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2014-2015 Catalogue 
    
2014-2015 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History


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History fulfills the goal of a liberal education by freeing the student from narrowness of vision. When a person can think clearly about the past, alternatives in the present and future become more readily perceptible. Instruction in the department is designed to introduce the student to the historical process and to a sense of the past, and to present the history of civilization as a foundation for the future.

Courses at the 100 level are considered introductory courses, have no prerequisites, and are open primarily to freshmen, sophomores, and non-majors as elective courses.

Major requirements include:


For the class of 2014 and 2015, History majors are required to take 12 courses in History, 10 of which must be courses numbered 200 or above. Two courses from three of  the four areas of  course offerings-Europe before 1600; Europe since 1600; United States; and Special Areas-must be included among the 10 advanced courses. All majors must take a Reading Seminar or the Research Seminar. Courses at the 200 or 300 level will count toward fulfillment of  distribution requirements. However,  students may take no more than five 200  level courses toward major requirements. Students of the class of 2016 will need to complete 11 courses in History, with the same distribution requirements.  Beginning with the class of 2017, History majors are required to complete 10 History courses.  Students must take one course in each of the four areas of study-Europe before 1600; Europe since 1600; United States; and Special Areas.  All majors will need to complete either the Reading or Research Seminar.  Students may apply no more than two 100 level- and three 200 level-courses to their History major. History Internships and study abroad are endorsed by the department. Students in the Education Certificate program must take most, if not all, available electives in Social Sciences areas to qualify for the Teaching Certificate. Please consult with the Chairperson of the Education Department about the requirements for Teacher Certification.

Course Sequence Outline


Freshman Year


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


  • Philosophical or Theological reasoning
  • Language
  • History
  • Elective/quantitative reasoning

Spring


  • Philosophical/Theological reasoning
  • History
  • Elective/Social awareness
  • Elective

Junior Year


Fall


  • Philosophy/Theology
  • History
  • History
  • Elective

Spring


  • Philosophy/Theology
  • History
  • History
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall


  • History
  • History
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring


  • History
  • History
  • Elective
  • Elective

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