History Major

Requirements for a Major in History

42 credits including:

Requirements for a Major in History(15 credits)
HI-103World Civilization I3
HI-104World Civilization II3
HI-105World Civilization III3
HI-111US History I3
HI-112US History II3
Electives 1(24 credits)
US History electives6
European History electives6
Area Studies electives6
Select one other elective in history, which can be from the “General” category 23
Two electives must be at the 300 or 400 level 33
Historical Methods 4(3 credits)
HI-411The Historian's Craft3
or HI-440 Internship in History
Capstone Experience 5(3 credits)
HI-460Senior Research Seminar in History3
or HI-470 Senior Thesis in History
Total Credits45
1

All electives must be at the 200 level or higher.

2

Any history offerings excluding required survey courses HI-103, HI-104, HI-105, HI-111 and HI-112)

3

Two electives must be at the 300 or 400 level excluding required HI-411

4

To be taken during sophomore or junior year.

5

For majors entering in curriculum year 2010 and later: Senior capstone experience, usually taken during Fall of senior year.

Exception for Double Majors in Early Childhood or Elementary Education

Only 36 History credits are required; a student may opt to omit the "One Other" elective and the capstone course. If not taking the capstone course, the senior capstone requirement must be fulfilled by submission of a non-credit History Learning Portfolio before or during the student-teaching semester. See department for Portfolio forms and submission guidelines.

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree: History

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
HI-111 US History I 3
HI-103 World Civilization I 3
MA Math Foundation Course or (QR)3
 Credits15
Semester Two
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
EN-102 English Composition II 3
HI-112 US History II 3
HI-104 World Civilization II 3
SELECT Elective or Minor Course3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
HI-105 World Civilization III 3
HI-1XX+ 1 of 2 U.S. History Electives3
HI-1XX+ 1 of 2 European History Electives3
LASC LASC Elective (USW)4
SELECT Elective or Minor Course3
 Credits16
Semester Four
HI-1XX+ 1 of 2 Area Studies History Electives3
HI-3XX+ 2 of 2 U.S. History Electives (300/400 level)3
HI-411 The Historian's Craft 3
LASC LASC Elective (NS)3
LASC General Elective or Minor course3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
HI-1XX+ 2 of 2 European History Electives3
HI-1XX+ 2 of 2 Area Studies History Electives3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
LASC LASC Elective (ICW)3
 Credits15
Semester Six
LASC LASC Elective (NSP)4
HI-1XX+ Elective in Major3
LASC LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC LASC Elective (GP)3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
 Credits16
Year Four
Semester Seven
HI-460
Senior Research Seminar in History (If minoring in Middle or Secondary Education complete Capstone in Semester 7)
or Senior Thesis in History
3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
LASC LASC Elective (CA)3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
HI-460
Senior Research Seminar in History
or Senior Thesis in History
3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
LASC LASC Elective (TLC)3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
SELECT General Elective or Minor course3
 Credits15
 Total Credits122

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.