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Areas A-E (See Core section of the Catalog)

42 semester hours

Area F

18 semester hours


HIST 1131

World Civilization and Society I (3 hours) or

HIST 1132

World Civilization and Society II (3 hours) if not taken in Area E (0-3 hours)


HIST 2111

The United States to 1877 (3 hours)

HIST 2112

The United States since 1877 (3 hours) (6 hours)


Foreign Language (0-9 hours): must show competence at the level of the fourth university course (FREN, SPAN, GRMN)


Selections from (0-12 hours):

ANTH 1102

Introduction to Anthropology (3 hours)

ANTH 1104

Introduction to Archeology (3 hours)

ANTH 2201

Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)

CSCI 1000

Introduction to Computer Science and Applications (3 hours)

CSCI 1010

Computing Across the Arts and Sciences (3 hours)

ECON 2106

Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)

ECON 2105

Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)

GEOG 1101

Introduction to Human Geography (3 hours)

GEOG 1102

World Regional Geography (3 hours)

HIST 2005

People Who Changed the World (3 hours)

HIST 2920

Honors Seminar

MATH 2600

Probability and Statistics (3 hours)

POLS 2101

Introduction to Political Science (3 hours)

POLS 2201

State and Local Government (3 hours)

POLS 2350

Introduction to the Law (3 hours)

POLS 2401

International Politics and Issues (3 hours)

PSYC 1101

Introduction to General Psychology (3 hours)

PSYC 2101

Introduction to the Psychology of Adjustment (3 hours)

PSYC 2200

Psychology of Gender (3 hours)

SOCI 1121

Sociological Perspectives (3 hours)

SOCI 1160

Introduction to Social Problems (3 hours)

(Any transfer student who has not completed the courses in Area F, or their equivalents, must take these courses at GCSU.)

Major Requirements

27 semester hours


European/English history, two courses from the following (6 hours):

HIST 3301

England to 1660 (3 hours)

HIST 3305

England since 1660 (3 hours)

HIST 4045

World War I (3 hours)

HIST 4050

World War II (3 hours)

HIST 4110

Classical Greece (3 hours)

HIST 4120

Classical Rome (3 hours)

HIST 4130

The Middle Ages (3 hours)

HIST 4140

Renaissance and Reformation (3 hours)

HIST 4150

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Europe (3 hours)

HIST 4160

Science, Medicine and Society in Europe Before 1789 (3 hours)

HIST 4170

Women, Gender, and Society in Early Modern Europe (3 hours)

HIST 4210

The French Revolution and Napoleon (3 hours)

HIST 4220

Modern Europe (3 hours)

HIST 4245

Modern Germany (3 hours)

HIST 4250

Soviet Russia (3 hours)

HIST 4280

Intellectual and Cultural History of Europe to 1550 (3 hours)

HIST 4285

Intellectual and Cultural History of Europe since 1550 (3 hours)

HIST 4310

Tudor England (3 hours)

HIST 4315

Stuart England (3 hours)

HIST 4360

A Cultural History of Wales, Scotland, and Ireland (3 hours)

HIST 4380

The British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations (3 hours)

HIST 4950

Special Topics appropriate to European


Nonwestern/Third World history or Regional Geography, one course from the following (3 hours):

HIST 4380

The British Empire and Commonwealth of Nations (3 hours)

HIST 4700

Conquest and Social Change in Colonial Latin America (3 hours)

HIST 4710

Modern Middle East

HIST 4720

The Vietnam War (3 hours)

GEOG 3500

Regional Geography appropriate to nonwestern

HIST 4950

Special Topics appropriate to nonwestern


HIST electives (12 hours)


HIST 3001

Historical Research and Writing (3-0-3)


Senior Capstone HIST 4970 Senior Thesis


  • One POLS course at the 3000-4000 level or GEOG 4205 Political Geography (beginning Summer 2006) may be substituted for one HIST elective
  • All 27 semester hours in the major field must be at the 3000 - 4000 level.
  • A maximum of 3 semester hours from any and all of the following categories of courses may be used to satisfy the elective requirement, above: independent study, internship, study abroad, workshop (and then only if the workshop is taught by a professor in the department and is graded A-F).

Degree Requirements

3-15 semester hours


Students should take HIST 3001, Historical Research and Writing, by the end of their second semester, sophomore year. Students may take two upper division courses before taking HIST 3001, but they will not be permitted to take any further upper division courses until HIST 3001 is taken.


Fulfill the requirements of a Senior Capstone Experience by completing the requirements of Senior Thesis, HIST 4970. (3 hours) Senior Thesis will be taken in conjunction with scheduled classes. In consultation with the instructor, the student will register for an upper division class that broadly covers the area of his/her thesis research. The student will register for both the upper division class and also for Senior Thesis, under the name of the same faculty member. Students will not be allowed to complete Senior Thesis until the first or second semester of their senior year. Students may also fulfill the Senior Capstone requirement by participating in a pre-approved and sanctioned study abroad course, HIST 4980.


Students must show competence in a foreign language at the level of the fourth university course (2002). (9-12 hours)


A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that count toward the major.


A minimum of 39 hours overall must be at the 3000-4000 level.


Complete First-Year Academic Seminar with a passing grade. (cannot be counted towards graduation)


Exit Survey / Information


Portfolio of Papers to include Senior Thesis


A minimum total score of 130 is required in order to pass the Senior Exit Exam.


120 semester hours

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