Skip to Content

History (B.A.)

History majors learn to analyze and draw objective conclusions. While history is the study and interpretation of past events, the research and analytical skills learned in history courses are applicable in nearly every field of professional endeavor. Traditionally, history majors have also been employed in historical site interpretation, research, historic preservation, or archival and museum work. Many history majors also find careers in the electronic and print media, politics, government service, non-profit organizations, and lobbying, among other areas. In addition to developing an understanding of history, a history degree builds and enhances required academic skills for successful completion of graduate study or law school, making the traditional history track a preferred pre-law major. In addition to the traditional history track, Middle Georgia State University offers a track aimed at preparing students to teach history at the secondary education level.

Students are not permitted to use courses in which a grade of D was earned to satisfy requirements specific to the history program.

Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in History

Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

See listing of requirements

Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

Major Field

HIST 1111History of World Civilization to 1650

3 credits

HIST 1112History of World Civilization since 1650

3 credits

HIST 2112United States History since 1865

3 credits

Foreign (Modern) Language Credit: 3 - 6 hours

Note: All history majors must take a six-hour sequence of a single foreign (modern) language at the freshman-sophomore level. These can be taken in Areas C or F. Majors are encouraged to take at least three hours outside of Area F.

Area F Electives Credit: 3-6 hours

Choose from the following:

ANTH 1102Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

GEOG 1101Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

MATH 1200Elementary Statistics

3 credits

PHIL 2010Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

POLS 2101Introduction to Political Science

3 credits

POLS 2201State and Local Government

3 credits

POLS 2301Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 credits

POLS 2401Introduction to Global Issues

3 credits

POLS 2501Introduction to Domestic Issues

3 credits

PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

PSYC 2103Introduction to Human Development

3 credits

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SOCI 1160Introduction to Social Problems

3 credits

Upper Level Courses (Credit: 60 hours)

Historical Methods Course (Credit: 3 hours)

HIST 3000Historical Methods

3 credits

Select four U.S. History courses numbered 3000 or higher (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 3700History of American Foreign Relations

3 credits

HIST 3710Colonial America

3 credits

HIST 3720Revolutionary America

3 credits

HIST 3730America, 1815-1848

3 credits

HIST 3750The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 credits

HIST 3760United States History 1877-1917

3 credits

HIST 3770United States History 1917-1960

3 credits

HIST 3790United States History Since 1960

3 credits

HIST 3901Early African American History

3 credits

HIST 3902Modern African American History

3 credits

HIST 3930History of Georgia

3 credits

HIST 4011Long Age of Revolutions

3 credits

HIST 4700Multicultural America

3 credits

HIST 4710Religion and Politics in American History

3 credits

HIST 4720History of Religion in America

3 credits

HIST 4740American Environmental History

3 credits

HIST 4760Gender, Marriage and Family in American History

3 credits

HIST 4777Early Native America

3 credits

HIST 4778Modern Native America

3 credits

HIST 4820The Old South

3 credits

HIST 4821The New South

3 credits

Select six non-U.S. History courses numbered 3000 or higher (Credit: 18 hours)

HIST 3050The Ancient Mediterranean

3 credits

HIST 3100History of Latin America

3 credits

HIST 3150History of Africa to 1875

3 credits

HIST 3151History of Africa since 1875

3 credits

HIST 3230History of the Middle East

3 credits

HIST 3440Church, State and Society in Medieval Europe

3 credits

HIST 3460Church, State and Society in the Renaissance and Reformation Era

3 credits

HIST 3470Church, State and Society in the Age of Enlightenment

3 credits

HIST 3480Europe in the 19th Century

3 credits

HIST 3490Europe in the 20th Century

3 credits

HIST 3510Britain to 1688

3 credits

HIST 3511Great Britain since 1688

3 credits

HIST 4010The Atlantic World

3 credits

HIST 4011Long Age of Revolutions

3 credits

HIST 4020Technology, Environment and Empire

3 credits

HIST 4030European Colonization

3 credits

HIST 4040Humans and their Environment since 1945

3 credits

HIST 4220History of Japan

3 credits

HIST 4290Modern Russia

3 credits

HIST 4320France 1660-1815

3 credits

HIST 4330Modern Germany

3 credits

HIST 4336The Holocaust

3 credits

HIST 4360Modern East Central Europe

3 credits

Select four additional History courses numbered 3000 or higher (Credit: 12 hours)

HIST 3010Introduction to Public History

3 credits

HIST 3050The Ancient Mediterranean

3 credits

HIST 3100History of Latin America

3 credits

HIST 3150History of Africa to 1875

3 credits

HIST 3151History of Africa since 1875

3 credits

HIST 3200Traditional China

3 credits

HIST 3210Modern China

3 credits

HIST 3230History of the Middle East

3 credits

HIST 3440Church, State and Society in Medieval Europe

3 credits

HIST 3460Church, State and Society in the Renaissance and Reformation Era

3 credits

HIST 3470Church, State and Society in the Age of Enlightenment

3 credits

HIST 3480Europe in the 19th Century

3 credits

HIST 3490Europe in the 20th Century

3 credits

HIST 3510Britain to 1688

3 credits

HIST 3511Great Britain since 1688

3 credits

HIST 3700History of American Foreign Relations

3 credits

HIST 3710Colonial America

3 credits

HIST 3720Revolutionary America

3 credits

HIST 3730America, 1815-1848

3 credits

HIST 3750The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 credits

HIST 3760United States History 1877-1917

3 credits

HIST 3770United States History 1917-1960

3 credits

HIST 3790United States History Since 1960

3 credits

HIST 3901Early African American History

3 credits

HIST 3902Modern African American History

3 credits

HIST 3930History of Georgia

3 credits

HIST 3999Special Topics in History

3 credits

HIST 4010The Atlantic World

3 credits

HIST 4011Long Age of Revolutions

3 credits

HIST 4020Technology, Environment and Empire

3 credits

HIST 4030European Colonization

3 credits

HIST 4040Humans and their Environment since 1945

3 credits

HIST 4220History of Japan

3 credits

HIST 4290Modern Russia

3 credits

HIST 4320France 1660-1815

3 credits

HIST 4330Modern Germany

3 credits

HIST 4336The Holocaust

3 credits

HIST 4360Modern East Central Europe

3 credits

HIST 4700Multicultural America

3 credits

HIST 4710Religion and Politics in American History

3 credits

HIST 4720History of Religion in America

3 credits

HIST 4740American Environmental History

3 credits

HIST 4760Gender, Marriage and Family in American History

3 credits

HIST 4777Early Native America

3 credits

HIST 4778Modern Native America

3 credits

HIST 4820The Old South

3 credits

HIST 4821The New South

3 credits

HIST 4895History Internship

3 credits

HIST 4898Research Practicum I

3 credits

HIST 4899Research Practicum II

3 credits

Select one Research Seminar course from the following (Credit: 3 hours)

HIST 4900Research Seminar in Non-Western History

3 credits

HIST 4910Research Seminar in Russian History

3 credits

HIST 4920Research Seminar in European History

3 credits

HIST 4930Research Seminar in American History

3 credits

Major Electives - Choose from the following (Credit: 12 hours)

COMM 1110Public Speaking

3 credits

COMM 3010Communication Theory

3 credits

ECON 2105Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECON 2105HHONORS Principles of Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECON 2106Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 2106HHonors Principles of Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 3175International Economics

3 credits

ENGL 3010Introduction to Literary Studies

3 credits

ENGL 3100Old English Language and Culture

3 credits

ENGL 3200Chaucer

3 credits

HUMN 3206Gender Studies

3 credits

ENGL 3300Literature of the English Renaissance

3 credits

ENGL 340017th and 18th Century American Poetry and Prose

3 credits

ENGL 350019th Century American Poetry and Prose

3 credits

ENGL 360020th Century American Poetry and Prose

3 credits

ENGL 3700Studies in the Novel

3 credits

ENGL 3800Studies in Poetry

3 credits

ENGL 3900Studies in Modern Drama

3 credits

ENGL 3999Special Topics

3 credits

ENGL 4000Rhetoric

3 credits

ENGL 4100Shakespeare

3 credits

ENGL 4200Milton

3 credits

ENGL 430018th Century British Poetry and Prose

3 credits

ENGL 440019th Century British Poetry and Prose

3 credits

ENGL 4420Modern European Literature in Translation

3 credits

ENGL 4430Literature of the Non-Western World

3 credits

ENGL 4440Literature by Women

3 credits

ENGL 4460Southern Literature

3 credits

ENGL 4470Contemporary Literature

3 credits

HUMN 4480History of Print

3 credits

NMAC 4481Film Analysis

3 credits

HUMN 4482Popular Culture

3 credits

ENGL 4490African American Literature

3 credits

ENGL 450020th Century British Poetry and Prose

3 credits

ENGL 4600History of the English Language

3 credits

ENGL 4700Topics in Literary Theory

3 credits

FREN 2001Intermediate French I

3 credits

FREN 2002Intermediate French II

3 credits

FREN 2999Intermediate Study Abroad II

3 credits

FREN 3001Grammar and Composition

3 credits

FREN 3002Language & Francophone Culture

3 credits

FREN 3003Conversation I

3 credits

FREN 3999Advanced Study Abroad II

3 credits

HIST 3010Introduction to Public History

3 credits

HIST 3050The Ancient Mediterranean

3 credits

HIST 3100History of Latin America

3 credits

HIST 3150History of Africa to 1875

3 credits

HIST 3151History of Africa since 1875

3 credits

HIST 3200Traditional China

3 credits

HIST 3210Modern China

3 credits

HIST 3230History of the Middle East

3 credits

HIST 3440Church, State and Society in Medieval Europe

3 credits

HIST 3460Church, State and Society in the Renaissance and Reformation Era

3 credits

HIST 3470Church, State and Society in the Age of Enlightenment

3 credits

HIST 3480Europe in the 19th Century

3 credits

HIST 3490Europe in the 20th Century

3 credits

HIST 3510Britain to 1688

3 credits

HIST 3511Great Britain since 1688

3 credits

HIST 3700History of American Foreign Relations

3 credits

HIST 3710Colonial America

3 credits

HIST 3730America, 1815-1848

3 credits

HIST 3750The Civil War and Reconstruction

3 credits

HIST 3760United States History 1877-1917

3 credits

HIST 3770United States History 1917-1960

3 credits

HIST 3790United States History Since 1960

3 credits

HIST 3930History of Georgia

3 credits

HIST 3999Special Topics in History

3 credits

HIST 4010The Atlantic World

3 credits

HIST 4011Long Age of Revolutions

3 credits

HIST 4020Technology, Environment and Empire

3 credits

HIST 4030European Colonization

3 credits

HIST 4040Humans and their Environment since 1945

3 credits

HIST 4220History of Japan

3 credits

HIST 4290Modern Russia

3 credits

HIST 4320France 1660-1815

3 credits

HIST 4330Modern Germany

3 credits

HIST 4336The Holocaust

3 credits

HIST 4360Modern East Central Europe

3 credits

HIST 4700Multicultural America

3 credits

HIST 4710Religion and Politics in American History

3 credits

HIST 4720History of Religion in America

3 credits

HIST 4740American Environmental History

3 credits

HIST 4760Gender, Marriage and Family in American History

3 credits

HIST 4777Early Native America

3 credits

HIST 4778Modern Native America

3 credits

HIST 4820The Old South

3 credits

HIST 4821The New South

3 credits

HIST 4895History Internship

3 credits

HIST 4898Research Practicum I

3 credits

HIST 4899Research Practicum II

3 credits

HUMN 3010Introduction to Cultural Studies

3 credits

HUMN 4471Comparative Cultures

3 credits

HUMN 4472Studies in Culture

3 credits

POLS 3045Political Behavior

3 credits

POLS 2101Introduction to Political Science

3 credits

POLS 2201State and Local Government

3 credits

POLS 2301Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 credits

POLS 2301HHonors Introduction to Comparative Politics

POLS 2401Introduction to Global Issues

3 credits

POLS 2501Introduction to Domestic Issues

3 credits

POLS 2601Introduction to Public Administration

3 credits

POLS 3050American Constitutional Law

3 credits

POLS 3055Parties and Elections

3 credits

POLS 3070Urban Politics

3 credits

POLS 3075Interest Groups

3 credits

POLS 3080Urban Issues in State and Local Government

3 credits

POLS 3085Minority Politics

3 credits

POLS 3101Scope and Methods of Political Science

3 credits

POLS 3201State & Local Govenment

3 credits

POLS 3301Urban Government

3 credits

POLS 3320Metropolitan Government and Planning

3 credits

POLS 3701International Relations

3 credits

POLS 3999Advanced Topics in Political Science

3 credits

Total Hours: 120