Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in History

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 12
Major and Related Courses 24
Free Elective Courses 47
TOTAL 120

Students who wish to major in history must have a 2.0 GPA for admission. Students with a major in history must maintain a 2.0 GPA in history courses with no more than two grades of D+ or lower in major courses.

Required pre-major courses 12 hours

To be taken in the freshman or sophomore year:

HIS 101World Civilization I

3

HIS 102World Civilization II

3

HIS 111American History I

3

HIS 112American History II

3

Required history courses 9 hours

HIS 287Research Methods in History

3

HIS 492Senior Seminar I

3

HIS 493Senior Seminar II

3

Elective history courses 15 hours

Students must take at least one 300- or 400-level history course in each of the three following geographical areas: Europe, the United States, and a non-Europe non-U.S. area (Latin America, Africa, or Asia). The remaining six hours (two courses) may be satisfied with any 200-level or higher history course. A history major will be allowed to substitute one government course for a history elective in the major. Such substitution must be done with the approval of academic advisors.

U.S. history courses

Choose one course:

HIS 331History of the American Deaf Community

3

HIS 332Mass Media & Deaf Community

3

HIS 333History of Disability in the U.S.

3

HIS 340Nineteenth Century American Deaf History

3

HIS 375African American History: Civil War to the Present

3

HIS 376History of the American City

3

HIS 377The United States in the Twentieth Century

3

HIS 378U.S. Women's History

3

HIS 381Gay & Lesbian History

3

HIS 400Deaf Women's History

3

HIS 460American Colonial History

3

European history courses

Choose one course:

HIS 300Nazi Germany and World War II Through Film

3

HIS 34519th Century Europe

3

HIS 34620th Century Europe

3

HIS 380The History of Sexuality

3

HIS 440The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon

3

African, Asian, Middle-Eastern, and Latin American history courses

Choose one course:

HIS 344History of the Modern Middle East

3

HIS 351History of Africa

3

HIS 352Social Movements and Revolution in Modern Latin America

3

HIS 353History of Race, Gender and Culture in Latin America

3

HIS 430History of Latin America

3

Other elective history courses

HIS 150Introduction to Women's Studies

3

HIS 322Cultural Geography

3

HIS 323Geography and the Environment

3

HIS 495Special Topics

1-5

HIS 499Independent Study

1-3