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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 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. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours must be in a Physical Science.
  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, 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


History, BA

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

Four Year Plan of Study Key

GE - General education

M - Major coursework

O - Other coursework

FE - Free electives

RE - Restricted electives

UR - University requirements

CR - College requirements

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major.

 

First Year of Enrollment


 

First Year

Code

 Course

 Credit Hours

GE

ENGL 1157   English Composition

 3

GE

ENGL 1158  English Composition or

ENGL 1159  English Composition Honors

 (C or better grade required.)

 3

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 3

GE-RE

 Mathematics/Analytical Reasoning -

 See General Education Menu

 3

GE-RE

 Social/Behavioral Sciences - See General Education Menu

 3

GE-RE

 Social/Behavioral Sciences - See General Education Menu

 3

M

HIST 1001   World History I

 3

M 

 HIST 1002  World History II

 3

M

 History Elective, any level

 3

O

 Philosophy Elective

 3

O - UR

UNIV 1001   University Success

 (UNIV 1001 is required of all first-time students.)

 1

Total hours - Year One: 31

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours must be in a Physical Science.
  3. 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.
  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. At least six hours of history electives must be from history courses with a geographical focus other than the United States.

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Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year

 Code

 Course

 Credit Hours

GE-RE

 Humanities - ENGL Literature - See General Education Menu

 3

O-CR

 Humanities - Literature

 3

GE-RE

 Natural/Life/Physical Science2 - BIOS elective.

 See General Education Menu

 3

GE-RE

 Natural/Life/Physical Science- BIOS or Physical Science elective.

 See General Education Menu

 3 

GE-RE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: Foreign Language 10011,3 

 3

GE-RE

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: Foreign Language 10021,3

 3

O-CR

 Social Science 2000+

 3

M

 HIST 2501   US History I

 3

M

 HIST 2502   US History II

 3

M

 HIST 3000+ elective5

 3

Total Hours - Year Two: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours must be in a Physical Science.
  3. 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.
  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. At least six hours of history electives must be from history courses with a geographical focus other than the United States.

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Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three

 Code

 Course

 Credit Hours

O-CR

 Foreign Language 2001 or Second Foreign Language 10013

 3

M

HIST 3002  Historical Thought and Writing

 3

M-RE

 HIST elective, any level5

 3

M-RE

 HIST 3000+ elective5

 3

GE-RE

 Fine Arts - See General Education Menu

 3

O-CR

 Social Science 2000+

 3

O-CR

 Non-HIST 3000+ elective4

 3

GE-RE

 Natural/Life/Physical Science2 - Physical Science elective.

 See General Education Menu

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 3

Total hours - Year Three: 30

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours must be in a Physical Science.
  3. 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.
  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, 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. At least six hours of history electives must be from history courses with a geographical focus other than the United States.

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Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four

 Code

 Course

 Credit Hours

M-RE

 HIST elective, 3000+5

 3

M-RE

 HIST elective, 3000+5

 3

M-RE

 HIST elective, 3000+5

 3

O-CR

 Non-HIST 3000+ elective4

 3

O-CR

 Second Foreign Language 1002 or Free Elective3

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 3

O-FE

 Free Elective

 2

Year Four - Total Hours: 29

Total degree hours: 120

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS and 3 hours must be in a Physical Science.
  3. 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.
  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, 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. At least six hours of history electives must be from history courses with a geographical focus other than the United States.

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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