2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 21, 2019  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History B.A.


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Bachelor of Arts Degree
College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History and Philosophy
(770) 423-6294

The program of study in history offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All majors take several “general requirements” (including a three-hour Senior Seminar) which provide needed background in research and writing, in the theory of the discipline, and in the various fields of history. In addition, the program allows selection of one of three concentrations: World History and Cultures, American History and Culture, and History of Ideas. Each concentration includes complementary interdisciplinary electives which students can tailor to suit their own interests. The History of Ideas concentration provides interdisciplinary study in both history and philosophy. Each concentration provides an opportunity for an internship or other applied experience to help students make the transition from undergraduate work into a career or graduate study. A degree in history is useful to students interested in careers involving research and writing. It serves as a prerequisite for graduate study in a number of fields, including history and many other social science disciplines, law, and theology. The concentration in American History and Culture can equip students for careers in public history, especially if students complete an appropriate internship, or for graduate study. The World History and Cultures concentration can prepare students for careers in the international arena, as well as for many positions in the government or for graduate study. The concentration in History of Ideas should be especially useful as preparation for graduate study in history, philosophy, law, or theology. The History and Philosophy Department also offers a Certificate in Public History. The six-course sequence is designed to enhance a student’s ability to find employment in historic preservation, archival management, museum administration, or heritage tourism.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)


see listing of requirements 

University-Wide Fitness For Living Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


Note:


*If not already taken in General Education area.

Major Concentration (39 Credit Hours)


Choose one of three major concentrations:

1. American History and Culture Concentration


I. A total of six history courses selected as follows:


III. At least four but not more than five related to the major concentration from the following: (12-15 Credit Hours)


(An appropriate minor or certificate program may be substituted with approval of major advisor)

  • FL Appropriate 3000-4000 level courses in Spanish or French
  • Appropriate 4490 Special Topics course in any related discipline
  • Any AMST course

IV. One to two 3000-4000 level electives from any discipline. (3-6 Credit Hours)


One of these should be an internship, directed study, approved studies abroad course, or other academic experience chosen in consultation with advisor.

2. History of Ideas Concentration


I. Select a total of five history courses as follows:


II. (9 Credit Hours)


  • one additional Philosophy course

IV. One upper level elective (3 Credit Hours)


Preferably internship, directed study, studies abroad course, or other study experience chosen in conjunction with advisor.

3. World History and Cultures Concentration


I. Select a total of six history courses, as follows: (18 Credit Hours)


II. At least three but no more than five courses related to the major concentration from the following: (9-15 Credit Hours)


(An appropriate minor or certificate program may be substituted with approval of major advisor)

  • Appropriate 4490 Special Topics Course in any related discipline

III. At least one but no more than three 3000-4000 level foreign language courses (3-9 Credit Hours)


IV. One to two upper-level electives from any discipline. (3-6 Credit Hours)


One of these should be an internship, directed study, approved studies abroad course, or other academic experience chosen in consultation with advisor.

Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)


Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (123 Credit Hours)


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