Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Bachelor of Arts


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“Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself,” said writer Julio Cortázar. This bachelor's degree provides students with perspectives from which to agree or disagree with this observation. The program offers flexibility for students to customize their program of study based on the period or type of history in which they are interested. A language requirement enhances and expands upon the core curriculum.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Bachelor of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in History?

History is more than names and dates; it is the study of the human experience in all its facets-not just what happened, but how and why. If you're curious about the whys behind landmark events like the fall of Communism or Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon, then our history program will interest you.

Learn to think critically, develop research skills, and communicate more effectively. Clarify your understanding of human behavior-past, present, and future. Experience our multi-disciplinary program and be informed by voices from diverse groups. You will build a foundation for careers in settings such as libraries, museums, and other cultural enterprises-or prepare for further academic study. Our full range of courses explores history across the continents, with traditional scholarship and contemporary focuses on race, gender, ethnicity, and environmental history.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Editing
  • Foreign service
  • Foundation history work
  • Legal assistance

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Attorney
  • Anthropologist
  • Archivist
  • Librarian

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Bachelor of Arts


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Bachelor of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Foreign Language Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Study Abroad Recommended
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement

Historians portray the past with all its complexity, illuminating the tensions and synergies between human agency and larger historical and environmental forces in order to inform honest debate on past and current events by engaged, critical, and dynamic communities.

Student Learning Outcomes

Historians portray the past with all its complexity, illuminating the tensions and synergies between human agency and larger historical and environmental forces in order to inform honest debate on past and current events by engaged, critical, and dynamic communities.

The Tools of a Historian’s Discipline

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Bachelor of Arts


Details

Major Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

Department of History

History, Bachelor of Arts


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