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 Literature6 3
Calculus2, A 3 Math ElectiveA,3 3
Writing and Speaking7 3 Social Science8, D 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
15 14

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 History Breadth Group 7 3
Social Science8, D 3 Social Science8 3
History Breadth Group 5,C 3 Free Elective11 3
16 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Free Elective11 3 HI or HA 4xx Elective12 3
History Breadth Group 5 3 HI or HA 4xx Elective12 3
HI or HA 4xx Elective12 3 Adv. Science/Technology Requirement4 3
Philosophy9, C 3 Arts and Letters10 3
Adv. Science/Technology Requirement4 3 Free Elective11 3
15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
HI or HA 3xx/4xx Elective12 3 History 491 Seminar in History 3
GEP Additional Breadth F 3 Adv. Science / Technology Requirement4 3
Adv. Science / Technology Requirement4 6 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives RequirementG 2
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives RequirementG 3 Free Electives11 6
15 14

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*13,14,I,J,K: 120

 

Major/Program Footnotes

1 Basic Science:Twelve (12) hours from the 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 (4) hours from Group 202 Science electives (One additional laboratory science course from GEP approved list of Natural Science courses).16 credits..
2 Calculus: Choose one course from the College approved list.  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 Advanced Science/ Technology Requirement:A 15-hour concentration in ONE are of science, technology, or mathematics is required. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in this group of courses. Approval of the selected courses will be indicated by the signature of the student, the student’s advisor, the department’s B.S. program coordinator (if different from the advisor), and the H&SS Associate/Assistant Dean.
5 History I: One 3-credit course required from the College/Department approved History I course list; (a 200-level survey course covering a culture significantly different from our own, i.e., ancient or non-Western). One additional 3-credit course as follows; 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  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.
History.II: One 3-credit course required from the College/Department approved History II course list; (a 200-level survey course covering our own or similar culture, i.e., United States or other Western Culture). One additional 3-credit course as follows; 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 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 .
6 Literature: Choose from college approved list, one 3-credit survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century; or a course in American or Twentieth Century Literature; an upper division survey course; literature course in a period, genre, or major figure in English, a foreign language in English translation, or the original foreign language.
7. Writing and Communication:One course in advanced writing, speech or a 200-level Foreign language course. 3 credits. 
8. Social Sciences:
Nine (9) credit hours, selected from College-approved list, required from three different disciplines,  six (6) credit hours must be taken from the GEP Social Science course list.
9. Philosophy:
Any PHI course on the approved GEP-Humanities list. 3 credits.
10. Arts and Letters:
One 3 credit course is required from the College- approved Arts and Letters course list. 3 credits.
11. Free Electives:
Maximum 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for credit only (S/U).
12 History elective: Choose three courses selected from HI or HA 4xx level (excluding HI 491), and an additional course selected from either HI or HA 3xx or 4xx (excluding HI 491).
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 http://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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