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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

History Major

Required = 39-40 Hours

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
  • 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
  • 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

Required = 39 Hours

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 (COM347X, 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

Intercultural Studies Major

Required = 39 Hours

Gen Eds required by Intercultural Studies major (non-degreed students)

No specific gen ed requirements

Intercultural Studies Requirements:

Required = 18 Hours

  • SOC151 Introduction to Sociology
  • COM314 Intercultural Communication
  • SOC355 Cultural Diversity
  • HIS366 Nationalism and Globalization
  • HIS365 World in Revolution
    • Or HIS367 Modern Imperialism: 18th Century to Present
  • HIS484 Historical Research & Writing

Intercultural Electives:

Required = 9 Hours

    Choose three of the following:
    • HIS391 History and Culture of China
    • HIS392 History and Culture of Japan
    • HIS393 History and Culture/Southeast Asia
    • HIS394 Modern Latin America
    • PHL267 Comparative Religions

Semester Abroad

Important Notes:

Proficiency exams & study abroad programs that are not listed below must be approved by Chair of History and Intercultural Studies and Advisor. Program must include foreign language instruction.

Semester Abroad Requirements:

Required = 0 - 12 Hours

At least one of the following is required:

  • SAP400 Austria: Alderson-Broaddus Program
  • SAP415 China Studies Program
  • SAP455 Latin American Studies Program
  • SAP465 Middle East Studies Program
  • SAP475 Russian Studies Program
  • SAP495 Uganda Studies Program
  • SAP401 Proficiency through other experience

Other Electives

Required = 0 - 12 Hours

Choose courses from the following electives to bring major to 39 hours:

  • BIO177 Environmental Science with Lab
  • BUS241 Basic Macroeconomics
  • MIN150 Introduction to World Missions
  • ENG364 Non-Western Literature
  • HIS261 History of Civilization I
  • HIS365 World in Revolution
  • HIS39** History Electives in 390's
  • HIS367 Mod Imperialism: 18th Century to Present
  • HIS377 Recent America: The U.S. Since 1945
  •  FLM 345Film History II: World Cinema
  • SPN101 Introduction to Spanish I



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