History Major

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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  1. UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (36-41 credit)
    1. English (3-6 credits)
      Refer to the "English" section of the Core Curriculum section of the online catalog. (3-6 credits)
    2. Mathematics (3-6 credits)
      Refer to the "Mathematics" section of the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog. (3-6 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (6-8 credits)
      Refer to the "Natural Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog. (6-8 credits)
    4. Social Sciences (3 credits)
      Refer to the "Social Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
    5. Fine Arts (3 credits)
      Refer to the "Fine Arts" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
    6. Core Humanities (9 credits)
      • CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      • CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      • CH 203--American Experience and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
        Unless otherwise published in Board of Regent's articulation agreements, HIST 105 and HIST 106 may not be substituted for CH 201 and CH 202 respectively.
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    7. Capstone Courses (6 credits)
      Refer to the "Capstone" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (6 credits)
    8. Diversity (3 credits)
      Refer to the "Diversity" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog. (3 credits)
  2. ADDITIONAL COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS (6-20* credits)
    * Credits may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language.
    1. Foreign Language (0-14 credits)
      Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of six options: complete a fourth semester college course in a foreign language; complete two semesters of Latin (LAT 111--First Year Latin I and LAT 112--First Year Latin II) and two semesters of Greek (GRE 111--Elementary Classical Greek I and GRE 112--Elementary Classical Greek II); complete and transfer to UNR a fourth semester course in American Sign Language; demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth year high school course in foreign language; or participate in a studies abroad program pre-approved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.
    2. College Breadth Requirement (6 credits)
      1. Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.
  3. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (36 credits)
    1. Majors in history must complete at least eighteen credit hours in the field of history within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Twenty-four credits (which include the required courses HIST 300 and HIST 499 ) must be at the 300-level or above.
    2. Of the major's 36 credits, a minimum of 6 credits must be chosen from any of the following history survey courses in consultation with the undergraduate advisor. HIST 101--United States, HIST 102--United States, HIST 105--European Civilization, HIST 106--European Civilization (6 credits)
    3. At least six credits must be selected from non-US and non-European courses. General fields of ancient ( HIST 371 ), African, Asian, Middle Eastern or Latin American history (6 credits)
    4. Majors are required to complete HIST 300 (Historical Writing and Research) and to submit a senior project. The project must be completed as part of HIST 499 (Senior Seminar in History). HIST 300 is a prerequisite for HIST 499, and both HIST 300 and HIST 499 must receive a grade of "C" or better (6 credits)
    5. At least eighteen additional elective credits may be chosen from anywhere in the curriculum as long as the department's minimum requirement for twenty-four credits at the 300-level and above is satisfied (18 credits)
    6. Only 100-level correspondence, continuing education or distance education courses will be accepted in fulfillment of major or minor requirements.
  4. MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18-21 credits)
    The history department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.
  5. ELECTIVES (10-32 credits)
    Consult a history advisor for appropriate courses.
  6. TOTAL CREDITS (128 credits)
    Forty-two or more credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  7. RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
    1. First Year - Fall Semester
      ENG* (3 credits)
      MATH* (3 credits)
      Foreign Language 111 (4 credits)
      Core Social Science (3 credits)
      1st from HIST 101--United States, HIST 102--United States, HIST 105--Euopean Civilization or HIST 106--European Civilization (3 credits)
      TOTAL (16-18 credits)
      *Note: English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the class schedule for placement information.
    2. First Year - Spring Semester
      ENG 102--Composition II* (3 credits)
      Core Natural Science A (3-5 credits)
      Foreign Language 112 (4 credits)
      Core Fine Arts (3 credits)
      2nd from HIST 101--United States, HIST 102--United States, HIST 105--European Civilization, or HIST 106--European Civilization (3 credits)
      TOTAL (16-18 credits)
    3. Second Year - Fall Semester
      CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
      Core Natural Science B (3 credits)
      Foreign Language 211 (3 credits)
      College Breadth Requirement (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      Minor (100-200 level)
      TOTAL (15 credits)
    4. Second Year - Spring Semester
      CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
      Foreign Language 212 (3 credits)
      Minor (100-200 level) (3 credits)
      HIST Non-US/Non-European (3 credits)
      Core Diversity (100-200 level)
      TOTAL (15 credits)
    5. Third Year - Fall Semester
      CH 203--American Experience and Consitituional Change (3 credits)
      HIST 300--Historical Research and Writing (3 credits)
      HIST Non-US/Non-European (3 credits)
      HIST electives (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      College Breadth Requirement (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      TOTAL (18 credits)
    6. Third Year - Spring Semester
      General electives (6 credits)
      HIST electives (300-400 level) (6 credits)
      Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      TOTAL (15 credits)
    7. Fourth Year - Fall Semester
      HIST 499--Senior Seminar in History (3 credits)
      General electives (6 credits)
      Capstone course (3 credits)
      Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      TOTAL (15 credits)
    8. Fourth Year - Spring Semester
      HIST electives (300-400 level) (6 credits)
      General electives (3 credits)
      Capstone course (3 credits)
      Minor (300-400 level) (3 credits)
      Minor (3 credits)
      TOTAL (18 credits)

Source: Online Catalog