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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog
Texas Tech University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.


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About the History Bachelor's Program


Students seeking an undergraduate degree in history will complete 36 hours of history, in accordance with  the following:

  • 3 hours of HIST 1300  or HIST 2322  
  • 3 hours of HIST 1301  or HIST 2323  
  • 6 hours  of U.S. history selected from HIST 2300 , HIST 2301 , and HIST 2310  
  • 24 hours in advanced courses, including
    • 3 hours of 3000- or 4000-level elective in U.S.
    • 3 hours of 3000- or 4000-level elective in European
    • 3 hours of 3000- or 4000-level elective in African, Asian, or Latin American history
    • 6 hours of 3000- or 4000-level electives in any geographic area
    • 6 hours of 4000-level (writing intensive) electives in any geographic area
    • 3 hours of HIST 4398  
  • With prior departmental consent, 3 upper-division hours in related disciplines may be counted toward the major
  • At least 12 of the 36 hours required for the history major must be taken in residence, including at least 9 hours from upper-division courses

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 14

Spring


Total: 15

Second Year


Fall


  • HIST 3000 or 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (Must take one U.S., one EUR, and one AAL.)
  • ENGL 2000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours (not ENGL 2312  or ENGL 2371 )
  • Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 16

Spring


  • HIST 3000 or 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours (Must take one U.S., one EUR, and one AAL.)
  • ENGL 2000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours (not ENGL 2312  or ENGL 2371  )
  • Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Third Year


Fall


  • HIST 3000 or 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours (Must take 3 hours U.S., 3 hours EUR, and 3 hours AAL)
  • Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • POLS 1301 - American Government, Organization 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Oral Communication 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • HIST 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • HIST 3000 or 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours (Must take 3 hours U.S., 3 hours EUR, and 3 hours AAL)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 16

Fourth Year


Fall


  • HIST 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
     
  • POLS 2302 - American Public Policy 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • HIST 4398 - Senior Seminar in History 3 Semester Credit Hours (May be repeated once for credit.)
  • HIST 3000 or 4000 Level 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Personal Fitness and Wellness 1 Semester Credit Hours
  • Creative Arts 3 Semester Credit Hours *
  • Elective 1 Semester Credit Hour
Total: 14

Total Hours: 120


Forty hours must be junior or senior level courses.

* Select from the university’s core curriculum  

 

Foreign Language


A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See Arts and Sciences General Degree Requirements  for further explanation.

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