Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

History, BA


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Program Description


The History major provides students with flexibility to pursue their particular interests in history.

Program Requirements


The History major includes 33 credit hours in history, in addition to HIST 1720  and HIST 1730 ; and GEOG 1010  or GEOG 1030  or GEOG 1060  as outlined below.

History Major -

  • HIST 2990 , HIST 4900  or HIST 4980  
  • 27 additional credits in History. Students must take three hours each of United States history, European history and non-Western history, in addition to three hours of history at the 4000 level in addition to HIST 4900  or HIST 4980 . No more than six hours of 1000- and 2000-level history courses (in addition to HIST 2990 ) may be counted towards the Major Requirements.

History Major (Public History Emphasis Area) -

Pre-law students majoring in History should consult the pre-law advisor for a recommended program.

Students who change majors into History must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Clemson and have either a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade-point average or have earned a B or better in HIST 1720  or HIST 1730 , taken at Clemson.

Double Major in History/Secondary Education-Social Studies (History)

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Secondary Education-Social Studies  (History) prepares students for teaching at the secondary school level and for graduate studies in History.

Note: To receive a double major in History and Secondary Education-Social Studies (History), the student must complete a change-of-program form to declare both majors.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 16

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Modern Language Requirement 4 Credits 1
  • Geography Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Mathematics Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Mathematics or Natural Science Requirement 3 Credits 2
Credit Hours: 16

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Arts and Humanities (Non-Lit.) Requirement 3 Credits 2
  • Modern Language Requirement 3 Credits 1
  • Major Requirement 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


First Semester


  • Advanced Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • Literature Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Advanced Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Major Requirement 6 Credits 4
  • Minor Requirement 3 Credits
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 13

Total Credits: 120


Footnotes


1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement   at Clemson University statement.

2 See General Education Requirements . Three of these credits must also satisfy the Science and Technology in Society Requirement.

3 GEOG 1010 , GEOG 1030  or GEOG 1060  

4 Major requirement totals 27 credits. Students must take three hours each of U.S. history, European history, and non-Western history, in addition to 12 credits of other HIST courses, at least three credits of which must be at the 4000 level in addition to HIST 4900  or HIST 4980 . No more than six hours of 1000- and 2000-level history courses (in addition to HIST 2990  [or HIST 2020  and HIST 2990  for students in the Public History Emphasis Area]) may be counted towards the Major Requirements.

5 ART 2100 , MUSC 2100 , THEA 2100 , or any humanities course numbered 3000 or higher. The humanities for this purpose include AAH, COMM (except COMM 3640 , COMM 3680 ), ENGL (except ENGL 3040 , ENGL 3120 , ENGL 3140 , ENGL 3330 , ENGL 4850 , ENGL 4900 , ENGL 4950 ), HUM, MUSC, PHIL, REL, THEA (except THEA 3770 , THEA 4870 , THEA 4970 ), WS, and modern language courses.

6 Select from General Education Arts and Humanities (Literature) courses.

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