History (BS) (16HISTBS)

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
Basic Science 1, B 4 Basic Science 1
4
ENG 101  Academic Writing & ResearchH 4 Literature4 3
Calculus2, A 3-4 Math ElectiveA 3-4
Writing and Speaking6 3 Social Science5, D 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
15-16 14-15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Basic Science 1 4 Science Elective1,B 4
HI 300 Sophomore Seminar
in History
3 History Breadth Group 7 3
Math ElectiveA 3-4 History Breadth Group 7 3
Social Science5, D 3 Social Science5 3
History Breadth Group 7,C 3 Free Elective12 3
16-17 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Free Elective12 3 History 4xx Elective10 3
History Breadth Group 7 3 History 4xx Elective10 3
History 4xx Elective10 3 Adv. Science/Technology Requirement11 3
Philosophy8, C 3 Arts and Letters9 3
Adv. Science/Technology Requirement11 3 Free Elective12 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
History 3xx/4xx Elective10 3 History 491 Seminar in History 3
GEP Additional Breadth F 3 Adv. Science / Technology Requirement11 3
Adv. Science / Technology Requirement11 6 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives RequirementG 2-3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives RequirementG 3 Free Electives12 6
15 14-15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*14,15,I,J,K: 120

 Major/Program Footnotes

1 Basic Science: Sixteen hours. Twelve hours from Natural Science Group 201 Basic Sciences.  (Three basic laboratory science courses from the GEP list of Natural Science courses.  One course each from three of the following areas:  Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics). Four hours from Group 202 Science Electives (One additional laboratory science course from the GEP list of Natural Science courses).
2 Calculus: One course from the following list:  MA 121, 131, 141, 231, 241, 242.  3-4 credits.
3 Math Electives:  Two additional math or statistics courses chosen from MA 114 and above or ST 301 and above. One of the courses must be selected from the GEP Mathematical Sciences list. 6 to 8 credits
4 Literature: Three hours. Choose from the College approved Literature course list.

5 Social Science: Three 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.  Choose at least 2 courses from the GEP social sciences list.  9 credits.
6 Writing and Communication: One course in advanced writing (ENG 201, 215, 272, 287, 288, 289, 323, 331, 332, 333), speech (COM 110, 112, 146, 211), or a 200-level foreign language course.3 credits.
7 History Breadth Courses
GRP A: Two courses at the HI 2xx or HI 3xx level (excluding HI 300).  At least one of the courses MUST be at the 200 level.
One of the two courses  in ASIA/AFRICA/L.ATIN AMERICA (AFS 275, AFS 276, HI 215, HI 216, HI 263, HI264, HI 270, HI 275, HI 276).
One of the two courses in WORLD history (HI 207, HI 214, HI 233, HI 335, HI 341).
GRP B:  Two courses at the HI 2xx or HI 3xx level (excluding HI 300).  At least one of the courses MUST be at the 200 level.
One of the two courses in AMERICAN history (HI 251, HI 252, HI 254, HI 320, HI 346, HI 350, HI 351, HI 354, HI 364, HI 365, HI 366, HI 372, HI 373, HI 380).
One of the two courses in EUROPEAN history (HI 205, HI 208, HI 209, HI 210, HI 221, HI 222, HI 321, HI 322, 324, 332).
Co-requisite: At least 1 of the 4 BREADTH courses   must include subject matter before c. 1600 C.E./A.D; thus one of the following:  205, 207, 208, 209, 214, 215, 221, 263, 275, 276, 321, 341)
8 Philosophy: One 3-credit PHI course from the GEP Humanities list.
9 Arts and Letters:  Choose from the College approved Arts and Letters course list. 3 credits
10 History elective: Choose three courses selected from HI 4xx level (excluding HI 491), and an additional course selected from either HI 3xx or 4xx (excluding HI 491).
11 Advanced Science/ Technology Option: :  A 15-hour concentration in one area of science, technology, or mathematics, selected by the student under the guidance of the student’s major adviser. Titles and numbers of the selected courses will be recorded in a written document. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, his or her advisor, the department’s Bachelor of Science program coordinator (if applicable, and if a different person than the adviser), and a College of Humanities and Social Sciences Assistant Dean. Approval by these university officials is required for the option plan to be officially implemented. The completed document will be placed in the student’s Dean’s Office and Departmental files. A minimum GPA of 2.0 in this group of courses is required for graduation.
12 Free Elective: Twelve hours of free electives may be taken for credit only.
13 Residency Requirement: A minimum of 18 hours in the major at NC State. Fifteen (15) of the 18 hours must be at the 400 level and must include at least one 491 seminar.
14 Grade Point Average Requirement:  A minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major is required for graduation.

 

*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: Mathematics major/program 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 or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Basic Science major/program requirement

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 Breadth and Philosophy major/program, 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: Social Sciences major/program requirement

E. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.

F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
     Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or  XMathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:

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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