General Education - Distributive Learning Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

At least 3
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

 

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Major in History for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Required Courses
HIST-111AWorld History: The Origins Of The West, To 15003
HIST-111BWorld History: The West And The World, 1500-Present3
HIST-214United States History 1607-18773
HIST-215United States History 1877-Present3
HIST-275Writing Intensive Program: Writing And Methods For Majors 13
One course in non-European and non-United States History.3
Six courses chosen from 300-level electives in history with the approval of an advisor. One of these must be in non-European, non-United States History.18
Total Hours36
1

This course must be taken as soon as possible after the declaration of the History major.

Students should also be aware of the University requirements for the Bachelor's degree, in particular all history majors must take a history writing intensive course.

Students wishing to be licensed for teaching history in secondary schools should consult the Secondary Education section of this catalog. Students seeking licensure to teach United States history are required to complete 8 semester hours in U.S. history.

All history majors are required to establish an Assessment Portfolio with the Departmental secretary before graduation. The purpose of this portfolio is solely to assess the effectiveness of the history curriculum in meeting the goals of the major. The portfolio will consist of either one research paper of at least 10 pages in length, or three theme papers of 3-5 pages in length (book reviews are not acceptable). The paper(s) must have been written for course work in history at Northeastern. Although student papers will not be graded and will only be assessed for statistical purposes, students are nonetheless encouraged to submit their best work for evaluation. STUDENTS ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO KEEP COPIES OF ALL APPROPRIATE HISTORY PAPERS (or they may deposit copies of their papers with the departmental secretary at the time such papers are handed back by their instructors).

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.
 

First Year
Term 1Hours
ENGL-101Writing I3
HIST-111A or HIST-2143
General Education - Fine Arts3
General Education - Humanities3
MATH Course3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
HIST-111B or HIST-2153
General Education-Humanities3
General Education-Science3
Elective/Minor3
ENGL-102Writing II3
 Term Hours15
Second Year
Term 1
HIST 111A or HIST-2143
HIST Writing Intensive Course3
General Education - Science3
General Education - Fine Arts3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
HIST-111B or HIST-2153
HIST-111C/D/E/F3
General Education-Science Lab3
General Education-Social Behavioral3
Elective/Minor3
 Term Hours15
Third Year
Term 1
300-Level HIST Elective3
General Education-Humaniies3
General Education-Social Behavioral3
Elective/Minor3
Upper Level Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
300-Level HIST Elective3
General Education-Humanities3
Elective/Minor3
Elective/Minor3
Upper Level Elective3
 Term Hours15
Fourth Year
Term 1
300-Level HIST Elective3
300-Level non-Western Course3
Upper Level Elective3
Upper Level Elective3
Upper Level Elective3
 Term Hours15
Term 2
Upper Level Elective3
Upper Level Elective3
Upper Level Elective3
300-Level HIST Elective3
300-Level HIST Elective3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours: 120