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History

Chair:  Dr. Peter Buckingham, pbucking, x2479, Pioneer 203
Transfer Advisor:  Dr. Sharon Bailey Glasco, sglasco, x2306, Pioneer 208
First-Year student contact: Dr. Peter Buckingham, pbucking, x2479, Pioneer 203

The mission of the History Department is to teach history as a distinct form of inquiry into the human condition. Students will learn the skills of history through the study of historical methods, area studies, research and writing.

GUIDELINES FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: 

FALL SEMESTER:

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.

  • HIST 120-121 Western Culture I & II/ HIST 122-123 World Civilization I & II
  • HIST 124 East Asia Before 1800 & HIST 125 East Asia Since 1800
  • HIST 126-127 Eurasian Civilization I & II
  • HIST 150 Survey of US History (VP)
  • HIST 152 Environmental History of the US (VP, US) 

Students with exceptional academic backgrounds might also consider history courses at the 200 or 300-level.  The course offerings at this level vary from semester to semester, so students should consult their registration materials. 

MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:

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.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Students 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. 

All students interested in the major should attend the information session in mid-fall.  See your colloquium advisor for details.