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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

History (B.A.)


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Bachelor of Arts

AUC’s history major covers a range of European, American and Middle Eastern topics, and allows students the flexibility to develop and pursue their own interests. All courses develop in students an appreciation of the richness, complexity, and diversity of past civilizations, allowing them to examine the human experience in its fullest dimensions. The program as a whole gives students appropriate historical, academic and personal competencies, develops their intellectual sophistication, and provides a solid foundation for their future lives, preparing them for a wide variety of subsequent careers, from law or diplomacy to journalism or business.

Students interested in declaring History as their major must take at least two courses in History the year they join the major and pass an interview to be conducted by the Department Academic Adviser.

A total of 120 credits is required for a bachelor’s degree in History.

Core Curriculum (40 credits)


Concentration Requirements (36 credits)


Eleven additional history courses,


1. of which at least eight must be above the 2000 level
2. and four in subjects other than the history of the Middle East
       
Students must consult with their advisors to ensure that their courses provide an appropriate coverage of different historical periods.

Electives:


38-50 credits, to be selected in consultation with a history faculty advisor.

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