2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2021  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA

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The History Department Office
145 Eggers Hall
315-443-2210 or 9926


Alan Allport, Susan Branson, Craige B. Champion, Andrew W. Cohen, Albrecht Diem, Michael R. Ebner, Carol Faulkner, Jeffrey Gonda, Paul M. Hagenloh, Samantha Kahn Herrick, Amy Kallander, George Kallander, Osamah F. Khalil, Radha Kumar, Norman A. Kutcher, Chris Kyle, Elisabeth D. Lasch-Quinn, Andrew Lipman, Laurie Marhoefer, Gladys McCormick, Dennis Romano, Mark G. Schmeller, Martin S. Shanguhyia, Junko Takeda, Margaret Susan Thompson

Understanding history-the record of what people have thought, said, and done-is essential in understanding the world of today. Students explore not only events of the past, but also how they were shaped by such factors as religion, economics, and geography and how these factors influence our own lives. The curriculum, which leads to a B.A. in history, also provides rigorous training in research, analysis, and writing.

Students majoring in history are encouraged to take a foreign language.

Major Requirements

The major requires 30 credits in history, 21 of which are in junior- and senior-level courses numbered 300 or higher. Students take six credits in one of the following basic survey sequences:

Upper-division Credits

Of the 21 upper-division credits, 3 must be in HST 401 - Senior Seminar .

Distribution requirement

The history department divides its course offerings into three broad categories: American, European, and Global. Students must take at least 3 credits (1 course) in each of these three areas.

Concentration requirement

Each student must complete a concentration, consisting of 15 credits (5 courses), in one of the three distribution areas. Lower division survey courses and HST 401  can count toward this total. It is strongly encouraged, but not required, that the HST 401  fall within the student’s area of concentration.

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