The History Major
Students who wish to receive the B.A. degree with a major concentration
in History must present a minimum of thirty-six semester hours. Among those
thirty-six hours must be included History 1310 and 1320 (World Civilization),
2310 and 2320 (United States), 3377 (Historiography and Methods), 4380
(Senior Reserch Seminar), six semester hours of advanced United States
history courses, six hours of advanced world history courses, and six hours
of advanced courses in either United States or world history.
Students seeking the B.A. degree with a major in history must complete
the second year of a foreign language or demonstrate proficiency in a foreign
language equivalent to completion of the second year of that language.
Minor in History
To take history as a minor on the B.A. degree, students must earn a minimum
of eighteen semester hours, including History 1310, 1320, 2310, 2320, and
six advanced hours.
Honors in History
History Department Honors Program is designed for students who are unusually
competent or show exceptional promise in history.
Requirements for admission to Departmental Honors in History:
The Honors Program in History includes the following components, all of
which the student must complete in order to graduate with honors in history:
- 3.25 GPA overall;
- 3.25 GPA in history;
- completion of 60 hours of college work;
- completion of 15 hours in history;
The Senior Thesis involves an independent research project which might
involve work in libraries at other colleges and universities. Depending
on the topic, the student may be required to utilize interviews, materials
in a language other than English, computer generated and analyzed data,
etc. Senior Thesis projects are related to topics which are within the
research interest and experience of the history department faculty.
- Honors Tutorial (History 4X96*, 3-6 hours): The student will demonstrate
ability in historical and historiographical analysis, as well as mastery
of facts and interpretation.
- Senior thesis (History 4X97*, 1-3 hours): The student will
- have a topic and research strategy approved by department and Honors Committee;
- demonstrate gathering and analysis of data, skill in composition (organization,
usage, style), and mastery of the scholarly apparatus;
- present findings orally to the department and/or other forum (West Texas
Historical Association, Texas State Historical Association, Phi Alpha Theta,
- total of 7 hours in honors courses;
- satisfactory completion of a minimum of 24 hours in history (including
History 4X96* and 4X97*).
Honors Courses in History (4X96*, 4X97*) may be applied toward the semester
hour requirements for major, minor, or teaching field in history.
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