May 20, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

History, B.A.


Curriculum Requirements


The Department of History offers a major and minor in history at the baccalaureate level.  The primary mission of the department is to educate both undergraduate and graduate students in the search for truth through excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service, thus developing students with knowledge, technological competence, aesthetic and ethical values to be successful in a global society.  The Department will provide history majors and minors with an educational environment and experience that will prepare them to teach at the secondary school level, to pursue graduate study, or to find employment in law, government service, industry, and other public and private sectors.

1. 120 semester hours:


Students majoring in history must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours of courses beginning at the 2000 level, including History 1100, at least one seminar in history.  The history minor must complete a minimum of 21 semester hours of courses beginning at the 2000 level, including History 1100 and at least one seminar in history.  The department also offers certification in secondary social studies.  Students seeking teaching certification also must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours and the required education courses. Students must have a 2.0 grade point average in their major and a 2.0 grade point average overall to successfully graduate from the program.

2. General Education Requirement:


Complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.

3. Program Requirements:


Non-departmental requirements (must have a grade of 'C' or better):


* Course may be used to fulfill a GEC Requirement

+ Course must be completed in addition to a GEC Requirement

Departmental requirements (must have a 'C' or better):


  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.  The last 30 credit hours must be completed at NCCU.
  • Freshman and sophomore years complete the General Education Curriculum  Requirement.  See the “General Education” section in this catalog.
  • History major requirements - complete the following:

HIST 1100 World Societies to 1650  

HIST 2000 Historical Writing and Literature  WI (must be taken in sophomore year)

HIST 2210 United States History to 1865  

HIST 2220 United States History Since 1865  

HIST 2890 Methods and Applications in History  

*Two courses from the following areas.  No more than one course in one area:  African History, European History, and Latin American     History.

HIST 2410 African History to 1800  

HIST 2420 African History Since 1800  

HIST 2610 Latin American History: The Colonial Period, 1480-1820  

HIST 2620 Latin American History: The National Period  

HIST 3010 Problems in European History  

HIST 3040 Topics in African History  

HIST 3070 Topics in the African Diaspora  

HIST 3100 Independent Readings in European History  

HIST 3115 Europe, 1500-1815  

HIST 3118 Europe, 1815-1914  

HIST 3145 History of Russia to the Revolution  

HIST 3150 History of England to 1688  

HIST 3160 History of England since 1688  

HIST 3180 History of France since the Enlightenment.  

HIST 3410 Ancient Africa  

HIST 3420 State Formation in Pre-Colonial Africa  

HIST 3430 Africa Under Colonial Rule  

HIST 3440 Africa Since Independence  

HIST 3450 African Economic History  

HIST 3600 Independent Readings in Latin American History  

HIST 3710 Introduction to African Diaspora History  

HIST 4010 Seminar in European History  

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History  

HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History  

HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora  

HIST 4110 Europe Since 1914  

HIST 4120 European Diplomatic History, 1879 to the Present  

HIST 4140 The Revolutionary Era and Napoleon  

HIST 4150 European Intellectual History  

HIST 4160 The African Presence in Europe  

HIST 4170 The New Europeans: Race and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Europe  

HIST 4400 Independent Readings in African History  

HIST 4450 History of the Making of Contemporary South Africa  

HIST 4470 History of Pan-Africanism to 1963  

HIST 4620 Latin American Revolution  

HIST 4630 The African Presence in Latin America  

HIST 4640 Latin American History Through Literature and Film  

HIST 4755 Topics in African Diaspora History  

*One of these seminar courses must be taken senior year HIST 4010 , HIST 4020 , HIST 4040 , HIST 4050 , HIST 4060 , HIST 4070 .

HIST 4020 Seminar in American History  

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History  

HIST 4050 Seminar in African American History  

HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History  

HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora  

*At least 18 hours from any other 2000 level or higher undergraduate course.

HIST 2000 Historical Writing and Literature  

HIST 2080 Problems in the History of Women to 1750  

HIST 2081 Problems in the History of Women Since 1750  

HIST 2110 Ancient History  

HIST 2120 Medieval History  

HIST 2210 United States History to 1865  

HIST 2220 United States History Since 1865  

HIST 2410 African History to 1800   

HIST 2420 African History Since 1800  

HIST 2610 Latin American History: The Colonial Period, 1480-1820   

HIST 2620 Latin American History: The National Period   

HIST 2910 Histories and Societies of South Asia Prior to 1750   

HIST 3010 Problems in European History   

HIST 3020 Problems in American History   

HIST 3040 Topics in African History   

HIST 3070 Topics in the African Diaspora   

HIST 3100 Independent Readings in European History   

HIST 3115 Europe, 1500-1815  

HIST 3118 Europe, 1815-1914  

HIST 3145 History of Russia to the Revolution   

HIST 3150 History of England to 1688   

HIST 3160 History of England since 1688   

HIST 3180 History of France since the Enlightenment.   

HIST 3210 American Military History   

HIST 3220 Recent United States History   

HIST 3230 American Urban History   

HIST 3250 American Economic History   

HIST 3260 American Labor History   

HIST 3410 Ancient Africa   

HIST 3420 State Formation in Pre-Colonial Africa   

HIST 3430 Africa Under Colonial Rule   

HIST 3440 Africa Since Independence   

HIST 3450 African Economic History   

HIST 3500 Independent Readings in African American History   

HIST 3510 African American History to 1865   

HIST 3520 African American History Since 1865   

HIST 3600 Independent Readings in Latin American History   

HIST 3630 History of Central America   

HIST 3710 Introduction to African Diaspora History   

HIST 3900 Internship in Historical Studies   

HIST 3910 South Asia Under British Imperial Rule, 1750-1885  

HIST 3920 The Unmaking of the British Empire in India, 1885-1947  

HIST 4010 Seminar in European History   

HIST 4020 Seminar in American History   

HIST 4040 Seminar in African History   

HIST 4050 Seminar in African American History   

HIST 4060 Seminar in Latin American History   

HIST 4070 Seminar in the African Diaspora   

HIST 4110 Europe Since 1914   

HIST 4120 European Diplomatic History, 1879 to the Present   

HIST 4130 Renaissance, Reformation, and European Expansion   

HIST 4140 The Revolutionary Era and Napoleon   

HIST 4150 European Intellectual History   

HIST 4160 The African Presence in Europe   

HIST 4170 The New Europeans: Race and Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary Europe   

HIST 4200 Independent Readings in American History   

HIST 4210 Foreign Relations of the United States   

HIST 4230 Constitutional History of the United States   

HIST 4310 History of North Carolina   

HIST 4400 Independent Readings in African History   

HIST 4450 History of the Making of Contemporary South Africa   

HIST 4470 History of Pan-Africanism to 1963   

HIST 4510 Modern African American History Since 1900   

HIST 4610 History of the Caribbean   

HIST 4620 Latin American Revolution   

HIST 4630 The African Presence in Latin America   

HIST 4640 Latin American History Through Literature and Film   

HIST 4755 Topics in African Diaspora History   

HIST 4810 Oral History-Theory  

HIST 4910 Comparative Slavery   

HIST 4940 Fiction, Film and South Asia’s Past (cross-listed with English Department)  

* In the list of courses students must earn at least a grade of “C”.  ”D” or “F” grades must be repeated.

* A minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major and overall is required for graduation.

 

 

4. Concentration (12 hours):


Hip Hop Concentration (Interdisciplinary)

5. Additional Requirements


Program Notes:


At least 36 hours of general electives required.

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in History

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

*  MFL Level III (3)

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  MATH GEC Requirement I (3)

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

Spring Semester

*    -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*  SOSC GEC Requirement (3)

*  MATH GEC Requirement II (3)

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )  OR*

 * HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 ) 

 + HIST 2210  -  United States History to 1865 ( 3 )  

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  SCI GEC Requirement I (3)

*  HUM GEC Requirement (3)

MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  (SI)

+  HIST 1100  -  World Societies to 1650 ( 3 )  

+  HIST 2000  -  Historical Writing and Literature ( 3 )   (WI)

Spring Semester

*  SCI GEC Requirement II (3)

+  HIST 2220  -  United States History Since 1865 ( 3 )  

+  HIST 2890  -  Methods and Applications in History ( 3 )  

&  General Elective (3)

&  General Elective (3)

Junior Year

Fall Semester

+  HIST Afr./Eur./Lat. Am. Hist (3)

+  HIST Hist. Elective (3)

+  HIST Hist. Elective (3)

+  HIST Concentration (3)

&  General Elective (2) (6)

Spring Semester

+  HIST Afr./Eur./Lat. Am. Hist (3)

+  HIST Hist. Elective (3)

+  HIST Hist. Elective (3)

+  HIST Concentration (3)

&  General Elective (3)

Senior Year

Fall Semester

+  HIST Hist. Elective (3)

+  HIST Hist. Elective (3)

+  HIST Concentration (3)

&  General Elective (2) (6)

Spring Semester

+  HIST History Seminar (3)

+  HIST Concentration (3)

+  HIST Electives (3)

&  General Electives (2) (6)

 

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 126

Key to symbols used:

* GEC General Education core Curriculum Courses

+ History Required Courses/History Concentration Courses

& General Electives

SI = Speaking Intensive

WI = Writing Intensive

** Placement scores will determine if students are required to complete MFL I or II before MFL III and MATH 1000  before the GEC Mathematics requirements.