2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

History and Political Science Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.A. Major

A bachelor of arts degree consisting of 42 credit hours. Students must complete 21 credits of core history and political science courses and 21 credits from one of the three tracks (liberal arts, social studies history or social studies government).

Core History Courses

(12 Credits)

HIST-105 World History to 1500

HIST-110 World History Since 1500

HIST-201 History of the United States to 1877

HIST-202 History of the United States Since 1877

Core Political Science Courses

(9 Credits)

PSCI-210 Politics & Government in the United States

PSCI-230 Introduction to Global Politics

PSCI-240 Introduction to Comparative Politics

Track 1—Liberal Arts

(21 Credits)

European History

(3 Credits)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

HIST-370 Genocide

HIST-380 Topics in European History

HIST-385 Topics in French History

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

United States History

(3 Credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

HIST-375 Cold War America

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Non-Western History

(3 Credits)

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

HIST-356 East Asia

HIST-360 Modern Africa

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Other Courses

(12 Credits)

6 credits of a methods/senior seminar sequence, either PSCI-250/PSCI-470 or HIST-250/HIST-470.

6 additional credits from HIST or PSCI courses numbered 300 or above.

An Honors Project (HIST/PSCI-499) or one Internship (HIST/PSCI-480) may be an elective course.

Track 2—Social Studies History

(21 Credits)

Available only for students accepted into the secondary education program

European History

(3 Credits)

HIST-311 Europe 1492-1789

HIST-321 Europe Since 1789

HIST-325 Modern Britain Since 1688

HIST-370 Genocide

HIST-380 Topics in European History

HIST-385 Topics in French History

HIST-420 Modern Germany and Its Empires

United States History

(3 Credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

HIST-375 Cold War America

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Non-Western History

(3 Credits)

HIST-335 Women's History in Asia

HIST-345 Crusades and Terrorism

HIST-350 Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Great Powers

HIST-360 Modern Africa

HIST-390 War and Peace Across the Pacific

HIST-410 Modern India & Pakistan Since 1700

HIST-415 History of China Since 1600

HIST-425 History of Japan Since 1600

HIST-430 European Imperialism

Other Courses

(12 Credits)

ECON-200 Principles of Macroeconomics

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

HIST-250 Historical Methods

HIST-470 Seminar in Theory & Practice of History

Track 3—Social Studies Government

(21 Credits)

Available only for students accepted into the secondary education program

United States History

(3 Credits)

HIST-340 American Indian History

HIST-365 Foundations of American Religion

HIST-375 Cold War America

HIST-435 Progressive Era America

HIST-460 Readings in the American Civil War

HIST-462 History of the United States South

Other Courses

(18 Credits)

ECON-200 Principles of Macroeconomics

GEOG-195 World Regional Geography

PSCI-250 Methods of Research and Data Analysis

PSCI-470 Seminar in Global Studies & Political Science

And 6 credits of upper-level PSCI courses.