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History - General Option

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History - General Option (120 Credits)

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

To be admitted to the History – General option, a student must make their intention known to the department and have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

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.

A grade of C or better is required in all history courses used to fulfill the requirements for this degree.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Electives4
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Electives3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab14
HISTORY Electives26
Electives3
Second TermCredits
Concentration Course33
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab14
Foreign Language, if needed, or Elective3 or 4
HISTORY Electives26
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Concentration Course33
Foreign Language, if needed, or Elective3 or 4
HISTORY Electives29
Second TermCredits
HISTORY 300 [M]3
Concentration Course33
HISTORY Electives23
Electives46
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Concentration Course33
HISTORY Electives26
Electives46
Second TermCredits
HISTORY 4693
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives46
Complete History Department’s Exit Survey

Footnotes
1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
2History Electives – 30 credits required, minimum 15 credits at 300-400 level and one [M] course - must include 6 hours US history (HISTORY 110, 111, 150, 201, 216, 235, 280, 298, 308, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 390, 398, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413 [M], 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 486, or 496), 6 hours European history (HISTORY 101, 102, 340, 341, 342, 350, 381, 382, 386, 440, 441, 444, 445, 447, 448, 449, 450 [M], 453, 454, 455, 459, 462, 463 [M], 467, or 468), and 9 hours Non-Western/Global history (HISTORY 230, 231, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 306, 331, 335, 337, 370, 373, 374, 387, 388, 425, 430 [M], 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 439, 466, 472 [M], 473, 474, 475, 476 [M], 477 [M], 483, 491, 492, or 495).
3Concentration Courses (12 credits, minimum 6 credits at the 300-400-level): Courses in the same or related disciplines with the advisor’s approval. In consultation with their advisor, students are encouraged to select a concentration area that best meets their career objectives. Internal concentrations and courses include: Africa and the Middle East: HISTORY 272, 273, 274, 306, 396, 472, 473; American West: HISTORY 308, 319, 320, 398, 421, 422; Asia: HISTORY 201, 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, 306, 370, 373, 374, 387, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 479; Atlantic History: HISTORY 150, 230, 231, 235, 274, 280, 308, 314, 331, 335, 413, 414, 430, 432, 433, 434, 435, 439, 492; Diplomatic History: HISTORY 387, 388, 411, 412, 463, 466, 486, Environmental History: HISTORY 308, 409, 422, 425, 494; Europe: HISTORY 101, 102, 340, 341, 342, 350, 355, 386, 435, 436, 440, 441, 444, 445, 447, 448, 449, 450, 453, 454, 459, 462, 467, 468; Gender and Sexuality: HISTORY 298, 335, 336, 337, 350, 398, 399; History of Imperialism/Colonialism: HISTORY 341, 388, 413, 414, 435, 436, 439, 454, 462, 479, 491, 495; Latin America: HISTORY 230, 231, 232, 331, 335, 430, 432, 433, 434; Popular Culture and the Arts: HISTORY 130, 216, 232, 320, 321, 322, 355, 423, 444, 448, 492; Public History: HISTORY 315, 410, 427, 438, 498 (required); Race and Ethnicity: HISTORY 150, 235, 280, 298, 308, 313, 314, 315, 398; Social Movements: HISTORY 130, 313, 399, 407, 423, 426, 445; Science and Technology: HISTORY 381, 382, 400, 483, 494; United States: HISTORY 110, 111, 150, 216, 298, 308, 313, 319, 320, 326, 388, 390, 398, 399, 407, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 422, 426; War and Peace: HISTORY 386, 387, 388, 390, 416, 445, 449, 455, 464, 466, 468. Students may not use the 12-credit concentration areas to fulfill the 6 hours of US history, 6 hours of European history, and 9 hours of Non-Western/Global history required in the major.
4Electives should include sufficient 300-400-level courses to meet University requirement of 40 credits of upper division coursework.

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