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History Department
612 Sierra Tower
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8250

Hours: M-F (8 a.m. to 5 p.m)
Phone: (818) 677-3566
Fax: (818) 677-3614

susan.mueller@csun.edu

Course Sequence

The following are course sequences for students who enter as Freshmen at CSUN and wish to graduate in four years, and for Junior transfer students who wish to graduate in two years. While these sequences may be helpful, the History Department recommends that students meet regularly with a Department advisor, an work out an individual plan appropriate to their needs and taking account of the courses available.

History Course Sequence for Entering Freshman Students

The following is a sequence of courses that may be followed by entering freshmen students in order to finish the History B.A. program in 4 years, earning 120 total units, consisting of 48 in History major, 52 in GE (including 9 at upper division level), 6 in Title V, and 14 in electives.

Year One

Semester 1 ~ Fall
History 110 or History 150 (3 Units) 
History 145,161, 185, 191, or 192 (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)

Semester 2 ~ Spring
History 151 (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Title V US Govt (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Year Two

Semester 3 ~ Fall
History 270 (Title V US History) (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Semester 4 ~ Spring
History 271 (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Year Three

Semester 5 ~ Fall
History 301 (3 Units)
History U.D. Area Requirement (3 Units)
History U.D. Elective (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Semester 6 ~ Spring
History U.D. Area Requirement (3 Units)
History U.D. Elective (3 Units)
History U.D. Elective (3 Units)
GE (Upper Division) (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Year Four

Semester 7 ~ Fall
History 498 (3 Units)
History UD Area Requirement (3 Units)
History UD Elective (3 Units)
History UD
GE (Upper Division) (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)

Semester 8 ~ Spring
History 497 (3 Units)
History UD Elective (3 Units)
GE (Upper Division) (4 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Elective (2 Units)

Six of the required 15 units of upper division History Electives may be, subject to approval of a History faculty advisor, in closely related upper division courses outside the major.

In addition to History 497 and 498, 15 units for the major must be in 400 level courses.History 302, 303, 304, and 371 may not be used to satisfy upper division area requirements or upper division elective requirements. Students working on “Social Science” secondary teaching credential need to see History Credential advisor regarding simultaneous completion of the BA. in History and Social Science Credential.

Because a number of variable factors influence course scheduling, the History Department cannot guarantee in advance that any specific course will be available in the semester the student may wish to take it. Students should therefore plan their programs each semester with the assistance of a History faculty advisor. Students may make advisement appointments in the History Department Office (Sierra Tower 610; telephone 677-3566).

Course Sequence for B.A. in History For Junior Transfer Students

The following is a sequence of courses that may be followed by junior transfer students with 60 units of completed required lower division work in order to finish the History B.A. program in 2 years, earning 120 total units, consisting of 48 in History major, 52 in GE (including 9 at upper division level), 6 in Title V, and 14 in electives.

Year One

Semester 1~ Fall
History 301 (3 Units)
History U.D. Area Requirement (3 Units)
History U.D. Elective (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Semester 2~Spring
History U.D. Area Requirement (3 Units)
History U.D. Elective (3 Units)
History U.D. Elective (3 Units)
GE (Upper Division) (3 Units)
Elective (3 Units)

Year Two

Semester 3~Fall
History 498 (3 Units)
History UD Area Requirement (3 Units)
History UD Elective (3 Units)
History UD
GE (Upper Division) (3 Units)
GE (3 Units)

Semester 4~Spring
History 497 (3 Units)
History UD Elective (3 Units)
GE (Upper Division) (4 Units)
GE (3 Units)
Elective (2 Units)

Six of the required 15 units of upper division History Electives may be, subject to approval of a History faculty advisor, in closely related upper division courses outside the major.

In addition to History 497 and 498, 15 units for the major must be in 400 level courses.

History 302, 303, 304, and 371 may not be used to satisfy upper division area requirements or upper division elective requirements.

Students working on “Social Science” secondary teaching credential need to see History Credential advisor regarding simultaneous completion of the BA. in History and Social Science Credential.

Because a number of variable factors influence course scheduling, the History Department cannot guarantee in advance that any specific course will be available in the semester the student may wish to take it. Students should therefore plan their programs each semester with the assistance of a History faculty advisor. Students may make advisement appointments in the History Department Office (Sierra Tower 610; telephone 677-3566).

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences is located in Sierra Hall Room 401 / CSU, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8256 / Phone: 818-677-3317