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History (BA)

History Bachelors BA

Variable Credit Min

42

Variable Credit Max

42

Major Academic Plan

Title

Historical Knowledge

Learning Outcome

Gain a historical consciousness by demonstrating a knowledge of major developments in American and world history and understand key historical terms and theories. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome please see: History Course Learning Outcomes

Title

Historical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Acquire the ability to analyze historical questions and issues clearly assess historical information accurately and distinguish between questionable and valid historical assertions. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome please see: History Course Learning Outcomes

Title

Effective Historical Research

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in using the historical method of research effectively by skillfully and honestly using primary and secondary sources. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome please see: History Course Learning Outcomes

Title

Data Integration and Effective Communication

Learning Outcome

Skillfully integrate data into a coherent argument expressed through a clear well-written style and through oral communication. (For course-specific application of this learning outcome please see: History Course Learning Outcomes

Program Requirements

The History Department requires a minimum of 24 hours of history credit to be taken in residence at BYU's Provo campus for this degree program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.

Requirement 1 — Complete 1 Course

Complete one of the following courses in fulfillment of the University Core First-Year Writing requirement. NOTE: Students with AP credit for Engl 115 are encouraged to take Wrtg 150.

course - Writing & Rhetoric 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 Course

NOTE: For majors, Hist 200 should be completed prior to elective courses. It must be completed no later than the sophomore year or in the first semester/term after the major is declared. Hist 200 and 490 combined satisfy the University Core Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement.

course - Historian's Craft 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 4 Courses

NOTE: University Core Civilization courses (201/202) offered by other departments are not equivalent. Hist 220 and 221 must be completed as college/university courses. They cannot be fulfilled with AP credit or other test scores.

course - World Civilization to 1500 3.0

course - World Civilization from 1500 3.0

course - U S Through 1877 3.0

course - U S Since 1877 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 21 hours

Complete seven electives (21 total hours) from the approved list. Seek faculty advice in choosing electives. Complete three electives (9 hours) by taking at least one course in three of the following options. Majors are urged to focus their remaining four electives on a single theme, region, or period. NOTE: No more than 6 combined hours of 299R, 390R, 495R, and 498R will count toward elective credit. NOTE: Depending on topic, History 288 and 390R may satisfy one of the regional option requirements or elective credit more generally.

Option 4.1 — Complete up to 15 hours

AFRICA

course - Early Africa 3.0

course - Modern Africa 3.0

course - S Africa Liberation 3.0

course - African Social Change 3.0

course - Islam in Africa

course - Slavery in Africa & Atlantic 3.0

Option 4.2 — Complete up to 15 hours

ASIA

course - Intro to East Asian History 3.0

course - Pre-modern Korea 3.0

course - Modern Korea 3.0

course - Traditional China 3.0

course - China Since 1200 3.0

course - The Mongol Empire 3.0

course - Early Japan 3.0

course - Modern Japan 3.0

course - Chinese Cultural History 3.0

course - Modern Southeast Asia 3.0

course - Asian Religion & Thought 3.0

Option 4.3 — Complete up to 15 hours

Europe

course - Greek History 3.0

course - Roman History 3.0

course - Europe 1500-Present 3.0

course - Age of French Revolution 3.0

course - Early Middle Ages 3.0

course - Late Middle Ages 3.0

course - Italian Renaissance 3.0

course - Reformation: Age of Turmoil 3.0

course - Age of Enlightnmnt 3.0

course - 19th Cent Europe 3.0

course - Europe Since 1914 3.0

course - The Mediterranean 3.0

course - Euro Revolutions Since 1500 3.0

course - History of Film, Radio, & TV 3.0

course - History of Ideas 3.0

course - Strategy in Peace and War 3.0

course - Fascism & Nazism, 1914-present 3.0

course - Jews & Holocaust 3.0

course - European Women's History 3.0

course - Family in Europe 3.0

course - Pre-Modern Britain 3.0

course - Modern Britain 3.0

course - France 3.0

course - Spain 3.0

course - Modern Italy 3.0

course - Modern Germany 3.0

course - Russian Empire Under Romanovs 3.0

course - Soviet & Post-Soviet Russia 3.0

course - Scandinavian Hist 3.0

course - Topics: Greek & Roman History - You may take once 3.0

Option 4.4 — Complete up to 15 hours

Latin America

course - Con & Col Lat Amer 3.0

course - Modern Latin Amer 3.0

course - Rel. in Colonial Latin America 3.0

course - Latin Am Age of Revolution 3.0

course - History of Mexico 3.0

course - Urban History Brazil 3.0

course - History of Argentina 3.0

course - Brazil 3.0

course - Indian in Latin Am 3.0

course - Gender & History in Latin Amer 3.0

course - Inter-American Relations 3.0

Option 4.5 — Complete up to 15 hours

Middle East

course - Ancient Near East to 330 BC 3.0

course - Ancient Near East 330BC-640AD 3.0

course - M E Hist to 1800 3.0

course - M E Hist from 1800 3.0

course - Arab & Islamic Civilization - You may take once 1.0v

course - Jewish Civilization - You may take once 1.0v

course - Hist Ottoman Empire 3.0

course - History of Ancient Iraq 3.0

course - Crusades 3.0

Option 4.6 — Complete up to 15 hours

United States

course - Citizen Nation 3.0

course - Mod. American Warfare Studies 3.0

course - American West to 1900 3.0

course - American West Since 1900 3.0

course - US Immigration History 3.0

course - Spanish Frontier in North Amer 3.0

course - Utah 3.0

course - American South 3.0

course - Slavery in the U.S. 3.0

course - Sport, Society, & Am Culture 3.0

course - Early America 3.0

course - Revolutionary Amer 3.0

course - US Presidency 3.0

course - Civil War Era 3.0

course - US Hist, 1890-1945 3.0

course - J Smith in Mormon History 3.0

course - US Hist, 1945-2000 3.0

course - Growing Up in America 3.0

course - History of American Families 3.0

course - US Religious History to 1860 3.0

course - US Religious Hist Since 1860 3.0

course - Mormonism Am Exper 3.0

course - African-Am Hist since 1865 3.0

course - US Women's History 3.0

course - Latinos in the United States 3.0

course - Am Indian Hist to 1877 3.0

course - Am Indian Hist 1877-present 3.0

course - Mormonism Amg Chrstn Theol 3.0

course - US Constitutnl His 3.0

course - US Foreign Relations 3.0

course - Scripture in American History 3.0

course - US Historical Literacies 3.0

course - American Capitalism 3.0

Option 4.7 — Complete up to 15 hours World and Thematic Courses

course - Intro to Hist of Christianity 3.0

course - Jewsh Hist 70AD-Pr 3.0

course - Women in a Changing World 0.5v

course - Nature & History 3.0

course - Food & History 3.0

course - WW II in History & Memory 3.0

course - Digital History 3.0

course - The Automotive Age 3.0

course - Terrorism and Counterterrorism 3.0

course - History of Travel & Tourism 3.0

course - Hist Narrative: Wrtg Wkshp 3.0

course - Public History 3.0

course - Philosophies Hist 3.0

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 Course

Capstone course:

course - Capstone Research Seminar 3.0

Recommended Courses are not required to complete the program

Hist 205 is suggested as a religion elective.

course - Intro Fam Hist Doctr Prac 2.0