History

Teaching Faculty

Professors Berryman, Shutt (chair-spring), and Tsutsui
Associate Professors Pfau, Skok, and Sprunger (chair-fall))
Assistant Professor Hancock

Description

Major in History

11 courses distributed as follows:

  • 2 courses in American history
  • 2 courses in European history
  • 3 courses in global history
  • 2 elective courses in history
  • HIST 300 Historiography
  • HIST 480 Senior Capstone Seminar

These 11 courses must include: 

  • 3 300- or 400-level courses in addition to HIST 300 Historiography  and HIST 480 Senior Capstone Seminar

Note(s):

History students are urged to acquire a strong background in foreign languages, especially if they intend to pursue graduate study. Specifically, the department recommends that such students take at least one course beyond what is stated in the college foreign language requirement. Many graduate programs require competency in two foreign languages in addition to English.

The department strongly recommends that students take HIST 300 Historiography during either their sophomore or junior year. In preparation for HIST 480 Senior Capstone Seminar, students interested in conducting significant primary source research and producing a substantial paper are encouraged to take HIST 450 Advanced Research and Writing.

 

Senior Capstone Experience

For the capstone experience, history majors take HIST 480  Senior Capstone Seminar, which focuses on developing editing and public presentation skills and culminates in the presentation of their work at the department's Senior Capstone Conference and the submission of a revised capstone paper. The grade for the senior capstone experience is based on the grades for the final draft of the capstone paper and for the Senior Capstone Conference presentation.

Minor in History

6 courses distributed as follows:

  • 1 course in American history
  • 1 course in European history
  • 2 courses selected from global history
  • 2 elective courses in history

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

General Topics Courses

HIST 190

HIST 201

HIST 300

HIST 450

HIST 480

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American History Courses

HIST 110

HIST 111

HIST 135

HIST 140

HIST 150

HIST 151

HIST 212

HIST 214

HIST 215

HIST 217

HIST 218

HIST 230

HIST 256

HIST 270

HIST 290

HIST 295

HIST 308

HIST 342

HIST 345

HIST 353

HIST 360

HIST 420

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European History Courses

HIST 169

HIST 221

HIST 224

HIST 225

HIST 226

HIST 227

HIST 294

HIST 301

HIST 302

HIST 317

HIST 318

HIST 336

HIST 338

HIST 339

HIST 425

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Global History Courses

HIST 130

HIST 160

HIST 228

HIST 243

HIST 244

HIST 246

HIST 250

HIST 251

HIST 281

HIST 285

HIST 291

HIST 292

HIST 293

HIST 306

HIST 307

HIST 310

HIST 325

HIST 330

HIST 334

HIST 341

HIST 430

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