History, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
HST 101 Bison image Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Core II Natural/Physical Science4
Core II Humanities3
HST 101 Bison image Great Civs to 1300 (CT) (Core II Social Science)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) (Multicultural or International)3
HST 400 Bison image Senior Seminar (Capstone)3
College-Specific
Foreign Language 1013
Foreign Language 1023
Foreign Language 2033
Foreign Language 2043
COLA Literature3
COLA Literature3
COLA Humanities3
HST COLA Social Science3
COLA Social Science (not HST)3
COLA Social Science (not HST)3
COLA Natural/Physical Science4
COLA International 3
COLA Multicultural 3
Major-Specific
HST 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Great Civs to 1300 (CT)3
HST 102 Bison image  Cap graduation image World & West 1300-1850 (CT)3
HST 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image The World Since 1850 (CT)3
HST 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image History Methods Workshop3
HST 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image American History to 1877 (CT)3
HST 231 Bison image  Cap graduation image American Hist From 1877 (CT)3
HST 400 Bison image Senior Seminar3
United States History 300/400 Elective
Select one of the following:3
Women in US History
American Military History
African-American History
Football and American Culture
American Colonial History
American Legal History
The US in the 1970s
The United States in the 1980s
Southern Women's History
Sports and Civil Rights
The Civil Rights Movement
Conspiracies in US History
Amer Diplomacy 1900-Pres
History of Sexuality
History of LGBT Peoples
American Revolution
Hist Old South 1492-1860
Am Civil War & Reconstruc
Hist New South 1877-Pres
US Science & Technology
America in the Gilded Age
In Our Time-Am Since 1945
The Vietnam War
West Virginia History
20th Century US Womens Hst
US Popular Culture
Baseball in the Americas
History of Women in Sports
History of Sports in America
European History 300/400 Elective
Select one the following:3
Ancient History
European Hist Medieval
Rise & Fall Nazi Germany
Spanish History Since 1475
The Holocaust
Food Markets and Modernity
Tudor & Stuart England
Renaissance & Reformation
European Hist 1814-1914
European Hist 1914-Pres
Intel & Cult Hist Mod Eur
Soviet Russia and Beyond
Rise of Atlantic World
British History in Film
The Viking World
Medieval Britain
World History 300/400 Elective
Select one of the following:3
The Developing World (CT)
Ancient Egypt
Rise of Islam 570-1750
Modern East Asia
Lat Am Discovery-Independ
Lat Am Independence-Pres
Drug Wars
The Global Cold War
World War I
The Modern Middle East
The Crusades
Modern Asia
Asia to 1600
Food in World History
Food Markets and Modernity
The World at War
Modern Japan
Modern China
Modern China through Film
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Rise of Atlantic World
Film and Empire
Fashion and Textile History
300/400 History Elective3
300/400 History Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective3
Free Elective1

Major Information

  • The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements.
  • See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements.
  • Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted.
  • Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level.
  • Students must earn a C or better in ENG 201 Advanced Composition and all foreign language courses.
  • Minimum of 120 hours to graduate.
  • At least twelve credit hours in History must be in courses above the 200 level.

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Four Year Plan

The study of History provides an essential component of liberal arts education and offers valuable preparation for careers in law, journalism, teaching, government, the ministry, library and museum work, and in those areas of the business world where a knowledge of foreign a fairs and culture is desirable. History also serves as an indispensable adjunct to careers in the humanities and social sciences. More broadly, by exposure to a variety of cultures and human experiences, the discipline of History seeks to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship and for dealing with the ambiguities of human existence. The Department of History at Marshall also makes every effort to help students think critically, to view events with perspective and objectivity, and to appreciate the complexity of human experience and the difficulty of interpreting it.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
HST 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Great Civs to 1300 (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
MTH 121 Bison image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
Core II Physical/Natural Science 4
HST 102 Bison image  Cap graduation image World & West 1300-1850 (CT) 3
HST 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image American History to 1877 (CT) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
Core II Humanities 3
HST 231 Bison image  Cap graduation image American Hist From 1877 (CT) 3
Foreign Language 101 3
HST 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image The World Since 1850 (CT) 3
COLA Physical/Natural Science 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
HST 200 Bison image  Cap graduation image History Methods Workshop 3
300-400 European History 3
Foreign Language 102 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
Writing Intensive 3
Foreign Language 203 3
300/400 US History 3
COLA Social Science (not HST) 3
COLA Literature 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
Writing Intensive 3
Foreign Language 204 3
COLA Literature 3
COLA Social Science (not HST) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
HST 400 Bison image Senior Seminar 3
300/400 World History Elective 3
COLA Multicultural 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
COLA International 3
COLA Humanities 3
300/400 History Elective 3
300/400 History Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120