2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 05, 2020  
2020-2021 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


Historical Survey Courses (1000-level): 12 credit hours


Complete 6 lower-division credit hours chosen from each of the categories below:

Histories of the U.S. and Europe

Global Histories and Histories of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East

 

Global History (3000- and 4000-level courses): 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


Historical Survey Courses (1000-level): 12 credit hours


Complete 6 credit hours chosen from each of the categories below:

Histories of the U.S. and Europe

Global Histories and Histories of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East

 

Global History: 3 credit hours


Complete 3 credit hours chosen from the designated course list.

  

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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