B.A. in History

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Language Requirement
Demonstrating language proficiency through the intermediate level (202).0-12
Major Requirements
HIS 101History of Civilization I3
HIS 102History of Civilization II3
HIS 151History of the United States I3
HIS 152History of the United States II3
HIS 300Varieties of History3
History Field of Study
Students choose one of the three primary fields of study listed below:24
American history primary field of study
European history primary field of study
World/regional history primary field of study
Related/Cognate Requirements
Under advisement, students take three courses in at least two disciplines related to history (such as American studies, anthropology, art history, economics, geography, literature, music history, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's and gender studies). These courses are in addition to those taken to fulfill general education requirements. 9
Electives
Additional Free Electives to complete 120 semester hours12-24
Students in the bachelor of arts in history program can complete an elective course of studies that will lead to social studies teacher certification. See department adviser for details.
Total Minimum Credits Required120

American History Primary Field of Study

United States History9
European History6
World/Regional History6
HIS 400Seminar in History3
Total Credits24

European History Primary Field of Study

European History9
United States History6
World/Regional History6
HIS 400Seminar in History3
Total Credits24

World/Regional History Primary Field of Study

World/Regional History9
European History6
United States History6
HIS 400Seminar in History3
Total Credits24

United States History Courses

HIS 329Gender and Peace3
HIS 343Colonial America3
HIS 344History of Pennsylvania3
HIS 352Modern American Military History3
HIS 356U.S. Environmental History3
HIS 357Diplomatic History of the United States3
HIS 358Economic History of the United States3
HIS 360Technology and American Life3
HIS 361Constitutional History of the United States3
HIS 362Violence in America3
HIS 364U.S. Urban History3
HIS 365American Popular Culture in the 20th Century3
HIS 366The Turbulent Sixties3
HIS 367American Material Culture3
HIS 368Gay America3
HIS 369American West3
HIS 370American Indians3
HIS 371Manhood in America3
HIS 373African-American History3
HIS 376American History at the Movies3
HIS 378Revolutionary America3
HIS 380History of U.S. Involvement in the Middle East3
HIS 390History on the Web3
HIS 399Topics in U.S. History3
HIS 410Independent Study in History1-3
HIS 413Atomic America3
HIS 414History of Health and Medicine3
HIS 415History of Science3
HIS 440American Jewish History3
HIS 444History of American Education3
HIS 450Internship In History1-3
HIS 451Women In History3
HIS 458History Of The Cold War3
HIS 460Field Studies In History3
HIS 474American Religions3
HIS 480Digital History3

European History Courses

HIS 318The Ancient World3
HIS 319Medieval Europe3
HIS 320Renaissance and Reformation3
HIS 321Everyday Life in Early Modern Europe3
HIS 323Austrian Civilization3
HIS 324Imperial Russia3
HIS 328The French Revolution and Napoleon3
HIS 329Gender and Peace3
HIS 33120TH Century Europe3
HIS 332The Holocaust3
HIS 390History on the Web3
HIS 398Topics in European History3
HIS 410Independent Study in History1-3
HIS 414History of Health and Medicine3
HIS 415History of Science3
HIS 416Crime & Punishment In Europe: 1450-17893
HIS 417Outcasts in Early Modern Europe3
HIS 421History Of England To 16883
HIS 422History Of England Since 16883
HIS 423Modern Germany3
HIS 424World of Communism3
HIS 425Twentieth-Century Russia3
HIS 427Modern France: 1789 To Present3
HIS 428History Of Spain3
HIS 43419th Century Europe3
HIS 435European Intellectual History Since 18003
HIS 450Internship In History1-3
HIS 458History Of The Cold War3
HIS 460Field Studies In History3
HIS 480Digital History3

World/Regional Courses

HIS 302Modern India3
HIS 305Modern China3
HIS 306Chinese Civilization3
HIS 308Introduction to the Islamic World3
HIS 311History of Africa to 18753
HIS 312History of Africa Since 18753
HIS 314Latin American Women's History3
HIS 315Colonial Latin America3
HIS 316Modern Latin America3
HIS 317History of Mexico3
HIS 318The Ancient World3
HIS 349The Jew in History3
HIS 375A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict3
HIS 380History of U.S. Involvement in the Middle East3
HIS 390History on the Web3
HIS 397Topics in World History3
HIS 407History of Brazil3
HIS 410Independent Study in History1-3
HIS 411Middle East to 17003
HIS 412Middle East Since 16003
HIS 415History of Science3
HIS 424World of Communism3
HIS 450Internship In History1-3
HIS 458History Of The Cold War3
HIS 460Field Studies In History3
HIS 480Digital History3

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
HIS 152History of the United States II3
Social Science General Education Course3
Arts General Education Course3
Language 101 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT Course3
HIS 101History of Civilization I3
HIS 151History of the United States I3
MAT 103 (or higher)Introduction to Mathematics3
Language 102 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
HIS 300Varieties of History3
HIS 102History of Civilization II3
Literature or Philosophy Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Language 201 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
HIS 300/400 level3
Science General Education Course3
SPK 208 (or other)Public Speaking3
Free Elective (optional minor)3
Language 2023
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
HIS 300/400 level 3
HIS 300/400 level3
Cognate Course3
Science General Education Course3
Diverse Communities Course3
 Credits15
Semester Six
HIS 300/400 level3
HIS 300/400 level3
Cognate Course3
Science General Education Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
HIS 300/400 level 3
HIS 300/400 level 3
Cognate Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
HIS 400Seminar in History3
Interdisciplinary Course3
Philosophy or Literature Course3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
Free Elective (optional minor) 3
 Credits15