Department of History

Main Departmental Office

Wooten Hall, 225

P.O. Box 310650

Denton, TX 76203-0650

(940) 565-2288

Fax: (940) 369-8838

Web site: www.hist.unt.edu

Richard M. Golden, Chair

Faculty

Professors Campbell, Chipman, Golden, Hurley, Kamman, Kelly, LaForte, Lowe, Lowry, Marcello, Paz, Pickens, Seligmann, Stephens, Wilson. Associate Professors deCarvalho, Eaton, Hilliard, Huddleston, Morris, Smallwood. Assistant Professors Coomes, Hagler, Lewis, Morgan, Smith, Stern, Tanner. Visiting Lecturer Lane.

Introduction

History encompasses all aspects of past human endeavor; it encourages students to think broadly and to integrate all of their knowledge into a meaningful whole. From history a person develops a better understanding of current events and a better appreciation of art, architecture, ideas, politics, and fellow human beings and their activities. It also provides a guide for the future. The study of history is important for journalists, teachers, business people, theologians, politicians, scientists, lawyers, librarians, archivists, museologists and those in many other professions. Students planning any career could benefit from majoring or minoring in history or from choosing history courses for electives. History is an interest students may retain for life.

U.S. History Requirement

Texas state law requires that the university may not award a baccalaureate degree or a lesser degree or academic certificate unless the student has credit for 6 semester hours in American history. A student is entitled to submit as much as 3 hours of credit, or its equivalent, in Texas history in partial satisfaction of this requirement. The university may determine that a student has met the requirement by work transferred from another accredited college or upon successful completion of an advanced standing examination. The student may satisfy the entire
6-hour United States/Texas history requirement by advanced standing examination. Most students meet this requirement by taking the survey of U.S. history courses (HIST 2610-2620), but advanced U.S. history courses (courses numbered 3000 and 4000) may be used to satisfy the legislative mandate, and Texas history (HIST 4700) may substitute for 3 hours of U.S. history (HIST 2610).

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

Bachelor of Arts

The department offers courses for the BA degree with a major in history and for a major in social science with history as a leading subject. Students majoring in other fields may minor in history or take courses for general interest, elective credit, or as part of the Arts and Sciences Core.

The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 128 hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

Major in History

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in History pdf

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 1050, Civilization to Sixteenth Century 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra4 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

CSCI1 3

Wellness11 3

Total 18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language
(intermediate)3 3

Elective16 3

Physical Science9 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

HIST (advanced, Group A) 3

Elective15 3

Elective15 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Visual and Performing Arts7,14 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

HIST (advanced, Group A) 3

HIST (advanced, Group C) 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

HIST 1060, Civilization from Sixteenth
Century 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus5 5

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Oral Communication2 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186514 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language
(intermediate)3 3

Elective16 3

Natural Science9 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST (advanced, Group B) 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Laboratory Science (choice)9 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

HIST (advanced, Group A) 3

HIST (advanced, Group B or C) 3

Elective16 3

Elective (advanced)15, 16 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values18 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA With a Major in History

A major in history requires completion of HIST 1050-1060 and 2610-2620, and 18 semester hours of advanced work consisting of three courses from Group A and one course from Group B, one course from Group C; plus one additional course selected from either Group B or C.

Group A: Advanced United States History

HIST 3150, 3500, 3550, 3650, 3660, 3710, 3720, 4400, 4410, 4420, 4430, 4440, 4450, 4460, 4470, 4640, 4680, 4700, 4750, 4760, 4780, 4790, 4800, 4830, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4870, 4880, 4930 and 4260, when applicable.

Group B: Advanced European History

HIST 3460, 3470, 3750, 3760, 4010, 4020, 4050, 4060, 4070, 4130, 4140, 4220, 4230, 4250, 4290, 4300, 4330, 4340, 4350, 4360, 4370, 4650, 4660, and 4260, when applicable.

Minor in History

Students may minor in history by completing 18 semester hours, including HIST 1050-1060 and 2610-2620, and 6 advanced hours of history.

Minor in African-American Studies

A minor in African-American Studies requires 18 hours, including HIST 4440, 4450 and 4580, plus three of the following courses chosen in consultation with an adviser in the Department of History and representing at least two different departments: AGER 4560, ANTH 2350, ANTH 4030, CJUS 3700, CJUS 4870, COMM 4260, HIST 4590, HIST 4830, HIST 4930, JOUR 4250, MUET 3030, MUJS 4470, PSCI 3100 (when topic relates to African-American studies), PSCI 4200, SLIS 4685, or SOCI 2010.

Teacher Certification

Students who expect to teach history in secondary schools must complete the requirements of the state of Texas for teacher certification as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education section.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Scholarships

The Department of History offers the following undergraduate scholarships: the CBS Mechanical Inc. History Scholarship, the National Heritage Scholarship, and the Kingsbury-Thomason Scholarship (for students who intend to major in history and to teach history in Texas public schools). History majors who are entering freshmen, transfer students or continuing students may apply. The application deadline is March 31. For information and application forms, contact the department chair, associate chair or administrative assistant.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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