History

Degree to be earned: 
B.A.
Major Academic Plan: 
History
Concentrations: 

Why study history

buildingThe study of history allows us to understand the modern world. Most of the issues facing the modern world, such as economic globalization, terrorism, and political upheaval, are rooted in specific historical events and circumstances. Understanding the roots of these issues help us understand the issues themselves, and thus makes us more informed global citizens.

Major Courses

30 semester hours

  • HIS 030  - Junior Written/Oral Communication
  • HIS 105 - World Civilizations I
  • HIS 106 - World Civilazations II
  • HIS 107 - History of the United States to 1865
  • HIS 108 - History of the United States 1865 to the present
  • HIS 405 - Seminar: Historical Method and Interpretation 

15 additional semester hours at the 300 level, with at least one course from each of the categories:

European:

  • HIS 311 - Classical World
  • HIS 321- Medieval History
    “We’re given the ability to write papers, give presentations, and conduct research on whatever we want. You can explore what you’re interested in as it relates to your own career.”                       Rebecca Dickerson '14
  • HIS 322 - Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 325 - Modern Europe
  • HIS 357 - History of England
  • HIS 359 - History of Germany

World:

  • HIS 332 - History of the Modern Middle East
  • HIS 333 - History of Modern China
  • HIS 352 - Latin American History

American:

  • HIS 374 - Origins of the American Republic
  • HIS 375 - Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 384 - Twentieth Century America
  • HIS 385 - African American History
  • HIS 386 - Women in America

Allied Courses

Ten semester hours selected from courses offered in the Departments of English, Political Science, Anthropology, Languages or Philosophy. At least half of these credits must be at the 200 level or above.