B.A. in History Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The History major requires certain courses in three GE categories:

  • World Cultures Required Courses
    • HIST 151 World History to 1500 (3)
    • HIST 152 World History since 1500 (3)
  • Social Sciences Required Courses
    • GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) or GEOG 103 Geog And Contemp Soc (3)
    • plus 3 more semester hours
  • Natural Sciences Required Courses
    • CS 101 Digital Tools for Info World (3)
    • plus 4 more credits

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements and Assigned Credits (39 credits)

  1. Required Core Courses (27)
    • HIST 300 Historical Methods (3)
    • HIST 301 Professional Practice (3)
    • One 300-level course in European History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 319 European Women's History (3)
      • HIST 322 The Bible and History (3)
      • HIST 323 Ancient Greece (3)
      • HIST 341 Ancient Rome (3)
      • HIST 352 History of Britain to 1776 (3)
      • HIST 353 English History & Shakespeare (3)
      • HIST 354 Intro to Islamic History (3)
      • HIST 356 Medieval Europe (3)
      • HIST 357 Renaissance & Reformation (3)
      • HIST 358 Women in Christianity (3)
      • HIST 359 Christianity & Western Traditn (3)
      • HIST 365 War & Empire in 18th Cent Eur (3)
      • HIST 375 Europe in The 19th Century (3)
      • HIST 385 Europe in Era Of World War I (3)
      • HIST 395 Europe in Era Of World War II (3)
    • One 300-level course in East Asian History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 309 History of Asian Religions (3)
      • HIST 310 Hist of Japan I: Early Japan (3)
      • HIST 311 Hist Japan II: Tokugawa to Mej (3)
      • HIST 312 Hist of China I: Early China (3)
      • HIST 313 History Of China II: Qing (3)
      • HIST 314 Hist of Jpn III: 20th Cent-Pre (3)
      • HIST 318 Hist China III: 20th Cent-Pres (3)
      • HIST 392 Japanese Women (3)
    • One 300-level course in U.S. History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 340 History of Religion in America (3)
      • HIST 360 American Women's History (3)
      • HIST 378 N. Amer Indig Cultr Survival (3)
      • HIST 380 United States: 1620-1789 (3)
      • HIST 381 United States: 1790-1865 (3)
      • HIST 382 United States: 1866-1929 (3)
      • HIST 383 United States: 1930 - 1980 (3)
      • HIST 386 Pre 20th Century US History (3)
    • One 300-level course in Pacific History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 316 Pacific History I: To 1900 (3)
      • HIST 317 Pacific History II: From 1900 (3)
      • HIST 321 Hist of Australia & N Zealand (3)
      • HIST 324 Militarization in the Pacific (3)
      • HIST 327 Environmental History--Pacific (3)
    • One 300-level course in Hawaiian History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom (3)
      • HIST 333 Twentieth Century Hawaii (3)
      • HIST 336 Disease & Medicine in Hawai'i (3)
    • HIST 490 Historiography & Resrch Mthds (3)
    • HIST 491 Senior Thesis (3)
  2. Area Specialization Requirement (All Area Specializations require 12 upper division semester hours, including three 300-400 level courses and one 400-level course.): Students must select one area of specialization. All courses below are three semester hours of credit. 1
    • East Asia. Choose from:
      • HIST 309 History of Asian Religions (3)
      • HIST 310 Hist of Japan I: Early Japan (3)
      • HIST 311 Hist Japan II: Tokugawa to Mej (3)
      • HIST 312 Hist of China I: Early China (3)
      • HIST 313 History Of China II: Qing (3)
      • HIST 314 Hist of Jpn III: 20th Cent-Pre (3)
      • HIST 318 Hist China III: 20th Cent-Pres (3)
      • HIST 392 Japanese Women (3)
      • HIST 420 Mao (3)
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History (3)
    • Europe. Choose from:
      • HIST 319 European Women's History (3)
      • HIST 322 The Bible and History (3)
      • HIST 323 Ancient Greece (3)
      • HIST 341 Ancient Rome (3)
      • HIST 352 History of Britain to 1776 (3)
      • HIST 353 English History & Shakespeare (3)
      • HIST 354 Intro to Islamic History (3)
      • HIST 356 Medieval Europe (3)
      • HIST 357 Renaissance & Reformation (3)
      • HIST 358 Women in Christianity (3)
      • HIST 359 Christianity & Western Traditn (3)
      • HIST 365 War & Empire in 18th Cent Eur (3)
      • HIST 375 Europe in The 19th Century (3)
      • HIST 385 Europe in Era Of World War I (3)
      • HIST 395 Europe in Era Of World War II (3)
      • HIST 425 History Of Russia To 1700 (3)
      • HIST 435 Russia Since Peter The Great (3)
      • HIST 445 European Imperialism (3)
      • HIST 455 Euro Intellect Hist Snce 1789 (3)
      • HIST 459 Germany Snce Frederick The Grt (3)
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History (3)
      • HIST 486 Women in Ancient European Civi (3)
    • Hawaiʻi. Choose from:
      • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom (3)
      • HIST 333 Twentieth Century Hawaii (3)
      • HIST 336 Disease & Medicine in Hawai'i (3)
      • HIST 401 Women in Hawaiian History (3)
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History (3)
    • Pacific. Choose from:
      • HIST 316 Pacific History I: To 1900 (3)
      • HIST 317 Pacific History II: From 1900 (3)
      • HIST 321 Hist of Australia & N Zealand (3)
      • HIST 327 Environmental History--Pacific (3)
      • HIST 411 Family & Gender in Oceania (3)
      • HIST 415 Senior Seminar Pacific Studies (3)
      • HIST 481 Land & Sovereignty in Pacific (3)
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History (3)
    • United States. Choose from:
      • HIST 340 History of Religion in America (3)
      • HIST 360 American Women's History (3)
      • HIST 378 N. Amer Indig Cultr Survival (3)
      • HIST 380 United States: 1620-1789 (3)
      • HIST 381 United States: 1790-1865 (3)
      • HIST 382 United States: 1866-1929 (3)
      • HIST 383 United States: 1930 - 1980 (3)
      • HIST 386 Pre 20th Century US History (3)
      • HIST 470 US in the World 1865-2003 (3)
      • HIST 471 US Constitutional History (3)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in History

120 credits

Notes

  1. The following courses in 1. General Education Requirements, must be passed with a “C-” or better grade:
    • English Composition
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • HIST 151 World History to 1500 (3)
    • HIST 152 World History since 1500 (3)
    • GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3) or GEOG 103 Geog And Contemp Soc (3)
    • CS 101 Digital Tools for Info World (3)
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.8 must be maintained in upper-division (300- or 400-level) History courses.
  3. At least 45 semester hours must be earned in courses numbered 300-400.
  4. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  5. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  6. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  7. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.

  1. All Area Specializations require 12 upper division semester hours, including three 300- or 400-level courses and one 400-level course.