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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalogue

History Major


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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 easier to see. History courses introduce students to the historical process and to a sense of the past, and present the history of civilization as a foundation for the future.  Students are taught to ask questions, seek answers, research, write and communicate clearly and accurately.

Students may move through the major in any order they wish, though most begin with 100 level courses and move progressively toward the 400 level senior research and readings seminars. 

History Internships and study abroad are encouraged by the department. 

Major requirements include:


History majors are required to complete 10 History courses.  Students must take one course in each of the following four areas of study-Early Europe (before 1600); Modern 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. 

Course Sequence Outline


Freshman Year


Fall


Spring


  • HU 104 - Conversatio II
  • Aesthetic awareness or Social Scientific Reasoning Core Course

  • Language Core Course if needed; otherwise Elective/Minor/Double Major course
  • History course

Sophomore Year


Fall


  • Philosophical or Theological reasoning course
  • Language if needed; otherwise elective/minor/double major course
  • History course
  • Quantitative reasoning course

Spring


  • Philosophical or Theological reasoning course
  • History course
  • Aesthetic Awareness or Social Scientific Reasoning Core course
  • Elective/Minor/Double major course

Junior Year


Fall


  • Philosophical or Theological Reasoning
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • History course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course

Spring


  • Philosophical or Theological Reasoning course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course
  • History course
  • History course

Senior Year


Fall


  • History course
  • History course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course

Spring


  • History course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course
  • Elective/Minor/Double Major course

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