May 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Broad Field Social Studies, History Concentration, BA


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A Broad Field Social Studies interdisciplinary major of 56-60 credits in history and the social sciences selected by the student in consultation with an advisors to include the following sequence of courses:

AP credit policy: AP exams credit may be accepted to fulfill students’ major requirements in the field of electives, up to two courses.

Concentration Requirements


This major is administered by the History Department. Each successful major will demonstrate:

  1. Competence in research, critical reading of sources, communicating, writing, reasoning and analyzing.
  2. The basic skills of the historian, to include historical method and historiography.
  3. Competence in history knowledge, historical periodization and historical geography and the social sciences.

Includes a minimum of 34 credits in history with 20 credits from at least three of the following social sciences: economics, political science, sociology/anthropology and psychology.

Required Course


One course in European History


One course in United States History


One course in East Asian History


One of HIST 400/401 Sequence


Additional Requirements


  • Majors must be adept at writing using a word processing program.  They must also be familiar with computer access historical sources.  Instruction in researching such sources is begun in HIST 295  and continued in upper division courses.  Majors demonstrate proficiency in HIST 401 .
  • 10-12 credits of electives in History. Students should confirm these choices with their History advisor
  • 20 credits from at least three of the following social sciences: economics, political science, sociology/anthropology and psychology.
  • Students must earn at least 12 credits in history courses at Edgewood College. At least half of the credits in history should be at the 200 level or above. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required in history courses offered toward the major.
  • Students should consult with their academic advisor to learn details about how they can satisfy the COR 3 requirement.

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