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

History Honors Degree (B.A.)

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Program: B.A. Honors
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.
  • Be equipped to continue historical studies throughout life.

As an entering student, you become eligible for this honors program by scoring above 600 on the SAT I verbal test or the CEEB history achievement test; thereafter, you must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher or be recommended by a member of the department for admission. Admission to the degree program requires that you submit a written petition to  the department no later than the end of your junior year.

In addition to fulfilling the B.A. requirements, completion of the program requires:

  • a GPA of 3.3 or higher in history and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • 9 credits of honors courses, including 6 in history
  • satisfactory completion in HIST K499 of an honors thesis
  • satisfactory defense of the honors thesis.

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