Nov 26, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

History—Preforeign Service Major (B.A.)


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Special curriculum; major code BA4212

To prepare for the annual foreign service officer examinations, you are advised to acquire as broad an education as possible. Facility in written and spoken English; competency in a foreign language; and a good background in economics, history, political science, business, or public administration are essential. A preforeign service major is available through the Departments of Economics, History, or Political Science. You can obtain detailed information about foreign service officer examinations, including sample questions from previous examinations, from these departments.

College-Level Requirements


Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

History Major Requirements


The history major requirement for the B.A. degree consists of a minimum of 56 hours. This total includes:

Eight hours from either of the following series:


(courses selected must be “adjacent,” e.g., 103 and 102, or 122 and either 121 or 123)

32 hours at the 300–400 level, including:


Select ONE of the following areas and complete three courses (12 hours):


  • ALSO, complete four additional courses (16 hours) by choosing TWO courses from EACH of the remaining areas.

Europe: Must include one course on material predominantly before 1500, one from 1500-1800, and one after 1800.

Non-Western (Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Asia): Must include one course on material predominantly before 1800, one from the 19th century, and one from the 20th century.

North America (Canada, United States): Must include one course before 1800, one from the 19th century, and one from the 20th century.

Notes:


With the help of your advisor, you will need to develop a coherent plan of study. The emphasis will be to select courses that interrelate within a particular area. Your advisor will be critical to your success in choosing an appropriate plan of study.

Students with GPAs of 3.0 and above will be informed about internship opportunities or encouraged to write a senior honors thesis.

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