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History Major Description and Requirements

We offer a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in History. Following completion of foundation courses, you can pursue different fields of history depending on your intellectual and career interests.

Cassie-w-Book.jpgFoundation Courses (24 credits)

  • Pre-Modern Civilization (HIST 103)
  • Modern World Civilization (HIST 104)
  • United States History to 1877 (HIST 203)
  • United States History after 1877 (HIST 204)
  • Research and Bibliography (HIST 200)
  • Historiography (HIST 205)
  • US Government and Public Policy (POSC 201)
  • Comparative Government and Public Policy (POSC 202)

Junior-Level Requirements (12 credits)

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Choose four (4):

  • Topics in European History (HIST 305)
  • Topics in Asian History (HIST 310)
  • Topics in United States History (HIST 320)
  • Topics in Latin American History (HIST 330)
  • Topics in the History of the Middle East and the Muslim World (HIST 340)
  • Topics in African History (HIST 350)

Senior-Level Requirements (10 credits)

  • Career and ePortfolio Workshop (HIST 450) 1 credit
  • Two 400-level seminars chosen from:
  • Seminar in Historical Periods (HIST 401)
  • Seminar in Issues in History (HIST 403)

One of the following:

  • One additional 400-level seminar
  • Senior Thesis (HIST 405)
  • Internship in History (HIST 540)

Total credits for a Major in History: 46

 

History Minor Description and Requirements

Dan-w-student.jpgThe History minor offers students the opportunity to study in moderate depth and breadth history as it reflects the development of political, economic, cultural and social institutions.

The flexibility of this minor allows you to choose the topics or areas that most interest you. We have extensive offerings in the histories of Asia, Europe, and the United States, with additional courses in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Requirements: Select six History courses, four (4) of which must be 300 level or above.

Total Credits for a Minor in History: 18

 

Public History Minor Description and Requirements

In January 2017, the department will officially add a new minor in Public History, which will provide students with knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience that can be used as preparation for a variety of careers in public history such as local, state, and national historic sites, archives, and museums.
This minor will draws on the strengths of the History and Arts Management programs to provide students with opportunities to combine expertise in history with applied learning in areas such as fundraising and marketing. As part of the minor, students will complete an internship at a site such as a museum, archive, or library.
Required Courses:
  • internshipFundamentals of Arts Organizations (AMGT 235)
  • Historical Methods and Theory (HIST 290)
  • Museum Studies (AMGT 335)
  • Internship (FPA 540 or HIST 540)

Choose three courses from the following*:

  • Arts Marketing (AMGT 245)
  • Financial Management in the Arts (AMGT 255)
  • Grants and Fundraising (AMGT 330)
  • Community Arts and Education (AMGT 345)
  • Advanced Museum Studies (AMGT 435)
  • Topics in European History (HIST 305)
  • Topics in Asian History (HIST 310)
  • Topics in United States History (HIST 320)
  • Topics in Latin American History (HIST 330)
  • Topics in the History of the Middle East and the Muslim World (HIST 340)
  • Topics in African History (HIST 350)

*History majors must choose at least two AMGT courses and Arts Management majors must choose three HIST courses

Courses used to fulfill the Public History minor cannot be counted towards a minor in Arts Management or History.

Total Credits for a Minor in Public History: 21
Please contact the chair of the History department, Anthony Daly, if you would like more information on any of these programs.