Suggested Course Sequence

Bachelor of Arts – History

Access the complete curriculum for the BA, History, from the History & Political Science Department section of the Daemen catalog.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program; however, HST105-106, and HST220-221 must be completed by the end of Year 2. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Faculty Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 18 credits allowed for all semesters.

Liberal Arts and Science Studies

Courses may be taken in the following areas: Anthropology; Art History; Biology; Chemistry; Communication Arts; (English) Composition; Computer Science (limited to: CSC101, CSC201; CSC212); Criminal Justice (limited to PSC117); Foreign Languages; Geography; Geology; Literature; Mathematics; Music (limited to history or theory courses); Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Religion; Sociology; Theatre (limited to: THA106 or other history or theory courses).

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester).

FIRST SEMESTER

  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • HST105 Introduction to World History I: From Antiquity-1500 (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (1st Learning Community: linked course) (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • HST106 Introduction to World History II: From 1500 (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (2nd Learning Community) (6)
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES: Consult the programs requirements for minimum credits to be completed in each of these 3 categories. See above for a summary of allowable courses to fulfill the Liberal Arts and Science requirement.

Year 2

FIRST SEMESTER

  • HST220 American History to 1877 (3)
  • Political Science: Select one: PSC101 Comparative Political Systems, PSC113 American Politics, or PSC121 International Relations (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3)
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • HST221 American History from 1877 to the Present (3)
  • HST History elective (3)
  • Language/Core Elective (3)
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVE AND/OR FREE ELECTIVE (6)
  • CFE97 Career Preparation Seminar
  • Total Credits (15)

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES: Consult the programs requirements for minimum credits to be completed in each of these 3 categories. See above for a summary of allowable courses to fulfill the Liberal Arts and Science requirement.

Year 3

FIRST SEMESTER

  • HST History electives (6)
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

SECOND SEMESTER

  • HST331 History Research Methods and Historiography (3)*
  • HST History elective (3)
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (12)
  • Total Credits (18)

*HST331 is a prerequisite for HP445 and must be successfully completed before taking HP445. It is offered only in the Spring semester.

 

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES: Consult the programs requirements for minimum credits to be completed in each of these 3 categories. See above for a summary of allowable courses to fulfill the Liberal Arts and Science requirement.

Year 4

FIRST SEMESTER

  • HP445 Senior Capstone Project (3)*
  • HST History elective (3)
  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (9)
  • Total Credits (15)

*Students are strongly advised to complete HP445 in the fall of their senior year. Please note that HP445 is a prerequisite for HP446 and must be successfully completed before students can take HP446.

SECOND SEMESTER

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES AND/OR CAREER FIELD EXPERIENCE (15)
  • OPTIONAL: HP446 Advanced Senior Research (2)*
  • Total Credits (15/17)

*Students must successfully complete HP445 before taking HP446. HP446 is an optional research course and is not required for graduation.

 

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE (LAS) STUDIES AND/OR CORE ELECTIVES AND/OR FREE ELECTIVES: Consult the programs requirements for minimum credits to be completed in each of these 3 categories. See above for a summary of allowable courses to fulfill the Liberal Arts and Science requirement.