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2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog

History, B.A.


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  1. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. See “General Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree .”
  2. Satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts.
  3. Humanities Course Requirements - 12 semester hours

6 Hours Sophomore Foreign Language

6 Hours Humanities - HUMA/PHIL/ENGL/SPAN/GEOG (3 s.h. in LD or UD)

  4.  History Program Requirements (36 hours):

6 Hours U.S. History Survey - HIST 1301 U.S. History I  (Core), HIST 1302 U.S. History II  (Core)

6 Hours World History - HIST 2321 World History I HIST 2322 World History II  

3 Hours Histiography - HIST 3301 Thinking Like a Historian  

6 Hours Upper-Division (UD) U.S. History

6 Hours Upper-Division (UD) Non-U.S. History

6 Hours History Elective (LD or UD) 

3 Hours History Capstone - HIST 4350 Historical Research   

  5.  LD/UD Free Electives and/or Minor - 33 semester hours

  6.  Students seeking secondary certification should see the section on “Secondary Education Teacher Certification Programs ”.

Notes:

1.  s.h. = semester hours
2.  LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level; Freshman, 1000-level/Sophomore, 2000-level)
3.  UD = Upper Division (University-level; Junior, 3000-level/Senior, 4000-level)
4.  The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
5.  Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
6.  This document is an unofficial guide to your degree.  Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
7.  Must meet minimum requirements:  120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.

The requirements are summarized below:

Degree Requirements


The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Arts option is available to those who choose plans in Communication, Humanities, Mathematical Sciences, or Psychology. The Bachelor of Science option is available to those who choose plans in Biology, Communication, Computer Science, Computer Information System, Criminal Justice, Mathematical Sciences or Psychology.

  1. Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the ”University Degree Requirements“ section of this catalog.
  2. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. Note: Students who transfer from a Texas public community college or public university and are certified as core complete shall have satisfied the core requirements of UHV.
  3. Satisfy the requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science, as follows:

Bachelor of Arts
(1) Lower or Upper Division: 3 semester hours of speech and satisfy Computer literacy/proficiency requirement (See [**] below); Foreign Language: 6 semester hours at the sophomore level in one foreign language. Students submitting an acceptable score on a standard foreign language proficiency test approved by the School of Arts and Sciences may substitute 6 semester hours of electives.

Bachelor of Science
(1) Lower Division: 3 semester hours of speech and satisfy Computer literacy/proficiency requirement (See [**] below); Natural Sciences: 11 semester hours in natural sciences, at least 2 semester hours of which must be in laboratory courses. Natural sciences include biology, biophysical sciences, chemistry, geology, and physics.

[**] May be satisfied within core curriculum. However, 3 semester hours of both speech and Computer literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

    4.  Satisfy course requirements for the plan: At least 24 semester hours in one plan of which at least 18 semester hours must be advanced.

Core Curriculum Requirement


10 - English Composition - 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20 - Mathematics - 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Math or Higher

30 - Natural Sciences - 6 semester hours

  • Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or Bio/Physical Science

40 - Humanities - 3 semester hours • Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts - 3 semester hours

ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History - 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 - Political Science - 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences - 3 semester hours

  • Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option - 6 semester hours

  • SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321
  • COSC or BCIS

Humanities Course Requirements - 18 Hours


  • Freshman Foreign Language
  • Freshman Foreign Language
  • Sophomore Foreign Language
  • Sophomore Foreign Language
  • HUMA/PHIL/ENGL/SPAN/GEOG - LD/UD course*
  • HUMA/PHIL/ENGL/SPAN/GEOG - LD/UD course*

*May not use courses that satisfy other degree plan requirements.

Program Requirements - 30 Hours


  • HIST 1301 (CORE)
  • HIST 1302 (CORE)
  • HIST 2321 World History I
  • HIST 2322 World History II
  • HIST 3301 Thinking Like a Historian
  • HIST UD - 6 s.h. UD United States history coursework
  • HIST UD - 6 s.h. UD non- United States history coursework
  • HIST LD/UD - 6 s.h. LD/UD history coursework
  • HIST 4350 Historical Research

LD / UD Free Electives and/or Minor - 30 hours semester hours


  • UD Elective
  • UD Elective
  • UD Elective
  • UD Elective
  • UD Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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