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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

History (B.A.)

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Program: B.A.
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 209 ~ 260-481-6686 ~ipfw.edu/history

The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  • Possess broad knowledge and some specialized understanding of the diverse historical pasts of America, Europe, and the World;
  • Understand the basic scientific and humanistic methodology of history as an intellectual discipline including the direct experience of evaluating primary sources and secondary literature;
  • Demonstrate the ability to read, analyze, and write about historic topics;
  • Recognize historical analyses of human experience as the basic outlook of modern culture; and
  • Be equipped to continue historical studies throughout life.

To earn the B.A. with a major in history, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ), the College of Arts and Sciences (see Part 4 ), and those listed below.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

English Writing and Speaking

  • HIST H125 - Great Debates:  Introduction to Historical Communication
  • HIST H217 - The Nature of History

(credits included in major courses section below)

Foreign Language

Distribution (not in HIST)

Cultural Studies

  • Credits in non-Western culture:  Credits: 3
  • HIST H113 - History of Western Civilization 1:  Credits: 0*

(*credits included in major courses section below)

Core and Concentration (Major) Courses

  • Credits in upper-level American History:  6 credits
  • Credits in upper-level Western European History*:  6 credits
  • Credits in upper-level Other World History*:  6 credits
  • Additional credits in History:  3 credits

*HIST H232 may not be used to filfill the Western European or Other World requirements, but may be used for additional credit toward the major or minor.

General Elective Courses

  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120

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