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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

History Major


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The Department of History endeavors to give students an acquaintance with, and an appreciation for, our historical heritage and seeks to enable them to see the relationship between causes and effects in the historical development of their own and other countries and of civilization at large. Furthermore, the study of history is intended to assist the student’s development of critical thinking, including the analysis and evaluation of historical evidence and the ability to integrate and interpret such data. History has proven to be a useful preparation for careers in the business, legal, ministerial, military, and other public service professions, as well as a preparation for continuing study in graduate history programs. The Department offers the student majoring in history ample freedom in the selection of upper-level courses within the department and, with 33 hours of general electives, among courses off ered by other departments.

From within the department, students majoring in history are required to take the following courses: HIST 202 (Survey of American History Since 1865); HIST 259 (ST: Survey in European History); HIST 279 (Survey of Nonwestern or Latin American History); HIST 203 (Introduction to the Discipline History); one course from Group I (300-level European); one course from Group II (300-level American); one course from Group III (300-level Non-Western or Latin American); and one course from Group IV (Military). Students will also have to take one of the following: capstone seminars: HIST 443, 444, 445, or 446 and an internship: HIST 498. In addition, students are required to take two additional courses as history electives. Courses that meet group or history elective requirements must be 300 level or above.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the History program will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Use of evidence – Students will collect and organize historical evidence to support an argument
  • Historical Context – Students will provide historical context to support historical arguments
  • Evidence Analysis – Students will analyze historical evidence to critically analyze historical events
  • Writing Mechanics – Students will demonstrate effective use of the mechanics of written communication

Major Academic Map

Click here to view the Academic Map for this major, which shows the courses and sequence.

 

Freshman Year


Freshman Fall


Freshman Spring


Sophomore Year


Sophomore Fall


Sophomore Spring


  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Strand Course 2 Credit Hours: 3 
  • PSCI - Political Science Elective (300-level) Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST - American History Elective (300-level) Credit Hours: 3 
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2nd Year Basic ROTC

Junior Year


Junior Fall


Junior Spring


  • Strand Course 4 Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Elective in SHSS (300-level) Credit Hours: 3
  • European History Elective (300-level) Credit Hours: 3
  • Military/Diplomatic History Elective (300-level) Credit Hours: 3
  • RPED - Required Physical Education Credit Hours: 0
  • 1st Year Advanced ROTC

Senior Year


Senior Fall


  • Credit Hours: 0
  • Strand Course 5 Credit Hours: 3 
  • HIST - Capstone Seminar Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST - History Elective (300-level) Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • RPED - Required Physical Education Credit Hours: 0
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Senior Spring


  • History Internship Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST - History Elective (300-level) Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • General Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2nd Year Advanced ROTC

Note:


**See the “Undergraduate Curriculum” section for a list of courses that will satisfy freshman math and science requirements.
§Students must complete five strand courses, which may be completed in any order: English (ENGS 30X ), History (HISS 30X ), Social Science (SCSS 30X ), Science (NTSS 30X ) and Elective (ELES 30X ).

Notes:


  • Students must complete five strand courses, which may be completed in any order: English (ENGS 30X), History (HISS 30X), Social Science (SCSS 30X), Science (NTSS 30X) and Elective (ELES 30X).

ROTC Course Requirements:


ROTC course requirements apply to members of the SCCC only:

  • Cadets contracted or pursuing a contract should take 8 semesters of ROTC.
  • Cadets not contracted or pursuing a contract should take 4 semesters of ROTC Basic and 4 semesters of ROTC fulfilment courses. Available ROTC fulfillment courses are published online annually by the department of Leadership Studies.
  • ROTC courses typically carry 1 to 3 hours of credit, depending on the level. ROTC fulfillment courses typically carry 3 hours of credit. See the course descriptions for specific information.

Required for Graduation:


  • 122 credit hours plus successful completion of all RPED, ROTC, and LDRS graduation requirements. ROTC hours (credits, lectures, and labs) vary each semester by military department.

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