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2020-2021 Catalogue 
    
2020-2021 Catalogue

History Major


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The past surrounds us. We live in the shadow of the thoughts and actions of those who lived before us. To ignore this legacy is to live a sort of collective amnesia. A humanist education includes conscious confrontation with history as collective lived experience and as an academic discipline that seeks to inquire into that experience. Through active research and engaged teaching and conversation, the History Department helps students develop a literate, insightful understanding of human experience. We invite students who share our commitment to historical study to join in that exhilarating, demanding, and rewarding project.

At Saint Anselm College, History majors choose their own path. You can personalize your course choices around your interests and goals. In addition to taking challenging and engaging courses, students can apply to work on faculty research projects and can pursue their own research in the Research Seminar. History skills are in demand in the marketplace. They include the ability to synthesize diverse information, to write clear and persuasive arguments backed up by data, and to understand human actions in different places and cultures. Saint Anselm College History majors have success in a wide variety of fields after graduation, including business, museums, law, and education.

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 Research and Reading seminars. 

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


  • 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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