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BGS in General Studies: History Emphasis (33 hours*)


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  1. Complete the following prerequisite course:
  2. Complete the following core courses:
      HIST 201 : World Civilization to 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 201 : World Civilization to 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also. Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: World civilization from Greek antiquity to Renaissance; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.

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      HIST 202 : World Civilization from 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 202 : World Civilization from 1500. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: World civilization from Renaissance to present; explores fundamental questions in the human experience, examines formative events in history, and seeks to teach value of important texts.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

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      : Honors World Civilization from 1500.
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      HIST 220 : The United States Through 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 220 : The United States Through 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Discovery, colonization, American Revolution, estabishment of the Constitution, foreign affairs, westward expansion, slavery, sectionalism, Civil War, and reconstruction.

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      HIST 221 : The United States Since 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 221 : The United States Since 1877. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Industrialization, immigration, urbanization, political and social movements, and foreign policy.

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  3. Complete one of the following tracks:
    1. History:
        Complete 18 hours from the following:
    2. Family History:
      1. Complete 6 hours from the following:
      2. Complete 12 hours from the following:
          HIST 282 : Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 282 : Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
          PREREQUISITE: HIST 217
          DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in colonial American studies.

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          HIST 317 : The Family and the Law in American History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 317 : The Family and the Law in American History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
          PREREQUISITE: HIST 217
          DESCRIPTION: The interaction of families with law and government as illustrated in original American sources; individual family histories reconstructed in the broader perspective of history.

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          HIST 350 : British Family, Local and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 350 : British Family, Local and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
          PREREQUISITE: HIST 217
          DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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          HIST 351 : Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 351 : Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
          PREREQUISITE: HIST 217
          DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Germanic areas of Europe.

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          HIST 353 : Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 353 : Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
          PREREQUISITE: HIST 217
          DESCRIPTION: Records, geo-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families; development of demographic and family history studies which may include Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy and their colonies in the Americas.

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          HIST 421 : English Language Handwriting and Documents. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 421 : English Language Handwriting and Documents. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Odd Yrs.
          DESCRIPTION: Interpretation of handwriting within historical contexts in vernacular scripts in the British Isles, sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, in sources useful in family, local, and social history research.

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          HIST 481R : Directed Research in Family History. (.5-3:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 481R : Directed Research in Family History. (.5-3:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
          DESCRIPTION: Student research directed by faculty member on family history topic of mutual interest.

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          HIST 496R : Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History. (1-6:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          HIST 496R : Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History. (1-6:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
          DESCRIPTION: Work-study involving family, local, and/or social history at one or more archives, libraries, publishers, data providers, or research organizations on the international, national, state, or local level, under supervision of a professional genealogist, historian, archivist, or librarian.

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  4. Complete the following capstone course:
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study only.
      PREREQUISITE: STDEV 100; completion of all other BGS program requirements.
      DESCRIPTION: Culminating course required for bachelor of general studies degree: analyze and evaluate BGS experience in light of the "Aims of a BYU Education" and summarize this experience in a reflective paper, integrate material learned in emphasis by completing a scholarly essay, and demonstrate accomplishment of learning outcomes.

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  5. Note 1: Other BYU undergraduate courses (including Salt Lake Center classes) in history may also be used to fill emphasis electives in either track.

    Note 2: In the Family History track, Hist 317 can be used to meet either requirement "i" or "ii"; it cannot be double-counted.


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.