History Major (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in history must complete 58 quarter hours in the major, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. Students must complete and present a senior history thesis.

Core Requirements

HIST 221History of the United States

4

HIST 222History of the United States

4

HIST 121The West and the World

4

or

HIST 254History of Christianity

4

HIST 306Classical Greece and Rome

4

HIST 495Colloquium

0

Electives

28

Total Credit Hours:48

HIST 121 and HIST 122: HONR 131, HONR 132, HONR 133 will fulfill the Western Civilization requirement, but only 8 credits will apply to history. The other 4 credits are counted as literature.

Electives: Twenty credits must be upper-division, including eight in European history and eight in American history.

HIST 495: Six quarters required; or number of quarters in residence at WWU, whichever is fewer.

Select one of the following (4 credits):
HIST 122The West and the World

4

HIST 242Modern East Asian History

4

HIST 283Latin America

4

Research Requirements:

HIST 391The Craft of History

2

HIST 392Historiography

2

HIST 496Seminar

2

HIST 497Seminar

2

HIST 498Seminar

1

Total Credit Hours:10

Cognate:

PHIL 204Essentials of Critical Reasoning

4

or

PHIL 205Introduction to Philosophy

4

Emphasis: Preparation for Secondary Teaching in History

Students wishing Washington State teacher certification in history must:
  • fulfill certification requirements listed by the School of Education & Psychology (B.Ed.)
  • complete a History major
  • complete courses in this emphasis
GEOG 252World Geography

4

HIST 122The West and the World

4

HIST 254History of Christianity

4

HIST 446History of the Pacific Northwest

4

PLSC 224American Government

4

Total Credit Hours:20
Please refer to the certification check sheet available from the School of Education & Psychology for additional information.