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B.A. History

ABOUT THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY

A degree in History provides students with a critical intellectual framework to assess and understand human affairs. The degree is made up of 120 credit hours that include classes in History, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science among others.

WHAT TO EXPECT AS A history STUDENT

Expect to begin developing how to be a creative and flexible problem solver who can make sound judgments and communicate your ideas effectively. Your courses will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of how the major civilizations have shaped human behavior over time and space. You should have a working knowledge and an appreciation of the world's cultural diversity.

DEGREE AT A GLANCE

Average Class Size: 20
Classes are offered online, evenings, and afternoons.

WHERE WILL MY DEGREE TAKE ME?

The BA in History prepares students for a multitude of job opportunities to include:
Archivist
Interpreter
Lawyer
Librarian
Museum Curator
Park Ranger
Policy Advisor
Politician
Researcher
Strategist
Teacher

Curriculum

B.A. in History (BA.HIS)
(effective Fall 2016)

GENERAL CORE CREDIT HOURS
IUL-101 Intro. to University Life 3
ENG 101 Communications Skills I 3
ENG-102 Communications Skills II 3
SCM-285 Principles of Speech 3
MTH-103 College Math or higher 3
PED-100 Physical Fitness or higher 1
HED-100 Personal and Community Health 2
Humanities: ENG, 207, FIA 201 or MUS 301 3
BIO-100 Biology 3
BIO-100L Biology Lab or SCI-100L Physical Science Lab 1
SCI-100 Physical Science 3
CSC-150 or CSC-200 Computer Science 3
Social Science: BUS-175, SOC-101, or ECN-200 3
ENG-383 African American Literature or MUS- 234 African American Music 3
HIS-335, HIS-336, or HIS-371 African American or African History 3
 
HISTORY CORE REQUIREMENTS  
HIS-100 and HIS-101 World History and HIS-102 and HIS-103 U.S. History 12
HIS-205 Introduction to History 3
HIS-305 3 Rs of History 3
HIS-497 Historical Research 3
U.S. History Electives* 6
Atlantic World History** 6
GEO-130 Principles of Geography 3
HIS-494 Internship 3
History Electives 12
History Electives: Skill or topic focus, choose from the options below 12
Geography Electives: 300-400 level courses 6
Electives 11
  120


* Choose two courses from the following: HIS-310, HIS-311, HIS-312, HIS-313, HIS-314, HIS-315, HIS-328, HIS-335, HIS-336, HIS-337, HIS-346, HIS-377, HIS-380, HIS-410, HIS-418, HIS-420, HIS-438, HIS-439, HIS-444, HIS-448, HIS-490C

** Choose two courses from the following: HIS-320, HIS-341, HIS_346, HIS-360, HIS-361, HIS-365, HIS-370, HIS-371, HIS-446, HIS-490A, HIS-492

Skills/Complementary Topic Focus (choose two of the following tracks – Minimum of 6 Hours each track) (Must be courses not used to fulfill either NSU’s General Education, History Core or History Electives Requirements)

Foreign Language: ARA, FRN, JPN, SPN, SWA, RUS – 6 hours at level 100 or higher &/or Technology: GIS course and/or two computer courses 200-400 level &/or Interdisciplinary Studies: INT-308; plus choose one: INT-375, INT-411, INT-412 &/or Geography & Spatial Focus: 6 hours in 300-400 level Geography class &/or Religion Focus: 6 hour in Religion class &/or Public History Focus: 6 hours of 300-400 level history classes on public history &/or History of Difference/Diversity Studies: 6 hours of 300-400 level History, Geography or Interdisciplinary Studies classes on disability, gender or race (examples: HIS 337, HIS 494M)