2012 - 2013 History Program (HIST)

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

Faculty: Susan Cottler, Gary Marquardt, Jeff Nichols

Program Goals

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 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 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) or History 212 (World History to 1500), and/or History 113 (Western Civilization II) or History 213 (Modern World History), before taking any courses in European or World History. Students are also encouraged to take History 240 (Making History) before taking any upper division history courses. History 240 is a prerequisite for History 390/History 490.

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
or
HIST 212
Western Civilization, LE (3)

World History to 1500, LE (4)
 
     
HIST 113
or
HIST 213
Western Civilization, LE (3)

Modern World History, LE (4)
 
     
HIST 220 United States History, LE (3)  
.


 

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Foreign Language Requirement 12
History majors must complete three semesters of a single foreign language or its equivalent.  
 
II. Lower Division History Courses 11-13
HIST 112
or
HIST 212
Western Civilization, LE (3)

World History to 1500, LE (4)
3-4
     
HIST 113
or
HIST 213
Western Civilization, LE (3)

Modern World History, LE (4)
3-4
     
HIST 220 United States History, LE (3) 3
HIST 240 Making History 2
 
III. Upper Division History Courses 6
HIST 390 Research Seminar in History 3
HIST 490 Research Seminar in History 3
 
IV. Elective Distribution 24
Nine upper division hours from United States category 9
Six upper division hours from European category 6
Nine upper division hours from World History category 9
See below for a listing of categories.  
 
V. Electives 3-4
Additional HIST course work 3-4
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MAJOR 56-59

Recommended Plan of Study for History

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Freshman Year HIST 112 or HIST 212
Language I
HIST 113 or HIST 213
Language II
Sophomore Year HIST 240
HIST 318
Language III

HIST 220
HIST 302
HIST 351

Junior Year HIST 319
HIST 340
HIST 313
HIST 341
Senior Year HIST 326
HIST 390*
HIST 300E
HIST 490*

* HIST 390 is offered only in Fall semester and must be taken sequentially with 490, which is only offered in Spring semester.

Academic Minor

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Required Courses 11-13
HIST 112
or
HIST 212
Western Civilization, LE (3)

World History to 1500, LE (4)
3-4
     
HIST 113
or
HIST 213
Western Civilization, LE (3)

Modern World History, LE (4)
3-4
     
HIST 220 United States History, LE (3) 3
HIST 240 Making History 2
 
II. Electives 9
Choose three upper division hours from each of two categories
(U.S., European and/or World History)
6
     
Choose 3 hours from: 3
HIST 390 Research Seminar in History (3)  
or    
Upper division History coursework (any category)  
See below for a listing of categories.  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE ACADEMIC MINOR 20-22

Teaching Minor

Requirement Description
Credit Hours
I. Required Courses 11-13
HIST 112
or
HIST 212
Western Civilization, LE (3)

World History to 1500, LE (4)
3-4
     
HIST 113
or
HIST 213
Western Civilization, LE (3)

Modern World History, LE (4)
3-4
     
HIST 220 United States History, LE (3) 3
HIST 240 Making History 2
 
II. Electives 9
Three upper division hours from United States category 3
Three upper division hours from European category 3
Three upper division hours from World History category 3
See below for a listing of categories.  
 
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE TEACHING MINOR 20-22

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 318 American Popular Culture
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 351 Proseminar on Imperialism

World History

HIST 300 Special Topics in World History
HIST 326 African History Since 1500
HIST 330 Middle Eastern History
HIST 335 Environmental History of Africa
HIST 340 Latin American History: Discovery of the Americas
HIST 341 Latin American History: Revolution in the Americas
HIST 343 History of Mexico
HIST 351 Proseminar on Imperialism
HIST 381 History of Russia