May 24, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

History, B.A.


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The History major provides an excellent foundation for careers in business, education, law, and public service. The study of history enables students to find and evaluate a wide variety of information and develops analytic and critical skills.  The study of history also encourages students to examine closely the institutions, ideas, and systems that shape our world.  Requirements for the history major broaden students’ understanding of other cultures and their historical interconnections, and thereby sharpen the skills essential to all historical inquiry.  History makes a unique contribution to a liberal education.  It requires the attainment of a sympathetic appreciation of events and developments seen, not in isolation, but as part of a complex process.  The study of history is compatible with any minor, including business, to prepare students for success in their career and professional choices.

Requirements for the History Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


48-63 Credit Hours dependent on courses taken, including

History Requirement:


  • Included within the major.

Major Requirements:


36 credit hours, as follows

3 hours of Historical Perspectives *


6 hours with completion of one of the following survey course sequences:


  • HIST 105 and 106
  • HIST 123 and 124
  • HIST 133 and 134
  • HIST 143 and 144
  • HIST 151 and 152
  • HIST 161 and 162
  • HIST 200 and 201
  • HIST 247 and 248

 

* Students can satisfy Historical Perspectives by taking 9 hours of survey courses.

21 hours of additional electives from HIST 200-399:


6 hours of two seminars from HIST 400-498:


Also included must be two courses each, at any level, in:


  • (1) U.S., (2) European, (3) African, Asian, or Latin American history.

Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these history courses.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.A. History


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • Science Elective (3)
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • ENGL 101 - English Composition or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or First Year Seminar
  • Historical Perspectives Elective
  • Scientific Perspectives Elective
  • Second Language I  

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • Foreign Language Elective (3)
  • Science Elective (3)
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or First Year Seminar
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • Second Language I  
  • Mathematical Perspectives Elective

Total (15)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • History Sophomore Colloquium                   
  • History Survey I                                                       
  • Lit. & Moral Imagination                                               
  • Social Sciences Elective                                                     
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • History Elective                             
  • History Survey II                               
  • Natural Science Elective                              
  • Philosophical Perspectives Elective                     
  • General Elective       

Total (15)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • History Elective                                                     
  • History Elective                                                      
  • E/RS Elective                                                                        
  • General Elective                                                                
  • General Elective

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • History Elective                             
  • History Elective                                                     
  • General Elective                                           
  • General Elective                                                                   
  • General Elective

Total (15)                                       

Senior Year


First Semester


  • History Elective                                                     
  • History Seminar                                                      
  • General Elective                                                                 
  • General Elective                                                                  
  • General Elective

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • History Seminar                              
  • General Elective                                           
  • General Elective                                                                   
  • General Elective                                                                  
  • General Elective

Total (15)                                                                   

Scheduling Notes:


  • Consult the “Undergraduate Core Curriculum ” requirements of the Catalog.
  • Students may satisfy diversity-, writing-, oral-, and quantitative-flag courses in the history department, but are not required to do so.

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