History - Undergraduate Programs

Overview

The study of history explores the basic forces that have shaped human affairs and is therefore a means for dealing with present concerns and future problems. An appreciation of our heritage develops a sense of our identity. Historical inquiry also provides the necessary background for the study of other disciplines such as economics, literature, art, language, and the social as well as natural sciences.

Students of history develop important critical skills that are the hallmark of educated people: the ability to reason and analyze; the capacity to investigate problems and synthesize diverse information; facility in expressing ideas or data clearly and precisely. The History Department encourages an open and questioning attitude toward the diversity of human experiences and ideas. An awareness of cultural differences between various groups of people will provide insights concerning the basic issues of world civilization. Students of history are encouraged to read analytically, speak cogently, and write coherently.

Both the curriculum and the methodology of the History Department are multifaceted. The History Department, therefore, requires that students take courses in both chronological and topical areas in United States and world history. The history faculty specializes in such diverse methodologies as quantitative analysis and social and political history, as well as the more traditional biographical and narrative approaches. Thus students are exposed to the many ways of studying the past and the present.

A degree in history prepares students for a variety of careers, including teaching, archival administration, business, journalism and communications, historical preservation, law, and public affairs. More importantly, by providing insight into the causes and effects of change in society, a knowledge of history prepares every individual for life in a complex world.

Admission to Department of History Degree Programs

There are no special requirements that prospective majors in the Department of History must fulfill beyond entering with a minimum 2.25 GPA. In order to graduate students must have a 2.0 GPA overall and in history courses. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the core requirement before enrolling in upper level history courses.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

General Core Requirements
General Core Requirements 42
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
Required Core for History
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
ENGL 2303TOPICS IN LITERATURE3
or ENGL 2309 WORLD LITERATURE
or ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE
or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
MATH 1301CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS3
or MATH 1302 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
or MATH 1315 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
MATH 1303TRIGONOMETRY3
or MATH 1308 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
or MATH 1316 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
Life & Physical Sciences (select 6 hours from general core requirements)6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (Select one course from the general core requirements)3
Creative Arts elective (Select one course from the general core requirements)3
Foundational Component Area elective (Select one additional course from the general core requirements)3
Electives - nine hours from any level9
Electives - six hours from any 3000-4000 level courses6
Major Requirements for History
History Core 1
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
HIST 2301HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION (or 2313 for pre-law majors)3
HIST 2302HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION (or 2314 for pre-law majors)3
HIST 3300INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3
History Concentration 2
Group A - U.S. History (select two courses between 3304 and 3373)6
Group B - Non U.S. History (select two courses between 3374 and 4384)6
Group A or B (Select three courses between 3304 and 4388)9
Modern or Classical Language requirement (must be in same language)14
Minor (see minor advisor for details)18
Total Hours120

 It is strongly recommended that history majors complete the core requirements before enrolling in upper level history courses.

Note: Please see undergraduate advisor for up-to-date information on degree totals.

All history majors will design an appropriate course of upper level study in history in consultation with their advisor .

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History
(Pre-Law Option)

General Core Requirements
General Core Requirements 42
General Core requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
ENGL 2303TOPICS IN LITERATURE3
or ENGL 2309 WORLD LITERATURE
or ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE
or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
MATH 1301CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS3
or MATH 1302 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
or MATH 1315 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
MATH 1303TRIGONOMETRY3
or MATH 1308 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
or MATH 1316 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
Life and Physical Sciences (select two courses from the general core requirements)6
Creative Arts elective (see general core requirements)3
Electives - any level1
Major Requirements for History
History Core
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
HIST 2313HISTORY OF ENGLAND3
or HIST 2301 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HIST 2314HISTORY OF ENGLAND3
or HIST 2302 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HIST 3300INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3
or HIST 4394 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
History Concentration
Legal History - 12 hours from HIST 3307, HIST 3317, HIST 3316, HIST 3318, HIST 3319, HIST 3320, HIST 3322, HIST 4302, HIST 435012
History electives - 3000-4000 level6
Other pre-law requirements
Political Science - Six hours from POLS 3330, POLS 3331, POLS 3333, POLS 3334, POLS 3335, POLS 3336, POLS 4331, POLS 4332, POLS 4340, POLS 43506
BLAW 3311LAW I3
or BLAW 3312 LAW II
or BLAW 4310 BASIC INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR BUSINESS
CRCJ 2334INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM3
or CRCJ 2340 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
or CRCJ 3300 THEORETICAL CRIMINOLOGY
or CRCJ 3337 ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
or CRCJ 4380 COMPARATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
or ECON 2306 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
PHIL 1301FUNDAMENTALS OF REASONING3
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
Sociology or Anthropology (one class 3000-4000 level)3
Modern or Classical Language requirement (must be same language)14
Minor (see minor advisor for details)18
Total hours 120

Note: It is strongly recommended that history majors complete the core requirement before enrolling in upper level history courses.

Note: Please see undergraduate advisor for up-to-date information on degree totals.

Teacher Certification

Students interested in Texas Teacher Certification at the elementary level should consult the College of Education and Health Professions section of this catalog for the most recent changes in requirements regarding admission to Teacher Education, completion of University programs in preparation for certification, and eligibility for certification after graduation. Students interested in secondary certification in social studies, including history, should see the History with Social Studies BA secondary certification plan below.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Secondary Level Teacher Certification for Social Studies

General Core Requirements
General Core Requirements 42
General Core Requirements
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
ENGL 2303TOPICS IN LITERATURE3
or ENGL 2309 WORLD LITERATURE
or ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE
or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
MATH 1301CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS3
or MATH 1302 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
or MATH 1315 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
MATH 1303TRIGONOMETRY3
or MATH 1308 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
or MATH 1316 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
Life and Physical Sciences (select two courses from the general core requirements - geology recommended)6
Creative Arts elective (see general core requirements)3
Major Requirements for History
History Core
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
HIST 2301HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3
HIST 2302HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3
HIST 3300INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3
or HIST 4394 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
History Concentration
HIST 3363TEXAS TO 18503
HIST 3364TEXAS SINCE 18453
Group A - U.S. History (select two courses between 3304 and 3373)6
Group B - Non-U.S. History (select three courses between 3374 and 4384)9
Social Studies Certification Requirements
Political Science - three hours from POLS 3306, POLS 3330, POLS 3331, POLS 3333, POLS 4314, POLS 4317, POLS 4318, POLS 4319, POLS 4324, POLS 4326, POLS 4330, POLS 4331, POLS 4332, POLS 4333, POLS 4334, POLS 4335, POLS 4350, or POLS 43543
ECON 2305PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
GEOG 2302HUMAN GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 2303WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
Geography elective (one course 3000-4000 level)3
Modern or Classical Language requirement (must be in same language)14
Education Courses
Prior acceptance to the College of Education and Health Professions required
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDTC 4301TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
Field Experience (fall semester only)
EDUC 4341ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS3
EDUC 4343TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL3
EDUC 4352TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
Field Experience (spring semester only - student teaching)
EDUC 4647CLINICAL TEACHING IN SECONDARY AND EC-126
Total hours 123

Note: Please see undergraduate advisor for up-to-date information on degree totals.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Secondary Level Teacher Certification for History

General Core Requirements
General Core Requirements 42
Required Core for History
UNIV 1131STUDENT SUCCESS1
ENGL 1301RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I3
ENGL 1302RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II3
ENGL 2303TOPICS IN LITERATURE3
or ENGL 2309 WORLD LITERATURE
or ENGL 2319 BRITISH LITERATURE
or ENGL 2329 AMERICAN LITERATURE
POLS 2311GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES3
POLS 2312STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT3
MATH 1301CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS3
or MATH 1302 COLLEGE ALGEBRA
or MATH 1315 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR ECONOMICS & BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
MATH 1303TRIGONOMETRY3
or MATH 1308 ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
or MATH 1316 MATHEMATICS FOR ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS
or PHIL 2311 LOGIC
Life and Physical Sciences (select two courses from the general core requirements)6
GEOG 2303WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
Creative Arts elective (see general core requirements)3
Foundational component area elective (Select one additional course from the general core requirements).3
Electives - any level8
Major Requirements for History
History Core
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
HIST 2301HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3
HIST 2302HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3
HIST 3300INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3
or HIST 4394 HONORS THESIS/SENIOR PROJECT
History Concentraion
HIST 3363TEXAS TO 18503
HIST 3364TEXAS SINCE 18453
Group A - U.S. History (select two courses between 3304 and 3373)6
Group B - Non-U.S. History (select three courses between 3374 and 4384)9
Modern or Classical Language requirement (must be in same language)14
Education Courses
Prior acceptance to the College of Education and Health Professions required
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
EDTC 4301TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
Field Experience (fall semester only)9
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Field Experience (spring semester only - student teaching)6
CLINICAL TEACHING IN SECONDARY AND EC-12
Total Hours124

Note: Please see undergraduate advisor for up-to-date information on degree totals.

Oral Communication Competency

Students majoring in History demonstrate competency in oral communication by successfully completing HIST 3300. The department advisor must certify completion of this requirement.

Computer Use Competency

Students majoring in History demonstrate competency in computer use by successfully completing the sophomore level of a Foreign Language course when taken at UT Arlington. If you satisfy your language requirement otherwise, consult the advisor for ways to satisfy this computer competency requirement. The department advisor must certify completion of this requirement.

Minor in History

18 hours of history courses, at least six of which must be 3000/4000 level classes

Minor in Military History

The Minor in Military History provides students an opportunity to undertake focused study of the origins, development, and influence of armed conflict in the human past. Students fulfill the program’s requirement by completing courses examining historical conflicts and/or military eras. Special Topics courses devoted to military subjects may be counted toward the Minor.

Minor in Disability Studies

The interdisciplinary field of disability studies explores the experiences of people with disabilities—one of the largest minorities in the United States and worldwide—as well as the ways in which conceptions and representations of disability and “the normal” have shaped human experiences more generally. For questions about the Disability Studies minor, go to http://catalog.uta.edu/liberalarts/disabilitystudies/ and http://disabilitystudies.uta.edu or contact Dr. Sarah Rose at srose@uta.edu.

Required Courses (six hours)
HIST 1311HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18653
HIST 1312HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT3
Any four of the following courses (twelve hours)
HIST 2377FLIGHT CULTURE AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE3
HIST 3325CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION, 1850-18763
HIST 3348HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1775-19133
HIST 3349HISTORY OF AMERICAN FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1913- PRESENT3
HIST 3356MILITARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES3
HIST 3361THE UNITED STATES IN VIETNAM, 1945-19753
HIST 3384WAR AND SOCIAL CHANGE/MILITARY REVOLUTION3
HIST 3388THE GREAT WAR, 1914-19183
HIST 3389WORLD WAR II, 1939-19453
HIST 4330MEDIEVAL CRUSADE AND JIHAD3
HIST 4363SOVIET UNION IN GLOBAL COLD WAR3
HIST 4388SELECTED TOPICS IN HISTORY (when applicable)3

Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The medieval and early modern world saw major social and cultural changes—the rise of the middle class, the development of the individual, the emergence of the nation state, and the consolidation of many modern languages. The Medieval and Early Modern Studies minor fosters interdepartmental study of these periods, encouraging students to explore and connect topics in language, literature, history, art, and philosophy. The minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies comprises courses taught by members of various departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

Students seeking to minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies should first consult with advisors in their departments or programs for approval of the minor, then with the Director of the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. A minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies consists of 6 courses (18 hours total) selected from the courses listed below, with no more than 9 hours to be completed within any single discipline. In addition, other relevant topics courses not listed below may be used to fulfill the minor, with the approval of the director of the Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Students should consult the catalog and/or the appropriate department for prerequisites.

ART
ART 3306BYZANTINE AND MEDIEVAL ART3
ART 3307THE EARLY RENAISSANCE3
ART 3308HIGH RENAISSANCE3
ART 4306MID-RENAISSANCE3
ART 4396SPECIAL STUDIES IN ART HISTORY ((if topic relevant))3
English
ENGL 2303TOPICS IN LITERATURE ((if topic relevant))3
ENGL 2319BRITISH LITERATURE3
ENGL 3351HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE I3
ENGL 4301HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE3
ENGL 4321MEDIEVAL ENGLISH LITERATURE3
ENGL 4322SIXTEENTH & SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE3
ENGL 4325CHAUCER3
ENGL 4326SHAKESPEARE3
ENGL 4334TOPICS IN BRITISH LITERATURE ((if topic relevant))3
ENGL 4399SENIOR SEMINAR3
French
FREN 3311FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE I3
FREN 4332STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CULTURE3
German
GERM 3318SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERMAN STUDIES I ((if topic relevant))3
GERM 4321TOPICS IN LITERATURE & CULTURE ((if topic relevant))3
History
HIST 2313HISTORY OF ENGLAND3
HIST 3376MEDIEVAL EUROPE I3
HIST 3377MEDIEVAL EUROPE II3
HIST 3378EUROPE: THE RENAISSANCE3
HIST 3379EUROPE: THE REFORMATION AND COUNTER-REFORMATION3
HIST 3383EARLY MODERN EUROPE, 1560-17153
HIST 4330MEDIEVAL CRUSADE AND JIHAD3
HIST 4331MEDIEVAL TRAVELERS3
HIST 4345TUDOR-STUART ENGLAND, 1485-17143
HIST 4354EARLY FRANCE: OLD REGIME AND REVOLUTION, 1610-17993
HIST 4365HISTORY OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL3
HIST 4388SELECTED TOPICS IN HISTORY ((if topic relevant))3
Latin
LATN 1441LATIN LEVEL I4
LATN 1442LATIN LEVEL II4
LATN 2313LATIN LEVEL III3
LATN 2314LATIN LEVEL IV3
LATN 4391CONFERENCE COURSE ((if topic relevant))3
Philosophy
PHIL 3302HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: ROMAN AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 3303HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: RENAISSANCE AND EARLY MODERN EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY3
Spanish
SPAN 3302HISPANIC LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION ((if topic relevant))3
SPAN 4310TOPICS IN PENINSULAR SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY3
SPAN 4313TOPICS IN HISPANIC CULTURE ((if topic relevant))3
SPAN 4330TOPICS IN SPANISH LINGUISTICS ((if topic relevant))3

Geography Minor

18 hours, at least six advanced.

Geography is the study of humanity’s interaction with the physical environment. Geographic conditions have had significant effects on history as interrelationships between place and human activities have changed over time. The study of geographic spatial relationships has a major role in general education because it offers both theoretical and practical foundations for understanding contemporary problems, particularly those related to environmentalism, modernization, and technological progress.

GEOG 2302HUMAN GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 2303WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOL 1340WEATHER AND CLIMATE3
GEOG 3304HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 18503
or HIST 3304 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1850
GEOG 3305HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 18503
or HIST 3305 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1850
GEOG 3350READING THE LANDSCAPE3
or HIST 3350 READING THE LANDSCAPE
GEOG 3355ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES3
or HIST 3355 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES
GEOG 3371IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST3
or HIST 3371 IMAGES OF THE SOUTHWEST
GEOG 4191CONFERENCE COURSE1
GEOG 4291CONFERENCE COURSE2
GEOG 4301HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY3
or HIST 4301 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
GEOG 4310GEOGRAPHY OF THE GREATER SOUTHWEST3
GEOG/HIST 4320MAPS AND MAPMAKERS3
GEOG 4350SPECIAL TOPICS IN MODERN GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 4391CONFERENCE COURSE3