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History, B.A.

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Requirements

UVU’s History Program is dedicated to developing the twenty-first century student. We provide the general student body a broad range of courses that increase global awareness, engagement and informed citizenship, as well as develop critical thinking, writing, and oral expression. In addition, History majors can choose from a large number of in-depth upper division courses that further their content knowledge and expand their abilities to critically analyze past and current events in a variety of regions and nations. In all courses, students and faculty observe the human experience by investigating the diverse historical perspectives of the past and present. History faculty endeavor to teach in ways that foster independent thinking, engage the students with historical conversations and debates, and improve students’ ability to communicate in a variety of media. Students who successfully complete our programs will have a valuable set of skills for further study in graduate and professional programs, and careers in public service or private enterprise.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled by completing Foreign Language Course 202G/2020) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 39 Credits
  HIST 1500 World History to1500 3
  HIST 151G World History from 1500 to the Present 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 3
  HIST 2710 US History since 1877 3
  HIST 3010 The Historian's Craft WE 3
  HIST 4980 Senior Research Thesis Research Component 3
  HIST 4990 Senior Research Thesis Writing Component 3
Select at least one course from each area of study and any two additional upper-division History courses 18
  A. European History   
  HIST 3110 Greek History (3)  
  HIST 3130 Roman History (3)  
  HIST 3140 Roman Empire (3)  
  HIST 3150 Medieval Europe (3)  
  HIST 3160 Renaissance and Reformation--Europe 1350 to 1600 (3)  
  HIST 3170 Absolutism Enlightenment and Revolution--Europe from 1600 to 1815 (3)  
  HIST 3180 Nineteenth Century Europe (3)  
  HIST 3190 Twentieth Century Europe (3)  
  HIST 3320 Modern Britain (3)  
  HIST 3340 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present (3)  
  HIST 4180 The Italian Renaissance WE (3)  
  B. United States History  
  AIST 327G Indians of Utah (3)  
  AIST 3810 Precolumbian America (3)  
  AIST 3830 Indians of the Great Plains (3)  
  AIST 384G Indians of the Southwest (3)  
  AIST 3850 The Struggle for Self-determination American Indians 1891 to present (3)  
  HIST 320G Women in American History to 1870 WE (3)  
  HIST 321G Women in American History since 1870 (3)  
  HIST 322G History of the American West to 1850 WE (3)  
  HIST 323G History of the American West since 1850 WE (3)  
  HIST 3260 History of Utah (3)  
  HIST 3730 American Origins to 1790 (3)  
  HIST 3731 US. History-Early Republic through the Progressive Era (3)  
  HIST 3732 U.S. History-Progressive Era to the 21st Century (3)  
  HIST 3740 American Revolution (3)  
  HIST 3745 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)  
  HIST 3800 Environmental History of the United States (3)  
  HIST 382G Indians of Eastern North America (3)  
  HIST 466G Legacies and Reckonings in the American West WE (3)  
  C. World History   
  HIST 204G Colonial Latin America (3)  
  HIST 205G Modern Latin America (3)  
  HIST 3030 Introduction to African History (3)  
  HIST 3540 History of South Africa (3)  
  HIST 430G Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America (3)  
  HIST 461G Peoples of the Atlantic World 1450-1800 (3)  
  HIST 463G Missions and Conversion in the Early Americas (3)  
  D. Special Topics   
  HIST 3020 Public and Digital History (3)  
  HIST 320R Issues and Topics in Global History (3)  
  HIST 3440 The History of World War I (3)  
  HIST 345G The History of World War II (3)  
  HIST 371R Issues and Topics in American History (3)  
  HIST 4130 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (3)  
  HIST 4140 Genocide in the Twentieth Century (3)  
  HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History (3)  
  HIST 4320 History of Scientific Thought (3)  
  HIST 471R Special Issues and Topics in American History (3)  
  HIST 482R Public History Internship (2)  
  HIST 491R Directed Readings (2)  
Elective Requirements: 39 Credits
  Any courses numbered 1000 or higher (15 credits must be upper division). 33
  Complete additional 12 hours of one Foreign Language. 12

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  2. Minimum UVU GPA of 2.0 upon graduation, with no HIST course grade below a C-.
  3. Completion of four semesters of one foreign language.
  4. Comply with the catalog's rule on maximum number of years in the program.
  5. Minimum of 30 credits must be taken at UVU.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

NOTES:  Students should frequently consult with his/her advisor on program requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
Foreign Language 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
HIST 1500 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Physical Science distribution and Humanities distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
HIST 151G World History from 1500 to the Present 3
HIST 2700 US History to 1877 3
HIST 2710 US History since 1877 3
Foreign Language 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Science 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
HIST 3010 The Historians Craft WE 3
Humanities   4
Foreign Language 3
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Upper-Division History 3
European History 3
World History   3
Foreign Language 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Student should apply to the Secondary Education program during this semester. Check with academic advisor regarding matriculation requirements and application deadline.
ENGL 4210 is substituted for EDSC 4440.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
United States History 3
General Elective  3
Special Topics 3
Upper-Division History 3
Foreign Language 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 4980 Senior Research Thesis Research Component WE 3
Upper-Division History 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 4990 Senior Research Thesis Writing Component 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
Upper-division Elective 3
Upper-Division Elective 3
  Semester Total: 15
  Degree total: 120

Department

History and Political Science

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