History, B.A.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/history/programs 

120 Overall Credits Required

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

33 Credits Required

Requirements:
HIS 200 - Historical Methods and Materials
HIS 485 - Seminar in History

European History (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 301 — Roman Empire
  • HIS 303 — England and France in the Middle Ages
  • HIS 304 — Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 305 — Europe in the 17th Century
  • HIS 306 — Europe in the 18th Century
  • HIS 307 — Europe in the 19th Century
  • HIS 308 — Europe in the 20th Century
  • HIS 316 — History of Ancient Greece
  • HIS 317 — History of Rome from its Origins to Caesar
  • HIS 330 — Religion and Society in the Byzantine Empire
  • HIS 336 — Nazi Germany
  • HIS 343 — Modern Eastern Europe
  • HIS 373 — Bourbons, Revolution, & Napoleon: France 1715-1815
  • HIS 374 —The French Republic: Problems Since 1870
  • HIS 375 —Themes in Russian History to 1800
  • HIS 376 —Alexander the Great and the Hellinistic Age
  • HIS 389 — Topics in the History of Science

U.S. History (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 311 — Who Built America? 1500-1928
  • HIS 312 — Who Built America? 1929-Present
  • HIS 313 — English Origins of American Law
  • HIS 315 — American Roots
  • HIS 318 — Women in American History, 1620-1890
  • HIS 319 — Women in American History, 1865 - Present
  • HIS 350 — Colonial U.S. History I 
  • HIS 352 — Early Republic
  • HIS 353 — The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 354 —The New Nation: 1865-1918
  • HIS 355 — America Between Two Wars - 1919-1945
  • HIS 357 — Recent American Histories - 1945 to the Present
  • HIS 358 — American Frontier
  • HIS 359 — American Environmental History
  • HIS 360 — U.S. Foreign Policy I 
  • HIS 361 — U.S. Foreign Policy II
  • HIS 363 — New England: 1620-1860
  • HIS 364 —Travel to the Hawaiian Nation
  • HIS 365 — Hawaiian History
  • HIS 370 — Public History
  • HIS 371 — Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • HIS 410 — U.S. Social and Intellectual History
  • HIS 480 — Seminar in Oral History

Non-Western History (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 300 —The Vietnam War Era
  • HIS 320 — History of the Indochina Wars 1965-1993
  • HIS 340 —The Crusades
  • HIS 341 — Islamic Fundamentalism
  • HIS 342 — 20th Century China
  • HIS 344 — West Africa in the Modern World
  • HIS 346 — Eastern Africa
  • HIS 347 — Cultural Confrontation in the Developing World
  • HIS 378 — Early China
  • HIS 393 — Modern Central America: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Struggle
  • HIS 409 — Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

Select an additional 18 credits of HIS of which 6 credits at 200-level or above.

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

No cognates are required for this program.

FREE ELECTIVES

Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).