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2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.


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The B.A. in history is a 40-unit program that students plan in consultation with a departmental advisor. Courses graded Cr/NC are not applicable to the history major, except in the cases of   HIST 497 - Internship in History  and HIST 496 - History Journal , where 4 units of Cr/NC are accepted.

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48, 6 units in major) 42  
  Major requirements 40  
  General electives 38  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

 

Major Core Requirements


* History majors may replace HIST 201  with HIST 335 , HIST 339 , HIST 400 , HIST 401  OR replace HIST 202  with HIST 342 , HIST 383 , HIST 410 , HIST 411 , or HIST 412 . Either HIST 201  OR HIST 202  MUST be taken. Completion of either HIST 201  or HIST 202  satisfies GE requirement, Area D2.

** History majors may replace HIST 251  with HIST 351  OR replace HIST 252  with HIST 352 , HIST 446 , HIST 468 , HIST 470 , or HIST 477 . Either HIST 251  OR HIST 252  MUST be taken. Completion of either HIST 251  OR HIST 252  satisfies GE requirement, Area D3.

Major Electives


To finish the major, students must complete additional units in history to total 40 units. These units must include upper-division courses in 3 of 4 breadth areas:

European history;
United States history;
World Regional (Asian, Latin American,
African, or Middle-Eastern history);
Comparative/Thematic/Global history.

Among their major electives, students must take at least one upper-division course in the period before 1800 and at least one upper-division course that covers the period after 1800. An upper-division substitute for HIST 201/202 may not also count as a breadth or chronology requirement. Three (3) units of electives may be lower-division; the remaining 20-21 units must be upper-division.

    Total units in major electives     22-24
    Total units in the major    40

History Teaching Credential Preparation


History majors—or majors in other programs—interested in seeking a general elementary credential or secondary school credential for social sciences may demonstrate subject matter competency by passing the CSET Multiple Subjects Exams or the CSET Single Subject Exam in Social Science. For further information and guidance, contact Steve Estes, Department of History, (707) 664-2424.

Public History Certificate


The Public History Certificate is a 22-unit interdisciplinary program designed to give students concrete research, writing, and interviewing skills that are applicable in a number of professions including museums, libraries, city/county governments, historic preservation organizations, and corporations.  Students take core courses in history and elective courses in at least two other disciplines.  For further information and a list of qualifying courses, please consult the department website or contact the Department of History.

The Dual Language Historical Research Certificate


The DLHRC is a minimum 14 unit program that combines advanced language training with historical study and research, allowing students to broaden their topics of study by making use of primary and secondary sources in other languages. Students are required to demonstrate language proficiency, take a historical research methodology course, and two-4 unit history electives, a portion of which includes reading and research in non-English language sources. For further information and a list of qualifying courses, please consult the department website or contact the Department of History.

Units


Total units in the major core: 16-18

Total units in major electives: 22-24

Total units in the major: 40

Sample Four-Year Program


History, B.A.


Freshman Year: 30-32 Units


Fall Semester (15-16 Units)

Spring Semester (15-16 Units)

Sophomore Year: 30-31 Units


Junior Year: 29-32 Units


Fall Semester (15-16 Units)

Spring Semester (14-16 Units)

Senior Year: 32 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

  • History Electives
  • Electives
Spring Semester (16 Units)

Total Units: 120


* Completion of either HIST 201  or HIST 202  satisfies GE requirement Area D2.
Completion of either HIST 251  or HIST 252  satisfies GE requirement Area D3.

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