History and Social Sciences Major

History and Social Science Major:
BA Degree Requirements

I. Required Courses (9 credits)
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
HIS115-116Early/Modern World History
HIS120Early American Experience
or
HIS121Recent American Experience
HIS230Western Civilization Before 1500
or
HIS231Western Civilization Since 1500
HIS200Historical Research and Writing
II. History Electives (15 credits)
A minimum of five history electives at the 200, 300, and 400-level. A maximum of one of these electives may be taken at the 200-level. At least two courses should be in United States history. At least two courses must be in global history. (Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America)
III. Seminar or Colloquium (4 credits)
A seminar (HIS 400, 406, 407, or 420) fulfills the university requirement for a writing-intensive course.This seminar also fulfills the LAC Tier III: Independent Inquiry.
IV. Social Science Electives (12 credits)
Majors select four courses from the following disciplines. Students seeking certification as secondary school teachers should select courses from at least 4 different disciplines and should consult their academic advisors about appropriate courses to meet current state certification requirements.

Anthropology
Economics
Geography
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

History and Social Science Majors taking HIS 120/121 are exempt from Tier I Historical Perspectives, and those taking HIS 230/231 are exempt from Tier II Cultural Perspectives.
Recommended Course Sequence: History & Social Science Major (BA) Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning course schedule.
First Year:
LAC Requirements (Writing, Math, Health)18-21
HIS115/ 116Early/Modern World History0-3
HIS120/ 121Early/Recent American Experience0-3
Social Science Electives3-9
Total30
Second Year:
LAC Requirements (Tier I, Tier II)9-12
HIS230/ 231Western Civilization3
HIS200History Research & Writing4
HIS2**/ 3**History Electives3-6
Social Science Discipline3-6
Minor0-3
Electives0-3
Total30
Third Year:
LAC Requirements (Tier I, Tier II)4-7
HIS3**History Electives3-6
Social Science Discipline3-6
Minor0-6
Electives5-17
Total30
Fourth Year:
LAC Requirements (Tier I, Tier II, Tier III)6-9
HIS3**History Elective3-6
HIS4**Seminar4
Minor3-9
Electives12
Total30
Total Credits
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