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HISTORY MAJOR CHECKSHEET (2014-2015)

INTRODUCTORY COURSES (2 required)

          GHIST 101 (World History to 1500
          GHIST 102 (World History since 1500)

200-LEVEL COURSES (2 required):

          GHIST 225 (U.S. History)
          HIST 201 (Europe to 1815)
          HIST 202 (Europe since 1815)
          HIST 263 (Africa)
          HIST 269 (Pre-Modern Middle East)
          HIST 270 (Modern Middle East)
          HIST 273 (Asia to 1600)
          HIST 274 (Modern Asia)
          GHUM 252 (Latin American Cultures and Identities) Only sections taught by history faculty will count for history major.

HISTORY SEMINAR (prerequisite for 400-level courses):

          HIST 395 (History Seminar)

300- and 400-LEVEL COURSES (6 required):

  • At least THREE courses must be on the 400-level.
  • At least ONE course in each of the following fields: U.S. history, European history, World history

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B.A. Degree requirements:

PHILOSOPHY (1 required) GPHIL 120 and GPHIL 150 do not fulfill this requirement.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
1) Must complete intermediate level (232)
2) See catalog for intensive language option                         

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Public History Concentration (2014-2015)

History majors opting to pursue the Public History Concentration will complete seven elective courses, six of which must be 300-400- level history courses. The Public History Concentration consists of five courses (fifteen credit hours). Students are required to complete two public history core courses and three elective courses. Two of the three elective courses should be chosen from the list of primary electives; the remaining elective course may be chosen from either the primary or secondary list of elective courses.

REQUIRED INTRODUCTORY COURSES (2 required):

          GHIST 101 (World History to 1500)
          GHIST 102 (World History since 1500)

200-LEVEL COURSES (2 required):

          GHIST 225 (U.S. History)
          HIST 201 (Europe to 1815)
          HIST 202 (Europe since 1815)
          HIST 263 (Africa) 
          HIST 269 (Pre-Modern Middle East)
          HIST 270 (Modern Middle East)
          HIST 273 (Asia to 1600)
          HIST 274 (Modern Asia)
          GHUM 252 (Latin American Cultures and Identities)  Only sections taught by history faculty will count for history major

HISTORY SEMINAR (prerequisite for 400-level courses):

          HIST 395 (History Seminar)

ELECTIVES (7 required):

  • Six of the seven electives must be 300- or 400-level history courses.  At least three courses must be 400-level history courses.  For honors students, only three hours of HIST499 can be counted among the  three 400-level courses required for the major.
  • At least THREE courses must be on the 400-level.
  • At least ONE course in each of the following fields: U.S. history; European history; World history

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Public History Required Core Courses (2 required)

HIST 396/ARTH 396 (Introduction to Public History)
HIST 340 (Internship in History)

Primary Electives (2 or 3 required)

HIST 310 (American Business History)
HIST/ANTH 331 (Historical Archaeology)
HIST/ANTH 394 (Introduction to Museum Work)
HIST 407 (Digital History)
HIST 438 (Workshop in Local History)
HIST 440 (The History Museum)
HIST/SCOM 441 (Oral History)
HIST 491 (Editing Historical Documents)
HIST/ANTH/ARTH 492 (Material Culture)
HIST/ARTH 493 (Historic Preservation)
HIST 495 (Introduction to Archives and Manuscripts)

Secondary Electives (0 or 1 required)

HIST 326 (The Automobile in Twentieth-Century America)
HIST 327 (Technology in America)
HIST/SOCI 338 (U.S. Urban History)
HIST 360 (Research Apprenticeship in History)
HIST 391 (Travel Studies Seminar):

      • Summer in Ghana Program
      • Paris and Normandy: Civilization, Culture, and Memory
      • JMU North of England Programme

 
HIST 402 (Workshop in Colonial American Life)
HIST 403 (Workshop in Civil War Virginia)
HIST/ARTH 406 (Monticello)
HIST/ARTH 408 (The Museum: Histories and Controversies)
ANTH 494 (Field Techniques in Archaeology)