The Program in History

The History curriculum is widely diversified and provides extensive coverage from ancient to modern times and subject areas in American, Asian, European, Middle Eastern, and Latin American history. Among the distinctive features of the history curriculum are, first, sequences in Western Civilization, Asian Civilization, and United States history that satisfy College General Education Requirements.

A required methods course sequence (HIST 297-298) prepares majors in the critical evaluation of historical arguments, research, organization and analysis of historical data, and builds fundamental digital literacies much in demand today. This course sequence is essential preparation for 300-level lecture courses and 400-level seminars that provide opportunities for further student research and writing. The culmination of the History major is Historical Research (HIST485), a capstone course for senior majors. This independent study provides the opportunity for each student to complete a significant research paper working one-on-one with a faculty adviser.

Internships grant academic credit for history-related, career-oriented experience outside the classroom. For an archive of news on internships that students have completed as well as opportunities that have been available see this link.