Begin Date: Summer Session 1993
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR A. G. ROEBER, 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 multiple major, providing flexibility in one's career choice.
For the B.A. degree in History, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
HISTORY MINOR: Students must select enough courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in HIST to account for 18 credits.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 18 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
HIST 001 GH(3), 002 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HIST 020 GH(3), 021 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HIST 302W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
(At least 12 credits must be at the 400 level.)
Select 6 credits in non-Western history from department list (Sem: 1-8)
Select 15 credits in any area (no history course excluded) (Sem: 1-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1993
Blue Sheet Item #: 21-01-011
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)