School of Arts and Humanities
Historical Studies (BA)
Students who complete the major in Historical Studies may design distinctive degree programs by selecting among courses in historical and philosophical methods and approaches, traditional historical surveys, and specific historical and philosophical topics. Students are encouraged to focus their work in Historical Studies on a particular time or place, a significant theme, topic, or problem, or an approach to learning such as literature, the arts, ideas, science and technology, or the social sciences. Students may also be certified to teach history and/or social studies and/or English.
Since the following catalog course descriptions are very general, students are urged to consult the detailed course descriptions available on the web site for the School of Arts and Humanities.
Courses in Historical Studies are open to all students in the University.
Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies
Professors: Charles R. Bambach @cbambach, David F. Channell @channell, Pamela Gossin @psgossin, Zsuzsanna Ozsváth @zozsvath, David A. Patterson @dxp103120, Nils Roemer @nhr061000
Professors Emeritus: Joan Chandler @jchandlr, R. David Edmunds @edmunds, Stephen G. Rabe @rabe
Associate Professors: Matt Brown @mxb091000, J. Michael Farmer @jmf073000, Peter Park @pkp073000, Monica Rankin @mar046000, Natalie J. Ring @njr041000, Eric Schlereth @exs082000, Daniel B. Wickberg @wickberg, Michael L. Wilson @mwilson
Associate Professor Emeritus: Gerald L. Soliday @soliday
Clinical Associate Professor: Jeffrey Schulze @jxs072200
Assistant Professors: Rosemary Admiral @rxa170011, Kimberly Hill @kdh140430, Whitney Stewart @wxs160630, Benjamin (Ben) Wright @bxw151330
Clinical Assistant Professor: Pia Jakobsson @pkj010100
Research Assistant Professor: Debra Pfister @dhpf
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2
Communication: 6 semester credit hours
RHET 1302 Rhetoric
And choose one course from the following:
COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication
COMM 1315 Public Speaking
Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics core courses
Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences core courses
Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours
Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Language, Philosophy and Culture core courses
Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts core courses
American History: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from American History core courses
Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours
GOVT 2305 American National Government
GOVT 2306 State and Local Government
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences core courses
Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours
Select any 6 semester credit hours from Component Area option courses
II. Major Requirements, Lower-Division: 0 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum4
III. Major Requirements, Upper-Division: 42 semester credit hours
Major Core Courses: 6 semester credit hours
HIST 3301 Historical Inquiry
ARHM 3342 Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts and Humanities
Major Distribution and Elective Courses: 24 semester credit hours
Select any 3 semester credit hours of upper-division courses from each of the following groups:
European Historical Studies
Asian, African, and Latin American Historical Studies
Studies in Philosophy and Intellectual History
Historical Studies with content before 1800
And 12 semester credit hours of upper-division Historical Studies electives
Major-Related Courses: 12 semester credit hours
Students may select any combination of upper-division courses in Arts and Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, Art History, Visual Arts, Communications, Creative Writing, Dance, Theatre, Film Studies, Humanities, Literature and Language, and/or Music.
IV. Elective Requirements: 36 semester credit hours
Free Electives: 36 semester credit hours
Both upper-and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.
1. Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.
2. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.
3. A required Preparatory course that also fulfills a Core Curriculum requirement. Semester credit hours may be counted in Core Curriculum.
4. 0 semester credit hours beyond Core Curriculum, if the student has not previously completed other courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements.