2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA; Public History Concentration

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The History Program offers a B.A. Degree in History as well as concentrations in Pre-Law, Public History, and Teacher Preparation in History and Social Science. A Minor in History is also available.

No grade below “C-” in major course work is accepted for graduation.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core   

History majors in the Public History concentration may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • HIST 125  and HIST 126  can satisfy the Global Citizenship Pillar requirement, for students who place into a 211-level language course or above
  • HIST 221 , among others, can satisfy the Historical and Contemporary Insights Pillar requirement
  • ANTH 202  can satisfy the Human Behavior and Social Institutions Pillar requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)


Additional Degree Requirements (3 credits)

In addition to the courses required for the Civitae Core Curriculum Program, students completing the History BA Degree are required to take one additional course in either the Humanities or Foreign Language.

Major Requirements (55-58 credits)

As noted above, some courses that meet major requirements are also designated Civitae Core Curriculum courses; such courses taken to meet Civitae Core requirements will be considered to also satisfy the associated major requirements (up to two Foundations pillars and one Perspectives course).

Core Requirements (10-13 credits) (Plus 3-6 credits included in Civitae Core Curriculum)

Public History Requirements (18 credits)

Area Electives (18 credits)

A minimum of six credits of Area Electives must be taken at the 400-level and must be taken in at least two different areas (US, EU, NW).

  • United States History Electives (US)/6 credits at the 300 level or above
  • European History Electives (EU)/6 credits at the 300 level or above
  • Non-Western History Electives (NW)/6 credits at the 200 level or above

Additional Major Requirements (6-9 credits) (Plus 0-3 credits included in Civitae Core Curriculum)

Choose nine credits from the following courses:

General Electives (19-23 credits)

It is recommended that students take electives in a field related to their major, such as Anthropology, Political Science, or Art History.

Total Credits Required

  • BA in History with concentration in Public History 120

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