Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in History

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation, which can be completed by courses in the major, minor, or general education core curriculum (not including ENG 1310ENG 1320).
  4. Majors must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. This major requires 33 semester credit hours including the following History courses: 
    HIST 1310History of the United States to 18773
    HIST 1320History of the United States, 1877 to Date3
    HIST 2310Western Civilization to 17153
    or HIST 2311 History of World Civilization to the 17th Century
    HIST 2320Western Civilization, 1715 to Date3
    or HIST 2312 History of World Civilization from the 17th Century
    HIST 4399Senior Seminar3
    Advanced HIST electives 118
    Total Hours33
  7. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.
  8. For transfer students, 12 semester credit hours in History (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the History Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.

    HIST 1310History of the United States to 18773
    TCCN: HIST 1301
    HIST 1320History of the United States, 1877 to Date3
    TCCN: HIST 1302
    Choose two of the following eight courses:6
    Western Civilization to 1715
    TCCN: HIST 2311
    History of World Civilization to the 17th Century
    TCCN: HIST 2321
    History of World Civilization from the 17th Century
    TCCN: HIST 2322
    Western Civilization, 1715 to Date
    TCCN: HIST 2312
    TCCN: HIST 2301
    TCCN: HIST 2327
    TCCN: HIST 2328
    TCCN: HIST 2381
    Total Hours12

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Modern Language 14104Modern Language 14204
Mathematics Component Code 0203PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3BA ENG Literature3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3Modern Language 23203
Modern Language 23103HIST 2310 or 23113
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Minor or Advanced Elective3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3HIST Advanced Group Electives6
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3-4
HIST 2320 or 23123Minor6
HIST Advanced Group Elective3 
Minor 3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Minor or Free Electives as needed3Minor or Free Electives as needed6
HIST Advanced Group Electives6HIST Advanced Group Elective3
 HIST 43993
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

HIST Advanced Group Electives

HIST 3319Colonial History of Brazil3
HIST 3320History of Mexico3
HIST 3322Colonial History of Latin America to 18283
HIST 3324Latin America from Independence to Present3
HIST 3325FMilitarism in Latin America3
HIST 3325GModern Revolutions in Latin American History3
HIST 3326The Southern Cone of Latin America3
HIST 3327History of Mexico to 18483
HIST 3329Spanish Borderlands, 1521-1821 13
HIST 3368FHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy-Making in the Muslim World 13
HIST 3368NHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy in Indochina 13
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations 13
HIST 4318GWestern Eurpore and the Development of Modern Africa 13
HIST 4318SBritain and the World 13
HIST 4325Islamic History to 17983
HIST 4326The Modern Middle East3
HIST 4327The Problem of Palestine3
HIST 4328History of India3
HIST 4333The History of Russia and Eurasia to 1917 13
HIST 4343Modern China, 1600-Present3
HIST 4344Modern Japan, 1600-Present3
HIST 4346Modern Korea3
HIST 4347Hong Kong in the Modern World3
HIST 4348Mahatma Gandhi and Nonviolence3
HIST 4350ASlavery and Emancipation in the Americas3
HIST 4350BOrigins of the Modern Global Economic System3
HIST 4350DEmpire and Identity in Central Asia3
HIST 4350EGender in Latin American History3
HIST 4350FPostwar Japan3
HIST 4350JHistory and Culture of Modern India3
HIST 4350KGender & Militarization in the Arab World3
HIST 4350LHistory of Southeast Asia3
HIST 4350NThe 20th Century Middle East: Syria, Iraq, and Palestine3
HIST 4350OHistory of Indochina3
HIST 4350PEuropean Colonial3
HIST 4350RWorkers and Work in the Arab World3
HIST 4350SPiracy Through the Ages 13
HIST 4350VHistory of Pakistan 13
HIST 4350WThe Great War 13
HIST 4368War and Society 13
HIST 4369Introduction to Ethnohistory 13
HIST 4373Economic and Social History of the Americas 13
HIST 4388Problems in History3
HIST 3310History of Europe, 1815-19193
HIST 3311History of Europe Since 19193
HIST 3312Renaissance and Reformation3
HIST 3313Europe During the Old Regime, 1600-17603
HIST 3314Revolutionary Europe, 1760-18153
HIST 3315History of England to 16033
HIST 3316History of England Since 16033
HIST 3358The Military History of the Western Wolrd3
HIST 3368BLaw and Society in Early America 13
HIST 4303Ancient Greece and the Mediterranean World, 1600 B.C. to 30 B.C.3
HIST 4304Ancient Rome and the Mediterranean 500 B.C. to 500 A.D.3
HIST 4307Medieval European History, 300-14003
HIST 4317Tudor-Stuart England, 1485-16893
HIST 4318ADaily Life in the Roman Empire3
HIST 4318GWestern Eurpore and the Development of Modern Africa3
HIST 4318OHistory of Modern Spain3
HIST 4318PFrance and the Modern World3
HIST 4318QHistory of Early Modern Spain3
HIST 4318RAncient and Medieval Spain3
HIST 4318SBritain and the World 13
HIST 4318TTopics in Roman and Medieval Britain 13
HIST 4318UTopics in Industrial Britain 13
HIST 4320Origins of Christianity3
HIST 4333The History of Russia and Eurasia to 19173
HIST 4334The History of Russia and Eurasia from 1917 to Present3
HIST 4336Germany from 1815 to Present3
HIST 4337Germany and National Socialism, 1918-19453
HIST 4350PEuropean Colonial 13
HIST 4350SPiracy Through the Ages 13
HIST 4350WThe Great War 13
HIST 4368War and Society3
HIST 4388Problems in History3
HIST 3329Spanish Borderlands, 1521-1821 13
HIST 3340History of the United States, 1877-19143
HIST 3341History of the United States, 1914-19453
HIST 3342Social and Intellectual History of the United States, 1607-18653
HIST 3343Social and Intellectual History of the United States Since 18653
HIST 3346The Civil War and Reconstruction3
HIST 3349The Constitution of the United States3
HIST 3352Western America3
HIST 3353Southwestern History3
HIST 3357History of U.S. Foreign Relations3
HIST 3359African American History3
HIST 3363Colonial North America to 17633
HIST 3365US Early Republic, 1788-18283
HIST 3368AIntroduction to Public History3
HIST 3368BLaw and Society in Early America3
HIST 3368EUnited States Westward Expansionism, 1776-18613
HIST 3368FHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy-Making in the Muslim World3
HIST 3368HLBJ's America3
HIST 3368JThe Space Race3
HIST 3368KTopics in American Cultural History3
HIST 3368LHistory of Mexican American Music in the Southwest3
HIST 3368MPopular Music and Social Movements in 20th Century America3
HIST 3368NHistory of U.S. Foreign Policy in Indochina3
HIST 3368OU.S. Foreign Relations from Revolution to Reconstruction3
HIST 3368PThe U.S. and Britain in the Sixties3
HIST 3368RHistory of Rock and Roll3
HIST 3368SHistory of Music and Race in the American South3
HIST 3368TAmerican Songbook3
HIST 3368UU.S. - Cuban Relations 13
HIST 3368XOrganization of the Modern American State 13
HIST 3369YBlack Women and Black Protest in America3
HIST 3369ZImmigration and US History3
HIST 3371AConflict and Creativity in U.S. Urban and Suburban History 13
HIST 3372Texas History: A Survey3
HIST 3373AU.S. Women's History to 18773
HIST 3373BU.S. Women's History since 18773
HIST 3373CThe History of Rural Women3
HIST 3375ATopics in Working Class History3
HIST 3377History of Country Music3
HIST 3378History of the Blues3
HIST 3380The Desegregation of the South from 1944-19703
HIST 3381Democracy and Education3
HIST 4350WThe Great War3
HIST 4360History of the United States, 1945 to 19683
HIST 4361History of the United States, 1968 to the Present3
HIST 4363Riddles of the Civil War3
HIST 4364Military History of the United States3
HIST 4365Age of Revolution in North America, 1763-17893
HIST 4367US Antebellum Era, 1812-18613
HIST 4368War and Society 13
HIST 4369Introduction to Ethnohistory 13
HIST 4371Introduction to American Indian History3
HIST 4372Mexican American History3
HIST 4373Economic and Social History of the Americas 13
HIST 4375ACritical Issues in Texas History3
HIST 4375BAfrican-American Experience in Texas3
HIST 4376The History of Texas Music3
HIST 4388Problems in History3
HIST 4390History Practicum3
HIST 4300Social Studies Resources and Practices3
HIST 4380Historical Resources and Practices3
HIST 4399Senior Seminar3