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History

The goal of the History major is to provide students with a vigorous academic and intellectual experience that will enable them to analyze the major global and local historical milestones and events that have shaped today’s world. As a result of completing the requirements for the History major, students will be prepared for graduate-level education, or teaching, research, archival, museum, and business careers. Students will demonstrate their mastery of content areas in American and European history through their competency in written and oral communication, critical and analytical thinking, and understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Franciscan values, and their application within their professional and personal lives.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History

Required courses: 30 credits, including six credits to be selected from HIST 101, 102, 103, 104; six credits to be selected from HIST 201, 202, 203, 250; plus HIST 440 and HIST 450. Twelve credits to be selected from history course offerings with at least six credits from 300 - 400 level, and including a minimum of one non-western history or political science course.

Related courses: Twelve credits to be determined in consultation with advisor.

Western Civilization (HIST 101-HIST 104). The survey courses in European History study the major political, social, intellectual and economic forces that have shaped Western society. Each course emphasizes a specific period in European History and studies the problems of that era.

Development of American Society (HIST 201-HIST 203). The survey courses in American History study the major political, social, intellectual and economic forces that have shaped the American nation. Each course emphasizes a specific period in our history and studies the problems of that period.

Minor in History

A Minor in History consists of 18 credits, including a 100-level course selected from HIST 101, 102, 103 or 104; a 200-level American History course; and 300- and 400-level courses selected in consultation with the advisor.

Control Sheets and Four Year Plans

History Control Sheet
History Four Year Plan

What can I do with a degree in History?

Students will be prepared for graduate-level education, or teaching, to research, archival, museum, and business careers. Students will demonstrate their mastery of content areas in American and European history through their competency in written and oral communication, critical and analytical thinking and understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Franciscan values, and their application within their professional and personal lives.

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For more information regarding History please contact the Chair person of the department

Dr. Sasha Sinkowsky
Kirby Hall Room 416
201-559-6116