Department of History and Geography

History Major

2014-15 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

A Bachelor of  Arts degree with a major in History requires the following courses (Effective fall 2015):
   
  Twelve hours at the 100- or 200- level, including at least one U.S. and one non-U.S. course. 12 sh    
  Twenty-four hours of HST electives, 16 of which must be at the 300- or 400-level, and including at least:
U.S.
Europe, including ancient history
Africa, Asia, Latin America, or Middle East
24 sh
 

(With the approval of the department chair four semester hoursfrom outside the major may be applied toward the elective requirement)

 
HST 301              Research Methods 4 sh
  One history seminar course, including completion of a senior thesis
 
 4 sh
 TOTAL44 sh

NOTE: The Department  of History and Geography strongly recommends that history majors study a world language.

For students matriculating  before fall 2015, A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History requires the following courses:
     
HST 111 Europe and the Mediterranean World to 1500 4 sh
HST 112 Europe and the Mediterranean World from 1500 4 sh
HST 301 Research Methods 4 sh
  Choose one course from the following:
HST 120 U.S. and North Carolina through Reconstruction                                     
HST 121 U.S. History through 1865
HST 122 U.S. History since 1865
HST 123 U.S. and North Carolina since 865
4 sh
  Twenty-four hours of HST electives, 16 of which must be at the 300-400 level:
U.S. and Europe, including ancient history (16 sh)
Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East (4sh)
24 sh
  Other Electives 4 sh
  One HST seminar course including completion of a senior thesis 4 sh
TOTAL44 sh

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that history majors, in consultation with their advisor, select a topical or regional concentration of 12 semester hours at the 300-level and above. Concentration courses will be chosen from among the required 24 elective hours. With the approval of the department chair, four hours from outside the history department may be applied toward the concentration and the elective history credit hour requirement. The history department strongly recommends that history majors considering graduate school take a foreign language.      

History Major with Teacher Licensure

History majors receiving teacher licensure must complete the following courses:
     
HST 111 Europe and the Mediterranean World 1500 4 sh
HST 112 Europe and the Mediterranean World since 1500 4 sh
HST 121 United States History through 1865  4 sh
HST 123 U.S. and North Carolina since 1865 4 sh
HST 301 Research Methods 4 sh
  One history (HST) seminar course 4 sh
  Twelve hours HST electives at the 300-400 level, one from the following three areas:
1. Europe
2. Developing world (Africa, Latin America, Asia)
3. U.S. minority history (African Americans, Native Americans, Women in the U.S.
12 sh
GEO 131 The World's Regions 4 sh
POL 111 American Government 4 sh
ECO 111 Principles of Economics 4 sh
  Set of professional education courses dictated by Elon's School of Education. 35 sh
TOTAL83 sh

This page was updated March 25, 2015