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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

History, B.A.


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 (communication literacy) 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

Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study. Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. Effective Fall 2017, all HIST courses at the 4000 level will qualify toward the university’s Communication Literacy requirement.

Note: All courses numbered at the 3000 and 4000 level are upper-division (or “advanced”) courses. Additionally, all 4000 level HIST courses require junior standing and the consent of the instructor. A student must receive at least a C in any HIST course if it is to count toward the major or minor.

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 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 2306 - Texas Politics and Topics 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.