University Catalogue

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

William Robison, Department Head

 

Major in History

Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required for a major in History. At least twenty-four (24) of these hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses in History for the History concentration or in History and CRMP Specialization courses for the Cultural Resource Management Concentration.

 

Honors Diploma in History

COMM 211H 3 hours
ENGL 210H, 291H, or 292H1   3 hours
GBIO 151H or 153H   3 hours
HIST 101H or 102H 3 hours
HIST 201H and 202H 6 hours
HONR 1912   3 hours
Senior Thesis   0 hours
HIST 400-level Honors Option Courses   6 hours
Total 27 hours

 

1May be substituted for English 230, 231, or 232.
2Satisfies Art Elective or Art/Music/Theatre/Dance Requirement.
History majors following Honors Core Curriculum Path Three for the Honors Diploma in a Discipline and the University Honors Program must complete a total of 40 hours in Honors courses, including the courses listed above and an additional 12 hours in History 400-level Honors Option courses, Honors 311, Honors 312, Honors 313, and/or Honors 314. This will add no hours to the total degree hours required.

 

Major in Political Science

Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required for a major in Political Science. At least twenty-seven (27) of these hours must be in 300 or 400 level courses.

ENGL 210H, 291H, or 292H1   3 hours
HIST 101H or 102H   3 hours
HIST 201H or 202H 3 hours
COMM 211H   3 hours
GBIO 151H or 153H   3 hours
HONR 1912   3 hours
Senior Thesis   0 hours
POLI 201   3 hours
POLI 400-level Honors option courses   6 hours
Total 27 hours

 


1May be substituted for English 230, 231, or 232.
2Satisfies Art Elective or Art/Music/Theatre/Dance Requirement.
Political Science majors following Honors Core Curriculum Path Three for the Honors Diploma in a Discipline and the University Honors Program must complete a total of 40 hours in Honors courses, including the courses listed above and an additional 12 hours in Political Science 400-level Honors Option courses, Honors 311, Honors 312, Honors 313, and/or Honors 314. This will add no hours to the total degree hours required. 

 

Minors

I. Minor in History

i. Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in History, with at least 6 hours in 300- or 400-level courses.


II. Minor in Public History

i. Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in Public History as follows:


III. Minor in Political Science
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in Political Science, with at least 6 hours in 300- or 400-level courses.


IV. Minor in Philosophy
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in Philosophy, with at least 12 hours in 300-level and 6 hours in 400-level courses.


V. Minor in International Studies
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in International Studies, with 6 hours in a single foreign language at the 200-level or above and 12 hours as follows:

CJ 411; COMM 410, 458; GEOG 141, 142, 301, or 410 3 hours
ENGL352, 487; FREN 314; GERM 314; ITAL 381; SPAN 314 or 324 3 hours
HIST 434, 440, 445, 446, 447, 448, 454, or 468 3 hours
POLI 420, 422, 424, 425, 426, 428, or 444 3 hours


VI. Minor in African Ethnic Studies
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in African American Ethnic Studies as follows:

COMM 410 3 hours
ENGL 410 and 428 6 hours
HIST 489 3 hours
POLI 407 3 hours
SOC 411 3 hours

 

1Cultural Resources Management majors must take a 6-hour sequence in HIST 101/101H and 102/102H or HIST 201/201H and 202/202H.
2The student's individual project in the class must have an African-American emphasis.

 

General Requirements for Courses

All 100 and 200-level History and Political Science courses require the use of department approved rental texts, on which students must be tested. All 300 and 400/500 level History, Political Science, and Philosophy courses require essay exams; term papers and/or book reviews; and book discussions and/or oral presentations by students.