Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
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Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major

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In the history major, students develop a broad understanding of religious, American, European and nonwestern history. Emphasis is also placed on historical inquiry - the art of doing history. The program is designed to assist students in developing a Christian perspective of history. Upon graduation, students are prepared to pursue graduate studies in history, law, ministry, as well as a variety of administrative and service careers in Christian social service agencies, relief ministries, civil service and government agencies, and public administration.

Students interested in teaching History may earn an endorsement for Secondary Education Licensure Program: History  by completing the History major and the appropriate requirements of the School of Education.

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Major Core (42 credit hours)
Electives (29 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Science (3 credit hours)

History Major Courses (42 credit hours)

Ancient to Early Modern History Core (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Modern European History Core (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Core Electives (12 credit hours)

Choose 12 credit hours from courses with an HIS prefix not already applied to requirements for the major. 

History Majors may also apply the following electives to their degree:

Foreign Language (6 credit hours)

Complete a 2-semester sequence in one modern foreign language or in Latin (Greek, Hebrew, and American Sign Language do not meet this requirement). Language courses identified as “conversational” do not meet this requirement.

Secondary School Licensure

See the Secondary Education Licensure Program: History  section of this catalog for details on this program.

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