History (BA)

 

Program of Study

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Core Requirements

Area A Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I (minimum grade of C)3
ENGL 1102English Composition II (minimum grade of C)3
Select one of the following:3
Quantitative Skills and Reasoning
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Elementary Statistics
Area A Total9
Area B Institutional Options 1
B1: Select 3 hours of following courses:3
Public Speaking
Any Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002
B2: Select 1 or 2 hours of the following courses:1-2
Scholarship Across the Disciplines
Introduction to Servant Leadership
Perspectives 1-hour
Perspectives 2-hour
Area B Total4-5
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics
Select one of the following humanities courses:3
World Literature I
World Literature II
Comparative Arts 2
The Western Intellectual Tradition
ITDS 1774 Introduction to Digital Humanities
Historical Perspectives on the Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
Introduction to Philosophy
Select one of the following fine arts courses:3
Art Appreciation
Comparative Arts 2
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Area C Total6
Area D Science/Math/Technology 1
D1: Select two science courses from the following list. One science course must include a lab; the other science course may or may not include the lab:7-8
Human Origins (no lab)
Descriptive Astronomy: The Solar System
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab (lab optional)
Descriptive Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies
and Descriptive Astronomy Lab
Understanding the Weather
and Understanding the Weather Lab
Principles of Biology (lab included)
Contemporary Issues in Biology Non-Lab (no lab)
Contemporary Issues in Biology with Lab (lab included)
Survey of Chemistry I
and Survey of Chemistry I Lab
Survey of Chemistry II
and Survey of Chemistry II Lab
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
Environmental Studies
and Environmental Studies Laboratory (lab optional)
Sustainability and the Environment
Natural Disasters: Our Hazardous Environment (no lab)
Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology
and Introductory Geoscience I: Physical Geology Lab
Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology
and Introductory Geo-sciences II: Historical Geology Lab
The Fossil Record (lab included)
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab
Physics of Color and Sound
and Physics of Color and Sound Lab (lab optional)
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics I Lab
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics II Lab
D2: Select one of the following or a science course from above:3-4
Introduction to Computing Principles and Technology
Computer Science I
Introduction to Data Science
Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems
Pre-Calculus
Applied Calculus
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Computer-Assisted Problem Solving
Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
Formal Logic
Elementary Statistics
Area D Total10-11
Area E Social Sciences
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
POLS 1101American Government3
Select one of the following behavioral science courses:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Moral Philosophy
Introduction to General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Select one of the following world culture courses:3
Cultural Anthropology
Discovering Archaeology
Ancient World Civilizations
Language and Culture
World Regional Geography
World History to 1500
World History since 1500
Introduction to International Studies and Cross-Cultural Learning
Understanding Non-Western Cultures
Area E Total12
Wellness Requirement
KINS 1106Lifetime Wellness2
or PHED 1205 Concepts of Fitness
Select one PEDS course1
Wellness Total3
Total Credit Hours45
1

Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

  • Area B1, 3 hours;
  • Area B2, 1-2 hours; 
  • Area D1, 7-8 hours;
  • Area D2, 3-4 hours. 
2

ITDS 1145 Comparative Arts, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
Complete the core requirements for this program45
Core Total45
Area F Courses Related to Major
Foreign Language 10023
Foreign Language 20013
HIST 1111World History to 15003
HIST 1112World History since 15003
HIST 2111U. S. History to 18653
or HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865
Select one of the following:3
Ancient World Civilizations
Introduction to the History of Art I– Prehistoric through Gothic
Introduction to the History of Art II– Renaissance through Modern
Intro to Non-Western Art
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Regional Geography
Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems
Modern Latin America
Introduction to Political Science
Area F Total18
Area G Program Requirements
Minimum grade of C is required
HIST 1000History Convocation (Five semesters)0
HIST 3125Historical Methods3
HIST 4795Senior Research Seminar3
Select three 3000-level courses with at least one course in U.S., European, and world history (see below)9
Select three 5000-level U.S. history/geography/world history/European history courses with at least one course in U.S. history and one in either European or world history (see below)9
Area G Total24
Area H Program Electives
Minimum grade of C is required
Select 6 to 9 credits of HIST, GEOG, or PHIL courses 3000-level or above6-9
Select 15 to 18 hours within one of the following:15-18
Minor other than History; Geographic Information Systems and Science Certificate; Cinema Studies Certificate; European Union Certificate; Latin American Studies Certificate; or courses leading to teacher certification
Area H Total24
Area I General Electives
Select 12 credits12
The department strongly encourages students to complete a Foreign Language through the 2002 level, especially for those who plan to pursue graduate study.
Area I Total12

Program Map

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (or higher ) STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics preferred 3
Area B1COMM 1110 Public Speaking or foreign language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 3
AREA DScience w/ Lab 4
HIST 1111 World History to 1500 3
HIST 1000 History Convocation 0
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
HIST 2111 U. S. History to 1865 3
AREA FForeign Language 1002 3
HIST 1112 World History since 1500 3
Area B2 ITDS 1779 (2), LEAD 1705 (2), PERS 1506 (1; may be repeated with different topic), PERS 1507 (2) 2
AREA WPEDS Course 1
HIST 1000 History Convocation 0
 Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
AREA FForeign Language 2001 3
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
2
AREA HMinor 1 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
AREA CHumanities Elective 3
HIST 1000 History Convocation 0
 Credit Hours14
Spring
Area DScience/Tech/Math Preferred course is GEOG 2215 Intro to GIS 3-4
HIST 2112 U. S. History since 1865 3
AREA HMinor 1 3
HIST 3125 Historical Methods (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA CFine Arts Elective 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Third Year
Fall
AREA IGeneral Elective 3
AREA EWorld Cultures Course 3
AREA HMinor 1 3
AREA IGeneral Elective 3
AREA HHIST or GEOG 3000-level or above (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA GHIST 5000-level (U.S.) (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours18
Spring
AREA EBehavioral Science Elective 3
AREA FElective 2 3
AREA GHIST 5000-level (European or Non-Western) (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA HMinor 1 3
AREA GHIST 3000-level (European) (minimum grade of C) 3
HIST 1000 History Convocation 0
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
AREA GHIST 5000-level (U.S., European, or Non-Western) (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA GHIST 3000-level (U.S.) (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA HMinor 1 3
AREA IGeneral Elective 3
AREA DScience Non-Lab 3
HIST 1000 History Convocation 0
 Credit Hours15
Spring
HIST 4795 Senior Research Seminar (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA HHIST or GEOG 3000-level or above (minimum grade of C) 3
AREA HMinor 1 3
AREA IGeneral Elective 3
AREA GHIST 3000-level (world) (minimum grade of C) 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours123
1

Depends on the specific Minor.

2

GEOG 1101 World Regional Geography, GEOG 2215 Introduction to the Geographic Information Systems, etc.

Additional Notes

This program map illustrates appropriate coursework for completing a degree within four years, provided that course grades allow for earned credit. Please consult with your advisor to determine when courses can be switched out with others and taken in a different semester or sequence than illustrated since not all courses are taught every semester.

  • This map is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract on the part of CSU since degree requirements or course offerings could change. As always, check with your advisor.
  •  Students must complete "Area A " (ENGL 1101 English Composition I, ENGL 1102 English Composition II, and MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus or MATH 1131 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I) prior to reaching 30 hours and earn a "C" or higher in all three courses.
  • As of Fall 2013, all undergraduate students are required each semester to meet the 2.0 institutional GPA standard for satisfactory academic progress.
  • Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 24.
  • "C" or better required in HIST and GEOG courses used in this area. Select 6 to 9 hours of HIST or GEOG courses 3000-level or above.
  • History majors must choose a Minor. If a Minor requires 15 hours, the student must take 9 hours of Area H program electives. If a Minor requires 18 hours, the students must take 6 hours of Area H program electives.

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Additional Program Requirements

Students seeking the B.A. in History must earn grades of C or better in all HIST and GEOG courses in Areas G and H.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the causes and consequences of major historical events and processes and situate these events and ideas within a broader historical and thematic context.
  • Compare and contrast historical developments across time, space, and cultures.
  • Analyze a variety of types of primary sources drawing on appropriate historical context.
  • Critically evaluate (compare and contrast and explain the evolution of) different scholarly interpretations of historical evidence.
  • Utilize resources including library catalogs, archives, and electronic databases to assemble primary and secondary sources relevant to a historical question.
  • Frame answerable historical research questions and construct persuasive and clearly written historical arguments drawing on primary and secondary source evidence, using appropriate professional documentation methods.