College of Arts and Letters

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

History, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HISSET 1 History Set 1 3 HISSET 1 Notes
Notes: Select Western History Survey Course: Select 3 of the 6 units of courses from one of the following pairs: (HIS 100 + 102) or (HIS 240 + 241) or (HIS 291 + 292)
Please note that you may take HIS 100 and 102 to fulfill either the Western history survey requirement or the non-Western history survey requirement in this major, but you can't use this set of courses to fulfill both requirements.
2. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HISSET 1 History Set 1 3 HISSET 1 Notes
Notes: Select Western History Survey Course: Select 3 of the 6 units of courses from one of the following pairs: (HIS 100 + 102) or (HIS 240 + 241) or (HIS 291 + 292)
Please note that you may take HIS 100 and 102 to fulfill either the Western history survey requirement or the non-Western history survey requirement in this major, but you can't use this set of courses to fulfill both requirements.
2. HIS2XX/3XX History 200/300 Level 3
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HISSET 1 History Set 1 3 HISSET 1 Notes
Notes: Select Non-Western History Survey Course: Select 3 of the 6 units of courses from one of the following pairs: (HIS 100 + 102) or (HIS 220 + HIS 221) or (HIS 230 + 231) or HIS 249 + 251) or (HIS 250 + 251) or (HIS 280 + 281)
Please note that you may take HIS 100 and 102 to fulfill either the Western history survey requirement or the non-Western history survey requirement in this major, but you can't use this set of courses to fulfill both requirements.
2. HIS2XX/3XX History 200/300 Level 3
3. HIS200 Historians & The Study Of Hist 3
Description: Surveys basic concepts, methods, and interpretations through its representative figures. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 6 hours of HIS-History coursework
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HISSET 1 History Set 1 3 HISSET 1 Notes
Notes: Select Non-Western History Survey Course: Select 3 of the 6 units of courses from one of the following pairs: (HIS 100 + 102) or (HIS 220 + HIS 221) or (HIS 230 + 231) or HIS 249 + 251) or (HIS 250 + 251) or (HIS 280 + 281)
Please note that you may take HIS 100 and 102 to fulfill either the Western history survey requirement or the non-Western history survey requirement in this major, but you can't use this set of courses to fulfill both requirements.
2. HIS2XX/3XX History 200/300 Level 3
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS300W Topics In History 3
Description: Covers various regional and thematic topics in the history of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Also includes specific instruction in historical writing. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 6 units of university-level History coursework and Sophomore status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS4XX History 400 Level 3
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see a college advisor before early enrollment in the 7th term.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS4XX History 400 Level 3
2. HIS4XX History 400 Level 3
3. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students need to submit graduation application in the 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS498C Senior Seminar 3
Description: Selected topics. Required of history and history and social studies education majors. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HIS 300W
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3 MINORCOURSE Notes
Notes: See Catalog or Advisor for assistance with choosing minor
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Students may not use HIS prefix courses to meet any liberal studies requirements.    

Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in their major courses.

Select Western History Survey Course - 6 units from the following pairs:
HIS 100 World History I & HIS 102 World History II  OR
HIS 240 Western Civilization I & HIS 241 Western Civilization II OR
HIS 291 US History before 1865 & HIS 292 US History after 1865

Select Non-Western History Survey Course - 6 units from the following pairs:  

  • HIS 100 World History I & HIS 102 World History II  OR
  • HIS 220 African History & HIS 221 African History  OR
    HIS 230 Islamic World & HIS 231 Islamic World OR
  • HIS 249 or HIS 250 Asian History & HIS 251 Asian History  OR
  • HIS 280 Latin America & HIS 281 Latin America


  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    History Department  (http://www.cal.nau.edu/history/)
    Liberal Arts (#18), Room 220
    PHONE:  928-523-4378


    Student Services Center  (http://www.cal.nau.edu/advising/default.asp)
    College of Arts and Letters
    Riles (Bldg. 15), 2nd Floor
    PHONE: 928-523-8632
    FAX:       928-523-8477

    General Information

    Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

    For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

    Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

    Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

    For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.