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BA in History

Overview:

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.

Teacher licensure

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:

Choose at least two of the following:
HIST 103 U.S. History to 1877
HIST 104 U.S. History since 1877
HIST 110 Emergence of the West
HIST 111 West in the World

Plus, choose at least one of the following:
HIST 107 Latin American History
HIST 108 Perspectives in Global History
HIST 113 East Asian Civilizations, 1400-Present

Plus, take:
HIST 289 Seminars in American History
HIST 291 Seminars in World History
HIST 311 Research and Writing Techniques
(taken before second semester junior year)
HIST 495 Masterworks
(taken during fall semester of senior year)

Plus, take at least one 300-level seminar in American history from:
HIST 320 Inventing the American Economy
HIST 324 Immigration & the Making of America
HIST 335 American Revolution
HIST 340 African-American History
HIST 341 The Civil Rights Movement
HIST 349 Civil War America
HIST 389 Topics in U.S. History
HIST 392 American Women

Plus, take at least one 300-level European history from:
HIST 329 French Revolution & Napoleon
HIST 354 Dragons & Dungeons: Medieval Britain
HIST 355 The Russian Revolution: Lenin to Stalin
HIST 356 Nazi Germany
HIST 391 Topics in World History (European only)

Plus, take at least one 300-level non-U.S./non-European history from:
HIST 364 ¡Viva México! Roots of the Mexican Nation
HIST 370 Youth Revolution and China
HIST 391 Topics in World History (non-European only)

Plus, take at least three additional 300-level history electives

TOTAL: 13 courses for 39 hrs

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies 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 School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies 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.

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