Program Requirements

History Program Requirements

  • General Education Requirements
  • History Majors/History Minors

General Education Requirements

The Foundations:

  • FYS111 – First Year Seminar
  • GE112 – Ethical Reasoning
  • ENG111
  • ENG112
  • HHP111

The Perspectives

  • Aesthetic Perspectives
  • Humanities Perspectives: HIS 223 or HIS 224
  • Humanities Perspectives: ENG or REL/PHIL
  • Quantitative Reasoning (MTH 107)
  • Natural Scientific Perspectives
  • Social Scientific Perspectives
  • Foreign language I
  • Foreign language II
  • I & I (U.S)
  • I & I (World)

History Major Requirements:

Core Requirements:

  • 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 391: Junior Seminar
  • HIS 491: Senior Seminar

Distribution Requirements (300 level or higher):

Three U.S. History:

  • HIS 310: In Their Own Words: American Autobiography in the Revolutionary Era
  • HIS 317: The United States since 1945
  • HIS 330: Women in the American Experience
  • HIS 349: Appalachian History
  • HIS 350: African American History
  • HIS 355: Civil Rights and Popular Music: From Chuck Berry to Tupac
  • HIS 413: The Long Civil War, 1830-1877
  • HIS 415: Early America
  • HIS 418: American Politics/Society, 1900-1945

Five World History:

Three from the following:
  • HIS 301: Modern Latin America
  • HIS 303: Latin American Women
  • HIS 320: The Ancient World
  • HIS 404: Mexico: Ancient Times to Independence
  • HIS 429: U.S. in the World since 1900
  • HIS 452: History of Modern Japan
And two from the following:
  • HIS 338: Early Modern Europe
  • HIS 340: Twentieth-Century Europe
  • HIS 437: Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 441: Europe since 1789

Total major hour requirements:  42 hours

 

Requirements for a Minor in History:

  • HIS 223: U.S. to 1865 (meets the Humanities perspective requirement)
  • HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
  • HIS 292: World History to 1500 or HIS 293: World History since 1500 (meets global perspective requirement)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • I&I History: US or World