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Department of History and Geography

History B.A.

 

 

"Allegory of History" - François Chauveau

History B.A. Curriculum

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

As a Clemson history major, you will receive thorough grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. You will choose humanities classes in fields such as literature, theater, music and foreign language. You will also study the social and natural sciences.

Classes for majors include a wide range of offerings in U.S., European and non-Western history, as well as geography. As a history major you will develop skills in historical analysis, critical thinking, and argumentative communication. You will also have the opportunity to explore specialized areas of the discipline such as digital history, public history and museum studies. Writing is central to this degree, and senior year, you'll take a capstone course in which you produce a major research paper.

You will work closely with your adviser throughout your years at Clemson to map out the courses that will best prepare you for your plans after graduation. For students interested in pursuing a law degree, specialized advising is offered.

Note: This curriculum applies to students beginning the History B.A. during the 2021-22 academic year and is provided for your general information only. Always check specific curriculum requirements in your DegreeWorks. Requirements for previous academic years may differ slightly. Consult DegreeWorks and the Undergraduate Announcements for your curriculum year.

Contact Information

Department of History and Geography
126 Hardin Hall
864.656.3153 - Office
864.656.1015 - Fax
history-l@clemson.edu

Administration
Department Chair:
 Amit Bein
Undergraduate Coordinator: Michael Silvestri
Graduate Coordinator: Michael Meng 
Administrative Coordinator: Sheri Ellen Marcus
Fiscal Tech. IIJeannette Carter
General Inquiries: history-l@clemson.edu

Requirements for the Major

33 hours in History (no more than 6 credit hours at the 1000 or 2000 level, excluding HIST 2140, HIST 2150 and HIST 2990):
  • HIST 2990 (The Historian’s Craft)
  • At least one course each in these three fields:
    • U.S. History: HIST 1010, 1020, 3000, 3010, 3020, 3030, 3040, 3050, 3060, 3080, 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3160, 3180, 3200, 3230, 3240,3250, 3260, 3270, 3280, 3290, 3900, 3920, 3950, 3980, 4000, 4090, 4100.
    • European History: HIST 3210, 3220, 3530, 3540, 3550, 3610, 3630, 3650, 3670, 3700, 3720, 3730, 3740, 3750, 3770, 3780, 3800, 3810, 3820, 3840, 3850, 3860, 3870, 4500, 4510, 4600, 4700, 4710, 4720, 4870.
    • Non-Western History: HIST 3170, 3300, 3330, 3340, 3350, 3370, 3380, 3390, 3400, 3410, 3420, 3510, 3520, 3910, 3940, 3960, 3970, 4360, 4380, 4400, 4880.
  • Two courses at the 4000 level, one of which must be HIST 4900 (Senior Seminar) or HIST 4980 (Senior Honors Thesis)
  • One course in Geography: GEOG 1010, GEOG 1030 or GEOG 1060

120 Total Semester Hours for graduation.

Emphasis Areas

History Majors who have elected the Public History and Digital History Emphasis Areas have different requirments specific to their programs.

Other Requirements for Graduation

  • English 1030
  • History 1720 and History 1730 (these cannot count for other major requirements).
  • Two Literature courses: Any 2000-level ENGL literature course (ENGL 2020, 2120, 2130, 2140, 2150, 2160), CHIN 4010, 4020, FR 3000, 3040, GER 2600, 3060, 3600, 3610, HON 1900, 2210, ITAL 3010, 3020, JAPN 4010, 4060, RUSS 3600, 3610, SPAN 30430, 3110, 3130
  • A non-literature Humanities course: There are many options. Consult the General Education section of the Undergraduate Announcements
  • Three 3000 or 4000 level courses in Humanities (but MUSC 2100, THEA 2100, and ART 2100 also count). The following fields are considered humanities areas: Art and architectural history (AAH), English (ENGL) (except 3040, 3120, 3140, 3330, 4850, 4900, 4950), languages, music (MUSC), philosophy (PHIL), religious studies (REL), communication (COMM) (except COMM 3640, 3680), theater (THEA) (except THEA 3770, 4870, 4970), women’s studies (WS), as well as courses entitled “humanities.” (HUM)
  • Completion of the 2020 course in a foreign language.
  • Natural Science with lab (4 hours): The following courses are recommended for non-science majors: ASTR 1010/1030, 1020/1040, BIOL 1220/1200, 1230/1200; CH 1050,1060; GEOL 1010/1030, 1120/1140; PHYS 2070/2090, 2080/2100. For a complete list, consult the General Education section of the Undergraduate Announcements
  • Mathematics requirement: consult the General Education section of the Undergraduate Announcements
  • Math/Natural Science requirement: any General Education mathematics course or any course on the natural science with lab list (lab may be omitted if it is optional). For a complete list, consult the General Education section of the Undergraduate Announcements
  • A Minor, typically 15-18 hours (may involve more for prerequisites in minor courses).
  • Minimum of 18 elective hours.
  • Science and Technology in Society: In some cases, the STS requirement can be combined with the natural science, math/natural science, or humanities requirement.) A complete list of courses that fulfill the STS requirement.
  • SC Reach Act Requirement: HIST 1010, POSC 1010 or 1030.
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