Bachelor of Arts in History

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Arts degree.9
Lower-Division Major Requirements
Select one of the following:1
Western Civilization to 1000 CE
Western Civilization from the Medieval World to the Age of Exploration
Early World Civilizations
American History I
Select one of the following:1
Modern Western Civilization
Modern World Civilizations
American History II
Upper-Division Major Requirements
HIST 499Senior Project1
Select one course in pre-modern history from the following:1
Latin American History: Ancient and Colonial Empires
The Ancient Near East
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
Pirates and Piracy
Early English History
Islamic Civilization to the Crusades
The Ottomans: From Marsh Warriors to Empire
Comparative Study of Islamic Empires: The Ottoman Empire, Safavid of Iran, and the Mughal of India
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Middle Ages
Celtic Civilization
Crusades: Faith and Politics in the Middle East
Methodology Requirements
HIST 200Approaches to History1
Select two research-intensive courses, both of which must be finished before taking HIST 499:2
Stonehenge
The Fall of the Roman Empire
Celtic Civilization
Crusades: Faith and Politics in the Middle East
King Arthur
The French Revolution, 1770-1815: The Enlightenment, Terror, and Napoleon
Germany in War and Revolution: From the Second Empire to the Third Reich
The Holocaust
Stalinism
War and Diplomacy in Modern East Asia
The Birth of Modern America, 1890-1940
American Cultural Traditions (Can be used as an H course)
Empire, Nation, and Identity
Global Migration and Diasporas
Scandals and Sleaze: Histories of Crime in Latin America
Regional Distribution
At least one HIST course in four of six regions of the world: 1, 24
1. Africa and the Middle East
Sub-Saharan Africa, 1500-Present
The Ancient Near East
African American History
Islamic Civilization to the Crusades
The Ottomans: From Marsh Warriors to Empire
Comparative Study of Islamic Empires: The Ottoman Empire, Safavid of Iran, and the Mughal of India
The Modern Middle East
Contemporary Islamic Civilization
Crusades: Faith and Politics in the Middle East
2. East, Southeast, and South Asia
The History of Modern China
The History of Modern Japan
Comparative Study of Islamic Empires: The Ottoman Empire, Safavid of Iran, and the Mughal of India
World War II: A Global History
Maritime China and Chinese Migration
War and Diplomacy in Modern East Asia
Global Migration and Diasporas
3. Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia
History of Ancient Greece
The Russian Empire
The Soviet Century
Eastern Europe, 1700s-2000s
The Holocaust
Crossroads of Empire
Money and the Muse in Russia: Methodologies of Cultural History
Stalinism
4. Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin American History: Ancient and Colonial Empires
Latin American History: The Challenges of Modern Nationhood
US-Latin American Relations
Baseball: A Social and Cultural History
Spicing up the Past and Cooking up Arguments: Food History in the Americas, 1200s-Present (Junior Seminar)
The Mexican and Cuban Revolutions (Junior Seminar)
Scandals and Sleaze: Histories of Crime in Latin America
5. North America
Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in American History: 1600 to Present
African American History
Gender in American History, 1800 to Present
Native Americans and the Frontier
Baseball: A Social and Cultural History
American Consumer Culture
The 1950's and 1960's
United States Since World War II
The American Civil War
Southern History and Culture in the United States, 1800-Present
History of American Science and Religion: Darwinism and the Divine in American Culture
History of American Health Care
American Environmental History: Nature and the American Marketplace
The Birth of Modern America, 1890-1940
War and Peace in American History
American Women's History
Political Campaigns and Cultural Ideologies in Recent U.S. History, 1960-Present
American Cultural Traditions (Can be used as an H course)
6. Western and Central Europe
History of Ancient Rome
Early English History
Modern Britain
Modern France
The History of Modern Germany, 1770-Present
The Age of Extremes: Class, Politics and Ideology, 1914-1989
The Fall of the Roman Empire
The Middle Ages
Celtic Civilization
The Reformation
English Historical Landscape
The French Revolution, 1770-1815: The Enlightenment, Terror, and Napoleon
Germany in War and Revolution: From the Second Empire to the Third Reich
World War I
Nazi Germany: History, Politics, and Culture
The Holocaust
Europe Since 1945
Total courses in the Major is 11
General Electives12
Total Units32
1

 The two Research-Intensives and Pre-Modern Course may also count toward Regional Distribution requirements.

2

 Four of the student's courses in the major must be taken at the 300-level or above.

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.

1

Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.

2

1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.

3

Course(s) must equal 1 unit.

Public History Concentration

This concentration will help students interested in pursuing public history careers to enter graduate school or the market with some training in the field. Public historians are in many ways a community’s connection to history. Those trained in public history become museum and historical agency/society professionals, historical interpreters, cultural resource managers, private consultants in planning, community projects and conservation, restoration experts, historical archaeologists, and archivists.

Public History Courses
HIST 291SIntroduction to Public History1
ARTH 365Collection Management1
Select one additional course from the following:1
American Popular Culture
American Art
American Consumer Culture
American Cultural Traditions (Can be used as an H course)
Southern History and Culture in the United States, 1800-Present
Glory of Greece I: Greek Art and Archaeology
Glory of Greece II: Greek Art and Archaeology
Glory of Rome: Roman Art and Archaeology
Art History Survey I: From Prehistory to 14th Century (Can be used as an H course)
Art History Survey II: From Renaissance to Contemporary (Can be used as an H course)
Art Market and Institutions
Introduction to Environmental Studies and Science
Modern Urban America
English Historical Landscape
The Holocaust
Crossroads of Empire (Junior Seminar)
Southern History and Culture in the United States, 1800-Present
American Environmental History: Nature and the American Marketplace (Junior Seminar)
HIST 361B
(Can be used as an H course)
Global Migration and Diasporas
The Mexican and Cuban Revolutions (Junior Seminar)
Sociology of the City
Collateral Courses (Credits do not count towards Major)
HIST 397Internship in History0.5 or 1
Select two courses in Media and Communication or Management and Entrepreneurship2
Media and Communication:
Visual Communication
Digital Art Fundamentals
Digital Photography
Web Design 1
Management and Entrepreneurship:
Management Information Systems
Project Management
Prince Entrepreneurship Studies Seminar
Entrepreneurial Management
Venture Capital and High Growth Entrepreneurship 1
Social Entrepreneurship
Principles of Management
Organizational Behavior
The Marketplace and Consumers
Consumer Dynamics
Total Units5.5-6