2008-2009 History Program (HIST)

Objectives | Program Requirements | Academic Major | Academic Minor | Teaching Major | Teaching Minor | History Categories | Course Descriptions

Faculty: Susan Cottler, Michael Markowski, Jeff Nichols

Program Goals

  • To gain a rigorous and comprehensive examination and digestion of historical context and content.
  • To read great writings of many epochs and cultures and the subsequent examinations of these writings with a critical attitude.
  • To gain a working knowledge of traditional and electronic historical methods.
  • To develop critical thinking skills and awareness of our diverse global setting.
  • To achieve a familiarity with proper written format for the presentation of ideas.
  • To conduct research into historical situations and issues.
  • To develop the skills of communicating knowledge effectively and creatively.
  • To recognize conflicting historical interpretations.

Objectives

The History Program is committed to a study of the human condition in terms of both content and methodological analysis. The program promotes a series of objectives: an examination of historical context and content; the reading of great writings; critical examination of these writings; and the development of research and writing skills.

Students may elect an academic major or minor, or a teaching major or minor. Each history student pursues a course of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree that will provide for careers in business, secondary education, and government service, as well as for preparation for advanced studies in the history profession, law, the ministry, and library and archival work.

Program Requirements

Enrollment in most history courses, except those designed exclusively for majors and minors, is open to all students who are enrolled in, or have completed, the history area Liberal Education requirement, regardless of major field or class standing.

History majors and minors, including teaching majors and minors, are encouraged to take History 220 (United States History) before taking any other United States history course. In addition, students are encouraged to take History 112 (Western Civilization I) History 113 (Western Civilization II), or History 212 (World History to 1500) before taking any courses in European or World History.

Students need to check with their History advisor regarding offerings for upcoming semesters. Upper division (300-level) history courses listed in the catalog may not be offered on a regular schedule. No student may register for HIST 390/490 more than three times unless there are legitimate circumstances outside of a student’s control preventing successful completion of the first or second course.

For course prerequisites, please refer to the course description.

Academic Major

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the History major:

HIST 112 Western Civilization, LE
or
HIST 212 World History to 1500, LE

HIST 113 Western Civilization, LE
HIST 220 United States History, LE




3

4

3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

12

History majors must complete three semesters of a single foreign language or its equivalent.

12

II.

Lower Division History Courses

9-10

HIST 112 Western Civilization, LE (3)
or
HIST 212 World History to 1500, LE (4)

HIST 113 Western Civilization, LE
HIST 220 United States History, LE



3-4

3
3

III.

Upper Division History Courses

6

HIST 390 Research Seminar in History
HIST 490 Research Seminar in History

3
3

IV.

Elective Distribution

27

Nine upper division hours from United States category
Nine upper division hours from European category
Nine upper division hours from World History category
See listing below for categories.

9
9
9

V.

Electives

2-3

Additional HIST course work

2-3

TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR

56-58

Academic Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

9-10

HIST 112 Western Civilization, LE (3)
or
HIST 212 World History to 1500, LE (4)

HIST 113 Western Civilization, LE
HIST 220 United States History, LE



3-4

3
3

II.

Electives

12

Three upper division hours from United States category
Three upper division hours from European category
Three upper division hours from World History category

Students may choose 3 hours from:
HIST 390 Research Seminar in History (3)
or
Upper division History coursework (any category)

See listing below for categories.

3
3
3




3


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR

21-22

Teaching Major

*All Teaching majors and minors must have an advisor in the School of Education.

Liberal Education Courses

Credit Hours

The following courses, which fulfill LE requirements, are required for the History major:

HIST 112 Western Civilization, LE
or
HIST 212 World History to 1500, LE

HIST 113 Western Civilization, LE
HIST 220 United States History, LE



3

4

3
3


Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Foreign Language Requirement

8

History Teaching majors must complete eight semester hours of a single foreign language or its equivalent.

8

II.

Lower Division History Courses

9-10

HIST 112 Western Civilization, LE (3)
or
HIST 212 World History to 1500, LE (4)

HIST 113 Western Civilization, LE
HIST 220 United States History, LE



3-4

3
3

III.

Upper Division History Courses

9

HIST 352 Methods of Teaching Social Studies
HIST 390 Research Seminar in History
HIST 490 Research Seminar in History

3
3
3

IV.

Electives

16-17

Additional HIST course work
Three upper division hours from United States category
Three upper division hours from European category
Three upper division hours from World History category
See listing below for categories.

7-8
3
3
3


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MAJOR

46-48

Note: History teaching majors must complete a teaching minor or second major in some other education approved field.

Teaching Minor

Requirement Description

Credit Hours

I.

Required Courses

12-13

HIST 112 Western Civilization, LE (3)
or
HIST 212 World History to 1500, LE (4)

HIST 113 Western Civilization, LE
HIST 220 United States History, LE
HIST 352 Methods of Teaching Social Studies



3-4

3
3
3

II.

Electives

9

Three upper division hours from United States category
Three upper division hours from European category
Three upper division hours from World History category
See listing below for categories.

3
3
3


TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR

21-22

History Categories

United States History

HIST 300 Special Topics in U.S. History
HIST 313 United States History Since 1945
HIST 314 Exploration Through Early Republic
HIST 315 The Age of Jackson
HIST 316 The Civil War Through 1890
HIST 317 The US as a World Power
HIST 319 American Women's History
HIST 320 Environmental History of the United States
HIST 365 Utah and the West

European History

HIST 300 Special Topics in European History
HIST 301 Early Modern Europe
HIST 302 Modern Europe
HIST 305 History of England
HIST 311 Classical History of Greece and Rome
HIST 312 History of the Middle Ages

World History

HIST 300 Special Topics in World History
HIST 330 Middle Eastern History
HIST 340 Latin American History: Discovery of the Americas
HIST 341 Latin American History: Revolution in the Americas
HIST 343 History of Mexico
HIST 381 History of Russia