Chair: Dr. Scott Smith, scsmith, x2281, Pioneer 200
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:
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.
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.
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.