History Department Majors

History Major

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History Major

36 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

HIS-280

Historical Research: Historiography and Methods

3

HIS-400 or both
HIS-480 and
HIS-481

Seminar in Historical Methods or both
Senior Thesis: Historiography and
Senior Honors Thesis: Monograph

3
2
4

Asia

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-338

Modern India

3

HIS-340

Pre-Modern China *

3

HIS-343

Religion and the State in Late Imperial China *

3

HIS-345

Modern China*

3

HIS-354

History of Southeast Asia

3

HIS-358

The People's Republic of China*

3

HIS-359

Pre-Modern Japan*

3

HIS-384

Modern Japan*

3

Europe

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-314

Tudor and Stuart England*

3

HIS-328

Mythology: classical History and Archeology*

3

HIS-331

Ancient Greece*

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome*

3

HIS-334

19th Century Europe*

3

HIS-346

Reformation of 16th Century*

3

HIS-347

18th Century Europe*

3

HIS-348

20th Century Europe*

3

HIS-349

Modern European Intellectual History*

3

HIS-352

England to 1688*

3

HIS-353

Modern Britain*

3

HIS-363

The Rise of Christianity*

3

HIS-364

The Life of Jesus: History and Archeology*

3

Latin America

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-380

Colonial Latin America*

3

HIS-382

Modern Mexico*

3

HIS-383

Modern Brazil*

3

HIS-385

Cuba*

3

HIS-386

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica*

3

HIS-388

Comparative Slavery in the Americas*

3

HIS-389

Latin American-U.S. Relations*

3

United States

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-300

The United States Since 1945

3

HIS-301

History of American Ideas

3

HIS-302

History of U.S. Foreign Policy

3

HIS-304

The American Westward Movement

3

HIS-306

The American South Since 1865

3

Complete 2 courses designated "research intensive" in the course catalog orwith an asterisk above.*

Social Science

Complete 1 theory-based course outside the History Department from thefollowing:

ATH-101

Cultural Anthropology

3

ATH-202

Cultural Diversity

3

ATH-302

Ritual, Myth and World View

3

ATH-305

Culture Change and the World View

3

ATH-308

Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective

3

POE-120

International Politics

3

POE-205

Social Order and Disorder

3

POE-250

Introduction to Political Philosophy

3

POE-260

Introduction to Political Economy

3

POE-263

Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

POE-350

Topics in Political Philosophy

3

POE-380

International Political Economy

3

PSY-206

Social Psychology

3

PSY-301

Development of Personality

3

SOC-100

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC-110

Social Problems

3

SOC-302

Gender and Society

3

SOC-320

Family Sociology

3

SOC-323

Socialization and the Life Course

3

SOC-349

Social Stratification

3

SOC-360

Race and Ethnic Relations

3

Complete 15 credits in the following:

HIS ELEC

History Elective Courses according to Student Interest

15

(12 additional HIS credits for those accepted for Senior Honors)

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication

Note: Students pursuing a major in history are strongly advised to study at least one foreign language. Knowledge of at least two languages-including French, Spanish, German and area specific languages depending on region of interest are especially important for students who plan to attend graduate school in history.

History majors intending to apply for teaching certification in history as a first teaching field in the State of Idaho must include HIS-200 Introduction to US History and one other 300-level US History course in their major coursework. They may also want to include POE-100 Essentials of American Government or an equivalent POE course dealing with American Government in their overall college curriculum. For more specific detail on the courses necessary to achieve certification in history as a first teaching field students should consult the Education Department.