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Academic Catalog

History (B.A.) 2022-2023 Catalog Year
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science and Public Administration

The Bachelor of Arts in History provides students with a thorough knowledge of the world and how the discipline shapes our understanding of peoples and events.  By promoting an understanding of the past, we prepare our students for whatever the future may hold, by fostering transferable analytical and communication skills through course work and internships that are vital to both private and public sector employment. Our students gain a well-rounded education and the confidence of knowing they can research and critically assess any topic presented to them. We focus on interdisciplinary—economic policy, religiosity, sexuality, constitutional theory, legal frameworks, and governmental structures—from an historical perspective in both a national and international context. A degree in history can open countless doors and our students go on to successful careers in law, politics and public policy, publishing, journalism and broadcasting, public history (e.g. museums), and education, among other professions.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Attend an orientation session.
  • Sign an Advising Agreement document.

In addition to the program requirements, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 48 of the 120 credits at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • Satisfy the College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy the Service Learning requirement. (See https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/servicelearning/).
  • Satisfy the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Complete the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an Application for Graduation by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.
  • Satisfy Civic Literacy requirement.
Program Requirements
  • FGCU General Education Program (https://www.fgcu.edu/academics/undergraduatestudies/generaleducation/)

    To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  • Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: Choose 6 credits with a prefix of AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH, or WOH*
    Acceptable Substitute: (AFHXXXX or AMHXXXX or EUHXXXX or WOHXXXX or LAHXXXX or ASHXXXX or HISXXXX ) and (AFHXXXX or AMHXXXX or EUHXXXX or WOHXXXX or LAHXXXX or ASHXXXX or HISXXXX)

  • Required Courses in the Major (9 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 3 credits from any 1000 to 2999 level course with the prefix AFH, ASH, EUH, LAH or WOH*
    HIS 3064 Theories and Methods in History (3)
    HIS 4936 Pro-Seminar in History (3)

  • Restricted Electives in the Major (33 credits)
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course.

    Select 6 credits from any 3000 to 4999 level course with the prefix AMH, 3 credits of which must be selected from the following: 
    AMH 3561 Women in America to 1870 (3)
    AMH 3562 Women in America since 1870 (3)
    AMH 3571 African-Amer History to 1865 (3)
    AMH 3572 African-Amer History since 1865 (3)
    AMH 3580 American Indian History (3)

    Select 6 credits from any 3000 to 4999 level course with the prefix EUH.

    Select 6 credits from any 3000 to 4999 level course with the prefix AFH, ASH, LAH.

    Select 3 credits from the following:
    HIS 3065 Introduction to Public History (3)
    HIS 3070 Oral History (3)
    HIS 3151 Material Culture (3)
    HIS 3164 Intro to Digital Humanities (3)
    HIS 3938 Issues Interdisciplinary Hist (3)

    Select 12 credits from 3000 to 4999 course(s)** with any of the following prefixes:  AFH, AMH, ASH, EUH, HIS, LAH, WOH.

    * 3 credits in a 1000 to 2999 level course with the prefix AFH, ASH, EUH, LAH or WOH will apply toward the common prerequisite area and required courses area. 

    **Courses used to satisfy one elective category cannot be used to satisfy another elective category.

  • University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

 

Total Credits Required: 120