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

History, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree program in History is designed to provide an understanding of societal development in all aspects of human experience and of the relevance of the past to the present. The program permits pursuit of a wide range of interests within the purview of historical scholarship. Students should confer in advance with a history adviser to select the courses and program appropriate to their goals.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in History is 120 units, of which 51 or 72 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (51 or 72 units)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History select one of two options: A General Option, requiring 51 units, and a Teacher Preparation Option, requiring 72 units, for those interested in a Single-Subject Credential in Social Science.

General Option (51 units)

The General option is comprised of a required core of 12 lower division and 24 upper division units plus 15 units of electives.

Upper Division Required Courses (24 units)

Area Distribution Requirement (12 units)

Select 3 units each (one course) from groups A, B, C, and D for a total of 12 units:

Electives (15 units)

Select any 300 or 400 level courses from among any of the above courses listed under Groups A, B, C, and D of the Area Distribution Requirement, as well as from the following courses:

Teacher Preparation Option (72 units)

The Teacher Preparation Option is designed for students seeking a Single Subject Credential in Social Science. Students who graduate with this option in the History major will fulfill all subject matter requirements for the Social Science Credential. Early consultation with a department advisor is strongly recommended.

The option is comprised of 24 required lower division units and 48 required and elective upper division units in history and other social science disciplines.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses that satisfy the major requirements.

Lower Division Courses (24 units)

Upper Division Courses (48 units)

Upper division subject areas (24  units)

Political Science Courses (3 units)

Upper Division History Concentration (18 units)

Select one from each of the following six areas:

Required Courses in Pedagogy (6 units)

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