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 the necessary background for further study to 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:
- Survey specific periods of historical development from pre-history to the present.
- Identify phenomena and characterize patterns across time and regions.
- Analyze U.S. History from the period of native peoples through the present.
- Explore world history, emphasizing major trends that influenced multiple nations and regions.
- Appreciate the contributions and experiences of diverse peoples to national and world events.
- Demonstrate aptitude with research methods and writing conventions in the discipline of history.
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
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.
|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|
|POL 550||American Government and Politics||4|
|ENG 600||Expository Writing||4|
|or COMM 605||Professional Communication|
|HIS 513||European History: 19th and 20th Centuries||4|
|or HIS 618||History of World War II|
|HIS 610||Historical Methods||4|
|CRIM 607||Constitutional Law||4|
|HIS 602||History of New England||4|
|or HIS 627||Vietnam War: An Historical Perspective|
|HIS 611||Themes in World History||4|
|POL 600||The U.S. in World Affairs||4|
|HIS 660||Integrative: Project in History||4|
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 students general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 120 credits total to graduate with a bachelor's degree.