2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 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 above.

History Major Course Requirements


Historical Survey Courses


Complete two courses from each of the following categories (4 courses/12 credits).

Histories of the U.S. and Europe

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

Upper-Division Global History Courses


Complete two courses from the following list (2 courses/6 credits):

History Electives


  • Complete 15 credit hours of History electives.  At least 12 hours must be upper-division (3000+ level) course work (5 courses/15 credits).

Senior Thesis Seminar


Complete the Senior Thesis Seminar course (1 course/3 credits).

Note 1: Prior to taking HIST 4990, it is recommended that History majors complete HIST 3001 - The Historian’s Craft: Introduction to the Discipline of History  .

Note 2: Students must complete 9 credit hours of History course work at UCCS before taking HIST 4990.

Elementary and Secondary Education Options


Historical Survey Courses


Complete two courses from each of the following categories (4 courses/12 credits).

Histories of the U.S. and Europe

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

Upper-Division Global History Course


Complete one course from the following list (1 course/3 credits):

History Electives


  • Complete 12 credit hours of upper-division (3000+ level) History electives (4 courses/12 credits).

Senior Thesis Seminar


Complete the Senior Thesis Seminar course (1 course/3 credits).

Note 1: Prior to taking HIST 4990, it is recommended that History majors complete HIST 3001 - The Historian’s Craft: Introduction to the Discipline of History .

Note 2: Students must complete 9 credit hours of History course work at UCCS before taking HIST 4990.

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