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History Major

Bachelor of Arts in History

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Preparation for the major under the new requirements includes completion of twelve units of lower-division history study which must include sequences in two world areas.

Completion of twelve units of lower-division general education courses is required, including completion of GEW 101 or an equivalent.

Students must have competence in a foreign language equivalent to completion of three semesters of study at the university or college level.

Students must complete thirty-three upper-division history units including HIST 301 and a 400-level history seminar (or 500-level graduate course with the instructor's permission).

At least one upper-division course must deal mainly with history before 1800.

Upper-division courses in the major must deal with at least three different world areas (Africa, Acncient, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the United States, and comparative/transnational history).

One course must have considerable women's history/gender history content.

Students must complete all courses for the major with a grade of C (2.0) or better, and may include no more than three (3) units of internship toward the major.


Twenty-four units in lower-division courses including:

Lower-Divison Preparation for the Major
Course Units
Two history sequences in two different world areas 12 Units
Lower-division general education courses including GEW 101 or an equivalent. 12 Units

Total: 24 Units

Upper-Division Requirements
Course Units
HIST 301 (Should be taken before any other 300-level courses are undertaken. Prerequisite for 400-level seminar.) 3 Units
Nine additional upper-division history courses 27 Units
At least one course at the 400 level or above 3 Units
 Total: 33 Units