Students choosing the Minor in History must take:
HIST 150 Introduction to History (3)
HIST 308 Revolutionary and Constitutional History, 1763-1800 (3) or HIST 394 History of the Cold War (3)
HIST 401 Historiography and Research Methods of History (3)
In addition, students must choose two (2) courses from the following:
HIST 201 U.S. History I (3)
HIST 202 U.S. History II (3)
HIST 205 Western Civilization I (3)
HIST 206 Western Civilization II (3)
HIST 211 World History I (3)
HIST 212 World History II (3)
Plus two courses chosen from each of two of the three historical areas (American; Ancient, Medieval, and European; and Non-Western History).
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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 15
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Study of the basic methods of studying history and conducting historical research at the collegiate level. Topics include how to locate and use various types of sources, how to construct theses and compelling historical arguments, and introductions to how historians study the past.
Study of the political, social, and economic development of American society from about 1607 through the end of the Civil War era in 1877. Students consider native American perspectives and the interaction with Europeans. Topics include the formation and establishment of the new nation as well as the international impact of the birth of a nation.
Study of the political, social and economic development of American society from the post-Civil War era to the present. Students investigate the development of a party system of government, industrial development, labor issues, the impact of the reconstruction, American involvement internationally, and the present state of American society.
Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from the prehistoric era to 1650. Emphasis on the rise and fall of empires, the legacy those empires left and the impact of religion on the ancient, medieval, and early modern western world. The multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups are explored. Students investigate historical accounts of civilization and engage in personal reflection and response.
Study of the events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped western civilization from 1650 to the present. The multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups are explored, including reference to the interaction among the peoples of the modern world. Students investigate historical accounts of western civilization and its interaction with non-western cultures and engage in personal reflection and response.
Survey of the history of civilization from its beginnings in both the Middle East and Asia to the growing dominance of the West over non-western civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas that began in the 16th century age of exploration. Special attention given to the cultural exchanges, interactions, and adaptations that occurred among these civilizations.
Survey of the growth and interactions of civilizations across the world from the 16th century to the present. Special attention given to their individual cultural vibrancy and to their responses to Western hegemony, modernization, and globalization in subsequent centuries.
Study of the roots of the colonists’ revolt against the British Empire, their successful revolution, and their efforts to design a suitable framework of government for the new nation. Prerequisite: HIST 201 or 202 or HIST 250.
Covers the content of the Cold War between 1945 and 1991 and addresses debates among historians over the causes, nature, and end of the conflict. Different historical methodologies for studying the Cold War are discussed. Includes the Korean and Vietnam Wars and examines the Cold War’s effects in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Prerequisite: HIST 201 or HIST 202.
Examination of the study of history, historical methodology, and the philosophy of history. Emphasizes current epistemological and methodological issues related to the study of history and evaluates various Christian and non-Christian historiographical perspectives. Prerequisites: One 300-level HIST course and Junior standing.