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B.S./B.A. in History: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

180 total credits required

The online Bachelor’s in History prepares students for a variety of career paths. The four-year program includes lower- and upper-division courses that focus on both U.S. and world history. The program culminates with three requirements: Investigating the Past, Historical Research/Methods and a thesis/capstone project mentored by a faculty member.

In addition to historical knowledge, our curriculum is designed to teach critical thinking, research and writing skills for success in a variety of fields. Earn a Bachelor of Arts in History with a foreign language requirement or opt for 12 additional science credits to earn a Bachelor of Science in History.

Transfer Information

EOU offers a generous transfer policy for course credits to make it even more affordable and accessible to learn. The online Bachelor’s in History program accepts up to 135 credits for transfer to EOU. All undergraduate programs require a minimum of 20 credits earned from Eastern Oregon University.

Required Courses

Surveys world history from Neolithic times to the Columbian Exchange. Includes the development of Eurasian empires in India, China, Africa and Persia; the influence of Buddhism and Confucianism in Central and East Asia; the growth of Islam; the effects of Mongol conquest; and the relationship of early Western civilization to Asia and Africa.
Surveys world history from the Columbian Exchange to the present. Includes the development of modern nation states and economies; the effects of European colonialism and imperialism; revolution and change in Africa and Asia; the global development of science and technology; and the issue of war in the modern world.
Surveys the political, cultural, and social history of the United States through the Civil War. Prerequisite: College-level reading and writing skills.
Surveys the political, cultural, and social history of the United States since the Civil War. Prerequisite: College-level reading and writing skills.
This course is an introduction to the field of history. We will examine the kinds of sources historians explore, the approaches they take when examining those sources, and the different interpretations they might develop. The course also examines the typical output of historians, from book reviews to essays to museum placards. The topic of the course will vary by professor, but the ultimate goal of the course is to better understand what the field of history is about and how historians think about the past.
Major research paper demonstrating mastery of historical methodologies, use of primary as well as secondary sources. Prerequisite: HIST 203 & 303. Student must have at least junior standing to register for this course.

10-15 credits of US History coursework
10-15 credits of European/World History coursework
10-15 credits of Western/Comparative/Thematic History coursework

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