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History Curriculum

Current Students:

See the  Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the History bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Foreign Language I 4 The Western Heritage II 3
Math course 3 Introductory Biological Anthropology (example) 3
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Humanities course 3
The Western Heritage I 3 Arts course 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Foreign Language II 4
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Total Credits 16
Total Credits 15.5    
 
Semester 3     Semester 4  
American Civilization to 1877 3 American Civilization Since 1877 3
Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities 3 Scope and Methods of History 3
Math Course 3 Arts course 3
Foreign Language III 4 Cultural Anthropology (example) 3
Effective Speech 3 Natural Science course 3
Total Credits 16 Total Credits 15
 
Semester 5     Semester 6  
The United States in Civil War and
Reconstruction--1850-1877 (example)
3 American Military History to 1900 (example) 3
Introduction to the Middle East (example) 3 Humanities course 3
Natural Science course w/lab 3-4 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Humanities course 3 Health and Physical Activity 3
The History of Traditional East Asia (example) 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15-16 Elective 3
    Total Credits 16.5
 
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Recent European History (example) 3 Archaeology of the Near East (example) 3
Gender and Politics (example) 3 History of the Holocaust 1933-1945 (example) 3
Arts course 3 Social and Behavioral Science course 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15
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