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History Major (BA)


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History Major- Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts, History Department web page at history.unlv.edu for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/ba-history.

Please see advising information at the UNLV Wilson Advising Center at www.liberalarts.unlv.edu/WAC/.

 Accreditation

Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the development of the world history from antiquity to the present.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the two main geographical areas: 1) United States and Latin America; and 2) The World.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the changing nature of historical interpretation and the ability to make independent judgments about conflicting historical interpretations.
  4. Demonstrate training in the collection, analysis and evaluation of historical information.
  5. Demonstrate training in critical thinking and the ability to construct a cogent argument on the basis of historical information.
  6. Demonstrate training in clarity of expression orally and in writing.

University Graduation Requirements

History Requirements - Total: 120 Credits


(see note 1 below)

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 37-38 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Constitutions - Credits: 4


Mathematics - Credits: 3


Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18-19


Please see Distribution Requirements  for more information.

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
    • Two 3-credit courses in the humanities and one 3-credit course in fine arts.
  • Social Science:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirement
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking - 9-10 credits

Multicultural and International


Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students.

Major Requirements - BA in History - Subtotal: 60 Credits


Foreign Language/Foreign Culture Credits: 6

Humanities Credits: 6

Fine Arts Credits: 6


General Electives - Credits: 22-24


Total Credits: 120


Notes


  1. All history courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to be counted towards the degree program.

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