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WORKING COPY - Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 - DRAFT

History, BA


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Department: History  

Grade Requirement


No grade lower than a “C-” in a history (HIST) course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the history major. Students receiving a “D” or lower in a history course may continue as history majors but must either retake and successfully complete the course (with a minimum grade of “C-“) or must successfully complete another course that fulfills the same required “area” for the major.

Course Requirements


Only six credits of 100-level and six credits of 200-level courses may be applied toward the history major.

History majors may register for up to three 400-level history courses in a single semester. Consent of their advisor or department chairperson is required for students seeking to enroll in more than three 400-level history courses.

Additionally, no more than six credits from any combination of credits earned from HIST 498 - Internship in History  and/or HIST 499 - Directed Study in History  may be used toward the credits required for the major.

Area requirements (18 credits)


Complete one course, selected from each of the six areas listed below. See bottom of page for full list of courses by area.

Area III     Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern Europe
Area IV     Modern Europe
Area V      United States History to 1877
Area VI     United States History since 1877
Area VII    The Traditional World
Area VIII   The Modern World

Area IX requirement (6 credits)


Complete two additional history (HIST) courses at the 300-level or above. Credits earned in HIST 485 , HIST 498  or HIST 499  may only be applied toward history major requirements in Area IX.

Total minimum credits: 39


Core Curriculum Requirements


A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

History Courses by Area


The following courses may be used to meet area requirements. The specific area, however, depends on the topic or topics addressed in the course.


(No more than six credits from HIST 498 and HIST 499 may be used toward the 36 credits required for a history major. Additionally, HIST 485, HIST 498 and HIST 499 may only be applied toward Area IX requirements.)

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