Bachelor of Arts in History: Honors Concentration Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum number of units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
HIST 110
History of Western Civilization I
or World History to 1500
3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
HIST 111
History of Western Civilization II
or World History Since 1500
3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
HIST 120 History of the U.S. through Reconstruction 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
HIST 121 History of the U.S. since Reconstruction 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
HIST 300GW Seminar in Historical Analysis - GWAR 4 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total)– Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Seventh Semester
HIST 660 Computer Methodology for Historians 3
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
Select One: 3
Proseminar: European History 6  
Proseminar: American History  
Proseminar in World History  
HIST 697 Honors Thesis 6 3
Major Field of Study (24 Units Total) – Take Two 5 6
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in History are required to complete 12 units of complementary studies. The History department will accept complementary studies in any of four distinct paths outlined below from courses with a prefix other than HIST, and not cross-listed with HIST. These units can be earned in residence at San Francisco State, in a Study Abroad Program, or transferred.

  1. Within an established minor students will satisfy complementary studies by completing 12 units from a single minor. Of these 12 units, a maximum of 6 units may be lower division.
  2. Foreign Language Students must complete 12 units in a single foreign language.
  3. Study Abroad Students must successfully pass 12 units with any prefix on a CSU or SF State supported study abroad program.
  4. Flexibility Option Students, in consultation with an advisor, may choose 12 upper division units in courses with a prefix other than HIST, and not cross-listed with HIST.

Students who have earned AA–T or AS–T degrees and are pursuing a similar B.A. degree at SF State are required to fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement as defined by the major department. Students should consult with a major advisor about how transfer units and/or SF State units can best be applied to this requirement in order to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

5

Fields of Study (24 units)

Option I:

Students should complete 12 upper division units in one field of study and 6 upper division units in each of two other fields of study.  U.S. History must be one of the three fields.

  • U.S. History
  • Choose two fields from among the following: Africa, Asia (may include the Middle East), Europe (either Europe before 1500 or Europe since 1500), or Latin America.

Option II:

Students may complete 6 units in each of the three fields of study, distributed geographically as above, and 6 elective units, so long as a minimum of 12 units fall under a theme approved on departmental advisement such as Empire and Imperialism; Gender, Sexuality and the Body; Religion and Society; or the Pre-modern World (applicable courses are listed in the department’s Undergraduate Advising Booklet).

6

HIST 640, HIST 642, HIST 644, HIST 697 serve as the culminating experience course for the major.