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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

History (BA)


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Objective - History

In the established tradition of liberal arts education, the Department of History provides students with personal cultural enrichment, while preparing them for employment in fields in which historical knowledge, habits of mind, and skills (such as research, analysis, and communication) are valued, and/or for further study leading to careers in teaching, the law, the ministry, government service, and many others.

Chair in History

The Garnie W. McGinty Chair of History, endowed in 1977 by Dr. G. W. McGinty, former head of the History Department, is currently occupied by a member of the department. The McGinty Trust Fund also enables the department to publish scholarly historical works and to award scholarships to qualified students. The department also sponsors the American Foreign Policy Center.

Requirements for a Major

Thirty semester hours in history, as specified in the curriculum below, constitute a major in the Department of History. Every history major must have a minor, normally 21 hours in a related field, chosen in consultation with his or her advisor and, if necessary, the head of the department in which the student wishes to minor. Every major will consult with his or her advisor during each registration period and throughout the term as need arises. This program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

History Curriculum (BA)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


Major Courses


Minor


  • Minor  9 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Major Courses


Minor


  • Minor  12 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives  6 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


* Twelve (12) hour Modern Language requirement must be in the same language.
 

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