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History - General Option

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History - General Option(120 Hours)

36 semester hours of history is required including 6 hours of US history, 6 hours of European history, and 9 hours of Non-Western/Global history; 21 hours at the 300-400-level, which must include HISTORY 300 and 469; and a 12 hour concentration (at least 6 hours 300-400-level) in the same or in related disciplines with the advisor's approval.

It is assumed that prior to the junior year the student will have completed courses meeting UCORE and College of Arts and Sciences requirements for graduation.
First Year
First TermHours
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Electives4
Second TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]4
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second Year
First TermHours
100-200-level HISTORY Electives16
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]4
Electives3
Second TermHours
100-200-level Degree Program Course23
100-200-level HISTORY Electives16
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective3 or 4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
100-200-level Degree Program Course23
300-400-level HISTORY Electives16
Foreign Language, if necessary, or Elective3 or 4
HISTORY 300 or HISTORY Elective (any level)13
Second TermHours
300-400-level Degree Program Course23
300-400-level Electives6
300-400-level HISTORY Elective3
HISTORY 3003
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level Degree Program Course23
300-400-level Electives6
300-400-level HISTORY Electives16
Second TermHours
300-400-level Electives6
HISTORY 4693
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3

Footnotes

1History Electives must include 6 hours US history, 6 hours European history, and 9 hours Non-Western/Global history.
2Courses in the same or in related disciplines with the advisor’s approval; students are encouraged to explore, in consultation with their advisor, a double-major or strong minor in a complementary subject field.
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