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History Program Requirements

The following program requirements are from the Clarke University 2013-2014 Academic Catalog and apply to students currently enrolled. The University reserves any right to change, without notice, any information posted on this Web page and in the catalog. For the most current information, please contact the Clarke University Registrar's Office at registrar@clarke.edu.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in History, a student must complete 36 hours including:

  • 24 hours of core courses
    • HIST 101 Western Civilization I
    • HIST 102 Western Civilization II
    • HIST 107 United States History I
    • HIST 108 United States History II
    • HIST 200 Introduction to Primary Research
    • HIST 205 Modern Asian History
    • HIST 208 Modern Latin American History
    • HIST 499 History Capstone
  • 12 hours of history electives, 9 of which must be from 300 level courses in History and Political Science.

History majors are required to have a minimum of a 2.00 GPA in their major. In addition, individual major courses must be passed with at least a C-.

HISTORY MAJOR WITH LICENSURE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

Students seeking licensure at the secondary level must complete a minimum 30-semester hour teaching major in an approved teaching major field as well as the education program. Students should confer with their academic adviser regarding specific teaching major, minor and endorsement requirements and required major courses. Consult the chairs of the history and education departments for details.

HISTORY MINOR REQUIREMENTS

For a Minor in History, a student must complete 21 hours of History and/or Political Science courses, 15 of which must be in History.

POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR REQUIREMENTS FOR NON-HISTORY MAJORS

For a Minor in Political Science, a student must complete 21 hours of approved Political Science and/or History courses, 15 of which must be in Political Science.

POLITICAL SCIENCE MINOR FOR HISTORY MAJORS

For a Political Science minor, History majors must complete an additional 18 credit hours of approved political science courses.

APPLICATION TO MAJOR

A student may apply for a history major after successfully completing 30 semester hours of university credit, at least six of which must be in history. Ordinarily application to major is incorporated in HIST 200.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/INTERNSHIPS

Students may earn academic credit for supervised, professionally related work experience with public or private employers such as museums, political campaigns and government agencies. Consult the department chairperson for details.

SENIOR PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENT

The senior performance requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the HIST 499 Capstone ordinarily taken in the first semester of the senior year.

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