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2013–2014 Undergraduate Catalog

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History Minors


  • Students must earn grades of C or higher in history courses to fulfill the history requirement. Any student whose history grade point average (GPA) in history courses falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation for one semester. If the history GPA is not raised to 2.0 by the end of this one semester grace period, the student may not enroll in additional history courses as a history major. No student will be allowed to graduate as a history major if his/her GPA in history courses is below 2.0.
  • Students may not double major in broad field social studies and history.
  • Thematic Categories
    • Multi-sited Histories – 105, 106, 220, 221, 304, 315, 342, 344, 349, 359, 370, 373
    • West and the World – 101, 102, 153, 295, 308, 330, 335, 346, 351
    • Historical Continuity and Change – 217, 218, 247, 254, 311, 347, 352, 353, 354, 355, 360, 380, 385, SPSL 220  

History (Bachelor of Arts)

  • core curriculum and mission seminars – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • major requirements – HIST 100, 101 or 105, 102 or 106, 111, 112, 465, 466, 21 credits of HIST, with at least 15 at the 300 level or above, distributed as below:
    • One course from each of the three thematic categories listed above (Multi-sited Histories, The West and the World, and Historical Continuity and Historical Change)
    • A minimum of an additional four courses (12 credits) from any of the three categories. A course chosen to meet the minimum distribution (one course from each theme) may not be used as an additional elective.
  • School of Letters and Sciences graduation requirement and final degree requirements – see the degree requirements section of this catalog for specific requirements of this major, the Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, as well as final graduation requirements
    The total credits of the major requirements are 51. The core curriculum and mission seminars require 35-43 credits. A total of 128 credits, 43 of which need to be at the 300/400 level, are required to graduate. Transfer course, waivers and/or substitutions, and prerequisite courses could modify these credit totals.