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BA in History

BA in History

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    89
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Program Learning Outcomes for BA in History Students graduating from this program will: Identify and connect the ways that people, ideas, and technologies have circulated across the range of geographic regions and historical periods. Apply historical questions to concrete cases and demonstrate analytical skills through the use of historical evidence, rigorous logic, and persuasive argument. Exhibit a solid understanding of historical methodologies and research skills, including the careful and creative use of primary and secondary sources that are read critically and weighed carefully as historical evidence. Demonstrate an awareness of the scholarly literature on a given research topic and identify the position of their research within that literature. Exhibit mastery in writing persuasive and analytical prose following the conventions of the discipline. Degree Requirements for BA in History For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. Students majoring in history must complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (10 courses) in history. Majors must distribute their 10 courses over at least four of the following five fields: Premodern—one course minimum Europe—one course minimum United States—one course minimum Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East—one course minimum Transnational, Comparative, World—one course minimum Additionally, requirements for completing the History major include: At least 18 credit hours (six courses) must be taken at Rice. Transfer credit, foreign or domestic, cannot count for more than 12 credit hours (four courses). AP/IB credit may not be used to satisfy any requirements for the history major (even though a student may be able to use AP/IB credit toward general university requirements). Please see the transfer credit guidelines listed below. At least 18 credit hours (six courses) are required at the 300 or 400 level. Two courses must be chosen from a departmental list of 400-level seminars. Some foreign language proficiency is desirable and the department highly recommends that students contemplating graduate work in history study at least one foreign language in some depth.

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