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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA


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About the Program

Purdue’s approach to the study of history is equally varied among politics, society, culture, gender, race, war, diplomacy, science, and technology. The Department of History is deeply involved in educating students to think critically, with courses that teach not only what happened in the past but also how the past informs the present. History majors acquire skills in critical thinking and communication.

Points of Pride

  • Each year, the department coordinates study abroad trips around the world, most recently to Germany, Egypt, England, Greece, China, and Turkey.
  • The department is dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as historical research. The department’s faculty members take pride in fostering close working relationships with students. The faculty members have national and international reputations for research, and the department has earned campus-wide recognition for excellent teaching. Departmental faculty consistently win major research awards and grants, hold offices in professional organizations, and serve on editorial boards at home and abroad as well as publish articles in major journals and critically acclaimed books.
  • Department members have received several prestigious awards: Whitney Walton was announced co-winner of annual Webb Smith Essay Competition, 2009. John Larson received a Senior Fellowship from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. Larson and Michael Morrison were co-directors of a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar for university and college professors. John Contreni has been elected as a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Nancy Gabin was recently elected to the board of the Labor and Working Class Historical Association. Rebekah Klein-Pejsova was selected as a Fellow for the 14th Annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, sponsored by the Holocaust Education Foundation. Caroline Janney was appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.
  • Excellence in teaching remains the hallmark of the department. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Michael Morrison (1997) and Randy Roberts (2006) the Indiana Professor of the Year.. Five current faculty members are in Purdue University’s Book of Great Teachers. Four faculty members have received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, in the memory of Charles B. Murphy. Current faculty members have been awarded the College of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award a total of nine times. Three faculty members have been admitted to the University’s Teaching Academy. Five have been awarded Teaching for Tomorrow Grants.
  • The Department of History’s Honors Program offers students the opportunity to engage in challenging courses, research, and sustained historical writing.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for History  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

HIST-BA
HIST
120 Credits

“C - “or better in all HIST courses 

History Major Requirements (33 credits)


Area A


At least 6 hours in U.S. History (see choices below)

  • U.S. History - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • U.S. History - Credit Hours: 3.00

Area B


At least 6 hours in European History (see choices below)

  • European History - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • European History - Credit Hours: 3.00

Area C


At Least 6 hours in Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History (see choices below)

  • Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History - Credit Hours: 3.00

Area D


At least 3 hours in a course whose content substantially lies in the period before A.D. 1500 (see choices below)

  • Before A.D. 1500 - Credit Hours: 3.00

Area E


At least 12 hours at the 40000 or 50000 level (excluding HIST 49900 ) 3 hours of which MUST be HIST 49500 HIST 59000  may be taken only one time to satisfy Requirement E

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (57 - 58 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
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  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credit Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (29 - 30 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • STAT - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HIST Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspectives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


Students must earn a “C-” or better in each History course.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

For history course options see complete list here .

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course


Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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