University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

B.A. in History Requirements

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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 (HIST 151, 152 are required) (6)
  • Social Sciences (GEOG 102 or 103 is required plus 3 more semester hours) (6)
  • Natural Sciences (CS 101 is required plus 4 more semester hours) (7)

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements (and Assigned Credits)

  1. 1. Required Core Courses (24)
    • HIST 300 Historical Methods (3)
    • One 300-level course in European History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 319 European Women’s History
      • HIST 322 The Bible and History
      • HIST 323 Ancient Greece
      • HIST 341 Ancient Rome
      • HIST 353 English History & Shakespeare
      • HIST 354 Introduction to Islamic History
      • HIST 356 Medieval Europe
      • HIST 357 Renaissance & Reformation
      • HIST 358 Women in Christianity
      • HIST 359 Christianity & the Western Tradition
      • HIST 365 War and Empire in Eighteenth-Century Europe
      • HIST 375 Europe in the Nineteenth Century
      • HIST 385 Europe in the Era of World War I
      • HIST 395 Europe in the Era of World War II
    • One 300-level course in East Asian History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 309 History of Asian Religions
      • HIST 310 History of Japan I: Early Japan
      • HIST 311 History of Japan II: Tokugawa to Meiji
      • HIST 312 History of China I: Early China
      • HIST 313 History of China II: Qing
      • HIST 314 History of Japan III: 20th Century to Present
      • HIST 318 History of China III: 20th Century to Present
      • HIST 392 Japanese Women
    • One 300-level course in U.S. History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 340 History of Religion in America
      • HIST 360 American Women’s History
      • HIST 378 North American Indigenous Cultural Survival
      • HIST 380 United States 1620-1789
      • HIST 381 United States 1790-1865
      • HIST 382 United States 1866-1929
      • HIST 383 United States 1930-1980
    • One 300-level course in Pacific History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 316 Pacific History I
      • HIST 317 Pacific History II
      • HIST 321 History of Australia and New Zealand
      • HIST 324 Militarization in the Pacific
      • HIST 331 World War II in the Pacific
    • One 300-level course in Hawaiian History. (3) Choose from:
      • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom
      • HIST 333 Twentieth-Century Hawaiʻi
      • HIST 336 Disease & Medicine in Hawaiʻi
    • HIST 490 Historiography and Research Methods
    • HIST 491 Senior Thesis
  2. 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.
    • East Asia. Choose from:
      • HIST 309 History of Asian Religions
      • HIST 310 History of Japan I: Early Japan
      • HIST 311 History of Japan II: Tokugawa to Meiji
      • HIST 312 History of China I: Early China
      • HIST 313 History of China II: Qing
      • HIST 314 History of Japan III: 20th Century to Present
      • HIST 318 History of China III: 20th Century to Present
      • HIST 392 Japanese Women
      • HIST 420 Mao
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History
    • Europe. Choose from:
      • HIST 319 European Women’s History
      • HIST 322 The Bible and History
      • HIST 323 Ancient Greece
      • HIST 341 Ancient Rome
      • HIST 353 English History & Shakespeare
      • HIST 354 Introduction to Islamic History
      • HIST 356 Medieval Europe
      • HIST 357 Renaissance & Reformation
      • HIST 358 Women in Christianity
      • HIST 359 Christianity & the Western Tradition
      • HIST 365 War and Empire in 18th Century Europe
      • HIST 375 Europe in the Nineteenth Century
      • HIST 385 Europe in the Era of World War I
      • HIST 395 Europe in the Era of World War II
      • HIST 425 History of Russia to 1700
      • HIST 435 Russia since Peter the Great
      • HIST 445 European Imperialism
      • HIST 455 European Intellectual History Since 1789
      • HIST 459 Germany Since Frederick the Great
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History
      • HIST 486 Women in Ancient European Civilization
    • Hawaiʻi. Choose from:
      • HIST 332 Hawaiian Kingdom
      • HIST 333 Twentieth-Century Hawaiʻi
      • HIST 336 Disease & Medicine in Hawaiʻi
      • HIST 401 Women in Hawaiian History
      • HIST 480 Race & Ethnicity in the Pacific
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History
    • Pacific. Choose from:
      • HIST 316 Pacific History I
      • HIST 317 Pacific History II
      • HIST 321 History of Australia and New Zealand
      • HIST 331 World War II in the Pacific
      • HIST 411 Family & Gender in Oceania
      • HIST 480 Race & Ethnicity in the Pacific
      • HIST 481 Land and Sovereignty in the Pacific
      • HIST 485 Seminar in World History
    • United States. Choose from:
      • HIST 340 History of Religion in America
      • HIST 360 American Women’s History
      • HIST 380 United States 1620-1789
      • HIST 381 United States 1790-1865
      • HIST 382 United States 1866-1929
      • HIST 383 United States 1930-1980
      • HIST 378 North American Indigenous Cultural Survival
      • HIST 470 United States in the World 1865-2003
      • HIST 471 US Constitutional History

Total in Group 2: 36 Semester Hours

Total minimum semester hours required for the B.A. in History

120 semester hours

Notes

  1. The following courses in Group 1, General Education Requirements, must be passed with a “C-” or better grade:
    • English Composition
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • HIST 151
    • HIST 152
    • GEOG 102 or 103
    • CS 101
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.8 must be maintained in upper-division (300-400 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 should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is found in the Course Listings in this Catalog.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.