History - Academic Requirements
MAJOR PROGRAM IN HISTORY
Students who seek the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history must complete a total of 36 hours of history. Majors must take HIS 1301 and HIS 1302. HIS 1302 will not satisfy a core requirement for history majors. [History majors must take American Government (POS 2311), General Psychology (PSY2301), and General Sociology (SOC 2301).] The six-hour United States survey courses (HIS 2306 and HIS 2307) are also required for all majors. The remaining 24 hours must be coursework on the junior and senior levels in the following areas: three hours of Black-American history; three hours of European history; three hours of Third World history—either Africa, Asia, or Latin America; a research course in the senior year—either Materials and Methods of Research in Black-American History (HIS 4347) or Historiography (HIS 4316); and 12 additional hours of history courses at the junior or senior levels. History majors not seeking certification in social studies at the secondary level are required to select a minor from another field. History majors must have a grade of C or higher in each class of the 36 semester hours of history classes in the major.
The following courses are required as support courses for those who choose a minor: three hours of geography; three hours of philosophy; three hours of political science beyond the core; Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2312); and six hours of a research skill. The research requirement can be satisfied by
taking six hours of a foreign language at the intermediate level or six hours of computer science-related courses.
MINOR PROGRAM IN HISTORY
Students seeking a minor in history must complete 24 semester hours of history. The following courses are required: World Civilization (HIS 1301 and HIS 1302) and United States History surveys (HIS 2306 and HIS 2307), three hours of Black-American History, and nine additional hours of history courses at the junior and senior levels. Students seeking a minor in history must have a grade of C or higher in each class of the 24 semester hours of history coursework in the minor.
COURSES FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN HISTORY
|ENG||1301||Freshman Comp I||3||ENG||1302||Freshman Comp II||3|
|BIO||1301||General Biology I||3||MUS||1301||Introduction to Music or|
|MAT||1311||College Mathematics I or||ART||1301||Introduction to Art||3|
|MAT||1323||Fund/Mathematics||3||HIS||1302||World Civilization II||3|
|HIS||1301||World Civilization I||3||POS||2311||American Government||3|
|HED||1201||Health Education||2||PHS||2336||Physical Science||3|
|FYC||1103||Freshman Seminar||1||PHS||2316||Physical Science Lab||1|
|ENG||2301||World Literature I||3||HUM||2310||African-American Culture||3|
|PYS||2301||General Psychology||3||SOC||2301||General Sociology||3|
|SPY||2341||Fundamentals of Speech||3||HIS||2307||US History Since 1865||3|
|HIS||2306||US History to 1865||3||ECO||2312||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|FLS||xxxx||Intermed. Foreign Language or||FLS||xxxx||Intermed. Foreign Language or|
|CSC||xxxx||Computer Science||3||CSC||xxxx||Computer Science||3|
|HIS||3341||Black American History to 1865 or||HIS||3323||History of England or|
|HIS||3342||Black American History since 1865 or||HIS||3356||Modern Russian History or|
|HIS||3345||Blacks in Urban America Since 1945||3||HIS||4366||Medieval History||3|
|GEO||xxxx||Geography Elective||3||HIS||4331||History of Africa or|
|PHI||xxxx||Philosophy Elective||3||HIS||3332||History/Pol East Asia or|
|POS||xxxx||Political Science Elective||3||HIS||4372||Latin America since 1824||3|
|Minor Elective||3||HIS||xxxx||History Elective||3|
|HIS||4347||Mat/Meth. Research Black History or||HIS||xxxx||History Elective||3|
|HIS||xxxx||History Elective||3||Minor Electives||6|
TOTAL HOURS: 122 SH*
General Education Core Requirements in bold type
*To graduate, history majors must have at least 122 semester hours and an overall grade point average of 2.0.
They must also have a grade of C or higher in each class of the 36 semester hours of the history courses in the major. Each student must have at least 40 semester hours of upper division coursework.
Minor requirements vary. The paradigm above contains an 18-hour minor, the most common requirement. If, however, a minor requires more than 18 hours or if support courses satisfy a minor’s requirements, the free elective total in the paradigm will change.