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History, B.A.

About the Program

The program ensures both a knowledge and an understanding of the foundations of the development of humankind, stimulates thinking about interaction of ideas, develops facility with written and verbal expression, increases confidence in articulating ideas, and encourages the critical awareness of self so important to an educated individual. Special emphasis is placed on the development of the abilities to analyze, synthesize, and communicate.

A departmental honors program is also available. Students should contact the department for additional information.

About the History and Social Studies Education Department Department

C205 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5412
Fax: (716) 878-3882

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in History 39 cr

American History (6 cr)
HIS 106 History of American Life I
HIS 107 History of American Life II

European History (6 cr)
Select two courses from the following:
HIS 115 Foundations of Western Civilization
HIS 116 Europe Since 1500
HIS 117 Twentieth-Century Europe

World History (6 cr)
Two electives in Asian, African, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history.

Research and Writing Seminar (3 cr)
HIS 300 Research and Writing Seminar

Historiography Seminar (3 cr)
HIS 400 Senior Seminar in History
HIS 490 Senior Seminar in Historiography

Upper-Division History Electives (15 cr)
Three 300-level history courses.
Two 400-level history courses.

All College Electives 42-48 cr

Total Credit Hours 120 cr

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