Nov 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

History - BA


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Hunter Core Requirement


Hunter Core Requirement Courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCCR], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .

In the case of the History major, the courses that meet CCCR are:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
HIST 11100   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
HIST 11200   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
HIST 12100   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
HIST 12200   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
HIST 15100   US Experience in its Diversity (USED)
HIST 15200   US Experience in its Diversity (USED)
HIST 20800   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
HIST 27700   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
HIST 27800   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major (30 credits)


1. A maximum of 9 credits in 100-level courses may be taken.


2. A minimum of 18 credits in advanced-level courses distributed as follows:


3. History Practicum


  • HIST 29000 - History Practicum (W)
  • Majors must have passed 9 credits of HIST-designated courses before enrolling in HIST 29000. No more than 6 of the 9 credits required for HIST 29000 enrollment may be at the 100 level.

    A minimum grade of C is required to receive credit for HIST 29000

4. Historical Research or Historical Research Honors


5. Geographic Distribution:


Within the requirements for the major (exclusive of HIST 30000 ) students must complete a minimum of 6 credits in each of the following geographic fields:

  1. United States history
  2. European history (includes Russia and the U.S.S.R.)
  3. World/Non-Western history (includes Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America).

6. Chronological Distribution:


Within the requirements for the major (exclusive of HIST 30000 ) students must also complete a minimum of 3 credits in a course that is largely focused on years prior to 1815:

  • If the course is at the 100-level, it must cover material that is entirely pre-1815.
  • If the course is at the 200-level or higher, the majority of the material in it must be pre-1815.

Teacher Education Pathway


Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List  for information about their programs that lead to the recomendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.

Honors in History


Students will be eligible for honors in history upon the completion of all of the requirements for the major (including HIST 30000) with a 3.5 GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of graduation. In order to receive honors students may complete a portion of their major requirements in one of the following ways. ( Choose one of the following options 1, 2 or 3) :

  1. completing HIST 40000   with a grade of B or better in lieu of HIST 30000 , which is required for the major
  2. completing 3 credits with a grade of B or better in an honors seminar, problems course, or tutorial (with departmental permission) in lieu of one of their 300-level or higher courses required for the major. Such seminars, honors courses, or tutorial options include:
  3. completing a graduate-level course (with special permission from the instructor) with a grade of B or better in lieu of one of their 300- level or higher courses required for the major. Note: the student must still complete HIST 30000   or HIST 40000 . Eligible students should apply for honors at the time they file for graduation. Applications are available from the department.

Graduate Study


Qualified students in their junior and senior years may be admitted to graduate courses with the approval of the department chair.

Degree Map


Degree Map for History  

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