deeper understanding and perspective of the forces which influence individuals and the world around them. It trains one in the skills of research, analysis and written interpretation.
Students majoring in History may earn licensure to teach History or Social Studies on the secondary level (grades 9- 12). See the Cato School of Education for more information.
Writing-intensive course requirement
The writing-intensive course requirement is met with HIST 311.
Requirements for a major in History:
Students are required to complete 37 hours in the major.
HIST 201 The Emergence of the West
HIST 202 The West in the World
HIST 203 American History to 1877
HIST 204 American History since 1877
HIST 289 Seminar in US History
HIST 291 Seminar in World History
HIST 311 Research Techniques
HIST 495 Masterworks
Plus one 300-level European history elective chosen from:
HIST 303 Ancient Greece
HIST 304 Ancient Rome
HIST 305 Medieval History
HIST 306 Early Modern Europe
HIST 309 Contemporary Europe
HIST 329 French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST 330 British History
HIST 331 Russian History
HIST 332 German History
HIST 333 Classical Political Thought
HIST 334 Modern Political Thought
Plus one 300-level US history elective chosen from:
HIST 320 Inventing the American Economy
HIST 335 The American Revolution
HIST 337 Invasion of the Americas
HIST 340 African-American History
HIST 341 The Civil Rights Movement in America
HIST 345 Religion in America
HIST 349 The Era of the Civil War
HIST 352 History of American Journalism
HIST 353 US Top News Stories
HIST 386 American Capitalism
HIST 389 Topics in American History
HIST 392 American Women
Plus one 300-level non-US/non-European elective chosen from:
HIST 307 Latin America
HIST 391 Topics in World History
Or non-history courses approved by the history department, to include, for example:
POLS 302 African Politics
POLS 303 Latin American Politics
POLS 304 Politics of the Middle East
POLS 306 Politics of Developing Countries
Plus two additional 300-level history electives
Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth College Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.
- The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program.
- The Hayworth College Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. Hayworth College also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. Hayworth College realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.