History Major, BA

(NYC, PLV)

Provides students with an excellent preparation for law school, graduate work, teaching, and a variety of private and public service positions.

University Core – (44-55)

May include two history courses. One each from two Area of Knowledge groups: Western Heritage American or European (choose from HIS 111-113, HIS 103, HIS 104, NYC 115) and World Traditions and Cultures Non-Western (choose from HIS 119, HIS 131, HIS 132, HIS 134).

Major Requirements – (42)

Required Major Courses: (6 credits)

HIS 380Seminar on Historiography

3 credits

HIS 499Senior Year Experience in History

3 credits

Required Major Electives: (36 credits)

TWO courses each from three historical fields:

Non-Western, Western Heritage American, and Western Heritage European, counting two courses if taken to satisfy University Core requirements (18 credits).

Non-Western History
HIS 107World Civilization I

3 credits

HIS 108World History After 1650

3 credits

HIS 119The Middle East: An Historical Survey

3 credits

HIS 131The Asian World: A Historical Survey

3 credits

HIS 132Africa: An Historical Survey

3 credits

HIS 133Latin America: The Colonial Era

3 credits

HIS 134Modern Latin America

3 credits

HIS 202Modern Britain

3 credits

HIS 216History of Human Rights

3 credits

HIS 217Modern East Asia in Film

3 credits

HIS 218Nonviolent Activism in Modern Asia

3 credits

HIS 220Modern Islamic World: 1850-Present

3 credits

HIS 223Discrimination, Integration and Assimilation: Global Jewish Experience

3 credits

HIS 231Latin America: Century of Social Change and Revolution

3 credits

HIS 239Wars in the Asia-Pacific

3 credits

HIS 241Modern China

3 credits

HIS 242Modern Japan

3 credits

HIS 243Service and Study in Latin America

3 credits

HIS 270History of Modern South Africa

3 credits

HIS 274History of North Africa After 1800

3 credits

HIS 275Modern History of Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran

3 credits

And

Other Available choices include the following:

Topic courses in Non-Western History, e.g., HIS 196 and History 296 topic courses (3 credits)

and

Equivalent Learning Community (LC) courses (3-6 credits)

Western Heritage American History
HIS 111American Civilization to 1877

3 credits

HIS 112American Civilization Since 1877

3 credits

HIS 113 SeriesTopic Course

HIS 215American Social and Cultural History

3 credits

HIS 256American Colonial History

3 credits

HIS 259The American Revolution

3 credits

HIS 260Constitutional History of the United States

3 credits

HIS 264History of the American Presidency 1900 - Present

3 credits

HIS 265American Urban History

3 credits

HIS 267Heroes, Villains and Just Plain Folks: A Biographical Perspective on American History

3 - 4 credits

HIS 269Recent United States History

3 credits

HIS 271Culture and History of Black America

3 credits

HIS 273Ethnic and Racial History of the United States

3 credits

HIS 280History of American Women

3 credits

HIS 297LTopic: The American Civil War

3 credits

HIS 302African-American History Since 1910

3 credits

HIS 310United States in the Era of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1929-1945

3 credits

HIS 321Economic History of the US

3 credits

HIS 366History of New York City

3 credits

HIS 367History and Geography of New York

3 credits

or equivalent learning community or topics course

Western Heritage European History (6 credits)
HIS 103History of Western Civilization 1300-1815

3 credits

HIS 104History of Western Civilization 1815 to Present

3 credits

HIS 114 SeriesTopic Course

HIS 202Modern Britain

3 credits

HIS 203Rome's Golden Age: The Late Republic and Early Empire

3 credits

HIS 205The Crusades

3 credits

HIS 206European History: Witches, Wizards and the Rise of Scientific Thought

3 credits

HIS 207Europe Since World War I

3 credits

HIS 210Germany and Central Europe Since 1848

3 credits

HIS 213Modern Russia

3 credits

HIS 225The World of the Middle Ages: Byzantium

3 credits

HIS 226The World of the Middle Ages: The West

3 credits

HIS 281European Women and Social Change

3 credits

HIS 330Barbarian Europe: 300 - 1000 A.D.

3 credits

or equivalent learning community or topics course.

ONE History course from any field based on race, gender, or class (3 credits)

 

HIS 133Latin America: The Colonial Era

3 credits

HIS 216History of Human Rights

3 credits

HIS 223Discrimination, Integration and Assimilation: Global Jewish Experience

3 credits

HIS 231Latin America: Century of Social Change and Revolution

3 credits

HIS 268American Labor History

3 credits

HIS 271Culture and History of Black America

3 credits

HIS 273Ethnic and Racial History of the United States

3 credits

HIS 280History of American Women

3 credits

HIS 281European Women and Social Change

3 credits

HIS 302African-American History Since 1910

3 credits

ONE 300-level History course but excluding 380 (3 credits)

FOUR History courses at 200 or 300-level: (12 credits)

Open Electives – (31-42)

Total Credit Hours: 128

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