The Bachelor of Arts in History is designed to provide the intellectual breadth and the analytical skills that allow students to make meaningful connections between the past and the present.
To that end, history majors are encouraged to interpret and question the cultural, social, economic and political factors that shape the ways in which individuals, societies, and cultures change over time. History faculty help students develop the skills of historical analysis, critical reading and writing, and research through a combination of lecture courses and limited enrollment seminars.
Building on the University’s identity and mission as an international American liberal arts college in Italy, the core program focuses on the national and regional histories of the United States, Italy, Europe, and the Mediterranean, while a course on the history of globalization introduces students to the tools needed to understand cross-cultural and interregional interactions. Through their choice of major electives, history majors can then focus their studies on the areas, eras, or types of history that interest them most.
Core Curriculum (12 courses): The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses required for the major.
Major Electives (5 courses)
Five HS courses, at least three of which are at 300 level. Relevant courses from other disciplines may be considered, but require approval by the students advisor and the Humanities Department Chair.
Sufficient to give a total of 120 credits.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
No course may be used to satisfy more than one General Distribution Requirement.
Applicants whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate sufficient preparation in the English language.
Standardized test scores, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are useful in assessing a students language capability. A minimum score of 563 on the paper based TOEFL, 223 on the computer based TOEFL exam, or 85 on the TOEFL iBT exam or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required. John Cabot University offers an internal English Language Placement Test which may be taken by students in place of the TOEFL or IELTS.
John Cabot University has a long tradition of welcoming transfer students who want the international liberal arts education we offer. Our students come from 55 different countries, including Italy and the United States, enriching classroom discussions and the vibrancy of our community.
No work experience is required.
John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.