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[College of Arts and Sciences]

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY (HY)

Professor Lawrence A. Clayton, Chairperson
Office: 202 ten Hoor Hall

Requirements for the major and minor in history are outlined below. The Department of History strongly recommends frequent advising and consultation, particularly for its majors, to ensure that courses are selected in accordance with each student's interests and level of development and with departmental, college, and University requirements, including the core curriculum.

Requirements for the major in history. The history major requires 36 hours, distributed as follows:

At least 18 hours must be in courses numbered above 299 (this requirement can be satisfied by courses that also fulfill the requirements in categories above). A minimum of 18 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

Requirements for the minor in history. The history minor requires 21 hours, including HY 101 (or HY 105 or HY 110) and HY 102 (or HY 106) and 9 hours in HY courses numbered 300 and above, which must be earned on this campus. Six hours of art history chosen from ARH 252, ARH 253, ARH 254, ARH 255, ARH 256, and ARH 265 may be applied to the minor in history.

A major or minor in history may be applied toward the Alabama Class B Secondary Professional Teaching Certificate (see p. 114).

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for
the History Major
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
HY 101 3 HY 102 3
EN 101 3 EN 102 3
MATH3 3 Fine arts1 3
Natural science 4 Natural science 4
Foreign language or computer science 3-4 Foreign language or computer science 3-4
___ ___
16-17 16-17
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
HY 203 3 HY 204 3
EN 225 3 EN 226 or EN 227 3
Social and behavioral sciences1 3 Social and behavioral sciences1 3
Minor 3 Minor 3
Computer science or elective 3 Elective 3
___ ___
15 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
United States history 3 British or European history 3
History elective, 300 level 3 History elective, 300 level 3
Minor 3 Minor 3
Humanities1 3 Electives 6
Elective 3 ___
___ 15
15
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
Asian or Latin American history 3 History electives, 300 or 400 level 6
History elective, 300 or 400 level 3 Minor 3-6
Minor 3-6 Electives 3-6
Electives 3-6 ___
___ 15
15
 
Total: At least 120


1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 36 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 18 hours in the major and 6 hours in the minor, must be completed on this campus.
3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.

Graduate programs. The Department of History offers programs leading to the master of arts and the doctor of philosophy degrees. The requirements for these degrees are stated in the University of Alabama graduate catalog. The Ph.D. degree is offered in United States history and history of the South, modern British and European history, Latin American history, and military and naval history. For detailed information, consult the graduate catalog.

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