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DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

Office: 207 Peltier Hall
Phone: 985-448-4610
Associate Professors: Michot,  Wilson (Head), Yodis.
Assistant Professors: Dorrell, Price, Stiegler.
Instructors: K. Dugas,  Phipps, J. Williams.

The university awards the Bachelor of Arts in History from this department. A student earning this degree must meet the minimum requirements for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences in addition to the specific requirements listed below for the degree program. The department also offers a two-year program in Geography. A grade of C or better is required in all major and minor courses.

History Program

A major in History requires the completion of 36 hours of History to include HIST 101-102 or 150-151; 255; 256; 371; 491; and 18 hours of History electives (12 of which must be at the 300+ level). Among the History electives, the major is required to complete three upper level hours (advisor-approved) in each of the following areas:   United States, European, non-Western History. A minor from another field of interest is optional.   History majors may take GEOG 103 and SOCI 204 or six hours of a foreign language sequence. History majors planning to attend graduate school are encouraged to take a foreign language sequence instead of GEOG 103 and SOCI 204. 

Minor

A minor in History requires the completion of 18 hours; six hours of freshman-or-sophomore-level history courses and 12 additional hours of 300-400-level history courses. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem.Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem.Hrs.
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6 Fine Arts Elective (GER) 3
GEOG 103, SOCI 204 or Foreign Language Sequence 6 ECON 255 (GER) 3
Freshman Seminar Course(UR) 1 ENGL Literature Elective (GER) 3
HIST Sequence 101-102 or 150-151(GER) 6 GEOG 104 3
MATH 101, MATH Elective (GER) 6 GOVT 101 3
Natural Science Elective (GER) 3 HIST 255, 256 6
SPCH 101 (OCR) 3 Natural Science Elective (GER) 3
  31 SOCI 151 3
      31
JUNIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs. SENIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs.
CMPS Literacy Elective(s) (CLR) 2 HIST 491 3
ENGL 366 (GER) 3 HIST Electives* 9
HIST 371 3 Minor or electives*** 12
GOVT Elective*** 3 Social Science Electives*** 6
HIST Electives** 9   30
Elective*** 3    
Minor or electives 6    
  29    

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120

* 3 hrs each from an advisor-approved U.S., European, and non-Western 300+ History.
** From 200 or above courses. / *** From 300 or above courses.

Pre-Geography Minor

The curriculum is designed to ease the transition into advanced work at other institutions offering four-year programs.

Pre-Geography Minor

A minor in Geography requires the completion of 18 semester hours from any GEOG courses or GEOL 300.

  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem.Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem.Hrs.
ENGL 101, 102 6 ENGL Literature Electives (GER) 6
Freshman Seminar Course (UR) 1 Fine Arts Elective 3
GEOG 103, 104 6 GEOG and GEOL Electives 12
GEOL 101, 102 6 HIST 255, 256 6
HIST 150, 151 6 SPCH 101 (OCR) 3
MATH 101, MATH Elective 6   30
  31    

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