Amy Sayward, Chair
Bakari, Beemon, Bynum, Chao, Conard, Crawford, Doyle, Foley, Foster, Haas, Heffington, Hoffschwelle, Holloway, Hunt, Leone, Martin, McCormack, McCusker, McWatters, Myers-Shirk, Nelson, Norkunas, Pruitt, Rosenmuller, Rowe, Rupprecht, Scherzer, West, Williams, Woods
Courses in the Department of History are designed to meet the General Education needs of all students as well as to provide a solid foundation for those planning to pursue careers in history, law, journalism, business, and other fields.
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (teaching). The department also offers a minor in History.
The Department of History coordinates the interdisciplinary minors in African American Studies; Media, History, and Culture; Environment and Human Society; Medieval Studies; Southern Studies; Twentieth-Century European Studies; and American Culture. Interdisciplinary minors are open to all students in the University. See Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors .
General Education Requirements
All students seeking a degree from the University must complete 6 semester hours in General Education History, selected from HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , and HIST 2030 . Sophomore-level standing (or above) is recommended for HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , and HIST 2030 . For General Education Humanities and/or Fine Arts, one course of Western Civilization (HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 ) or of World Civilizations (HIST 1110 , HIST 1120 ) may be taken (see General Education ).
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
The department offers graduate certificates, the Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in Public History degrees. Requirements for these degrees and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.