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Overview

To study history is to reflect upon human condition in all dimensions, from the greatest achievement to the darkest nights.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Graduate with a knowledge of historical methodology and research.
  • Put history to the question by evaluating evidence and analyzing the interrelationships between people, ideas, and events.
  • Understand that at the C of I, history isn't contained simply within the pages of a textbook.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
History Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

33-36 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-250 Writing History 3 credits
     
HIS-401 Seminar in Historical Methods 3 credits
  or  
HIS-480 Senior Thesis: historiography 2 credits
  and  
HIS-481 Senior Honors Thesis: monograph 4 credits

 

History majors are required to complete at least one research paper in a designated Research Intensive course prior to enrolling in HIS-401.

 

 

Asia

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-338 Modern India 3 credits
HIS-340 Pre-Modern Chinese History 3 credits
HIS-345 Modern China 3 credits
HIS-354 History of Southeast Asia 3 credits
HIS-357 Popular Culture in Modern Chinese History 3 credits
HIS-358 People's Republic of China 3 credits
HIS-359 Pre-Modern Japan 3 credits
HIS-384 Modern Japan 3 credits
HIS-399T Special Topics in History 1-3 credits

 

Research Intensive courses include: HIS-340, HIS-345, HIS-358, HIS-359, and HIS-384

HIS-399T: Environmental History of East Asia

 

 

Europe

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-314 Tudor and Stuart England 3 credits
HIS-335 Europe, 1648-1848 3 credits
HIS-336 Europe, 1848-2001 3 credits
HIS-344 Medieval Europe 3 credits
HIS-346 Reformation of the 16th Century 3 credits
HIS-352 England to 1688 3 credits
HIS-360 Britain, Empire, and World, 1639-1832 3 credits
HIS-361 Britain, Empire, and World, 1832-2010 3 credits
HIS-369 Jews in the Age of the Renaissance 3 credits
HIS-370 Jewish History From the Diaspora to 1948 3 credits
HIS-374 Women and Gender in Jewish Societies Ages 3 credits
HIS-375 From Moses to Jon Stewart: Classic-Heretical Jewish Voices 3 credits

 

Research Intensive courses include: HIS-314, HIS-335, HIS-336, HIS-346, HIS-352, HIS-360, HIS-361, HIS-369, HIS-372, HIS-374

 

 

Latin America

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-380 Colonial Latin America 3 credits
HIS-382 Revolutionary Mexico 3 credits
HIS-385 Conquest and Encounters 3 credits
HIS-386 Religions in Latin American 3 credits
HIS-387 Cuba 3 credits
HIS-388 Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Latin America 3 credits
HIS-389 Latin American-U.S. Relations 3 credits

 

Research Intensive courses include: HIS-382, HIS-385, HIS-387, HIS-389 

 

 

Mediterranean

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-328 Mythology: Classical History and Archaeology 3 credits
HIS-331 Ancient Greece 3 credits
HIS-332 Ancient Rome 3 credits
HIS-364 The Life of Jesus: History and Archaeology 3 credits
HIS-367 The History of Jewish Art 3 credits
HIS-376 History of Zionism and Modern Israel 3 credits

 

Research Intensive courses include: HIS-328, HIS-331, HIS-332, HIS-364, HIS-367, HIS-376

 

United States

Complete 1 course from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-300 The United States Since 1945 3 credits
HIS-301 History of American Ideas 3 credits
HIS-302 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 credits
HIS-304 The American Westward Movement 3 credits
HIS-306 The American South Since 1865 3 credits

 

History Electives

Complete 12 additional credits according to student interest.

 

Students accepted for Senior Honors (HIS-480 and HIS-481) must complete only 9 additional elective credits.

All history majors are strongly advised to study at least one foreign language. Knowledge of at least two foreign languages, including French or Spanish 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. 

 

 

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
History Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

16 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-470 History Portfolio 1 credits

 

HIS-470: Students will enroll in HIS-470 in their final semester before graduation. The first Friday after mid-semester break, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers. In 1000 to 1500 words, students will complete an assessment of the most important academic lessons learned and skills acquired during their course of study. The evaluation must also provide an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the minor. The portfolio is required for completion of the minor and will be graded Pass/Fail. 

 

Complete 15 credits of HIS to include:

6 credits of upper-division (300- or 400-level) coursework

1 course from each of 2 of the distribution categories below (Asia, Europe, Latin America, Mediterranean, or United States)

 

Asia

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-338 Modern India 3 credits
HIS-340 Pre-Modern Chinese History 3 credits
HIS-345 Modern China 3 credits
HIS-354 History of Southeast Asia 3 credits
HIS-357 Popular Culture in Modern Chinese History 3 credits
HIS-358 People's Republic of China 3 credits
HIS-359 Pre-Modern Japan 3 credits
HIS-384 Modern Japan 3 credits
HIS-399T Special Topics in History 1-3 credits

 

HIS-399T: Environmental History of East Asia

 

Europe

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-314 Tudor and Stuart England 3 credits
HIS-331 Ancient Greece 3 credits
HIS-332 Ancient Rome 3 credits
HIS-335 Europe, 1648-1848 3 credits
HIS-336 Europe, 1848-2001 3 credits
HIS-344 Medieval Europe 3 credits
HIS-346 Reformation of the 16th Century 3 credits
HIS-352 England to 1688 3 credits
HIS-360 Britain, Empire, and World, 1639-1832 3 credits
HIS-361 Britain, Empire, and World, 1832-2010 3 credits
HIS-370 Jewish History From the Diaspora to 1948 3 credits
HIS-372 Jewish-Christian Relations Through the Ages 3 credits
HIS-374 Women and Gender in Jewish Societies Ages 3 credits

 

Latin America

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-380 Colonial Latin America 3 credits
HIS-382 Revolutionary Mexico 3 credits
HIS-385 Conquest and Encounters 3 credits
HIS-386 Religions in Latin American 3 credits
HIS-387 Cuba 3 credits
HIS-388 Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Latin America 3 credits
HIS-389 Latin American-U.S. Relations 3 credits

 

Mediterranean

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-328 Mythology: Classical History and Archaeology 3 credits
HIS-331 Ancient Greece 3 credits
HIS-332 Ancient Rome 3 credits
HIS-364 The Life of Jesus: History and Archaeology 3 credits
HIS-367 The History of Jewish Art 3 credits
HIS-376 History of Zionism and Modern Israel 3 credits

 

United States

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-300 The United States Since 1945 3 credits
HIS-301 History of American Ideas 3 credits
HIS-302 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 credits
HIS-304 The American Westward Movement 3 credits
HIS-306 The American South Since 1865 3 credits

 

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