Department of History

Curriculum

The History major requirements are:

  • 3 hours of Historical Perspectives* [formerly 6 hours of 100-level survey].
  • 6 hours of a 200-level surveys from HIST 200, 201, 247, 248.
  • 21 hours of electives from HIST 200-399 [formerly 15 hours].
  • 6 hours of seminar from HIST 400-498.

Also included must be two courses each, at any level, in (1) U.S., (2) European, (3) African, Asian or Latin American history. Neither AP credit nor HIST 210 count toward these geographical requirements.

*students can satisfy Historical Perspectives by taking 9 hours at the 200 level.

The History minor requirements are:

  • 3 hours of Historical Perspectives [formerly 6 hours of survey].
  • 12 hours of electives from HIST 200-399 [formerly 9 hours].
  • 3 hours of seminar from HIST 400-498.
  • Students must include at least one course, at any level, from any two of the following areas: (1) U.S., (2) European, (3) African, Asian, or Latin American history


Minor in Public History (20 hours)

  • Introduction to Public History (History Elective)
  • Two additional History Electives chosen in consultation with Public History advisor
  • Public History and Communities: Practicum I and II (HIST 415 I and II)
  • Internship in Public History I and II
  • COMM 104: Video Production for Non-EM Majors OR ARTS 215 Web Design (either counts for Core Curriculum)

Concentration in Public History for History Majors (same number of hours as History Major)

  • Introduction to Public History (History Elective)
  • Public History and Communities: Practicum I and II (HIST 415 I and II)
  • Internship in Public History I and II
  • COMM 104: Video Production for Non-EM Majors OR ARTS 215 Web Design (either counts for Core Curriculum)


Student Learning Outcomes

All history courses must address the four student learning objectives (PSLOs) identified by the department as central to our program:

  • Identify sources
  • Analyze sources
  • Construct arguments about the past
  • Explain change over time

Students are expected to meet benchmarks for each of the four PSLOs in 100-, 200-, 300- and 400-level courses. See here for more details.