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History

Bachelor of Arts in History

The history major is frequently chosen by students who wish to pursue careers in such fields as teaching, law, library and archival work, and journalism, as well as in areas less directly related to the study of history, including fields in business and industry.

Bachelor of Arts in History
General Education Courses   Semester Hours
ACAD 101
Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills
   
Writing and Critical Thinking
   
WRIT 101
Composition

3

CRTW 201
Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills  
   
MATH 105, 150, 151 or 201
  3
Logic/Language/Semiotics
   
Foreign Language
At the 102 level

3-4†

  See approved list,

3

Oral Communication
See approved list,

3

Technology
See approved list,; may be met by another req

0-3

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking Across Disciplines    
HMXP 102
The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives
Met in major by HIST 111 or 112

0

Historical Perspectives
Met in major

0

Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines      
Natural Science
See approved list,; from 2 categories and one must be a lab science

7

Social Science
See approved list, must include 2 designators

6-9*

Humanities and Arts
See approved list,; 3 met in major

3-6*

  *A total of 12 hours must be met from these two categories  
Intensive Writing
Met in major with HIST 300

0

Constitution Requirement
Met in major with HIST 211

0

Requirements in the Major    

33

2 of
 

6

HIST 111 World Civilizations to 950

3

 
HIST 112 World Civilizations 950 - 1750

3

 
HIST 113 World Civilizations Since 1750

3

 
All of the following 4 courses:  

12

US History to 1877

3

 
US History since 1877

3

 
Historiography and Methodology

3

 
Senior Capstone Seminar

3

 
HIST electives, including 6 hours at the 500 level (in addition to HIST 590) and at least 3 semester hours from each of the following groupings:  

15

United States:
   
   HIST 302 Modern Civil Rights Movement  
     
HIST 308 American Ethnic History

3

HIST 310 The History of Women in Americ

3

HIST 313 Native American History

3

HIST 314 Colonial North America

3

HIST 315 Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST 325 U.S. Sports History

3

HIST 501 Hist of Social Movemnts in Ame

3

HIST 505 History of South Carolina

3

HIST 509 African American History

3

HIST 515 U S as World Power Since 1898

3

HIST 518 A History of the Old South

3

HIST 521 The New South

3

HIST 524 Emergence of Mod Amer 1877-193

3

HIST 525 The United States Since 1939

3

HIST 527 The American Revolution

3

Europe:
   
HIST 344 Europ Hist from Age Reason to

3

HIST 345 European History Since 1914

3

HIST 346 History of England to 1603

3

HIST 347 Hist of England 1603 to Presen

3

HIST 540 Ancient Greece and Rome

3

HIST 542 Medieval European History

3

HIST 547 History of Modern Russia

3

HIST 548 History of Modern Germany

3

     
     
    HIST 555 Chinese Foreign Relations 3
Asia, Africa and Latin America:
   
HIST 333 Imperial China

3

HIST 334 Modern China

3

HIST 335 Modern Japan

3

HIST 337 Early Africa

3

HIST 338 Modern Africa

3

HIST 351 Latin American History

3

HIST 352 History of US-Latin Amer Relat

3

HIST 552 South Asia Since 1600

3

 HIST 554 Women in Modern China  
     
HIST 560 History of Mexico,Central Amer

3

HIST 561 History of the Caribbean

3

HIST 350, 355A, B, C, 450, 463, 471/ 472, and 550 may also be taken as electives and would be applied to groupings as above in which the particular subject matter applies. HIST 590 may not be applied to any of these groupings. 
 
Foreign Language Requirement    

0-4

Minor    

15-24

General Electives    

18-35

Total    

124


†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.  A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

For additional degree requirements, visit the Degree Requirements page.

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