2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

History, B.A.

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A major consists of at least ten courses and must include:

First year seminar

One first year writing seminar taught by a member of the history department may also contribute to the major…., but will not be considered one of the three required foundation courses. Further, no more than two exam equivalency courses (HST-100, 120, or 130) and/or first year writing seminars may contribute to major requirements.

All exceptions to major requirements must be approved by the department chair.

Students planning to teach social studies in secondary schools must complete a major in the field to obtain a teacher certificate, which must include:

  • at least two courses focused on the history of the United States
  • at least two European history courses with one or more numbered between 200 and 399

Course Options for First-Year Students

If you are interested in exploring history, here are some possibilities to consider.

Fall 2021 (with associated GER)

Spring 2022 (with associated GER)

Two-Credit Courses

The History Department offers several special topics courses every year. Students may enroll in any number of these two-credit courses during their undergraduate careers.

  • *Fall 2021 - Urban History:  Semi-Colonial Shanghai

                        Urban History:  Seventeenth Century London


  • *Spring 2022 - Historical Lives:  Mao Zedong

                             Historical Lives:  Martin Luther

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