History Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: History (BA or BS)

FALL - Semester 1

HIST 211: World History I
Other LSP coursework
Other Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Foreign Language
MATH (as placed)

SPRING - Semester 2

HIST 212: World History II
HIST 313/314*: U.S. History to 1877
Other LSP coursework
Foreign Language
MATH (as placed)

FALL - Semester 3

HIST XXX: History Major Course
Other LSP coursework
Other LSP coursework
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Bachelor of Sciences course or Foreign Language (Bachelor of Arts)

SPRING - Semester 4

HIST XXX: History Major Course
HIST XXX: History Major Course
Other LSP coursework
Elective
BS requirement or Foreign Language (BA)

FALL - Semester 5

HIST XXX: History Major Course
HIST XXX: History Major Course
Other LSP coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

HIST 496: History Research Course
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework
Elective

FALL - Semester 7

HIST 497: History and Theory (Required for departmental honors)
Electives

SPRING - Semester 8

HIST 498: Senior Seminar in History
Electives to total at least 120hours

History degree requires 40 credit hours minimum. Departmental Honors requires 42 minimum; 1 course must be HIST 497 (available every fall semester, recommended Semester 7)
Graduation Requirements: Total credit hours>=120
(40 credit hours at 300-level or higher)

* History majors must take either HIST 313 or HIST 314. If both are taken one counts as a major elective. Currently HIST 313 is offered in the spring semester and HIST 314 is offered in the fall.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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