2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015
Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF version of past catalogs.
This program offered by College of Arts & Sciences/History, Politics, and International Relations Department
Upon completion of the program, students should:
- Be familiar with the outlines of the history of the modern world, i.e., since 1500.
- Be familiar in some depth with the history of one geographic area or historical epoch.
- Be able to make historical arguments using concrete illustrations and examples
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 42 required credit hours
- 3 international language requirement credit hours
- Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
International Language Requirement: A minimum of 3 credit hours in a non-native language is required in addition to the requirements for the major. Courses used towards the International Language requirement may also be used to fulfill general education requirements or a major/minor in a foreign language. The requirement will be waived for students whose native language is not English and who are studying in English. Their mastery of English as a second language fulfills the requirement.
Students are required to complete at least 42 credit hours within the department, 30 of which must be in history, including INTL 1500, HIST 2600, a research requirement (completed by placing on file with the department a substantial research paper from an upper-level course or a senior thesis), and senior overview. History students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours of political science and/or international relations. History majors must take at least 12 credit hours of upper-level coursework in the department (3000 or above), of which a minimum of 6 credit hours must be HIST. At least 18 of the 42 credit hours must be taken at Webster University.
The 42 hours required for history majors include:
- INTL 1500 The World System since 1500 (3 hours)
- American history(3 hours)
- European history (3 hours)
- Non-Western history (e.g., Asia, African, Latin American) (3 hours)
- HIST 2600 The Craft of History (3 hours)
- HIST 4000 Research Requirement (to be taken in conjunction with a designated 3000-level or 4000-level) (0 hours)
- Senior overview (0 hours)
- Political science/international relations (6 hours)
- Departmental electives (can include courses in HIST, POLT, INTL) (6 hours)
- One additional departmental course (3 hours)
- Upper-level coursework (12 hours)