Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

History Major

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In the History major, students develop a broad understanding of the great tradition of Western intellectual, political, religious, and cultural history. Emphasis is placed on historical knowledge and the skill of evaluating competing narratives of the past.  The program is designed to also assist students in developing a Christian perspective of history. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue graduate studies in history, law, politics, theology, as well as a variety of careers that involve research, analysis, writing, politics, education, journalism, business, and leadership.

Graduates of the History major will be able to:

1. Articulate an understanding of the significant historical trends, events, and developments within Western Civilization.

2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of important events, persons, developments, and interpretations of American history.

3. Compare and contrast various philosophies of history and schools of historical interpretation.

4. Conduct independent historical research, primary source analysis, and historical writing.

5. Develop a Christian philosophy of history and an understanding of the implications of Christianity for the study of history.

Students interested in teaching history in a public school setting may earn an endorsement for Secondary Social Studies Licensure Program: B.A. History  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:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

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)

Choose one of the following courses:

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

History Major (33 credit hours)

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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