Program

 

At Geneseo, you may obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in History or earn a Certification in Elementary or Secondary Education Social Studies with a concentration in History.

The following is a course outline of the basic requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in History:

 

Required History Courses: (11-14 credit hours)

  • Hist 220: Interpretations in History: (subtitle)

  • Hist 221: Research in History: (subtitle)

  • Senior Experience: (choose ONE of the following)

    • Hist 391: Senior Seminar: (subtitle)

    • Hist 393: Honors Research/ Writing (6 credit hours)*

    • Hist 396: Senior Essay

 

Other History courses: (9 credit hours)

  • Hist ___

  • Hist ___

  • Hist ___

 

United States History: (6 credit hours)

  • Hist 2-- or 3--

  • Hist 2-- or 3--

 

European History: (6 credit hours)

  • Hist 2-- or 3--

  • Hist 2-- or 3--

 

LACAANA (Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa and Native American) History: (6 credit hours)

  • Hist 2-- or 3--

  • Hist 2-- or 3--

 

Total Credit Hours: 38-41

 

* Students who enroll in the Departmental Honors Program will complete 41 hours in History

A maximum of 9 hours at the 100-level
A minimum of 9 hours at the 300-level
A minimum of 6 hours in European History at the 200-level or above
A minimum of 6 hours in United States History at the 200-level or above
A minimum of 6 hours in Non-Western History at the 200-level or above

 

Department Writing Requirement

The entire History curriculum emphasizes a variety of writing skills and forms. To demonstrate writing proficiency, all history majors will complete a “capstone writing assignment" in the Senior Seminar-History 391, Honors Thesis-History 393, or the Senior Essay-History 396. The student will produce a finished written work of substantial length which reflects the application of diverse writing skills (including planning, pre-writing, revision, etc.). Students must maintain and, if requested, submit all notes, outlines, drafts, etc., with the final paper. Students must demonstrate writing competence in order to pass the capstone writing assignment.

For further information, contact your advisor or Dr. Hon, the Department Chair. For information on writing requirements for “double” or “triple” majors consult the  Undergraduate Bulletin under “Multiple Majors” or the Office of the Dean of the College.