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    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog of Courses 
2022-2023 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 33

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

First-Year Launch Course FLC FLC 100  (Credits:1)
Communication CO1/CO2 COMP 150 p and any one approved
        or CO2course (Credits: 6)
  CO2/CO3 Any one approved CO2p course and any one approved
    CO3p course (Credits: 6)
Mathematics MA1 MATH 105 p (Credits: 3)
Arts & Humanities AH Any one approved AH course (Credits: 3)
Arts & Humanities AH One additional approved AH course (Credits: 3)
History HI Any one approved HI course (Credits: 3)
Social & Behavioral Sciences SS Any one approved SS course (Credits: 3)
AH/HI/SSb AH or HI or SS One additional approved AHb or HIb or SSb course (Credits: 3)
Natural & Physical Sciences SC1 Any one approved SC1 course (Credits: 4)
  SC1 or SC2 Any one approved SC1 or SC2 course (Credits: 3-4)

Major Requirements - Credits: 39-42

Major Electives:

You may complete the elective course requirements for this major in one of two ways:

1) Complete the General History Electives section shown below.

2) Complete the requirements of an area of Concentration (Public History). If you complete a concentration, the concentration will be noted on transcript. 

General History Electives:

United States:

Complete one (1) course from the following:


Complete one (1) course from the following:


Complete one (1) course from the following:

Upper Division Requirements:

Students must complete a total of eight (8) courses from the following upper division categories (US, Europe, and World). Among those categories, complete three (3) courses from two (2) categories of your choice, and two (2) courses from the remaining category.

Public History Concentration:

Public History Lower division Courses:

Complete two (2) courses from the following:

Public History Upper division Courses:

Complete two (2) courses from the following:

United States Lower division Courses:

Complete one (1) course from the following:

United States Upper division Courses:

Complete one (1) course from the following:

Europe Lower division Courses:

Complete one (1) course from the following:

World Lower Division Courses:

Complete one (1) course from the following:

World Upper Division Courses:

Complete one (1) course from the following:

Free Electives - Credits: Variable

Chosen in conjunction with your academic advisor to assure that the total graduation credit requirement for this program is met.  

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 33 credits or who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free electives.

Upper Division Requirement - Credits: 36

Among the total required courses, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses. This major may require additional courses to meet the upper division requirement.

Course Information

Prior to course registration, students should review all courses for prerequisites, minimum prerequisite grade requirements and minimum class standing.

This course fulfills both a Major Program Core requirement and a Liberal Arts Core requirement.  It may also be used to fulfill a Major Program elective.  To complete the degree in the specified total credits for graduation, students must use this course to fulfill the major requirements.  If the course is noted as an elective option, it may be used to satisfy a Major Program elective requirement and a Liberal Arts Core requirement.  Credits for this course are counted in the Liberal Arts Core section of the curriculum listing but are not counted in the Major Requirements total.

Additional Program Notes

w Course may count if research paper/project is related to world. Course must be approvedby instructor and approved by chair.


All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core and at least one major must be met. Many students choose to use free electives to complete the requirements for a certificate, minor or teacher licensure.

A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major, a certificate or minor.

A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at Fort Lewis College. College-sponsored off-campus academic experiences are considered “in residence.”