Granite State College’s Bachelor of Arts degree in history hones the skills of critical thinking, analytical reading, effective writing, and information synthesis. The B.A. in History provides a sound foundation for a variety of careers and generalizes well to a range of industries. The degree also provides students with the opportunity to gain the necessary background for further study for those seeking a graduate degree in history or historic preservation, or in a closely related field such as law or political science.
Students will have the opportunity to:
1. Appraise and contextualize information in order to convey both the particularity of past lives and the scale of human experience.
2. Evaluate the multiple causes of complex events and phenomena using a multitude of sources and perspectives.
3. Analyze U.S. history from the period of native peoples through the present.
4. Explore world history, emphasizing major trends that influenced multiple nations and regions.
5. Investigate the contributions and experiences of diverse peoples to national and world events.
6. Craft well-supported historical narratives, arguments, and reports of research findings in a variety of media using discipline-specific writing and citation conventions.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 120 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 30 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for conferral
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 40|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 52|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 28|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 120|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Major coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.), IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.) and all major requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in the Integrative Capstone. Academic Advisor approval is required for registration to be processed.
|Major in History|
|HIS 502||Great Civilizations||4|
|HIS 510||United States History to 1865||4|
|HIS 511||United States History: 1865 to the Present||4|
|HIS 512||European History: Renaissance through the Industrial Revolution||4|
|Select two of the following:||8|
|Art History: Western World|
|American Popular Culture|
|American Government and Politics|
|Law and Society|
|HIS 610||Historical Methods||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Media and Strategic Communication|
|HIS 611||Themes in World History||4|
|Select three of the following:||12|
|History of New England|
|History of World War II|
|Vietnam War: An Historical Perspective|
|The U.S. in World Affairs|
|HIS 651||Integrative Capstone: Internship in History||4|
|or HIS 660||Integrative: Project in History|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.