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History B.A/B.S.

The purpose of this bachelor's degree is for students to become trained in the discipline of history. The objectives of this program are to acquaint students with the human past; to provide insight into the nature of the historic process; and to teach students to analyze and think critically about historical works and issues, and express their judgments clearly in writing.  At the conclusion of this program students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of historiography, that is, a familiarity with a range of historical methods, theories, and schools of interpretation.  They will also be able to research and write thesis-driven papers on historical topics, using appropriate sources.

This particular emphasis is designed to acquaint students who do not seek teacher certification with the field of history.  This emphasis may be of interest to students who intend to pursue advanced degrees in history, or pursue a career in public history, historic preservation, or government service.

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
HIST 305GLB/World History to 17th Century3
HIST 306GLB/The Modern World3
HIST 360Themes in World History3
HIST 492Senior Research Seminar3
Early European History
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Ancient and Medieval Europe
A Feudal Society
The European Reformations
Modern European History
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Europe in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution
Women and Gender in European History
Modern Europe, 1848-1991
Urban Underworlds
Asian History
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Modern East Asia
Modern India
Latin American History
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Colonial Latin America
Latin America in the Modern Period
Early U.S. History
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Colonial North America to 1775
Revolutionary America 1775-1850
Religion in Early American History
Modern U.S. History
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Civil War & Reconstruction
Modern United States 1850-1920
The Twentieth-Century United States
Race and Education in the Twentieth-Century United States
Civil Rights Movement 1940-1968
Themes in Southern United States History
Women, Gender & Sexuality in United States History
Plus Choose any 300-level Hist course3
Plus choose any 400-level U.S. Hist course3
Required Electives (which may include a second major or a minor):
42 hours of electives required42
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all History courses required for this major. Fifteen semester hours of History must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.