History - Bachelor of Arts

The undergraduate history major consists of at least 42 credits in the major field, 24 credits of which must be numbered 300 or above. All courses must be passed with grades of C- or higher, and none may be taken on an S/U basis. Electives must be carefully selected by the student and approved by a Department of History advisor so that the student's program is well tailored to individual goals. All majors must be advised prior to registration.

Among the upper-division courses that majors take, one or more (in addition to HIST 398 Historians and History) must require a research-based paper or papers. In fulfilling their research requirements, majors must write one research-based paper or papers which together total at least 20 pages.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences (4 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 credits or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities
Choose one HIST sequence from the following, to satisfy both the Area V and Gen Ed elective requirements:3
The first course you complete in the sequence will count towards the Area V requirement. You do not have to take the first half of the sequence first (i.e. you may take HIST 102G before 101G).
Roots of Modern Europe
and Modern Europe
3
Global History to 1500
and Global History Since 1500
3
Introduction to Early American History
and Introduction to Recent American History
3
East Asia to 1600
and East Asia since 1600
3
Islamic Civilizations to 1800
and Islamic Civilizations since 1800
3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
The second HIST course in the sequence selected from the Area V requirement will satisfy this requirement 3
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
A total of 12 credits of lower-division HIST courses are required, six of these credits will be from the Area V and General Education Elective Requirements (above)
The other six credits will be from one of the following sequences (it must be different from the courses used for the General Education requirements): 46
Roots of Modern Europe
and Modern Europe
6
Global History to 1500
and Global History Since 1500
6
Introduction to Early American History
and Introduction to Recent American History
6
East Asia to 1600
and East Asia since 1600
6
Islamic Civilizations to 1800
and Islamic Civilizations since 1800
6
Colonial Latin America
and Colonial Latin America
6
HIST 398Historians and History 53
Select at least one 400 level History undergraduate seminar. 3
Select six additional 3-credit upper division History courses, at least 1 of which must be a course numbered 400 or above. 518
Second Language Requirement: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120
Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division credits. 652-50
Total Credits120

Second Language Requirement

For the Bachelor of Arts in History there is no second language requirement for the degree.

Secondary Licensure

History majors who are planning on pursuing certification as public school teachers should take the following six courses in preparation. These six courses will complete approximately half of the course work necessary for students to earn teaching licensure in New Mexico. After completing the undergraduate degree in History with a grade point average of 2.5 or above, the student should apply to the Graduate School for admission to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education to pursue the remaining courses needed to complete secondary licensure.

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
EDUC 315Multicultural Education3
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching3
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience3
EDUC 530Exploration in Education 13
Total Credits15