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History Department

Humanities Major with History Concentration

The following course sequencing recommendations for Humanities-History Concentration majors are offered to help students plan out their undergraduate coursework by semester. This is not a proscriptive sequencing list, but merely intended to recommend a feasible strategy to complete these majors on time.  Each student will need to make adjustments to these sequences based on advanced placement granted by the college at admission (AP credit, advanced language placement).


 

Fall Semester Freshman Year
1. First-Year Seminar (IDFY 101 or IDFY 102)
2. Foreign Language (First Semester level)
3. Knowledge of the Bible (BIBL 2xx)
4. US Survey (HIST 141 or HIST 142)
5. Secondary Concentration Course (1xx)
Total Credits Taken 15

 

Spring Semester Freshman Year
1. J-TERM: Lab Science (BIOL/CHEM/NUTR/GEOL 1xx)
2. Foreign Language (Second Semester Level)
3. CORE: Created and Called for Community (IDCR 151)
4. Intro to Wellness (PHED 101)
5. Western Civilization Survey (HIST 101 or HIST 102)
6. Secondary Concentration Course (2xx)
Total Credits Taken 17

 

Fall Semester Sophomore Year
1. Foreign Language (Third Semester Level) [Note 1]
2. Literature (ENGL 1xx)
3. Math Sciences (MATH/COSC/1xx/STAT 269)
4. Non-Western Studies (IDNW 2xx/3xx): Recommended --
World Civilizations Survey (HIST 171 or HIST 172) [Note 2]
5. Free Elective
Total Credits Taken 15

 

Spring Semester Sophomore Year
1. J-TERM: Science, Tech. & the World (IDST 2xx)
2. HUMA 201: Humanities Past and Present (Methods Seminar)
3. Arts (ART/MUGE/THEA 1xx or 2xx)
4. Philosophy (PHIL 101 or PHIL 102) or Religion Course (RELI 2xx)
5. Fundamentals of Public Communication (COMM 106)
Total Credits Taken 15

 

Fall Semester Junior Year
1. Ethics (IDET 3xx) or Worldviews or Pluralism (IDWV 300 or IDPL 3xx) [Note 2]
2. Christian Beliefs (THEO 205, 207, 209, 211, 213, 215, 217, 219, 221, 223, 225, 227)
3. Activity Elective (PHED 1xx)
4. Upper Division History Course (HIST 3xx)
5. Upper Division Secondary Concentration Course (3xx)
6. Free Elective
Total Credits Taken 16

 

Spring Semester Junior Year
1. Upper Division History Course (HIST 3xx)
2. Upper Division Secondary Concentration Course (3xx)
3. Free Elective [Note 3]
4. Free Elective
5. Free Elective
Total Credits Taken 15

 

Fall Semester Senior Year
1. HUMA 401: Humanities Senior Seminar
2. Upper Division History Course (HIST 3xx)
3. Free Elective
4. Free Elective
5. Free Elective
Total Credits Taken 15

 

Spring Semester Senior Year
1. Upper Division History Course (HIST 3xx)
2. Free Elective
3. Free Elective
4. Free Elective
5. Free Elective
Total Credits Taken 15

TOTAL CREDITS: 123

 

Notes on Sequencing:

1. If you choose to take a Cross-Cultural Course (IDCC) for this third-semester requirement, you can do so in the January Term or May Term of your Junior or Senior year. Alternatively, a study semester abroad will fulfill this third-semester Cross-Cultural requirement.

 

2. These requirements can be met with History courses that are cross-listed as IDNW (Non-Western Studies) or IDPL 3xx (Pluralism).

 

3. Free Electives: The History Department highly recommends that you creatively think about the use of the 36 elective credits outside of the Humanities major, and use them to study abroad, participate in an internship, complete a minor, or some combination of thes options. Of course, you can take additional history courses of your choice with free electives! The History Department highly recommends completing both halves of the American Survey, Western Civilization Survey, and World Civilizations Survey courses.