Are you interested in studying various aspects of humanity’s recorded past, the rise and fall of empires or the everyday lives of men and women? Would you like to understand the forces that have structured human life and the ideas that have shaped the way people perceive and experience their worlds? History can teach us many lessons, not simply about our past but also about the paradoxes and potentials of our present.
Here in the History Department, we offer a wide range of courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, United States, Southern and world history. Arranged in three levels—introductory, intermediate and advanced—you will have the opportunity to become familiar with a body of historical knowledge and explore the world through a variety of perspectives.
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Students should complete the freshman courses in history in the core curriculum and Hist 3000 (Introduction to Historical Studies-CTW) before enrolling in other history courses numbered 3000 and above. In all lower-division history courses the department requires that majors attain a minimum grade of C.
The department requires a total of 30 hours in upper-division history. At least one course must be taken from each of the areas of American, European, and African/Asian/Latin American/Middle Eastern History. All majors must take Hist 4990 (Historical Research-CTW) after completing Hist 3000 and at least four other upper-division courses. No more than 15 hours of upper-division history may be transfer credits.
In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).
4. Electives (9) AAS 2010, Anth 1102, Anth 2010, Anth 2020, Anth 2030, Econ 2105, Econ 2106, Engl 2110, Engl 2120, Engl 2130, Lang 1001 (if different from foreign language taken in high school), Lang 2001, Lang 2002, Geog 1101, Hist 1140, Jour 1000, Math 1070, Phil 2010, PolS 2101, PolS 2401, Psyc 1101, Soci 1101, Soci 1160, WSt 2010
A minimum total of 30 hours must be taken from courses at the 3000-4000 level, and must include one course from each of the following:
1. Required Courses to fulfill CTW requirement (8)
oHist 3000 Introduction to Historical Studies-CTW (4) (should be taken first among upper-division courses)
oHist 4990 Historical Research-CTW (4) (Prerequisite: Hist 3000 and at least four other upper-division courses, including at least two 4000-level classes.)
2. U. S. History (one course)
3. European History (one course)
4. African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern History (one course)
2. Additional courses from departments other than the major must be taken to complete a minimum of 120 hours, exclusive of KH 1010. The department strongly recommends that majors take the fourth semester of a foreign language: Lang 2002.
Students who wish to minor in history must take 15-18 hours in history courses, including at least three courses at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours in courses in history may count the additional hours toward their electives or may consider completing a double major. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.