Online BIS in History and Politics

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The History and Politics Concentration is designed for students interested in history and politics and their role in society. The concentration prepare students for work in a variety of fields, including communication, research, advocacy, government, business, law, and education. It is also be suitable for those who plan to pursue a graduate study in history, politics, or other fields in the humanities and social sciences. 

Those focusing in History and Politics complete 18 credits of concentration courses. Students are also required to take two ISLS courses and ISIN 4510 Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences and ISIN 4520 Special Topics in the Conduct of Inquiry: Humanities, 24 credits of degree electives, Capstone I and Capstone II.

Degree elective courses must be outside of the History and Politics Concentration. These vary by semester and may include courses in disciplines such as anthropology, art, art history, architectural history, business, classics, drama, economics, information technology, music, philosophy, religion, and sociology. 


BIS in History and Politics Courses:

  • ISHU 4011 That Devil Music: A Cultural History of Blues Music in the US
  • ISIN 4510 The Atlantic World
  • ISLS 3010 Nationalism and National Identity
  • ISLS 3211 Russian Politics
  • ISLS 3295 US History Through the Virginia Experience
  • ISLS 4251 Exploring Modern US History: A Research Methods Course
  • ISSS 3050 Evolution of International Relations
  • ISSS 3810 The American Presidency
  • ISSS 3382 History of Genocide
  • ISSS 3383 Dark Side of the Twentieth Century
  • ISSS 3850 Media and Politics
  • ISSS 4005 Irregular Warfare: Terrorists, Insurgents, and Transnational Criminals
  • ISSS 4010 The Second World War: Experience of Total War
  • ISSS 4020 Europe after 1945
  • ISSS 4060 War and World Politics
  • ISSS 4290 An Alternative History of Early America
  • ISSS 4292 Liberalism and Conservatism in Modern America


For more information please reach out to a recruitment coordinator. Call us at 800.346.3882 or email [email protected]

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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