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History and Social Science Major: BA Degree Requirements

I. Required Courses (9 credits)

HIS 115 Early World History or HIS 116 Modern World History
HIS 120 Early American Experience or HIS 121 Recent American Experience
HIS 230 European History before 1500 or HIS 231 European History since 1500
HIS 200 Historical Research and Writing

II. History Electives (15 credits)

A minimum of five history electives at the 200, 300, and 400-level. A maximum of one of these electives may be taken at the 200-level. At least two courses should be in United States history. At least two courses must be in global history. (Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America)

III. Seminar or Colloquium (4 credits)

A seminar (HIS 400, 406, 407, or 420) fulfills the university requirement for a writing-intensive course.This seminar also fulfills the LAC Tier III: Independent Inquiry.

IV. Social Science Electives (12 credits)

Majors select four courses from the following disciplines. Students seeking certification as secondary school teachers should select courses from at least 4 different disciplines and should consult their academic advisors about appropriate courses to meet current state certification requirements.

Political Science

History and Social Science Majors taking HIS 120/121 are exempt from Tier I Historical Perspectives, and those taking HIS 230/231 are exempt from Tier II Cultural Perspectives.