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Professions open to a history major include teaching, historical research and writing, journalism, government service (diplomacy, bureaucracy, intelligence-gathering, archival management, political office) and with additional training, the law. A bachelor's or graduate level degree is necessary for most history-related careers. The curriculum below is designed to transfer to four-year institutions. Students should choose electives in consultation with their academic advisor and based on the catalog of the college/university to which they plan to transfer.

Faculty
Rebecca Henthorn, Psychology, Sociology & Behavioral Sciences Program Chair
Kirk Rodden, Government, History & Criminal Justice Program Chair
Bob Carleton, Criminal Justice

Adunct Faculty
Richard Owens, Geography, U.S. History



Freshman Year
First Semester Cr Second Semester Cr
ORI 1011 New Student Col. Orientation 1 ENG 1213 English Comp II 3
ENG 1113 English Comp I 3 HST 1493 United States History Since 1865 3
Science w/Lab Elective 4 Science Elective 4
CIS 1113 Computer Concepts & Applications MTH 1413 Survey of Math or
MTH 1513 College Algebra 3
HST 1483 U.S. History to 1865 3 PE 1112 Personal Health or
Program Elective 3 PE 2212 First Aid 2
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 15

Sophomore Year
First Semester Cr Second Semester Cr
HST 1423 World Civilization to 1500 3 GVT 1113 American Federal Government 3
Humanities Elective 3 HST 1433 World Civilization Since 1500 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
Program Electives 6 Arts & Science Elective 3
Program Electives 6
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 18

Program Electives (15 hours):
Choose Electives from the following fields: History, Geography, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, or Government

HST 1423 -- World Civilization to 1500.
Prerequisite: None.
This course examines the major world civilizations from the prehistoric era to the early Renaissance. Three lecture hours. 
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 1433 -- World Civilization since 1500.
Prerequisite: None.
This course examines the events, movements, and ideas of the last five centuries that have shaped contemporary civilizations. Three lecture hours. 
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 1483 -- United States History to 1865.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from the pre-European era to 1865. Three lecture hours. 
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 1493 -- United States History since 1865.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a survey of the history of the United States from 1865 to the present. Three lecture hours.
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 1723 -- History of the Indian Tribes of the United States.
Prerequisite: None.
This course is a survey of the Indian tribes of the United States from the pre-Columbian to the contemporary period. The presentation will encompass the impact on tribal cultures of contact with white civilization, and the relationship of various tribes with the colonial and United States governments. Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 2323 -- Oklahoma History.
Prerequisite: None.
This college level course in Oklahoma history surveys early European exploration, Indian and white settlement, and development of state government. It examines the Oklahoma experience in the context of the larger national experience. Three lecture hours a week. 
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 2433 -- English History to 1688.
Prerequisite: None.
This course examines the history of Great Britain from the pre-Roman Era to 1688. Three lecture hours.
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 2443 -- English History since 1688.
Prerequisite: None.
This course examines history of Great Britain from 1688 to the present. Three lecture hours. 
Credit: Three
semester hours.

HST 2453 -- The Far East.
Prerequisite: HST 1423 or 1433.
This course is a survey of Asian history from the prehistoric era to the present. It examines the political, social, economic, and intellectual histories of China, Japan, and the countries of Southeast Asia. Three lecture hours.
Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 2463 -- African History.
Prerequisite: HST 1423 or 1433.
This course is a survey of African history from the prehistoric era to the present. It identifies and discusses the diverse cultural traditions of the continent and examines the impact that European imperialism and modern nationalism has had on those cultures. Three lecture hours. Credit: Three semester hours.

HST 2810 -- Special Problems in History.
Prerequisite: Approval of program chairman.
This course is a study and/or analysis of a selected area and/or topic in History. May be taken more than once.
Credit varies from one to four semester hours.

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