Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in History from West Virginia State University should be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the natural and cultural environment in which humans have developed and lived over time and space.
Demonstrate evidence of the historical and geographical processes by which societies, cultures, and institutions change over time and space.
Demonstrate understanding of the racial and cultural diversity of the human experience as influenced by geography, culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
Demonstrate skills of historical research and critical analysis using a variety of sources.
Demonstrate effective research, writing, and oral communication skills in order to present an historical thesis in a logical and organized manner.
Demonstrate understanding of the career search in appropriate educational and professional markets.
- Students will develop a general knowledge of human history
Students will read perceptively, think critically, and write clearly
Students will use the library and computer technology to locate and interpret primary and secondary sources
Students will be able to work independently and effectively to synthesize historical information
Bachelor of Arts in History
120 hours required for graduation
General Education - 38-40 Hours
HIST 201*, HIST 202*, HIST 207*, HIST 208* - 12 hours
Eight HIST courses 300/400 level (including HIST 260 and HIST 400) - 24 hours
Six hours in the same Modern Foreign Language 15 cognate hours approved through the History Program.
MATH 111 or MATH 120
Free electives to bring total to 120 hours
HIST 201*, HIST 202*, HIST 207*, HIST 208* - 12 hours Two HIST courses 300/400 level - 6 hours
*May count for General Education