Undergraduate 2019-2020

History B.A. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: history@unco.edu

Location: Ross Hall 3270

Telephone: 970.351.2905

Fax: 970.351.2199

Website: www.unco.edu/hss/history

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

To find your advisor, log into ursa.unco.edu; go to 'Student' tab and click 'View Student Information' link. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Required Minor Credits
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

Historical study is concerned with the record of the human past and forms the indispensable background for all other areas of knowledge in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. A well-rounded curriculum of American and world history courses is provided in which students are encouraged to be critical and analytical in thought as well as to be incisive and cogent in their writing. The capstone of a student's study is a seminar during the senior year, which includes an extensive research paper as the central component.

Graduates with a bachelor's degree in history generally enter teaching or affiliated academic professions. They also go into law, government service or medicine, or occupy various positions in the business world; additionally, they are qualified to do graduate study in history.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • History majors must obtain a grade of “C” or better (C- is not acceptable) in all history courses taken at UNC. Majors receiving a grade of "C-" or lower must retake the course -- or an equivalent approved by the academic advisor -- and receive a grade of "C" or better to have the course counted toward the major.
  • All History majors must take HIST 280 either before or concurrently with their first 300 level HIST course.
  • All history courses numbered 300 or higher include a research and writing component.
  • Only 6 credits of HIST prefixes may be counted toward the LAC.
  • History majors must complete a minor of at least 18 semester credits, preferably within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. (History Education majors seeking elementary or secondary licensure are exempted from this minor requirement.)

Program Recommendations:

The study of a foreign language is recommended for those majors who plan to pursue graduate study in history

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Remaining LAC — 34 credits

NOTE: Two of the 100-level HIST courses listed under the Required Major section below will count towards LAC credit. One course will satisfy area 4, and one course will count as Elective credit to help reach the LAC 40 credit hour total.

2. Required Major — 19 credits

Choose one of the following courses:

HIST 100Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

3

HIST 101Survey of American History from 1877 to the Present

3

HIST 120Western Civilization from Ancient Greece to 1689

3

HIST 121Western Civilization from 1689 to the Present

3

Choose one of the following courses:

HIST 110African Civilization

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

3

HIST 113Asian Civilizations II: From 1500 to the Present

3

HIST 114World History to 1500

3

HIST 115World History since 1500

3

HIST 118History of Mexico

3

Take the following courses:

HIST 280Sophomore Seminar

3

HIST 480Seminar in History

3

LIB 180History Library Research

1

Choose two additional 100-level courses not already taken above:

HIST 100Survey of American History from Its Beginnings to 1877

3

HIST 101Survey of American History from 1877 to the Present

3

HIST 110African Civilization

3

HIST 112Asian Civilization I: From Prehistory to 1500

3

HIST 113Asian Civilizations II: From 1500 to the Present

3

HIST 114World History to 1500

3

HIST 115World History since 1500

3

HIST 118History of Mexico

3

HIST 120Western Civilization from Ancient Greece to 1689

3

HIST 121Western Civilization from 1689 to the Present

3

Remaining Major - 24 credits

  • In addition to the required credits, each major will also take twenty-four hours of electives at the 200-level or above.
  • Twelve of these must be in a concentration area (Europe; United States; Africa/Asia/Latin America). See course listings below.
  • Of the remaining twelve credits, six must be in each of the other areas.
  • For example: if the major's concentration area is Europe, the student must take six credits in African/Asia/Latin America and six credits in United States history.
  • At least eighteen of the twenty-four credits must be taken from courses numbered 300 or 400.

United States Area

HIST 211History of Asian America

3

HIST 224History of Colorado

3

HIST 225Latina/Latino History

3

HIST 230Class and Culture in America

3

HIST 240Critical Issues in Modern America

3

HIST 290American Immigration

3

HIST 300History of Feminism

3

HIST 320Early America to 1763

3

HIST 321Revolutionary America, 1763-1815

3

HIST 322Religion in American History

3

HIST 323Marriage and Family in the United States

3

HIST 326Sex and Sexuality in the United States

3

HIST 327The Early American West

3

HIST 328The United States West Since 1846

3

HIST 329Indigenous North America

3

HIST 330Antebellum America, 1815-1860

3

HIST 331Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST 334The United States and the World

3

HIST 338Advanced Overview of American History

3

HIST 342American Constitutional History

3

HIST 347United States Women's History to 1877

3

HIST 348United States Women's History Since 1877

3

HIST 349American Queer History

3

HIST 351The United States and World War II

3

HIST 353The Rise of the American Century: The United States from 1898-1945

3

HIST 354The United States and the Vietnam Wars

3

HIST 355American as a World Power: United States History from 1945 to the Present

3

HIST 356The 1970s: America's Decade of Change

3

HIST 357The United States and the Middle East

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

Africa/Asia/Latin America/World Area

HIST 301Colonial Africa

3

HIST 304Sex and Gender in East Asia

3

HIST 306Modern China through Film

3

HIST 307History to China to 1500

3

HIST 309History of Southeast Asia

3

HIST 310History of China Since 1500

3

HIST 311History of Japan

3

HIST 312History of Brazil

3

HIST 314History of Latin America to 1855

3

HIST 315History of Latin America: 1855 to the Present

3

HIST 316History of Caribbean and Central America

3

HIST 318Modern Africa

3

HIST 319Revolutionary South Africa

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

HIST 396World History

3

European Area

HIST 217Europe and Islam: Myth and Reality

3

HIST 283Russian Cultural History

3

HIST 361History of Classical Greece and Rome

3

HIST 363Medieval History

3

HIST 365Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Europe

3

HIST 367Topics in Early Modern Europe

3

HIST 368Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-1689

3

HIST 371The European Enlightenment

3

HIST 372European Reformation: Religion & Society

3

HIST 373France, Empire and War to 1804

3

HIST 382Hitler's Germany 1890-1945

3

HIST 383Great War and Aftermath

3

HIST 384Three Germanies

3

HIST 385History of the Holocaust, 1933 to the Present

3

HIST 386Twentieth Century Russia

3

HIST 388Imperial Russia, 1700-1917

3

HIST 389Modern Europe

3

HIST 391Women, Men, and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe

3

HIST 392Sex and Gender in Modern Europe

3

HIST 394European Intellectual History

3

HIST 395Topics in History

3

3. Required Minor — 18 credits

4. University-Wide Credits — 25 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 25 credits