The General History concentration is an excellent choice for students planning careers in history, government service, and other professional occupations requiring broad intellectual and practical skills. History majors who select the General History concentration must complete another major or minor offered at CSU (except History).

Effective Spring 2016

A minimum grade of C (2.00) must be earned in HIST 492 and all 100-level courses required in the history major.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 15003D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)3D 
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)3D 
Minor or Second Major1 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
Mathematics1B3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
HIST 1** History, 100-level 3
History Elective, Upper-Division2 3
Minor or Second Major1 6
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Electives 9
 Total Credits 30
Junior
 
HIST *** History, AUCC Category 4A (See list below)4A6
HIST *** History, Upper-Division non U.S.3 3
HIST *** History, Upper-Division U.S.4 3
Minor or Second Major1 6
Electives 12
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
HIST 492Capstone Seminar4A,4B,4C3
History electives, Upper-Division2 6
Minor or Second Major1 6-15
Electives5 6-15
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

History, AUCC Category 4A Courses

Code Title AUCC Credits
HIST 300 Ancient Greece to 323 B.C.E. 4A 3
HIST 301 Roman Republic 4A 3
HIST 303 Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra 4A 3
HIST 304 Women in Ancient Greece and Rome 4A 3
HIST 308 Ancient Christianity to 500 A.D. 4A 3
HIST 309 Medieval Christianity, 500-1500 4A 3
HIST 311 Medieval England 4A 3
HIST 315 Tudor Stuart England, 1485-1689 4A 3
HIST 317 Renaissance and Reformation Europe 4A 3
HIST 318 The Age of the Enlightenment 4A 3
HIST 319 Early Modern France, 1500-1789 4A 3
HIST 320 Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789 4A 3
HIST 321 Industrial Society in Europe, 1600-1871 4A 3
HIST 322 Industrial Society in Europe, 1871-1989 4A 3
HIST 323 Russia Before 1700 4A 3
HIST 324 Imperial Russia 4A 3
HIST 328 Modern Europe, 1815-1914 4A 3
HIST 329 Europe in Crisis, 1914-1941 4A 3
HIST 330 Eastern Europe Since 1918 4A 3
HIST 331 The Soviet Union 4A 3
HIST 332 Germany Since World War I 4A 3
HIST 333 Contemporary Europe 4A 3
HIST 334 European Culture in the 20th Century 4A 3
HIST 335 Britain in the 20th Century 4A 3
HIST 340 Colonial North America, 1492-1800 4A 3
HIST 341 Eighteenth Century America 4A 3
HIST 343 Early U.S. Republic 4A 3
HIST 344 Antebellum America 4A 3
HIST 345 Civil War Era 4A 3
HIST 346 Reconstruction and the New South 4A 3
HIST 347 United States, 1876-1917 4A 3
HIST 348 United States, 1917-1945 4A 3
HIST 349 United States Since 1945 4A 3
HIST 350 United States Foreign Relations Since 1914 4A 3
HIST 351 American West to 1900 4A 3
HIST 352 American West Since 1900 4A 3
HIST 353 U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 4A 3
HIST 354 American Architectural History 4A 3
HIST 355 American Environmental History 4A 3
HIST 356 American Cultural and Intellectual History 4A 3
HIST 357/MLSC 357 The American Military Experience 4A 3
HIST 359 American Women's History Since 1800 4A 3
HIST 360 United States Immigration History 4A 3
HIST 410 Colonial Latin America 4A 3
HIST 412 Mexico 4A 3
HIST 414 Revolutions in Latin America 4A 3
HIST 421 Africa: Colonialism to Independence 4A 3
HIST 422 Modern Africa 4A 3
HIST 423 South African History 4A 3
HIST 430 Ancient Near East 4A 3
HIST 431 Ancient Israel 4A 3
HIST 432 Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an 4A 3
HIST 433 Muhammad and the Origins of Islam 4A 3
HIST 438 The Modern Middle East 4A 3
HIST 440 Modern South Asia: Colonialism and Nationalism 4A 3
HIST 441 South Asia Since Independence 4A 3
HIST 450 Ancient China 4A 3
HIST 451 Medieval China and Central Asia 4A 3
HIST 452 China in the Modern World, 1600-Present 4A 3
HIST 455 Tokugawa and Modern Japan, 1600-Present 4A 3
HIST 461 Rise and Fall of British Empire 1600-1947 4A 3
HIST 463 Science and Technology in Modern History 4A 3
HIST 464 Pacific Wars: Philippines-WWII 4A 3
HIST 465 Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam 4A 3
HIST 466 U.S.-China Relations Since 1800 4A 3
HIST 469 The Crusades 4A 3
HIST 479 Practice of Public History 4A 3

History, Upper-Division Course Categories

Course Number Range Title
HIST 300 - HIST 339 Europe
HIST 340 - HIST 379 North America/US
HIST 410 - HIST 419 Latin America
HIST 420 - HIST 429 Africa
HIST 430 - HIST 439 Middle East
HIST 440 - HIST 449 South Asia
HIST 450 - HIST 459 East Asia
HIST 460 - HIST 471 World/Trans-regional
1

Students must complete a minor or second major to fulfill the requirements for the major in History, General History concentration. Select any minor offered at CSU except the History minor for a minimum of 21 credits; or select any second major offered at CSU for a minimum of 27 credits.

2

Students may not count more than 3 credits of HIST 484 and HIST 487 toward their history Upper-Division electives requirement.

3

Select one Upper-Division course from one of the following categories: Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America/ Caribbean, Middle East, South Asia, World/Trans-regional. See Upper-Division Course Categories table.

4

Select one Upper-Division course from the North America/US category.

5

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be Upper-Division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Students must earn a C or better in all 100‐level History classes and HIST 492 capstone.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Select one course from the following:   3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500  3D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)  3D 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Mathematics  1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)  3D 
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Minor or Second Major Course (Lower-Division)   3
Elective (or course in Second Major)   3
AUCC 1B (MATH), CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 1** History, 100-level   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Minor or Second Major Course (Lower-Division)   3
Elective (or course in Second Major)   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
History Elective, Upper-Division   3
Advanced Writing  23
Minor or Second Major Course (Lower-Division)   3
Electives (or courses in Second Major)   6
HIST 1*** History, 100-level must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST*** History, AUCC Category 4A (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)  4A3
Select one course from the following:   3
HIST*** History, Upper-Division non U.S.
    
HIST*** History, Upper-Division U.S.
    
Minor or Second Major Course (Upper-Division)   3
Electives (or courses in Second Major)   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST*** History, AUCC Category 4A (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)  4A3
Select one course from the following, must be from category not taken in Semester 5:   3
HIST*** History, Upper-Division non U.S.
    
HIST*** History, Upper-Division U.S.
    
Minor or Second Major Course (Upper-Division)   3
Electives (or courses in Second Major)   6
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Upper-Division HIST Electives   6
Minor or Second Major Course (Upper-Division)   3
Electives (or courses in Second Major)   6
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 492Capstone SeminarX 4A,4B,4C3
Minor or Second Major Course (Upper-Division)X  3
Electives (or courses in Second Major)X  6
ElectiveX  2
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study. X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120