Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Apr 02, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

History Major

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In the History major, students develop a broad understanding of religious, American, European and nonwestern history. Emphasis is also placed on historical inquiry - the art of doing history. The program is designed to assist students in developing a Christian perspective of history. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue graduate studies in history, law, ministry, as well as a variety of administrative and service careers in Christian social service agencies, relief ministries, civil service and government agencies, and public administration.

Students interested in teaching History may earn an endorsement for Secondary Social Studies Licensure Program: B.A. History (CUS)  by completing the History major and the appropriate requirements of the School of Education.

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (48 credit hours)
History Major Core (33 credit hours)
Electives (39 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

History Major (33 credit hours)

Major Core (27 credit hours)

History Electives (6 credit hours)

Choose 6 credit hours from upper level (300 or above) courses with an HIS/POL/GLS prefix not already applied to requirements for the major (not including any credits received for Teaching Assistantships).

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in History

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in History to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and History major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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