The major in Liberal Arts: History is designed for those students who have a strong interest in learning about history — including the history of regions, nations, peoples, and more — and for students that plan to become history majors in four-year institutions.
Skills You Will Learn
What makes this major unique?
The Liberal Arts: History option is specifically designed for students who want to study history and historical topics. More broadly focused than the Women and Gender Studies option or the Political Science option, this option encourages students to investigate historic events and interpret them through a variety of contemporary lenses.
In most cases a Bachelor’s Degree is the minimum requirement for employment in the field of history. Many careers will require an advanced degree. As a liberal arts major, the History Option provides students with a broad education that provides in-demand skills, including critical thinking, communication in multiple modes, and global literacy. Any liberal arts student is well-positioned for transfer to 4-year colleges and eventually graduate or professional schools to pursue a variety of careers.
A. REQUIRED CORE: 12 Credits
English: 6 credits
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning: 3 credits
Select one of the following courses: 3
Life & Physical Sciences: 3 credits
Select one of the following courses: 3
B. FLEXIBLE CORE: 18 Credits
Select one course from each of the five flexible core categories AND one additional course from any flexible core category.
Note: Students can select only two courses from any one discipline.
Students are advised to select one Urban Study course to complete college requirement. To complete the degree requirements from the Flexible Core, students are advised to select courses from the recommended course selections listed on the program website.
|Liberal Arts: 6 Credits|
|LIF101 First Year Seminar for Liberal Arts Social Science and Humanities||3|
|LIB200 Humanism, Science and Technology||3|
|English: 3 Credits|
|ENG103 Preparing and Writing the Research Paper||3|
|Humanities: 3 Credits|
|Select one of the following courses:|
|HUA101 Introduction to Art|
|HUA103 Beginning Drawing|
|HUA110 Beginning Painting|
|HUA120 Beginning Sculpture|
|HUA130 Beginning Photography|
|HUC101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication|
|HUC106 Public Speaking|
|HUC150 The Art of Film|
|HUC270 American Film|
|HUM101 Introduction to Music|
|HUM155 Voice I|
|HUM170 Guitar I|
|HUM210 American Music|
|HUN195 Art in New York|
|HUP101 Introduction to Philosophy|
|HUP104 Ethics and Moral Issues|
|HUP105 Philosophy of Religion|
|HUP106 Social and Political Philosophy|
|HUT101 Art of Theatre|
|HUT110 Acting I|
|Social Science: 18 Credits|
|Select four of the following courses: 12 Credits|
|SSH101 Themes in American History to 1865|
|SSH102 Themes in American History since 1865|
|SSH103 Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the Renaissance|
|SSH104 Western Civilization from the Renaissance to Modern Times|
|SSH105 World History from Ancient Times to 1500|
|SSH106 World History from 1500 to the Present|
|SSH110 East Asia Civilization and Societies|
|SSH113 Modern Chinese History|
|SSH114 Modern Japanese History|
|SSH121 Ancient Greek Civilization|
|SSH122 History of the Roman State and People|
|SSH131 Latin American History 1|
|SSH132 Latin American History 2|
|SSH151 Women and Gender in US History|
|SSH153 History of US Foreign Policy & International Relations|
|SSH171 The World Since 1900|
|SSH231 Afro-American History|
|SSH232 Survey of Latin American and Caribbean History|
|Select two of the following: 6 Credits|
|SSA100 Introduction to Anthropology|
|SSA101 Cultural Anthropology|
|SSE103 Introduction to Microeconomics|
|SSE104 Introduction to Macroeconomics|
|SSP101 U.S. Power and Politics|
|SSP250 Political Ideas and Ideologies|
|SSS100 Introduction to Sociology|
|SSY101 General Psychology|
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