2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of History, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in History

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
(See page 73) Students should consult with their advisors to determine if specific courses are necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major.
A grade of “C” or higher is mandatory in all History Courses satisfying major requirements.
31
Required Courses
*HSTA 101 American History I 3
*HSTA 102 American History II 3
*HSTR 101 Western Civilization I
   OR *HSTR 103 Honors Western Civilization I
3
*HSTR 102 Western Civilization II
   OR *HSTR 104 Honors Western Civilization II
3
HSTA/HSTR 299 Historian as Detective 3
HSTA/HSTR 499 Senior Capstone:  Historical Methodology 3
Total Required Courses 18
Restricted Electives
A minimum of 18 credits of upper division courses distributed as follows:  at least 3 credits from each of the following categories:  Area 1a, Area 1b, Area 2a, Area 2b, and Area 3, and 3 credits from any Area.  Please note that students may, upon consultation with and the permission of their academic advisor, count up to 6 credits of historically-oriented Honors Seminars as restricted electives in their History major.
18
Area 1a:  Early United States
HSTA 313 American Colonial and Revolutionary History to 1789 3
HSTA 315 Early American Republic 1787-1848 3
HSTA 316 American Civil War Era 3
HSTA 428 Historical Archaeology in the Americas 3
Area 1b:  Modern United States
HSTA 320 Birth of Modern United States 3
HSTA 321 America in Crisis 3
HSTA 325 United States since 1960 3
HSTA 421/HON 460 The 1960s 3
Area 1c:  United States Topics
HSTA 460 Montana and the West 3
HSTA 464 Trans-Mississippi West 3
HSTA 470 American Environmental History 3
HSTA 480/PSCI 472 Constitutional Law:  Civil Liberties 3
HSTA 481/PSCI 473 Constitutional Law:  Powers and Structures 3
HSTA 498 Cooperative Education/Internship I, II, III 3
Area 2a:  Ancient and Medieval
HSTR 302 Ancient Greece 3
HSTR 304 Ancient Rome 3
HSTR 305 Middle Ages 3
HSTR 365 History of Ancient Near East 3
HSTR 420 Historical Archaeology of the Classical World 3
Area 2b:  Modern Europe 3
HSTA 309 The Atlantic World 1492-1763 3
HSTR 317 Renaissance & Reformation 3
HSTR 318 Enlightenment & Revolution 1648-1815 3
HSTR 322 19th Century Europe 3
HSTR 324 20th Century Europe 3
HSTR 462 Holocaust in Nazi Occupied Europe 3
HSTR 473 Gender, War and Film:  Europe 1648-1945 3
HSTR 491 Special Topics:  Modern European History 3
Area 3:  Global Studies
HSTR 330 History of Mexico  
HSTR 332 Pre-Columbian & Colonial Latin America 3
HSTR 336 Modern Latin America 3
HSTR 366 Middle East in the 20th Century 3
HSTR 439 Colonial and Independent Africa since 1884 3
HSTR 440 Topics in Southern Asia since 1750 3
HSTR 447 Modern Asia 3
HSTR 466 Islamic Civilization 3
Students may, upon consultation with and the permission of their academic advisor, take any of the following courses to fit any of the above areas.
HSTA 492 Independent Study 3
HSTR 492 Independent Study 3
HSTA 494 Seminar/Workshop 3
HSTR 494 Seminar/Workshop 3
Total Restricted Electives 18
Total minimum credits required for major 36
Language Requirements (see page 184) 14
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Electives chosen in consultation with advisor 12
Minor 21
Total minimum credits required for degree 120

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Suggested Plan of Study

Bachelor of Arts Major in History
This sample schedule is a suggested plan for students to follow in completing the Bachelor of Arts Major in History.  Due to course schedule changes and staff assignments, students may not be able to follow the plan exactly.  Students should consult with their advisors to plan classes before registering each term. 

First Year Fall
HSTA 101
HSTR 101
General Education elective
General Education elective
General Education elective
First Year Spring
HSTA 102
HSTR 102
General Education elective
General Education elective
General Education elective
Second Year Fall
HSTA/HSTR 299
Elective
Foreign Language
General Education elective
General Education elective
Second Year Spring
History elective Area 1a
Elective
Foreign Language
General Education elective
General Education elective
Third Year Fall
History elective Area 1b
General Education elective
Foreign Language
Minor elective
Minor elective
Third Year Spring
History elective Area 2a
General Education elective
Foreign Language
Minor elective
Minor elective
Fourth Year Fall
History elective Area 2b
History elective Area 3
Minor elective
Minor elective
Fourth Year Spring
HSTA/HSTR 499
HSTA/HSTR elective
Minor elective
Minor elective

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