History (BA) (16HISTBA)

Critical Path Courses – Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. Place the (CP) next to the credit hours for the course.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Social ScienceD,3 3 Arts and Letters Elective6 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 History  2 3
FL 201 Foreign Language 1 3 Mathematics A 3
History C,2 3 Social Science D,3 3
Mathematics A
3 GEP-HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
17 13

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
HI 300 Sophomore Seminar in History 3 History Group A Elective 7 3
Literature I4 3 Literature II 4 3
Social Science 3 3 GEP-Natural Science w/ lab B 4
Free Elective 13 6 Philosophy C,5 3
Free Elective 13 3
15 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
History Group B Elective 8 3 History 3xx/4xx Elective 9 3
GEP- Natural Science B 3 History 3xx/4xx Elective9 3
Social Science 3 3 Free Elective13 9
History 3xx/4xx Elective 9 3
Free Elective 13 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
History 4xx Elective 10 3 Hi 4xx Elective 10 3
History 4xx Elective 10 3 Hi 491 Seminar in History 3
GEP-Additional Breadth (MSNSE) F 3 GEP-Interdisciplinary Perspective 2-3
GEP-Interdisciplinary Perspectives G 3 Free Elective 13 8
Free Elective 13 3
15 16-17

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I, J,K, 11, 12: 122
Major/Program Footnotes
1. Foreign Language: Proficiency at the 201 level is required for graduation.  a. Students with high school credit or other knowledge of French, German, Latin, or Spanish must take a placement test to determine the appropriate level for their first course. b. Students who place into FL  _ 202 or above have met the language requirement and are eligible to receive 3 hours of advanced placement credit by enrolling in the course into which they are placed and earning a grade of  “C-” or better on the first attempt. NOTE: Credit hours toward graduation will be given for FL 101 if 1) the language was not taken by the student in high school, 2) the student has met high school proficiency in another language, and 3) the language is not the student’s native language.
2. Two 200-level History courses are required, one each from Groups I and II. [History 1– One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History 1 course list (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from own, i.e., ancient or non-Western); History II– One 3-credit course required from the College-approved History II course list (a 200-level survey course covering our own or a similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture)]
Group I: AFS 275, 276; HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, 276.  Group II: HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222, 251, 252.
3. Social Science: Four 3-credit courses from at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSYCH, SOC. Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, OR STS 402.12 credit hours total. Choose 6 hours from the GEP Social Science list.
4. Literature Six credit hours.[ Literature I – One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature I list (a survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century); Literature II One 3-credit hour course required from the College-approved Literature II list (any course that meets the Literature I requirement, or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature, or an upper division survey course or literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language)]5. Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI courses from the GEP Humanities list.
6. Arts and Letters: Choose any 3-credit course from the College-approved Arts & Letters course list.
7. History. GRP A: If H&SS History I requirement (see note 2) is met by a WORLD history course: one course at HI 2xx or HI 3xx level (excluding HI 300) in ASIA/AFRICA/LATIN AMERICA. If H&SS History I requirement {see note 2) is met by an ASIA/AFRICA/LATIN AMERICA course: one course at HI 2xx or HI 3xx level (excluding HI 300) in WORLD history. Co-requisite: At least 1 of the 4 HISTORY BREADTH courses (met by H&SS History GRP I & II and Department GRP A&B) must include subject matter before c. 1600 C.E./A.D..8. History. GRP B: If H&SS History II requirement (see note 2) is met by a EUROPEAN history course: one course at 2xx or 3xx level (excluding HI 300) in AMERICAN history. If H&SS History II requirement (see note 2) is met by an AMERICAN history course: one course at 2xx or 3xx level (excluding HI 300) in EUROPEAN history. Co-requisite: At least 1 of the 4 HISTORY BREADTH courses (met by H&SS History GRP I & II and Department GRP A&B) must include subject matter before c. 1600 C.E./A.D ..
9. History elective: 3 courses selected from HI 3xx or HI 4xx level (excluding HI 300 and HI 491).
10. History elective: 3 courses selected from HI 4xx level (excluding HI 491).
11. Residency requirement:  Minimum of 18 hours of history at NC State.  Fifteen (15) of the 18 hours must be at the 400 level and must include at least one 491 seminar.
12. Grade point average requirements:  All students must have a 2.0 overall GPA and a 2.0 average in all HI courses to be eligible for graduation.
13. Twelve hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list.
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  History 1 & History Breadth and Philosophy requirements
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:  The College’s  Social Sciences requirement
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
X  Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list.
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements
I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement
K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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