History

Faculty

J. Ernst, J. Hennen, T. Kiffmeyer, A. Mandzy, A. Scott, K. DuRocher, B. Fitzpatrick, I. N'Daiye

Program Competencies

Students are expected to possess:

  1. A broad understanding of the events, circumstances, and chronology of world history.
  2. The analytical ability and critical thinking skills to interpret historical events.
  3. The ability to use methods of historical investigation, to conduct original research using primary sources, and to present findings in written and oral formats.
  4. The ability to access and use electronic databases, information sites, and various online resources.

Assessment Procedures

History Achievement Test

Capstone course

Bachelor of Arts

The major and minor in history provide breadth in area coverage and depth in practicing history research. These characteristics of the program prepare students to enter the teaching profession, to enter an applied field such as heritage work, or to go on for graduate education.

General Education

HIS 499C — Senior Seminar in History

3

General Education Requirements

36

Refer to the General Education section for a complete listing of general education requirements for the University.

Program Requirements (Major)

HIS 201 — Global Studies

3

HIS 202 — American Studies

3

HIS 210 — Early World Civilization

3

HIS 220 — Early American History

3

HIS 250 — Practicing History

3

HIS 300-329 — Advanced American History

3

HIS 350-369 — Advanced European History

3

HIS 370-379 — Advanced Non-Western History

3

HIS 399 — Selected Topics in History (Junior Seminar)

3

Advanced Electives in History (300 or higher)

6

Program Requirements Total

33

Minor

HIS 201 — Global Studies

3

HIS 202 — American Studies

3

HIS 210 — Early World Civilization, or

 

HIS 220 — Early American History

3

HIS 250 — Practicing History

3

HIS 300-329 — Advanced American History

3

HIS 350-369 — Advanced European History

3

HIS 370-379 — Advanced Non-Western History

3

Advanced Elective in History

3

Minimum for Minor

24

Supplemental Requirements

Foreign Language

3

  1. History majors are required to take three hours of any foreign language.
  2. All majors and minors are encouraged to seek significant international experiences through travel and opportunities on campus.

Additional Constraints:

Students are permitted to use only one course in the major or minor from each of the following pairs:

  1. HIS 322 — Appalachia or HIS 323 — Kentucky
  2. HIS 311 — Native American History, or
    HIS 321 — The American Frontier

Components of Degree Requirement

General Education

36

Program Requirements

33

Supplemental Requirements

3

Minor

24

General Electives

24

Degree Requirement Total

120