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BA in History - General Concentration

Through historical inquiry, students will learn how to confront, contemplate, analyze, evaluate, and present their own assessments of the past. History majors at CSUSB don’t just read and write about history, but engage with the past in creative, practical, and innovative ways. In addition to community engagement, and through diverse course offerings that span different periods and places, students will not only gain a new understanding of their local and global communities, they will also be well prepared for a multitude of career opportunities, including, but not limited to, education, government, law, public history, business, and media. Applying new and dynamic methods of history, our students learn vital skills that can be applied in the marketplace. 

The Program Learning Outcomes are: 


PLO 1 – Demonstrate key historical literacy, including knowledge of key events and how change occurs over time in broad geographical and temporal areas

PLO 2 – Demonstrating research skills, including critical thinking and reading abilities, assessment and writing skills  

PLO 3 – Demonstrating communication skills, showing ability to organize and express their thoughts coherently

 

Requirements (48 units)

Total units required for Graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in History - General Concentration

Core courses (18)

 

HIST 1400

World History to c. 1500

 

or ANTH 1400

World History to c. 1500

HIST 1440

World History from c.1500

 

HIST 2000

United States History to 1877

 

HIST 2010

United States History, 1877 to the Present

 

HIST 5840

Proseminar in History

 

HIST 5850

Research Seminar in History

 

A minimum of three upper division units chosen from five of the following seven areas: (15)

Ancient History, African History, Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, United States History

 

Fifteen additional units of upper division History courses which must fulfill an area of focus either in thematic interests, temporal, or geographic focus. Students will develop their area of focus in consultation with a faculty advisor. (15)

 

Geographic Focus. History majors can choose areas such as Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, or the United States.

 

Thematic Focus. History majors can trace themes such as cultural history, community engagement, political history, colonialism, gender, ethnicity/race, or class.

 

Temporal Focus. Students can study a single period such as the Middle Ages, or the Early Modern World (c1400-1800), or Modern World (1800-Present).

 

Total Units

48

Roadmap

Year 1: Freshman Year

     

30

Fall

Units

 

Spring

Units

E-Foundation Seminar 

3

 

A3-Critical Thinnking

3

A1-Oral Communication

3

 

B4-Mathematics

3

A2-Written Communication

3

 

D1- American Gov

3

C1-Arts 

3

 

HIST 2000. US to 1877 (GE)

3

HIST 1400. World History I (GE)

3

 

HIST 1440. World History II (GE)

3

Semester Total

15

 

Semester Total

15

         

Year 2: Sophomore Year

     

31

Fall

Units

 

Spring

Units

B1- Physical Science 

3

 

C3-Arts or Humanities 

3

C2- Humanities 

3

 

HIST U/D area 2

3

Elective

3

 

HIST U/D concentration 1

3

B3- Laboratory Activity 

1

 

B2- Life Science 

3

HIST U/D area 1

3

 

Elective

3

HIST 2010. US from 1877 (GE)

3

     

Semester Total

16

 

Semester Total

15

         

Year 3: Junior Year

     

30

Fall

Units

 

Spring

Units

D4- Social Science (U/D)

3

 

HIST U/D concentration 3

3

HIST U/D area 3

3

 

HIST U/D area 4

3

HIST U/D concentration 2

3

 

HIST U/D concentration 4

3

B5- U/D Scientific Inquiry

3

 

C4-U/D Arts of Humanities 

3

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Semester Total

15

 

Semester Total

15

         

Year 4 : Senior Year

     

29

Fall

Units

 

Spring

Units

HIST U/D area 5

3

 

HIST U/D concentration 5

3

HIST 5840 Proseminar

3

 

HIST 5850 Research Seminar

3

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Elective

3

 

Elective

3

Elective

3

 

Elective

2

Semester Total

15

 

Semester Total

14

       

120