A Specialization in History provides a global perspective on the social, political and intellectual development of civilizations. It allows students an opportunity to reflect on the past, gain a historical perspective on the present, and acquire a knowledge and understanding of human behavior. A History specialization may choose courses that deal with Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
The History program offers a curriculum that is designed to prepare graduates to function in and contribute to an expanding society; enhance critical thinking skills; develop an appreciation and understanding of historical research methodologies; become aware of the contributions of diverse cultures to our global society and be able to internalize and integrate this information into their total knowledge base; and prepare students for advanced professional studies as well as varied career opportunities.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences with a Specialization in History, a student must complete a minimum of 131 semester credit hours including 36 semester credit hours in History. The required courses are HIS 101, 102, 201, 202; 314 or 316; 333 or 366, and HIS 499; the remaining 15 semester credit hours of 300/400 level History courses must be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor. Additionally, the student must complete a minor.
A minor in History requires the completion of 21 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include HIS 102, 201, and 202; the remaining 12 semester credit hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s minor advisor from 300/400 level History courses. In addition, students must complete HIS 103 as part of the Liberal Studies requirement.