College of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Requirements

This concentration is for students who want to study history for intellectual self-fulfillment or vocational reasons. It allows more flexibility in the selection of courses and does not have a foreign language requirement. Students choose from one of three specializations: U.S. history, European history, or world history.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2014-2015)

One required course (3 credits) taken within the first 9 credits

HIST 610 - The Study and Writing of History Credits: 3

Four courses (12 credits) in a specialization

Specialization in U.S. history (at least 3 credits from each group)

Origins to 1861
1861–1914
1914 World War I to the present

Specialization in European history (at least 3 credits from each group)

Ancient, medieval, early modern to 1789
1789–1914
1914 to the present

Specialization in world history (at least 3 credits from two regions)

Africa
Asia
Middle East
Latin America

One research seminar (3 credits) in a specialization

HIST 711 - Research Seminar in U.S. History Credits: 3
HIST 731 - Research Seminar in European History Credits: 3
HIST 751 - Research Seminar in Comparative World History Credits: 3

Four courses (12 credits) of electives

Thesis Option

Students may optionally do a thesis. Students who choose this option complete only 6 credits of electives.

HIST 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

Total: 30 Credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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