History B.A.

Degree Requirements

Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog) (42 semester hours)

Area F (18 semester hours)

HIST 1131World Civilization & Soc I

3

or

HIST 1132World Civilization & Soc II

3

HIST 2111The United States to 1877

3

HIST 2112The United States Since 1877

3

Foreign Language

0 - 9

Foreign Language: must show competence at the level of the fourth university course (2002 level)

HIST 1132: if not taken in Area E

Selections from (0-12 hours):

ANTH 1102Introduction to Anthropology

3

ANTH 1104Introduction to Archeology

3

ANTH 2201Cultural Anthropology

3

CSCI 1000Intro to Computer Sci & Appl

3

CSCI 1010First-Year Academic Seminar

1

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3

GEOG 1101Intro to Human Geography

3

GEOG 1102World Regional Geography

3

MATH 2600Probability and Statistics

3

POLS 2101Intro to Political Science

3

POLS 2201State & Local Government

3

POLS 2350Intro to the Law

3

POLS 2401Intro to Intl Relations

3

PSYC 1101Intro to General Psychology

3

PSYC 2101Intro to the Psy of Adjustment

3

PSYC 2200Psychology of Gender

3

SOCI 1121Sociological Perspectives

3

SOCI 1160Intro to Social Problems

3

(Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GC.)

Major Requirements (27 semester hours)

You can view the full listing of all undergraduate level History courses and descriptions at: Undergraduate History Courses

European/English history, two courses from the following (6 hours):

HIST 3301England to 1660

3

HIST 3305England Since 1660

3

HIST 4110Classical Greece

3

HIST 4120Classical Rome

3

HIST 4130The Middle Ages

3

HIST 4155Early Modern Europe

3

HIST 4170Women in Early Mod Europe

3

HIST 4210French Revolution & Napoleon

3

HIST 4215Nineteenth-Century Revolutions

3

HIST 4220Modern Europe

3

HIST 4230Modern France

3

HIST 4245Modern Germany

3

HIST 4250Twentieth Century Russia

3

HIST 4280Int'ual & Cult His of Eur 1550

3

HIST 4285Int & Clt His of Eur Since1550

3

HIST 4310Tudor England

3

HIST 4315Stuart England

3

HIST 4360Cul His of Wales, Scotlnd, Ire

3

HIST 4380Brit Emp & Cmnwlth of Nations

3

HIST 4950Special Topics

1 - 4

Nonwestern/Third World history or Regional Geography, one course from the following (3 hours):

HIST 4380Brit Emp & Cmnwlth of Nations

3

HIST 4700Conquest of Latin America

3

HIST 4710Modern Middle East

3

HIST 4950Special Topics

1 - 4

Required Courses:

HIST electives

12

HIST 3001Historical Research & Writing

3

HIST 4970Senior Thesis

1 - 3

Course descriptions for History courses and elective options can be found at: History Courses

Total Credit Hours: 120

NOTES:

  • History majors can substitute one of the following for one upper-division HIST elective: GEOG 4205: Political Geography, or RELI 3950: Special Topics with departmental approval, or any upper-division course with approval of the Department of History & Geography chair.
  • All 27 semester hours in the major field must be at the 3000 - 4000 level.
  • A maximum of 3 semester hours from any and all of the following categories of courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement, above: independent study, internship, and study abroad.

Degree Requirements (3-15 semester hours)

  1. Students should take HIST 3001, Historical Research and Writing, by the end of their second semester, sophomore year. Students may take two upper division courses before taking HIST 3001, but are advised to avoid taking upper division courses until HIST 3001 is taken.
  2. Fulfill the requirements of a Senior Capstone Experience by completing the requirements of Senior Thesis, HIST 4970. (3 hours) Senior Thesis will be taken in conjunction with scheduled classes. In consultation with the instructor, the student will register for an upper division class that broadly covers the area of his/her thesis research. The student will register for both the upper division class and also for Senior Thesis, under the name of the same faculty member. Students will not be allowed to complete Senior Thesis until the first or second semester of their senior year. Students may also fulfill the Senior Capstone requirement by participating in a pre-approved and sanctioned study abroad course, HIST 4980.
  3. Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). (9-12 hours)
  4. A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that count toward the major.
  5. A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  6. Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a passing grade. (cannot be counted towards graduation)
  7. Exit Survey / Information
  8. Portfolio of Papers to include Senior Thesis
  9. A minimum total score of 130 is required in order to pass the Senior Exit Exam.