The major and minor in History contribute to the intellectual and moral development of students and enhance their preparation for active citizenship in the American nation and the larger global community. Coursework in History hones the skills desired in students who plan to undertake graduate study or pursue careers in government, the law, education, or the private sector. The program’s coursework provides the skills necessary for fulfillment of a broad array of professional aspirations. History majors are required to complete seventeen courses (51 semester hours) in the discipline, including four surveys, HIST 101 and HIST 102 (The West and the World surveys) and HIST 201 and HIST 202 (The U.S. History surveys), HIST 112 - Historical Writing And Research , HIST 354 - Archival Collections And Service Learning , HIST 375 - Historiography , HIST 402 - Senior Thesis/Project , and HIST 480 - History And Contemporary Global Issues .
Beyond these required courses, students must complete eight 300-level elective history courses of their own choosing. Students must complete research papers in two 300-level elective history courses of their choosing.
The Minor in Public History may be taken in conjunction with either a major in history or in museum studies. This concentration combines rigorous training in the discipline of History with vocationally-oriented coursework that prepares students to engage the public in a discussion about the meaning and uses of the past.
Students may also design an independent major combining History with other related or appropriate courses, or they may elect to complete a minor in History, consisting of 18 semester hours of study.
History, History Education 6-12 Concentration, (BA)