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B.A. in History

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Liberal Studies                                         43-51 sh

As outlined in Liberal Studies section of the catalog with the following specifications:

Liberal Studies electives: no courses with HIST prefix

Humanities-History: Fulfilled by required courses in major

College                                                          6-8 sh

Foreign Language Intermediate Level

Major                                                              36 sh

Three or Four foundation courses (9-12 cr.) from the following list:

History 201: Western Civilization to 1500

History 202: Western Civilization since 1500

History 204: American History to 1877

History 205: American History since 1877

History 206: History of East Asia

History 208: Survey of Latin American History

One (3 cr.) upper-level Non-Western history course is also required and must be from the following list:

History 326: History of Russia

History 329: History of the Byzantine Empire

History 330: History of the Islamic Civilization

History 331: Modern Middle East

History 332: History of Early China

History 334: History of Modern China

History 337: History of Modern Japan

History 350: History of Latin America, Colonial Period 1480-1820

History 351: History of Latin America, National Period 1820-present

Two (3 cr.) 400 level topics course are required.

Four or Five upper-level (300 or greater) history electives are required (12-15 cr.).

Required courses:

History 200: Introduction to History (3 cr.)

Free Electives                                           26-34 sh

Total Credits Needed to Graduate              120 sh


Note: Admission to HIST 482 and 483, initiation in the local chapters of Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Gamma Mu, participation in study tours and study abroad programs, and other activities should be investigated by every history student. The department is committed to the ideal of a broad liberal arts education.

  • History Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Room 304
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2284
  • Fax: 724-357-6478
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.