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The curriculum in the Department of History at Bloomsburg University has undergone substantial revision in recent years. These changes, which began with the addition of lower and upper level courses in Asian history and later Muslim world history, culminated in the fall of 2002 when adjustments to graduation requirements in the program became effective. Those adjustments were designed to broaden our curriculum in geographic, thematic, and chronological terms, while simultaneously enhancing the depth of coverage in required areas.
What kinds of courses would I take?
With the intention of providing diversity as well as the better understanding of the student's own world, the Department of History mandates key base requirements but also offers upper level course options. To promote a basic knowledge of global cultures the department requires two surveys in American history, two surveys in western civilization, and two surveys from a selection of African, Asian, Muslim world, and Latin American courses. To facilitate understanding of the historian's craft, students must take Historiography and Research and Writing Skills. The remaining fifteen of the thirty-nine academic credits for the major come from upper level offerings of which one course must be in United States, one in European, and one in non-western history.
Please follow the links below to find curriculum guides and other advisement documents for the Department of History at Bloomsburg University.
- History Majors Curriculum Guide Checksheet for students who enrolled into BU prior to Summer 2012 (pdf)
- History Majors Curriculum Guide Checksheet for Freshmen who enrolled into BU Summer 2012 and after (pdf)