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2015-2016 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA


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Contact:

The History Department Office
145 Eggers Hall
315-443-2210 or 9926
e-history@maxwell.syr.edu

Faculty

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, 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 both the lower division sequence and  HST 401  fall within the student’s area of concentration.

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