Bachelor of Arts in History

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 100; ENGL 100 will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C.

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 or minor requirements, as well as count as a Writing Enhanced course in the Writing requirement. 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 World
Select five of the following: 25
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)' course1
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.

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 292SIntroduction 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
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
Environmental Science and Society
Modern Urban America
English Historical Landscape
The Holocaust
Crossroads of Empire (Junior Seminar)
The Art of Public Explanation
Southern History and Culture in the United States, 1800-Present
American Environmental History: Nature and the American Marketplace (Junior Seminar)
The 1950's and 1960's (Can be used as an H course)
Global Migration and Diasporas
The Mexican and Cuban Revolutions (Junior Seminar)
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
Digital Audio Fundamentals
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