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2012-2013 University Catalog archived

History major leading to BA degree


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A major in history leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 36 credits in history, including the following:

  1. Introduction: At least six credits from the 100-level courses, preferably taken during the first or sophomore years
  2. At least 24 credits in history courses numbered 200 or above including the following distribution of credits:
    1. Depth: At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars

      European and Russian history

      American history (and, with the department head’s approval, Latin American history)

      Global history, including Asian, African, and Latin American (and, with the department head’s approval, Russian history)
    2. Breadth: At least nine of these 24 credits will be in history courses outside the area of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars
  3. Electives: At least six additional credits.

1. Introduction:


At least six credits from the 100-level courses, preferably taken during the first or sophomore years.

2. At least 24 credits in history courses numbered 200 or above including the following distribution of credits:


a. Depth:


At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars
European and Russian history
American history (and, with the department head’s approval, Latin American history) Global history, including Asian, African, and Latin American (and, with the department head’s approval, Russian history)

b. Breadth:


At least nine of these 24 credits will be in history courses outside the area of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminars.

3. Electives:


At least six additional credits.

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