Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

History, BA/History, MA


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Program Coordinator: M. Todd Bennett (319-A Brewster Building; 252-328-1033; bennettm@ecu.edu)

The History, BA/History, MA accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree in history and is intended for outstanding history undergraduates. Eligible students accepted into the program may count up to 12 semester hours of approved graduate coursework towards completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

ECU undergraduate history students with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA and a 3.5 minimum GPA in history courses may apply for admission to the accelerated program after completing a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours. Students admitted to the accelerated program may begin taking graduate level courses while an undergraduate student. Permission to participate in graduate courses does not constitute admission into the graduate program. Students should apply for undergraduate graduation one semester prior to completing the undergraduate degree requirements and should apply for formal admission to the graduate program by the advertised application deadline for the desired term of admission. Complete instructions are found in the Admission and Readmission section of the Graduate Catalog.

Students accepted into the accelerated program must earn a grade of B or above in all graduate coursework to continue in the accelerated program. Students who earn a C in any graduate course may still count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but they will no longer be eligible to participate in the accelerated program or take graduate courses. Students may reapply for admission to the master’s program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the History, BA/History, MA accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours in any combination from the following two sets of courses:

Graduate elective courses:

  • HIST 5122 - Social and Cultural History of the United States Since 1865
  • HIST 5130 - Comparative History of New World Slavery and Race Relations
  • HIST 5140 - The Old South
  • HIST 5141 - The South Since 1877
  • HIST 5300 - Comparative History of Non-Western Civilizations
  • HIST 5340 - The Ancient Near East
  • HIST 5350 - The Renaissance in European History
  • HIST 5360 - The Reformation, 1450 -1598
  • HIST 5440 - Twentieth-Century England
  • HIST 5480 - Weimar and the Rise of Hitler
  • HIST 5505 - Maritime History of the Western World to 1415
  • HIST 5520 - Maritime History of the Western World Since 1815
  • HIST 5660 - Imperialism in Theory and Practice, 1800 to Present
  • HIST 5680 - Diplomatic History of Modern Asia
  • HIST 5860 - Imperialism in Theory and Practice, 1800 to the Present
  • HIST 5765 - Latin America, 1492 to the Present
  • HIST 5800 - Africa and the Trans - Atlantic Slave Trade
  • HIST 5810 - Africa during the Colonial Era, 1884 -1994
  • HIST 5830 - African Independence Movements of the Twentieth Century
  • HIST 5840 - Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa
  • HIST 5910 - Introduction to the Administration of Archives and Historical Manuscripts
  • HIST 5920 - Techniques of Museum and Historic Site Development
  • HIST 5930 - Field and Laboratory Studies in Museum and Historic Site Development
  • HIST 5960 - Introduction to Oral History
  • HIST 5985 - Historic Preservation Planning
  • HIST 6010 - Maritime History of the Atlantic World, 1415 -1815
  • HIST 6030 - Jefferson, Jackson, and the Atlantic World
  • HIST 6155 - Gender and the Cold War
  • HIST 6525 - Sea Power, 480 BC to the Present
  • HIST 6570 - The Modern Middle East: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Admission Process


Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of this catalog.

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