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2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Honors, BA


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About the Program

History Honors was launched 2008 as an opportunity of first-rate History majors to research and write an original piece of historical scholarship, working closely with a faculty member. Its success has made it the flagship of the Liberal Arts Honors Program.

The program is a total of 6 credit hours. In the fall semester, students enroll in HIST 42100 : Honors Historical Research. This course introduces students to the tools of the historian’s craft. They investigate various interpretative approaches to history and discuss the work of several leading historians, examining how they build their arguments, the sources they use, and their contributions to our knowledge of the past. It is also during this semester that students choose their Thesis topic, their faculty mentor and begin their research.

In the spring, students register for HIST 42200 - Honors Thesis In Historical Research  which offers them 3 credit hours but is not actually a class. Rather, students work closely with their faculty mentor and write a 45-to-50 page historical essay based on their research. At the end of the spring semester, students provide an oral defense of their thesis and present their work to their families and to the History faculty at the annual History Honors Forum.

The History Honors Program has much to offer aspiring History Majors:

  • fellowship with other like-minded students
  • the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member
  • special opportunities to join conferences, seminars, and faculty receptions
  • road trips to conduct research at major libraries and archives
  • assistance with graduate school applications, statements, and letters

Our Honors students have earned prestigious fellowships and admittance to first-rate graduate programs across the US and abroad, including the doctoral programs in history at The College of William and Mary, University of North Carolina, Emory University, New York University, and The London School of Economics. Many of our Honors alumni have earned degrees in Law, Public History, and Foreign Service.

Visit https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/history/undergraduate/honors/index.html for more information.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for History Honors  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
HISH
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

History Honors must take the following and earn a “B” or better


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
  •  

  • 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 (23-24 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


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


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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