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History

Professors: Max Geier, Kimberly Jensen, Narasingha Sil, John Rector

Associate professors:   Bau Hwa Hsieh, Ben Lowe

Assistant professor : David Doellinger

 

Mission

Promote a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, professional and community service. This community connects students with the past through a global and comparative perspective and provides them with the tools for critical thinking and analysis that are the foundation of the liberal arts education.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Preparation for professional careers as well as graduate study in History, education and other disciplines.
  2. Acquire a broad range of historical knowledge and methodologies.
  3. Develop tools for critical thinking and analysis; research methods; analysis of primary and secondary sources; written and oral presentation.

 

History major (72 credits)

HST 101, 102, 103 History of Western Civilization (12) –or–

HST 104, 105, 106 World History (12)

HST 201, 202, 203 History of the United States (4 each) (choose 2 of the 3 courses) –or–

HST 211 and HST 212 American History Survey (8)

HST 420 Philosophies of History (4)

HST 499 Senior Seminar (4)

Select at least two courses each from four of the five areas below (44)

Consult a history department adviser in developing your plan. This may include History 407 seminars on topical/regional areas offered on a periodic basis. With prior approval from their History Department adviser, students may plan a program that includes up to 9 hours of social science electives relevant to their concentration areas in history to complete the 44-hour sequence.

 

Europe/Russia (4)

HST 304, 305, 306 English History

HST 315 Ancient Near East and Egypt

HST 316 Ancient Greece

HST 317 Ancient Rome

HST 318 Women in the Greco-Roman World

HST 319 Aristophanes’ Athens

HST 320 Cicero and the Politics of the Late Republic

HST 321 Biography and Empire

HST 322 Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae

HST 325 Archaeology of the Biblical World

HST 330 Early Middle Ages

HST 331 High Middle Ages

HST 332 Late Middle Ages

HST 333 Women and Family in the Middle Ages

HST 334 The Byzantine Empire

HST 335 The Crusades

HST 423 The Renaissance

HST 424 The Reformation

HST 425 Early Modern Europe

HST 431 England Under the Tudors and Stuarts

HST 437, 438, 439 History of Modern Germany

HST 440 Modern France: Revolution and Napoleon

HST 441 Modern France: The 19th Century

HST 442 Modern France: The 20th Century

HST 443 Nineteenth Century Europe

HST 444 Twentieth Century Europe: The Two World Wars

HST 445 Twentieth Century Europe: PostwarPeriod

HST 447, 448, 449 History of Russia/Eastern Europe

HST 452, 453 History of Spain and Portugal

HST 454 History of Modern Italy

HST 485 British Constitutional History

North American Studies (4)

HST 351 Mexico and the Caribbean

HST 436 Mexico Since Independence

HST 455 Colonial America

HST 457 Jacksonian America

HST 458 Civil War and Reconstruction

HST 459 Business America and Progressivism

HST 460, 461 Multicultural America in Historical Perspective

HST 462 American Voices: Autobiography, Biography and Memoir in AmericanHistory

HST 463 America and the World Wars

HST 464 Cold War America

HST 465 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective

HST 468 Canada: to Confederation (1867)

HST 469 Canada: Since Confederation

HST 470 Environmental History

HST 476 U.S. West to 1900

HST 477 U.S. West in the Twentieth Century

HST 478 Pacific Northwest History

HST 486 North American Constitutional History

Comparative/Methods (4)

HST 318 Women in the Greco-Roman World

HST 319 Aristophanes’ Athens

HST 320 Cicero and the Politics of the Late Republic

HST 321 Biography and Empire

HST 322 Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae

HST 325 Archaeology of the Biblical World

HST 333 Women and Family in the MiddleAges

HST 334 The Byzantine Empire

HST 335 The Crusades

HST 401 History and the Internet

HST 410/411 Gender Issues in History

HST 416 Archival Science

HST 417 Oral History

HST 418 Historical Editing

HST 419 Introduction to Public History

HST 460/461 Multicultural America in Historical Perspective

HST 462 American Voices: Autobiography, Biography and Memoir in American History

HST 465 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective

HST 470 Environmental History

HST 478 Pacific Northwest History

HST 485 British Constitutional History

HST 486 North American Constitutional History

HST 491 History of Inter-American Relations

HST 492 World Problems

Africa/Latin America

HST 350 Precolumbian and Colonial Latin America (4)

HST 351 Mexico and Caribbean Since Independence (4)

HST 352 South America Since Independence (3)

HST 426 West Africa: Democracy and Dictatorships (4)

HST 427 East Africa: Democracy and Dictatorships (4)

HST 436 Mexico Since Independence (4)

HST 490/590 20th Century Latin America (4)

East and West Asia (4)

HST 391, 392, 393 History of East Asia

HST 394 South East Asia: Imperialism to Independence

HST 395 South East Asia: Second World War to Cold War

HST 396 South East Asia: Cold War to Present

HST 446 Arab World in Transition

History minor (28 credits)

Choose an elective in United States History (4)

Choose an elective in Western European History (4)

Choose an elective in World History (4)

Choose a method or topics elective (4)

Three additional electives in any two areas above (12)

 

Note: 16 hours of the minor must be upper-division. World history includes any course on Asia, Latin America, Canada, Africa, or Eastern Europe. Methods and topics courses include HST 318, 321, 333, 335, 407, 410, 411, 417, 419, 420, 451, 452, 462, 465, 470, 491, 492, 496, 497, 498 and other courses approved by History Department adviser.

 

 

 

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