Chair: Dr. Peter Buckingham
Transfer Advisor: Dr. Sharon Bailey Glasco
First-Year student contact: Dr. Peter Buckingham
GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR
- First-year students
should devote most of their time and energies to meeting a number of Linfield
Curriculum requirements as these courses will assist in preparing students for
studying history. Courses should
include the following:
- Inquiry Seminar
- Foreign language study
- Western Culture I & II (HIST 120-121), World Civilization
I & II (HIST 122-123), East Asia Before 1800 (HIST 124) & East Asia
Since 1800 (HIST 125), or Eurasian Civilization I & II (HIST 126-127). These courses carry VP or GP
designations and count toward the history major. They do not need to be taken in order; for example, a
student can decide to take HIST 123 without having taken HIST 122. Other appropriate courses include
Survey of US History (HIST 150), which carries VP designation, and
Environmental History of the US (HIST 152), which carries VP or US
designations. Both of these
courses also count toward the major.
- Students with exceptional academic backgrounds might also
consider history courses at the 200-level. The course offerings at this level vary from semester to semester,
and so students should consult their registration materials.
considering a history major in preparation for a career in primary or secondary
education should consult, as soon as possible, an advisor in the Education
Department to plan a program that can be completed in four years.
AND MINOR REQUIREMENTS
For a Major: 40 credits in
the department, including 285, 485, and at least one course (200 level or
higher) in each of the following areas: (1) Europe and the Mediterranean; (2)
Asia and the Pacific; (3) North America; (4) Latin America and the Caribbean.
For a Minor: 20 credits in
the department, including at least 12 credits at the 200 level or higher.