Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
  
2022-2023 University Catalog

History, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA History

Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of history and historical events in US and World History. 

Students will demonstrate knowledge of historical research methods.  

Students will utilize secondary and primary source materials for historical analysis. 

4

Students will demonstrate their ability to produce historical research and writing.  

5

Students will be able to present historical research in the form of an oral presentation. 

General Education Requirements


Mathematics Credits: 6 *


*See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts Section.

Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Humanities


  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3 5
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • Literature Credits: 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Elective Credits: 6 8

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 2

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives outside of major 3000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 21-24
  • PHIL Elective Credits: 3
     
  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
    OR
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
     
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • ENGL Literature Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 45


Course Requirements for Major


Total Credit Hours: 36


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. “C” or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS.
  4. Students can fulfill this requirement with courses from the subject areas listed as Liberal Arts Approved Electives, or by taking courses at the 3000+ level in social sciences or arts, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. The application of a course to two requirements, however, does not reduce the total number of hours required for graduation.
  5. The nine hours of foreign language must be in the same language. Alternately, students may opt to take 12 hours in two foreign languages (six hours in each of two languages.) If the 12-hour option is chosen, students may reduce approved electives by three hours. Advanced courses in foreign language are recommended for students anticipating graduate study.
  6. At least six hours of history electives must be from history courses with a geographical focus other than the United States.

LITERATURE: Six hours in literature courses from ENGL or Foreign Languages. Note: Writing or linguistics courses will not count toward the degree. Check prerequisites with these departments before choosing courses.

MATHEMATICS: Six hours above the remedial level (no credit for MATH 1021  or 1022). Placement in MATH courses by ACT score. Credit will be awarded for MATH 1115 , MATH 1125 , and/or MATH 1126  courses for those who pass higher level courses in the sequence with a C or better.

SCIENCE: Nine hours in two sciences (choose from BIOS, EES, CHEM, or PHYS): six hours in one science, plus three hours in another science. Three of the required hours must be in biology (BIOS 1053  and BIOS 1063 , the non-major biology courses, are recommended).

ARTS: Three hours of arts courses from FA, MUS, or FTCA.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: There are two paths to satisfying the language requirement: either successful completion of a three-semester sequence in a single foreign language (9 hrs.), or two semesters each in two different foreign languages (12 hrs.). Students with prior knowledge of a language may take a placement test to place into the second, third, or fourth semesters. Bypass credit will be awarded for all skipped courses if the student earns a C or better in the advanced courses.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: Twelve hours in ANTH, ECON, EDUC, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, URBN, WS. Six hours of credit at any level, plus six hours of credit at the 2000+ level. Students must take courses in at least two different subject areas.

HISTORY: HIST 1001 , HIST 1002 , HIST 2501 , HIST 2502 , and HIST 3002  plus 15 hours of elective 3000-4000 level HIST courses, and six hours of elective HIST courses at any level. Elective hours must be organized as follows: nine hours in a field of concentration (US, European, or Non-Western History) and six  ours outside the concentration (including 3 hours of Non-Western History).

PHILOSOPHY: 3 hours of PHIL at any level.

ELECTIVES: Thirty (30) or 33 hours of electives. Students may take no more than 9 hours of “nonapproved” electives, including a maximum of 3 hours of EDPE and EDHS (See College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development  catalog for a list of approved electives).

Four Year Plan of Study


First Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • Literature Credits: 3
  • HIST 3000+ Credits: 3
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3
  • - Credits: 3
  • BIOS/Physical Science Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • HIST any level Credits: 3
  • Non - HIST 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 3
  • Arts Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • HIST 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Non- HIST 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Social Science 2000+ Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 6
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • HIST 3000+ Credits: 3
  • HIST 3000+ Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 5
  • PHIL Elective Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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