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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

History, B.A.


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History is the exploration of the past as a key to understanding the human condition. Historical study enables students to understand their own and other civilizations and to confront the present and future with intelligence and perspective.

Curriculum for a Major in History


Specific Core Curriculum requirements:


 
 History majors must select:

  • at least one course in Literature to meet their Tier 2 Humanities requirement; and
  • at least one course in Economics and one course in Political Science to meet their Tier 2 Social Science requirement.

History majors enroll in one of three Concentrations:


  • General
  • Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America
  • Historic Preservation and Public History

Total hours required for a major, 39 Hours:


Required courses, 12 Hours:


 All history majors must complete 12 hours of the following courses.

Complete two of the following:

General concentration, 27 Hours:


Two 300- or 400-level courses in African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history chosen from the following, 6 Hours:

Elective courses, 9 Hours:

  •  Any three electives chosen from among 300- or 400-level history courses.
Four-Year Course Progression

History
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 1 HIST 100, 101, 102, or 103 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Modern Language   Elementary Language II 3
Modern Language   Elementary Language I 3   HIST 201   History of the United States to 1865 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   European History Elective 3
HIST 202   History of the United States, 1865 to Present 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose PSCI 101: SO-CK with advisor 3
HIST 250   Introduction to Historical Studies 3   Core Curriculm 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Modern Language   Intermediate Language I 3   Modern Language 2 Intermediate Language II 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   Core Curriculm 2 Choose SO-MD or GL with advisor 3
ECON 123 2 Contemporary Economics (SO-CK or GL) OR     Core Curriculm 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3
ECON 205 2 Principles of Macroeconomics 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   European History Elective 3
HIST 3xx/4xx   African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American History 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   Elective 3
HIST 3xx/4xx   Elective 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   United States History 3
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Elective   Elective 3   HIST 495   Capstone (WM) 1
HIST 3xx/4xx   United States History 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   Elective 3
HIST 3xx/4xx   African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American History 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15   Elective   Elective 2
              TOTAL 15
                 
September 12, 2017             DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America concentration, 27 Hours:


One 300- or 400-level course in United States history, 3 Hours

One 300- or 400-level course in European history, 3 Hours

One 300- or 400-level course in African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history, 3 Hours

Elective courses, 6 Hours:

  • Any two electives chosen from among 300- or 400-level history courses.

 

Four-Year Course Progression

History, Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
Core Curriculum 1 HIST 100, 101, 102, or 103 3   Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Modern Language   Elementary Language II 3
Modern Language   Elementary Language I 3   HIST 201   History of the United States to 1865 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 2 Choose AR with advisor 3   HIST 304   The American Civil War, 1850-1865 3
HIST 202   History of the United States, 1865 to Present 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose PSCI 101 (SO-CK) with advisor 3
HIST 250   Introduction to Historical Studies 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Modern Language   Intermediate Language I 3   Modern Language 2 Intermediate Language II 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
GSPE 210 2 Fitness for Life (WE) 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-MD or GL with advisor 3
ECON 123 2 Contemporary Economics (SO-CK or GL) OR 3   Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM-MD or GL with advisor 3
ECON 205 2 Principles of Macroeconomics (SO-CK or GL) 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   Elective 3
HIST 3xx/4xx   African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American History 3   HIST 303, 308, 345   Civil War Elective 3
HIST 307   Reconstruction Era, 1865-1877 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   United States History Elective 3
Minor   Minor 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Elective   Elective 3   HIST 495   Capstone Seminar in History (WM) 1
HIST 430   Civil War Seminar OR     HIST 3xx/4xx   Elective 3
HIST 435   Practicum in Civil War Studies 3   HIST 3xx/4xx   Elective 3
HIST 3xx/4xx   European History Elective 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 2
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
              DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

Historic Preservation and Public History concentration, 27 Hours*:


Students will choose between an Historic Preservation emphasis and a Public History Emphasis:

Elective course, 3 Hours:

  • Any 300- or 400-level course in United States History
Public History Emphasis

Elective courses, 6 Hours:

  • Any two electives chosen from among 300- or 400-level United States history courses
Elective course, 3 Hours:

  • Any elective chosen from among 300- or 400-level history courses

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