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Requirements for Majors and Minors

Requirements for Majors and Minors

The history major is available as a bachelor of arts degree only, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this course catalog.

For a major: 40 credits 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 including at least 12 credits at the 200 level or higher.

For Oregon Preliminary Teaching Licensure in Social Studies, a student must complete the Linfield Teacher Education Program requirements. In order to complete these requirements, a student must begin taking education courses no later than his/her sophomore year. The student must be advised by an Education Department faculty member each semester prior to registration.

Student Outcomes

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 significant 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.