Majors and Minors

Requirements for a B.A. in History
I. Major Requirements (39 total Credit Hours)
NOTE: All History classes are 3 Credit Hours

All Five Core courses (15 total Credit Hours):

HIS 223: U.S. to 1865
HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
HIS 292: World History to 1500
HIS 293: World History since 1500
HIS 491: Senior Seminar

Three courses from U.S. History (9 Credit Hours):

HIS 330: Women in the American Experience
HIS 349: Appalachian Oral History
HIS 350: African American History
HIS 415: Early America
HIS 417: The United States Since 1945
HIS 418: The United States, 1900-1945
HIS 430: U.S. Environmental History

Five courses from World History (15 Credit Hours):

HIS 337: Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 338: Early Modern Europe
HIS 340: Twentieth-Century Europe
HIS 390: Historiography and Methodology
HIS 401: Modern Latin America
HIS 402: History of Mexico
HIS 403: Latin American Women
HIS 404: Pre-Hispanic & Colonial Latin America
HIS 429: U.S. in the World since 1900
HIS 452: History of Modern Japan

Total: 39 credit hours


II. General Education Requirements (52-55 Credit Hours)
Students must complete the Liberal Arts in Action Commons (LAA) and Connector
course requirements of 52-55 credit hours. Three to six semester hours of Connector
requirements may be met by major requirements as follows:

American Diversity requirement: HIS 223 or HIS 224 (3 cr)
Social Science requirement with Teacher Licensure requirements (3 cr)

III. Electives (0-40 Credit Hours)
Students may choose to meet the elective hours required by completing a second major,
minor, or selected courses of personal interest.


IV. Minor in History (18 Credit Hours)
Students desiring to complete a minor in History must complete the following requirements:

HIS 223 U.S. to 1865 (3cr)
HIS 224 U.S. since 1865 (3cr)
HIS 293 World History since 1500 (3cr)
Three Upper-level History Course (300 or 400) (9cr)


V. History Major with Teacher Certification in Social Studies (9-12) (54 Credit Hours):
• Completion of requirements for a major
• Social Studies Certification

HIS 202 North Carolina History and Government 3
PS 111 American National Government 3
GEO 221 World Geography 3
ECO 220 Principles of Economics* 3
PSY 111 General Psychology* 3
SOC111 Introduction to Sociology * 3

• Other Required Courses:

CS 200 Computer Applications/Education 3

• Required Education Courses:

ED 205 Intro to Middle/Sec. Education 2
ED 314 The Adolescent Learner 3
ED 401 Psychological Found. Education 3
ED 402 Hist/Phil/Soc Foundations of Education 3
ED 410 Reading in Content Area 3
ED 415 Teaching of Social Studies Mdl/Sec 3
ED 465 Classroom Assessment 3
ED 473 Content Area Practicum – Social Studies 3
ED 470 Diversity in American Schools 3
ED 500 Obers/Dir Teaching 7

*Meets general education social science requirement

TOTAL 54 credit hours