Required courses for major HSTR: History, p. 1
2019-2020
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D e g r e e W o r k s h e e t
BA IN HISTORY
This worksheet is designed to help you plan and track your progress toward your degree. It lists all graduation requirements
in the recommended sequence. For full course descriptions, please refer to the current undergraduate Catalog.
SEQUENCE
Courses are listed in the order in which students should take them.
Changes in courses and order may affect other elements of the degree plan.
COURSE
TAKEN OR
TRANSFERRED
SEMESTER
TAKEN OR
CREDIT
REMAINING
Recommendations will differ for specific majors. Refer to catalog for alternatives to recommended general education requirements
(GenEds). Courses used for GenEds may not be used in the major or minor.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (41 credits)
PACE 111C (3) Or other PACE 111 course chosen from 111B, 111C, 111M, 111P, 111S, or 111T
WRTG 111 (3) Or other 3-credit WRTG course except 288, 388, 486A, 486B. COMM 390 and 492,
ENGL 102 and JOUR 201 apply
WRTG 112 (3) Required GenEd course. Must be completed with a grade of C- or better
MATH 105 (3) or other approved math GenEd course (MATH 105, MATH 107, STAT 200, or more
advanced MATH or STAT)
LIBS 150 or CAPL 398A (1) Or other GenEd elective
CMST 301 (3) Or other technology GenEd course
HIST 125 (3) Or other arts/humanities GenEd course
HUMN 100 (3) Or other arts/humanities GenEd course
GEOL 100 (3) Or other 3-credit biological/physical science GenEd course
BIOL 101/102 or NSCI 100/101 (4) Or other biological/physical science GenEd course with
related lab
ECON 103 (3) Or other behavioral/social science GenEd course
BEHS 103 (3) Or other behavioral/social science GenEd course
SPCH 100 (3) Or other communication, writing, or speech GenEd course
WRTG 391 (3) Or other upper-level advanced writing GenEd course
CHECKLIST FOR FULFILLMENT OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS See catalog for overview of all requirements.
30 credits at UMGC, including at least half of the major and minor and 15
upper level credits.
45 upper-level credits, including half the credit for the major and for the minor.
All required courses and minimum number of credits for major and minor.
Prerequisites for major and minor courses, if needed.
All General Education Requirements.
Grade of C- or better in WRTG 112
Grade of C or better in all courses for the major and minor.
Overall GPA of at least 2.0.
At least half the credit for the major earned through graded coursework.
Total 120 credits.
NOTES:
Required courses for major HSTR: History, p. 2
D e g r e e W o r k s h e e t ( p . 2 )
BA IN HISTORY
SEQUENCE
33 total credits for major, of which at least half must be upper-level and at least half taken through
UMGC.
COURSE
TAKEN
SEMESTER
TAKEN OR
CREDIT
REMAINING
MAJOR COURSES (30 credits)
HIST 115 World History I (3) Or HIST 141 Western Civilization I
HIST 116 World History II (3) Or HIST 142 Western Civilization II
HIST 156 U.S. History to 1865 (3)
HIST 157 U.S. History Since 1865 (3)
HIST 289 Historical Methods (3)
HIST 309 Historical Writing (3)
Any upper-level HIST Credits (12 credits)
Recommended Areas of Study
U.S. History
HIST 316L American West
HIST 365 Recent America: 1945 to the Present
HIST 377 United States Women’s History: 1870 to 2000
HIST 461 African American History: 1865 to the Present
World History
HIST 326 Roman Republic
HIST 337 Europe’s Bloodiest Century
HIST 392 History of the Contemporary Middle East
HIST 480 History of China to 1912
CAPSTONE COURSE FOR MAJOR (3 credits) To be taken in last 15 credits of degree, preferably a year after HIST 309.
HIST 495 Senior Thesis in History (3)
MINOR OR ELECTIVES (15 credits, at least 9 credits upper level for minor) Complete in last 60 credits along with major
courses.
See requirements of individual minor.
ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES (31 credits)
Choose any courses to meet 120 credits for degree. Note minimum requirements for
upper-level coursework.
Complete in last 60 credits along with major and minor courses.
TOTAL: 120 CREDITS
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