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  Sep 23, 2017
 
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History, B.A.


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I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (36-46 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

B. Mathematics (3-6 units)


Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog.

C. Natural Sciences (6-8 units)


Refer to the “Natural Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog. 

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

Unless otherwise published in Board of Regent’s articulation agreements, HIST 105  and HIST 106  may not be substituted for CH 201  and CH 202  respectively.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional College Requirements (6-20 units)


Units may vary depending on initial course placement in foreign language coursework.

A. Foreign Language (0-14 units)


Successful completion of the foreign language requirement may be accomplished through one of five options: 1.) complete a fourth-semester college course in a foreign language; 2.) complete and transfer to UNR a fourth-semester course in American Sign Language; 3.) demonstrate proficiency through placement examination or other means through the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; 4.) show transcript evidence of successful completion of a fourth-year high school course in foreign language; or 5.) participate in a studies abroad program preapproved by the college to meet the foreign language requirement.

B. College Breadth Requirement (6 units)


Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in the college shall be required to take, within the College of Liberal Arts, two courses that are outside the departments in which they major or minor, and that exclude courses taken to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

III. Major Requirements (36 units)


Majors in History must complete at least eighteen units in the field of history within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Twenty-four units (which include the required courses HIST 300  and HIST 499 ) must be at the 300 - 400 level.

Of the major’s 36 units, a minimum of 6 units must be chosen from any of the following history survey courses in consultation with the undergraduate advisor. HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 105 , HIST 106  (6 units)

At least six units must be selected from non-US and non-European courses. General fields of ancient (HIST 371 ), African, Asian, Middle Eastern or Latin American history (6 units)

Majors are required to complete HIST 300 - Historical Research and Writing  and to submit a senior project. The project must be completed as part of HIST 499 - Senior Seminar in History . HIST 300  is a prerequisite for HIST 499 , and both HIST 300  and HIST 499  must receive a grade of “C” or better (6 units)

At least eighteen additional elective units may be chosen from anywhere in the curriculum as long as the department’s minimum requirement for twenty-four units at the 300 - 400 level is satisfied (18 units)

Only 100-level correspondence, continuing education or distance education courses will be accepted in fulfillment of major or minor requirements.

IV. Minor Requirements (18-21 units)


The History Department accepts any minor approved by the College of Liberal Arts.

V. Electives (0-24 units)


Consult a history advisor for appropriate courses.

VI. Total Units (120 units)


Forty-two or more units must be in courses numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (16-18 units)


  • Core Curriculum English (3 units) *
  • Core Curriculum Mathematics (3-5 units) *
  • Foreign Language 111 (4 units)
  • Core Curriculum Social Science (3 units)
  • 1st from HIST 101 , HIST 102 , HIST 105 , HIST 106  (3 units)

Spring Semester (16-17 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15-16 units)


  • CH 201 - Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Natural Science B (3-4 units)
  • Foreign Language 211 (3 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (100-200 level) (3 units)
  • Minor (100-200 level) (3 units)

Spring Semester (15 units)


  • CH 202 - The Modern World (3 units)
  • Foreign Language 212 (3 units)
  • Minor (100-200 level) (3 units)
  • HIST Non-US/Non-European (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Diversity (100-200 level) (3 units)

C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (12-15 units)


  • HIST electives (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • College Breadth Requirement (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • General Elective (0-3 units)

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (12 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


  • HIST electives (300-400 level) (6 units)
  • General Elective (1 unit)
  • Core Curriculum Capstone (3 units)
  • Minor (300-400 level) (3 units)
  • Minor (3 units)

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