Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University 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.  This concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in library and information science, the digital humanities, law, business, politics, banking, policy development, and non-profit work. Students develop research, writing, and analytical skills useful for problem solving and communicating complex information. Students may also engage in a distinct area of historical inquiry.  The work in the Informatics program offers the technical and project skills to help organize, analyze, and deliver research and writing. The concentration also includes an accelerated pathway to a Master of Science in Software Development (MSSD).

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

Students on the MSSD pathway should replace the three Informatics courses with: 

  •    CPSC 155  Computer Programming I
  •    CPSC 165  Computer Programming II
  •    CPSC 275  Windows Based Application Development

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 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 on 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-seven credit hours:

Additional Major Requirements:

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

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