2022-2023 Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog

History and Philosophy Double Major


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  • The History and Philosophy double major requires 30 credit hours completed from each department with grades of C or better. History requires 18 hours of upper-division (3000+ level) course work, while Philosophy requires 21 upper-division hours.
  • Both History and Philosophy require a Senior Thesis of all its majors, but students in the double major are able to choose in which department to complete their Senior Thesis requirement. Students are not required to complete a Senior Thesis for both departments.
  • History usually requires 36 credit hours for the major, but waives 6 credit hours for double majors.

History Double Major Course Requirements


Students double majoring in History and Philosophy need 30 credit hours of History course work with grades of C or better. A maximum of 54 hours of History courses can apply to the bachelor’s degree. At least 18 of the 30 hours must be upper-division (3000+ level) courses.

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

Senior Thesis


Students must complete one Senior Thesis course for the double major, but may choose to take it from either the History or Philosophy department. The Senior Thesis will count as an upper-division elective in the major for which it is taken.

HIST 4990 is the History department’s capstone experience, and is done under the close supervision of a regular faculty member or instructor. Students will prepare a full-length (usually 25-30 pages) essay on a selected topic in History, relying heavily on original or primary sources. Please see the Guide to History 4990 Senior Thesis for further details, including a schedule of topics and instructors.

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.

Philosophy Double Major Course Requirements


Students double majoring in History and Philosophy need 30 credit hours of Philosophy course work with grades of C or better. A maximum of 54 hours of Philosophy courses can apply to the bachelor’s degree. At least 21 of the 30 hours must be upper-division (3000+ level) courses.

Logic Course


Complete the required logic course listed below.

Philosophy Electives


  • Complete 27 credit hours of Philosophy electives. At least 21 hours must be upper-division (3000+ level) Philosophy course work.

Senior Thesis


Students must complete one Senior Thesis course for the double major, but may choose to take it from either the History or Philosophy department. The Senior Thesis will count as an upper-division elective in the major for which it is taken.

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