2015-2016 Catalog 
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2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA

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Learning Outcomes, History, BA

  • Knowledge: deepen core knowledge in understanding historical processes, people, and events
  • Research: acquire research skills in locating sources, collecting data, and continuing productive inquiry on historical problems
  • Cognition: develop cognitive skills in making sense of information collected in research on historical questions
  • Writing: hone writing skills in crafting clear, succinct, logical, and persuasive argumentative prose
  • Reasoning: sharpen reasoning skills in following the flow of logic in historical argumentation

General Requirements

The student majoring in History must complete a minimum of 36 (maximum of 54) credit hours of history courses (of which 21 credit hours must be upper-division courses; 15 upper-division credit hours must be taken at the Colorado Springs campus).

Majors may choose any history faculty member as a counselor to advise them on the distribution of their courses.

Majors are required to have a grade of C (not C-) or better in their history courses.

Course Requirements

Western and American Civilizations: 6 credit hours

Latin American, Asian, and Middle Eastern Civilizations: 6 credit hours

Upper Division Requirement

Of the 21 hours at the upper-division level requirement, 6 hours must come from any two of the following courses, OR from any upper-division History courses that fulfill the Inclusiveness requirement in the Compass Curriculum. This list will expand as new courses are added.

Double Majors

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

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