May 20, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

History - BA


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Department of History

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  • For more information about History, see the History Department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Bachelor of Arts Language Track

For those students interested in a BA degree, you must complete:

  • 16 credits in a single foreign language

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy  of student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.50 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

   

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)  3    HIST 1500: Pre-Modern World (BHU)  OR HIST 1510: The Modern World (BHU)   3  OR 3  minimum grade of "C+" or higher
HIST 1100: Foundations of Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval (BHU)  OR HIST 1110: Foundations of Western Civilization: Modern (BHU)     3  OR 3  minimum grade of "C+" or higher HIST Pre-Major General Education Requirement   3  
Quantiative Literacy (QL)  3   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)  3  
HIST Pre-Major General Education Requirements (BSS)   3   Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     HIST 3000: History Research Methods   3   minimum grade of "C+" or higher
HIST 2700: United States to 1877 (BAI)  OR HIST 2710: United States 1877-Present (BAI)  3  OR 3  minimum grade of "C+" or higher Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher
Elective Course 3   Foreign Language 1020 4 minimum grade of "C" or higher
Foreign Language 1010 4 minimum grade of "C" or higher Elective Course 3  
Upper Division Quantitative Intensive Course  (QI) 3   Required Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

* Contact Advisor to declare History, BA degree

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher
Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher
Foreign Language 2010 4 minimum grade of "C" or higher Foreign Language 2020 4 minimum grade of "C" or higher
Upper Division Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3   Upper Division Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3  
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HIST 4990: Undergraduate Research Capstone (CI)   3   minimum grade of "C+" or higher Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher
Upper Division HIST Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C+" or higher Upper Division Communications Intensive (CI)   3  
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Minors can vary from 12 credits on up

 

History Major Requirements (36 credits)


Minimum GPA for Admissions: 2.5, Major; 2.5, Cumulative

Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75, Major; 2.0, USU

Minimum Grade Accepted: C+ in major courses

Number of Required Credits: 36

History Major PRE-MAJOR Lower-Division Requirements


Students who wish to become History majors must apply for admission after completing the Department's pre-major program (at least 15 credits with an overall GPA of 2.5).  The pre-major provides a set of "foundation courses" (including broad surveys of Western, World, and U.S. history and General Education classes closely tied to the humanities.  No student, including transfer students, may count more than 12 credits of lower-division coursework in History toward the history major.  The pre-major involves the completion of the following TWO categories of requirements:

Complete the following lower-division survey course requirements in sections A, B and C with a grade of C+ or better in each class, for a total of 9 credits.


A. European Perspectives (3 credits)


B. World Perspectives (3 credits)


C. American Perspectives (3 credits)


Note:


HIST 1700 cannot be applied toward requirements for the history major or minor.

History Major Upper-Division Requirements


After satisfying the major requirements, students will complete their remaining 27 credits by taking 3000 and 4000 level history courses (with a grade of C+ of better in each class).  The upper division classes provide a more focused, detailed and rigorous examination of historical periods and themes.

  • One of these courses must be HIST 3000, History Research Methods
  • One of these courses must be HIST 4990, the capstone course for the major, taken in a student's senior year
  • Since new courses may be approved from time to time, any upper-division course having a HIST prefix is acceptable
  • No more than 3 credits of HIST 4930 may be applied toward the major

Since the study of history requires an understanding of many fields of human behavior, students majoring in history must select a minor.  Historians are encouraged to take electives in fields that will broaden their knowledge of the world and are closely allied to history, such as religious studies, literature, economics, geography, anthropology, political science, sociology, classics, philosophy or foreign language.

Students who wish to undertake graduate work should pursue the BA degree. 

During their senior year, they should take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

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