Dec 03, 2022  
2013-2014 General Catalog 

History Major, B.S.

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History Mission Statement

The history program is committed to preparing undergraduate students to understand their historical and cultural heritage. It supports the university’s mission by emphasizing excellence in teaching with courses grounded in the liberal arts and sciences tradition, a curriculum designed to foster knowledge of human cultures and instill intellectual and practical skills involving inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork and problem solving. The history discipline supports the general education program at the university. In cooperation with the College of Education, the department prepares students for teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools, and it works to qualify majors for graduate study and advanced administrative specialization. The program also includes the interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies, Sustainability Studies, Shakespeare Studies, and Women and Gender Studies Minors. In keeping with the university’s mission, the program emphasizes personal and social responsibility by requiring students to complete projects involving civic engagement, experiential learning, and service learning that elevate students’ civic knowledge, intercultural competence, and ethical reasoning, experience that together provide foundations for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.

General Education Core

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  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

Degree Requirements

BS Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement (12 credits)

History Major Curriculum Summary (B.S.)

History Major Requirements (36 Credits)

History Elective Credits (21)

  1. A student must take at least 21 hours of elective credit.
  2. No more than 12 lower division credits will be accepted toward a History or History Teaching Major.
  3. A history major must pass HIST 4990  with a “B-” or better grade.
  4. No Grade below a “C-” is acceptable in the major.

Other Electives (37 Credits)

  • Free Electives 37 credits

Total Credits, B.S. degree: 120

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