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 2012-2013)
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:
HIST 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6.
Students who choose this option complete only 6 credits of electives.
Total: 30 Credits
Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.