Nov 30, 2021  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
2019-2020 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

History - B.A.

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Major Requirements:

Students must complete the requirements of one of the areas of concentration listed below.

Applied History Concentration

This program offers students the opportunity to connect the historical skills of rigorous reading, writing, researching, and analysis with technological, organizational, and communications skills of Informatics.  We believe this new major will be useful to students interested in pursuing careers in library and information science, the digital humanities, law, business, politics, banking, policy development, and non-profit work. Students would develop research, writing, and analytical skills useful for problem solving and communicating complex information and engage a distinct area of historical inquiry.  Further, their work in the Informatics program would offer them the technical and project skills to help them organize, analyze, and deliver their research and writing. 

Thirty-eight to 39 credit hours, depending course selections below:

It is recommended that students complete INF 240 - Community Informatics  prior to or concurrently with their capstone project.

History for the Humanities Concentration

This track is designed for students planning on applying to graduate school in History or a related field. Students would design their program around a more traditional content area (a focus on US, European, African, or global history and complete two courses in modern foreign language at the 200-level or higher (excluding AP credit course/s); students may choose French, Italian, Spanish (as a second language or heritage language) and course of study will begin at the course determined by placement or in consultation with a modern foreign language faculty member.  

Thirty-seven to 39 credit hours, depending course selections below:

  • One US history course (3 hours)
  • One Latin American history course (3 hours)
  • One African history course (3 hours)
  • One European history course (3 hours)
  • One global history course (3 hours)
  • HIST 200 - Introduction to Historical Studies  
  • Four history electives (12 hours)
  • Two modern foreign language electives (200-level or higher; 3-4 credit hours each)
  • Capstone project (1 hour)

Students in this concentration are encouraged to complete a minor in a foreign language.

History for Education Concentration

Forty-four credit hours:

Additional Major Requirements:

A minimum of 15 hours in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

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