THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 42-64 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 21 units

7 courses required:
HIST101Ancient Civilizatons3.0FS
HIST102Medieval & Early Modern Civ3.0FS
HIST103The Modern World3.0FS *
HIST110European Civilization3.0FS *
HIST290Historical Methodology3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 and at least two 100-level history courses with a grade of C- or higher.
HIST295Technology for Historians3.0FS
Prerequisites: HIST 290.
HIST490Sem: Historical Res/Writing3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, HIST 290, HIST 295, and senior status.

Major Option Course Requirements: 21-43 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE GENERAL HISTORY OPTION: 21 units

Classical and Near-Eastern History

1 course selected from:

Ancient World

HIST300Ancient Mysteries3.0FS
HIST400Ancient Greece3.0F1
HIST401Classical Greece3.0F2
HIST402The Age of Alexander3.0Inq
HIST403Legacy of Alexander3.0Inq
HIST404Rise of Rome3.0Inq
HIST405Caesar & Augustus3.0Inq
HIST406Roman Empire3.0S1
HIST407Decline of Rome3.0Inq
HIST408Byzantine Civilization3.0Inq

Near and Middle East

HIST261Islamic Religion3.0FA *NW
HIST362Middle East: Society/Culture3.0SP *NW
HIST460Ancient Near East3.0Inq
HIST461Early Egypt3.0Inq
HIST463Islamic Civilization3.0FA
HIST464The Modern Middle East3.0SP
HIST466The Arab-Israeli Conflict3.0SP

European History

1 course selected from:
HIST305Catastrophes & Human History3.0SP *
HIST310Technology to 17503.0F1
HIST311Technology Since 17003.0S2
HIST321Hist of the Second World War3.0Inq
HIST325Mod European Thought/Culture3.0SP
HIST326Modern European Women's Hist3.0SP
HIST410Medieval Civ: 750-14003.0F1
HIST411Renaissance Civ: 1300-15503.0S2
HIST412Reform/Early Mod Eur:1400-16603.0F2
HIST413Cult/Soc/Pol Europe: 1500-17503.0S1
HIST414Absolutism to Revolt:1660-18153.0FA
HIST415European Century: 1815-19143.0SP
HIST416Contem Europe: 1914-Present3.0FA
HIST420Modern Russian History3.0FA
HIST421Russian and Soviet History3.0SP
HIST422Balkan History3.0FA
HIST423Tudor-Stuart Brit: 1485-16883.0FA
HIST424Modern Britain Since 16883.0SP
HIST425British Empire3.0Inq
HIST426Modern France3.0SP
HIST427Modern Spain3.0Inq
HIST428Modern Germany3.0SP

Non-Western History

1 course selected from:
HIST270African History Before 18003.0FA *NW
HIST271African History After 18003.0SP *NW
HIST275East Asia Before 18003.0FA *NW
HIST276East Asia After 18003.0SP *NW
HIST372History of South Africa3.0Inq NW
HIST375Modern China3.0FA NW
HIST376Modern Japan3.0SP NW
HIST378Chinese Women & Social History3.0SP NW
HIST379SE Asian History/Culture3.0SP
HIST380Colonial Latin America3.0FA *NW
HIST381Modern Latin America3.0SP *NW
HIST382Mexico: History and Politics3.0FS *NW
HIST425British Empire3.0Inq
HIST470History of East/Central Africa3.0Inq
HIST471History of West Africa3.0Inq
HIST480Social Revoltn in Latin Amer3.0Inq

United States History

2 courses selected from:
HIST430Colonial America3.0FA
HIST431American Revolution3.0SP
HIST432Age of Jefferson and Jackson3.0FA
HIST433Civil War and Reconstruction3.0FA
HIST434Emergence of Modern America3.0FA
HIST435The US in Age of the Wrld Wars3.0FA
HIST436Hiroshima to Watergate3.0SP
HIST437From Watergate to the Present3.0SP
HIST440American Thought and Character3.0Inq
HIST441American Social History3.0FA
HIST442Westward Movement3.0FA
HIST445History of California3.0FS
HIST446History of American South3.0Inq
Prerequisites: HIST 130.
HIST450U.S. Foreign Rel to 19143.0FA
HIST451U.S. Foreign Rel Since 19143.0SP
HIST455Issues Tech, Science, Medicine3.0S1

History Electives: 6 units

6 units selected from:

Any upper-division History (HIST) courses.

THE SOCIAL SCIENCE CREDENTIAL OPTION: 43 units

History: 22 units

3 courses required:
HIST392Hist & Soc Sci Second Schools3.0FA
Prerequisites: 9 units of history and concurrent enrollment in another history class.
HIST445History of California3.0FS
HIST495Portfolio Evaluation1.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.
1 course selected from:
HIST307Comparative Religious Hist3.0Inq
Prerequisites: HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, and 3 units of upper-division history.
RELS358Teaching About Religions3.0FS

European History

1 course selected from:
HIST305Catastrophes & Human History3.0SP *
HIST310Technology to 17503.0F1
HIST311Technology Since 17003.0S2
HIST321Hist of the Second World War3.0Inq
HIST325Mod European Thought/Culture3.0SP
HIST326Modern European Women's Hist3.0SP
HIST400Ancient Greece3.0F1
HIST401Classical Greece3.0F2
HIST402The Age of Alexander3.0Inq
HIST403Legacy of Alexander3.0Inq
HIST404Rise of Rome3.0Inq
HIST405Caesar & Augustus3.0Inq
HIST406Roman Empire3.0S1
HIST407Decline of Rome3.0Inq
HIST408Byzantine Civilization3.0Inq
HIST410Medieval Civ: 750-14003.0F1
HIST411Renaissance Civ: 1300-15503.0S2
HIST412Reform/Early Mod Eur:1400-16603.0F2
HIST413Cult/Soc/Pol Europe: 1500-17503.0S1
HIST414Absolutism to Revolt:1660-18153.0FA
HIST415European Century: 1815-19143.0SP
HIST416Contem Europe: 1914-Present3.0FA
HIST420Modern Russian History3.0FA
HIST421Russian and Soviet History3.0SP
HIST422Balkan History3.0FA
HIST423Tudor-Stuart Brit: 1485-16883.0FA
HIST424Modern Britain Since 16883.0SP
HIST426Modern France3.0SP
HIST427Modern Spain3.0Inq
HIST428Modern Germany3.0SP

Non-Western History

1 course selected from:
HIST270African History Before 18003.0FA *NW
HIST271African History After 18003.0SP *NW
HIST275East Asia Before 18003.0FA *NW
HIST276East Asia After 18003.0SP *NW
HIST372History of South Africa3.0Inq NW
HIST375Modern China3.0FA NW
HIST376Modern Japan3.0SP NW
HIST379SE Asian History/Culture3.0SP
HIST380Colonial Latin America3.0FA *NW
HIST381Modern Latin America3.0SP *NW
HIST382Mexico: History and Politics3.0FS *NW
HIST425British Empire3.0Inq
HIST470History of East/Central Africa3.0Inq
HIST471History of West Africa3.0Inq
HIST480Social Revoltn in Latin Amer3.0Inq

Near and Middle East

HIST261Islamic Religion3.0FA *NW
HIST362Middle East: Society/Culture3.0SP *NW
HIST460Ancient Near East3.0Inq
HIST461Early Egypt3.0Inq
HIST463Islamic Civilization3.0FA
HIST464The Modern Middle East3.0SP
HIST466The Arab-Israeli Conflict3.0SP

United States History

1 course selected from:
HIST206Comparative Slavery3.0FS *Eth
HIST230The American Indian3.0FS *Eth
HIST234Mexican Heritage to 18483.0FA *Eth
HIST332American Ethnic Origins3.0FS *Eth
HIST340Working in America3.0Inq
HIST431American Revolution3.0SP
HIST432Age of Jefferson and Jackson3.0FA
HIST433Civil War and Reconstruction3.0FA
HIST434Emergence of Modern America3.0FA
HIST442Westward Movement3.0FA
HIST450U.S. Foreign Rel to 19143.0FA
HIST446History of American South3.0Inq
Prerequisites: HIST 130.
1 course selected from:
HIST231African American History3.0FS *Eth
HIST335Women/Gender in Amer History3.0Inq *
ERROR: unknown course: HIST_341
HIST342Education in America3.0FS
HIST343Technology & Sci in America3.0F2
HIST350America's Vietnam Experience3.0FA *
HIST351America in the 1960s3.0SP
HIST435The US in Age of the Wrld Wars3.0FA
HIST436Hiroshima to Watergate3.0SP
HIST437From Watergate to the Present3.0SP
HIST440American Thought and Character3.0Inq
HIST441American Social History3.0FA
HIST451U.S. Foreign Rel Since 19143.0SP
HIST455Issues Tech, Science, Medicine3.0S1

Economics: 6 units

2 courses required:
ECON102Principles of Macro Analysis3.0FS *
ECON103Principles of Micro Analysis3.0FS *

Geography: 6 units

1 course selected from:
GEOG352The United States3.0FA *
GEOG435Historical Geog of North Amer3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
1 course selected from:
GEOG301Global Economic Geography3.0SP NW
GEOG303Geography and World Affairs3.0FS *NW

Political Science: 6 units

1 course selected from:
POLS402State Government3.0FS
POLS403Local Government3.0FS
POLS404Interest Groups and Lobbying3.0FA
Prerequisites: POLS 402 and POLS 473 are recommended.
POLS423Political Parties3.0Inq
1 course selected from:
POLS431American Political Thought3.0FA
POLS432Recent Amer Political Thought3.0SP
POLS451AFound Amer Constitution Law3.0FA
POLS451BCivil Rights/Civil Liberties3.0FS

Behavioral and Social Sciences: 3 units

1 course required:
SOSC301Spatial Concepts3.0FS

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

History and Economics Double Major

Students may elect a History and Economics double major. Up to 6 units of appropriate upper-division Economics (ECON) courses may be applied to the History major. Prior approval by a department adviser and the chair is required.

History and Geography Double Major

Students may elect a History and Geography double major. Up to 6 units of appropriate upper-division Geography (GEOG) courses may be applied to the History major. Prior approval by a department adviser and the chair is required.