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UCCS Academic Catalog 2012-2013

    University of Colorado Colorado Springs
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

History, BA


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General Requirements

  • The history major requires 36 credit hours of history coursework, 21 of which must be upper division (3000+ level); 15 upper-division credit hours must be taken at the Colorado Springs campus.
  • The history major education options require 30 credit hours of history coursework, 18 of which must be upper division (3000+ level).
  • Majors may choose any history faculty member as a counselor to advise them on the distribution of their courses.
  • All history majors are required to have a grade of C (not C-) or better in their history courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate original arguments using critical analysis and complex reasoning.
  • Use, integrate, and discuss primary source evidence effectively in writing and oral discussion, based on an understanding of the methods of historical research and analysis.
  • Use, integrate, and discuss secondary sources and historiography effectively in writing and oral discussion, based on an understanding of the methods of historical research and analysis.
  • Use, integrate, and discuss methodological, conceptual, and theoretical approaches effectively in writing and oral discussion.
  • Demonstrate clarity of thought and critical thinking in the organization, form, framing, and development of arguments.
  • Use proper writing mechanisms, appropriate authoritative voice, and active verbs/sentence structures.

Departmental Honors

The History Department gives Honors at graduation. Students with a grade point average overall of 3.9 and above receive the designation of High Honors, equivalent to Summa Cum Laude; those with a grade point average of 3.7 and above receive the designation of High Honors, or Magna Cum Laude; those with a grade point average of 3.5 or above receive the designation of Honors, or Cum Laude.

Double Majors

Students with a double major (history and another major) must complete 30 credit hours of history courses, meeting the same course and grade requirements as detailed below.

Course Requirements

History, BA


Global History: 6 credit hours


Complete 6 credit hours chosen from the following courses.

 

Electives: 15 credit hours


Complete 15 credit hours of history coursework, 12 of which must be upper division (3000+ level).

History, BA Elementary/Special/Secondary Education Option


Global History: 3 credit hours


Complete 3 credit hours chosen from the following courses.

  

Electives: 12 credit hours


Complete 12 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) elective history courses.

Auxiliary Requirements (Secondary Education Option Only): 13 credit hours


Secondary Education History, BA students must also complete the following courses.

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