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History (B.A.)

Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Effective Fall 2020

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

In addition to general education requirements, a total of 39 semester hours is required for a major in history with at least 18 semester hours drawn from 300 and 400 level courses. Some history major requirements also satisfy select general education requirements.

HISTORY.121 United States History Survey: Colonial Period to 1877

HISTORY.122 United States History Survey: 1877 to the Present

HISTORY.125 Western Civilization to 1650

HISTORY.126 Western Civilization since 1650

HISTORY.394 Historiography and Historical Methods (grade of C or better required)

HISTORY.494 Research and Writing Skills (grade of C or better required)

Choose two from the following regional or non-western history courses:

HISTORY.131 History of Asian Civilization to 1500

HISTORY.132 History of Asian Civilization since 1500

HISTORY.141 Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern East Asia

HISTORY.142 Latin America: From European Colonization to the Present

HISTORY.143 Black Africa

HISTORY.145 Muslim World to 1405

HISTORY.146 Muslim World since 1405

HISTORY.151 History of Pre-Colonial Africa

HISTORY.152 History of Modern Africa

HISTORY.216 Africa and the Black Atlantic to 1790

HISTORY.217 Africa and the Black Atlantic since 1790

***200 level Course Substitution: History majors and minors may substitute only one 200-level History course for any 100-level History course required for the major, conditional upon approval of the student’s adviser and/or the department chair (in consultation with the instructor of the 200-level course). Please refer to 200/300/400 Level Course Guide for more information.

Upper Division, 300/400 level courses in U.S. History - History major (subject to change)

HISTORY.329 American WomanHISTORY.388 Pennsylvania
HISTORY.372 Colonial AmericaHISTORY.391 Diplomatic History U.S., to 1898
HISTORY.374 U.S. Social HistoryHISTORY.392 Diplomatic History U.S., since 1898
HISTORY.379 U.S.: The New NationHISTORY.395 Afro-American Radicalism
HISTORY.380 Old South/New SouthHISTORY.404 Topics in American History
HISTORY.381 Civil War and ReconstructionHISTORY.472 History of Labor, U.S.
HISTORY.383 Shaping Contemporary AmericaHISTORY.476 War and American Society
HISTORY.385 Recent American History

Upper Division, 300/400 level courses in European History - History Major (subject to change)

HISTORY.318 Early EnglandHISTORY.340 German History from 1871
HISTORY.319 Modem EnglandHISTORY.346 Mod European Intellectual History
HISTORY.320 French Revolution/NapoleonHISTORY.347 History of the Holocaust
HISTORY.324 Revolutionary EuropeHISTORY.349 Medieval Russia
HISTORY.326 Europe, 1789-1914HISTORY.356 Imperial Russia
HISTORY.327 Total War EuropeHISTORY.452 Soviet Russia
HISTORY.328 Cold War EuropeHISTORY.405/505 Jews of Europe
HISTORY.335 History of ChristianityHISTORY.416/516 Classical Worlds, Ancient Greece/Rome
HISTORY.336 Medieval EuropeHISTORY.460/461 Topics in European History
HISTORY.337 Europe in the Renaissance & Reformation HISTORY.469 Women/Gender in Euro. InteIl. Hist., I
HISTORY.470 Women/Gender in Euro. lnteIl. Hist., II

Upper Division, 300/400 level courses in Non-Western or Regional History - History Major (subject to change)

HISTORY.315 Origins of Civilization HISTORY.354 Modem Japan, 1868--Present
HISTORY.360 Modern KoreaHISTORY.359 Twentieth Century China
HISTORY.430 Caribbean Slave Societies HISTORY.410 Topics in Non-Western History
HISTORY.432 Plantation Societies, Atlantic World HISTORY.431 Caribbean Soc's, Post-Emancipation
HISTORY.456 History of the Modern Middle East HISTORY.451: Imperial Japan, 1890-1945
HISTORY.458 Late Ottoman EmpireHISTORY.453 Problems in Contemporary Lat. Am.
HISTORY.457 Early Ottoman Empire

Two 300-400 level history electives

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Citizenship must declare majors in both History and Secondary Education (Citizenship) and complete the full History course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements. Full program requirements for students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Citizenship may be found at: