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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 2012
End Date: Summer Session 2013

History - ARCHIVE

Abington College (HSTAB)
University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (HIST)

PROFESSOR MICHAEL KULIKOWSKI, Head

This major provides a broad introduction to the history of the great civilizations of the world and specific areas of historical inquiry. Centered in one of the basic, traditional disciplines, the History major offers invaluable preparation for students interested in a career in government, international relations, law, or librarianship, as well as essential training for those interested in a professional career as an academic or public historian, archivist, or secondary school teacher. Along with the perspective on the present that a study of the past engenders, the program develops skills in research, analysis, and synthesis that have proved useful in commerce and industry. The History major permits easy combination with minors, area studies, or even a concurrent major, providing flexibility in one's career choice.

For the B.A. degree in History, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
HIST 302W(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Choose one sequence from the following three:
HIST 001 GH;IL(3), HIST 002 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HIST 010 GH;IL(3), HIST 011 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HIST 020 GH;US(3), HIST 021 GH;US(3) (Sem: 1-4)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (27 credits)
Select 12 credits, in consultation with an advisor, at the 100-200-level, one course from each of the following field categories: Europe, United States, Global, Pre-Modern* (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits at the 100-400-level (Sem: 1-8)
Select 12 credits at the 400-level, at least one course which must be in Global History (Sem: 5-8)

* Courses that appear in two History categories (such as HIST 174) cannot be double-counted to be applied to two field categories. However, the student may choose to which category to apply the course.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 41-02-030

Review Date: 10/02/2012

Department head updated by Publications: 3/23/11

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