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History and Intercultural Studies Majors

Important Notes for History and Intercultural Studies Majors:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division.
  3. Major & Resident GPAs: 2.0
  4. 39-40 credit hours required

History Major

Gen Eds required by History major (non-degreed students):

General education courses may not be applied to the major, except ENG211 may be used in gen eds if placement allows.

Required History

Required = 9 Hours

  • HIS171 Rise of U.S. Until 1877
  • HIS172 Rise of U.S. Since 1877
  • HIS484 Historical Research & Writing

U.S. History and Government

Required = 6 Hours

Choose two of the following:

  • HIS373X American Church History
  • HIS375 City and Suburb in American History
  • HIS376 Minority Experience in America
  • HIS378 Amer Foreign Policy Since 1898
  • HIS377 Recent America: the U.S. Since 1945
  • HIS380 History Methods: U.S.
  • POL222 American Government

World History Electives

Required = 12 Hours

Choose four of the following:

  • HIS320X History of Christianity to 1500
  • HIS321X The Church and the Reformation
  • HIS363 Medieval Europe
  • HIS364 The Classical Mediterranean
  • HIS365 World in Revolution
  • HIS366 Nationalism and Globalization
  • HIS367 Modern Imperial: 18th Cent to Present
  • HIS381 History Methods: World
  • HIS391 History and Culture of China
  • HIS392 History and Culture of Japan
  • HIS393 History and Culture of Southeast Asia
  • HIS394 Modern Latin America

History Electives

Required = 3 Hours

Choose one more history course:

  • HIS*** History Elective

Advanced Writing and Speech

Required = 6 Hours

  • ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose
    • Or EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • SPC323 Advanced Public Speaking
    • Or Student Teaching

Advanced Writing Critical Thinking

Required = 3-4 Hours

  • PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
    • Or one of the following:
      • SOC391X Statistics Research and Design
      • EDU347 Social Science Methods - Secondary

History Pre-Law Major

Gen Eds required by History Pre-Law major (non-degreed students):

General education courses may not be applied to the major.

U. S. History and Government

Required = 15 Hours

  • HIS171 Rise of U.S. Until 1877
  • HIS172 Rise of U.S. Since 1877
  • POL222 American Government

Choose two more U.S. History courses from the following:

  • HIS373X American Church History
  • HIS375 City and Suburb in American History
  • HIS376 Minority Experience in America
  • HIS378 Amer Foreign Policy Since 1898
  • HIS377 Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945

World History Requirements

Required = 9 Hours

Choose three of the following:

  • HIS320X History of Christianity to 1500
  • HIS321X The Church and the Reformation
  • HIS363 Medieval Europe
  • HIS364 The Classical Mediterranean
  • HIS365 World in Revolution
  • HIS366 Nationalism and Globalism
  • HIS367 Modern Imperialism: 18th Century to Present
  • HIS391 History and Culture of China
  • HIS392 History and Culture of Japan
  • HIS393 History and Culture/Southeast Asia
  • HIS394 Modern Latin America

Pre-Law Electives

Required = 9 Hours

  • BUS253 Business Law
    •  Or PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
  • SPC320 Argumentation and Debate
    • Or one of the following:
      •  SPC321 Persuasion
      •  SPC323 Advanced Public Speaking
  • HIS3*/HIS4**** Upper Division History Elective
    •  Or one of the following:
      •  Advanced Writing (BUS347, ENG210, ENG211, ENG442, ENG357, or ENG240)
      •  THS3*/THS4* Upper Division Theological Studies Elective.

Historical Research

Required = 3 Hours

  • HIS484 Historical Research & Writing

Pre-Law Practicum

Required = 3 Hours

  • POL295 or POL495 Pre-law Practicum I or II



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