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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

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met by other requirement
0-3
    Technology See approved list; may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with HIST 300 0
    Constitution Requirement Met in major with HIST 211 or 212 0
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators; 

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be partially met in major

3-6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two
different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

Subtotal   32-41
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
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 Movements in Amer

3

    HIST 502 Social Movements in the US since the 1960s 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 522 Southern Religious History 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 549 The Third Reich 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 554 Women in Modern China 3
HIST 555 Chinese Foreign Relations 3
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    

3-8

Minor    

15-24

General Electives    

14-37

Total    

120


†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. 

Must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of HIST courses in residence at Winthrop.

 Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

 

For additional degree requirements, visit the Degree Requirements page.

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