The History major requires a total of 120 credit hours, with 33 hours in the major above the 1000 level. The major chooses elective courses in HIST among the lower level--2 courses at the 2000 level and 4 courses at the 3000 level--and 3 courses at the upper (5000) level. Additionally, all majors are required to take (and pass with a grade of "C" or better) Historian's Craft (HIST 3800) before they can take Senior Thesis (HIST 4950).
Undergraduate degree offered:
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History
- Minor in History
Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Joseph Kicklighter, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Charles Israel, Chair e-mail: email@example.com
Department of History
310 Thach Hall
History majors have popularly been associated with careers in law or higher education, but the fact is that many majors choose careers in a variety of other fields, including Public Administration, the Civil or Foreign Services, Business or the Military. In whatever career one chooses, such important skills as critical thinking, research and writing experience, as well as reading comprehension are highly important, and all are emphasized in the program for history majors. Additionally, persons who major in history develop informed perspectives on current conditions both at home and abroad that many consider essential to many careers in today's world.
Some general information on careers in history is available at the American Historical Association: http://historians.org/pubs/Free/careers/Index.htm Interested students should also speak with the Undergraduate Program Officer in History and their individual professors.
Examples of Job Titles for History Majors:
Some of these jobs require education beyond the bachelor’s degree.
- Community Relations Director
- Congressional Aide
- Consumer Advocate
- FBI / CIA Agent
- Foreign News Corresp.
- Foreign Service Officer
- Government Official
- Historic Preservationist
- Historic Site Tour Guide
- Historical Society Staff
- Insurance Agent / Broker
- Intelligence Analyst
- International Relations
- Legal Assistant / Paralegal
- Market Research Analyst
- Media Consultant
- Museum Curator
- Museum Tech. & Specialist
- Park Ranger
- Peace Corps / Vista Worker
- Political Scientist
- Public Relations Specialist
- Research Assistant
- Teacher, Social Studies
- Technical Writer
- Travel Agent
- Urban Administrator
- Urban Planner
- Writer / Author
Curriculum in History
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Foreign Language l (College Core)||4||Foreign Language ll (College Core)||4|
|Core History||3||Core History to complete the sequence||3|
|Core Mathematics||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|Core Literature||3||Core Social Science||3|
|Core Humanities1||3||Core Science ll||4|
|Core Social Science||3||Free Electives3||3|
|Core Science l||4||Liberal Arts Electives3||3|
|Group 1 course2||3||Group 1 course2||3|
|HIST 3800 Historian's Craft4||3||Group 2 courses2||6|
|Group 2 courses2||6||Liberal Arts Electives3||6|
|Liberal Arts Elective3||3||Free Electives3||4|
|COMM 1000 Public Speaking5||3||HIST 4950 Senior Thesis: Historical Research and Writing||3|
|Group 3 courses2||6||Group 3 course2||3|
|Liberal Arts Elective3||3||Liberal Arts Elective3||3|
|Free Electives3||4||Free Electives3||6|
|UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Group 1 courses consist of any 2000-level history course; Group 2 courses consist of any 3000-level history course; Group 3 courses consist of any 5000-level history course. One three-hour course must cover topics outside of European and United States history. The following courses will meet this one-course requirement: HIST 2100, HIST 2120, HIST 2130, HIST 3630, HIST 3640, HIST 5600, HIST 5620, HIST 5640, HIST 5650, HIST 5660, HIST 5670, and HIST 5680. The history adviser may also approve specific sections of HIST 3970 and HIST 5970 if they are focused on non-European and non-United States topics.
Students must meet with their advisers to identify liberal arts and free electives.
Students must successfully complete HIST 3800 before they can take 5000-level courses in history. In addition, they must complete HIST 3800 with at least a C to enroll in HIST 4950.
COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.
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Last Updated: March 13, 2014