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2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

History - BA


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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 log on to Degree Works  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: The highest math requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  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 1110: Foundations of Western Civilization: Modern (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 1500: Pre-Modern World (BHU)     3  or 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
Quantitative Literacy (QL)    3   Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3  
Breadth Social Sciences (BSS)   3   Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3  
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

Comments

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 Upper-Division Elective Course minimum grade of "C" or higher
HIST 3000: History Research Methods   3   minimum grade of "C+" or higher HIST Upper-Division 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  
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

* Contact Advisor to declare History, BA degree

Comments

 

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C" or higher Upper-Division Elective Communications Intensive (CI)  Course 3 minimum grade of "C" or higher
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3 minimum grade of "C" or higher HIST Upper-Division 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 Quantitative Intensive (QI)  Course 3   Upper-Division Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)  Course  3  
Required Minor Course 3   Required Minor Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 16   TOTAL CREDITS: 16  

Comments

Comments

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 Required Minor Course 3  
Upper-Division Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  Course 3   HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
HIST Upper-Division Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

Comments

Bachelor of Arts Language Track


History Major Requirements (36 credits)


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

Number of Required Credits: 36

History majors must complete at least three introductory survey courses, two required methods courses, and a number of upper-division electives. Students may count up to 12 credits of lower-division coursework in history toward the history major. Major requirement courses may not be taken pass/fail.

History Major Lower-Division 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.

B. World Perspectives (3 credits)


Complete ONE of the following courses:

C. American Perspectives (3 credits)


Complete ONE of the following courses:

History Major Methods Requirements


After satisfying the lower-division major requirements, students will complete two required methods courses (HIST 3000  and HIST 4990 ), and they must earn a grade of C+ or better in each class to earn credit toward the major. 

History Upper-Division Course Electives


Students take their remaining 21 credits in 3000- and 4000-level history courses (with a grade of C or better in each class). The upper-division classes provide a more focused, detailed and rigorous examination of historical periods and themes. 

Any course with a HIST prefix at the 3000 level or above is acceptable as an elective. No more than 3 credits of HIST 4930  may be applied toward the major.

Bachelor of Arts Language Track


A Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in history requires a minimum of proficiency in a foreign language. This proficiency may be established in one of the following ways:

  1. 16 credits in a single language; or
  2. Documentation of the equivalent of a foreign language course 2020-level or higher through an examination administrated by the USU Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Speech Communication; or
  3. Completion of any upper-division foreign language course constituting a third-year course of study with a grade of C or better.

For non-native English-speaking students only, the following options are available:

  1. Successful completion of the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) program for international students; or
  2. TOEFL, Michigan, or IELI placement scores high enough to meet the University admission criteria.

Note: Demonstration of proficiency in American Sign Language will not meet the foreign language requirement for the BA degree in History.

Requirement for a Minor


Since the study of history requires an understanding of many fields of human behavior, students majoring in history must select a minor. These may include related disciplines such as religious studies, literature, economics, geography, anthropology, political science, sociology, classics, philosophy, and foreign languages, or students may choose a minor in any other program on campus. 

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