Goals and Requirements for Majors and Minors
Goals for Majors and Minors
In successfully completing a major/minor in history, a student will possess:
- a sensitivity to the values and attitudes of other times and places;
- an appreciation of basic continuities in human affairs;
- the ability to observe and analyze significan change over time;
- an awareness of multiple causation;
- the recognition that history is an ongoing and incomplete search for truth;
- the relativist character of the discipline; and
- the skills necessary to research and write well.
Requirements for Majors and Minors
The history major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only.
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.
For Oregon Initial Teaching Licensure in Social Studies, a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program and the State of Oregon licensure requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later then his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.