Jun 19, 2024  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Emily Baran, Interim Chair

Bakari, Chao, Doyle, Fialka, Foley, Haas, Hoffschwelle, Kolar, Kyriakoudes, Ly, Martin, McCormack, McCusker, Myers-Shirk, Nelson, Norkunas, Polk, Pruitt, Riley-Sousa, Rosenmuller, Rupprecht, Sayward, Sikes, Sutherland, Taylor-Polesky, Treadwell, West, 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) and a Bachelor of Science in History and a Bachelor of Science in History (teaching). The department also offers a minor in History and participates in the Africana Studies major.

The Department of History coordinates the interdisciplinary minors in African American Studies; Media, History, and Culture; Environment and Human Society; Medieval Studies; Twentieth-Century European Studies; American Culture; and War, Policy, and Security. 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 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2040 , or HIST 2050 . Sophomore-level standing (or above) is recommended for HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2040 , and HIST 2050 . 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 ).

Graduate Study

The department offers a graduate certificate in museum management, 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.