2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

History

College of Liberal Arts
Department of History
(907) 474-7126
www.uaf.edu/history/

B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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The history department seeks to make students aware of the human cultural heritage, the great problems that have faced humans throughout history and how we have sought to solve them.

The department also trains students to apply the historical method which offers analysis based on the dimension of time. Discussion, focused on concrete, specific events, persons and judgments, explains why things are as they are. Students learn effective historical research and writing.

Through the study of history, students prepare for careers in public service agencies; as members of management teams, particularly in the area of policy analysis; for careers in teaching; or for advanced work in history and other social sciences.

Major—B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements. As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete HIST 100X.*
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
    a. Complete 3 of the following:

    HIST 101—Western Civilization 3 credits

    HIST 102—Western Civilization 3 credits

    HIST 121—East Asian Civilization 3 credits

    HIST 122—East Asian Civilization 3 credits

    HIST 131—History of the U.S. 3 credits

    HIST 132—History of the U.S. 3 credits

    b. Complete the following:

    HIST 275—Perspectives on History 3 credits

    c. Complete 5 HIST courses at the 300- or 400-level, at least 2 of which must be at the 400-level. 15
    d. Of the courses for the major, at least two (at any level) must be taken in each of the following three fields. These courses must be approved by an advisor.
    1. United States history
    2. European history
    3. Other areas, such as
    Northern history (including Alaska)
    World or non-western (non-US, non-Europe) history
    Women’s history
    e. Complete the following:

    HIST 475W—Historiography 3

    HIST 476W/O—Senior Thesis 3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 120

* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
Note: Students who are considering graduate work in history are strongly urged to take at least two years of a foreign language.
Note: History majors are strongly urged to consult with the history department regarding the selection of a minor.

Minor

  1. Complete HIST electives at the 300-level or above 6 credits
  2. Complete HIST electives 12 credits
  3. Minimum credits required 18

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