Bachelor of Arts in History

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The Bachelor of Arts in History Program at EWU will help you unlock the realms of human development. You’ll get a detailed picture of various cultures and their governments, legal systems, social behavior, art, economic systems, literature, religious, medicines, technologies, sports, fashions, and myriad other endeavors.

Because learning about the past is necessary to understand the present and prepare for the future, a history degree is a great asset. The study of history provides a solid foundation not only for history and social studies education majors, but for careers in law, business, government, international relations, journalism, library services, and museums, to name but a few.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

History Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Notes: this major requires two years of high school or one year of college coursework in a foreign language. The 70-credit major does not require a minor. Courses must include 45 upper-division credits in the total.

Grade Requirements: each course in the History major requires a minimum grade ≥C+ and an overall GPA ≥2.5 in major course work.

Required Core Course5
HISTORY TODAY: ISSUES AND PRACTICES
Required Social Sciences Elective 5
FYE: SOCIAL SCIENCE (or any non history Social Science BACR–see departmental advisor)
Required Experiential Learning–choose one or more of the following5
Note: This requirement may also be fulfilled with an approved study abroad experience, an approved Service Learning course or an approved Independent Study on Phi Alpha Theta officer leadership. See departmental advisor.
PUBLIC HISTORY
HISTORY INTERNSHIP
NEARBY HISTORY: EXPLORING THE PAST AROUND YOU
PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE PREPARATION
HISTORY INTERNSHIP
Required Geographic Concentrations–choose at least one course in each concentration20
European History
EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION TO 1500
EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, 1500 TO PRESENT
WORLD WARS
MODERN EUROPE
U.S. History
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877
CHICANO HISTORY
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT
ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY II
World History
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY FROM 1500
EAST ASIA: TRADITION AND TRANSFORMATION
HISTORY OF THE PRESENT: WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1945
COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA
MODERN LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
Required Thematic Concentrations–choose six courses, at least three in each of two different concentrations. Must include one/two courses numbered 350–389 and two courses numbered 400–449 and two courses numbered 450–489.30
Culture, Race and Gender
Empires and Colonialism
Global Economies, Exchange and Conflict
Public and Digital History
Science, Technology and the Environment
Required Capstone5
SENIOR CAPSTONE SEMINAR
Total Credits70

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