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2011-2012 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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


History majors enroll in one of two Concentrations:


  • General
  • Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America

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.


Foreign Language Requirement

In addition to the Core Curriculum  and the requirements for the major and minor, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts must satisfy the BA Foreign Language Requirement .

Total hours required for a major, 39 Hours:


One 300- or 400-level course in African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history chosen from the following, 3 Hours:

General concentration, 18 Hours:


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

Elective courses, 6 Hours:

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

 
History majors pursuing the Civil War and Nineteenth-Century America concentration will select a topic related to the Civil War era for their Senior Capstone project.

Four-Year Course Progression

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