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.
|Select two from the following:||12|
|Roots of Modern Europe|
and Modern Europe
|Global History to 1500|
and Global History Since 1500
|Introduction to Early American History|
and Introduction to Recent American History
|East Asia to 1600|
and East Asia since 1600
|Islamic Civilizations to 1800|
and Islamic Civilizations since 1800
|Colonial Latin America|
and Colonial Latin America
|HIST 398||Historians and History 1||3|
|Select at least one undergraduate seminar from the following:||3|
|Native American History||3|
|Western American History||3|
|History of Women and Gender||3|
|History of Art, Thought and Literature||3|
|History of Race and Ethnicity||3|
|United States Labor History to 1877||3|
|United States Labor History Since 1877||3|
|History of War and Revolution||3|
|Nations and Nationalism||3|
|Antiquity and Modernity||3|
|The Cold War in Latin America||3|
|Select six additional 3-credit upper division History courses, at least 1 of which must be a course numbered 400 or above. 2,3||18|
|Second Language Requirement at the 212/214 level or the 300-level 4||3|
|Select sufficient electives to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division credits.||81|
Should be taken in junior year after consultation with advisor. Course prerequisite is ENGL 311G Advanced Composition.
No more than nine upper division credits (with exception of HIST 398 Historians and History) may be from any particular field of History. Students may count additional credits in a particular field of History if they pass more than the minimal number of required upper division credits for the degree.
Majors must pass a total of 18 upper division History credits (not including HIST 311V Colonial Latin America, HIST 312V Modern Latin America, and HIST 398 Historians and History) with at least 6 at the 400 level.
Please see College of Arts and Sciences pages for discussion of the ways to pass this requirement.
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.
|EDUC 315||Multicultural Education||3|
|EDLT 368||Integrating Technology with Teaching||3|
|SPED 350||Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society||3|
|EDUC 381||Secondary Field Experience||3|
|EDUC 530||Exploration in Education 1||3|
Recommended for senior year or as a graduate student.