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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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In addition to adhering to General Education   and School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Requirements , the History major requires 56 units. Courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis unless the course is only offered on a pass/no pass basis. Students must complete all major course prerequisites with a C-or better.

Lower Division Major Requirements [24 Units]

Additional History Courses Requirement [12 units]

Complete three additional lower division HIST courses.

Language Requirement [8 units]

Complete one year of college-level courses in a language other than English.

Students must take one year of the same language. This requirement may be satisfied through alternative means, such as proficiency testing and/or prior college-level course work. This coursework does not meet the lower division Humanities, Arts or Foreign Language General Education requirement. See the SSHA Advising website for more information on Foreign Language Placement: ssha-advising.ucmerced.edu/policies-and-procedures/foreign-language-placement-guidelines.

Upper Division Major Requirements [32 Units]

Upper Division Major Core Courses [12 units]

The Historian’s Craft Requirement [4 units]

Compete the following course before the end of your junior year:

Senior Capstone Requirement [4 units]

Complete the following course:

Additional Upper Division Courses in History [20 Units]

Upper Division Non-United States History Requirement [8 units]

At least two courses dealing primarily with subject matter outside the United States from the following list:

Additional History Courses Requirement [8 units]

Complete two additional upper division HIST courses.

Transfer Students

Transfer students who wish to major in History should complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) at their community college. Transfer students may not be admitted to the History major without specific major preparation. Please contact the Office of Admissions for current information.

History Honors Program

UCM History majors may petition to join the Honors Program, which will have additional requirements beyond the standard History major. Undergraduate majors who are accepted and successfully complete the Honors Program will receive a notation to that effect upon their diploma at graduation.

To be eligible for the Honors Program, a History major must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.3, a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and a minimum grade of A- in the major induction course, HIST 100: The Historian’s Craft . Applications from qualified students will be considered by the History Honors Committee (composed of Academic Senate faculty in History). Please contact SSHA Advising for more information.

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