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History - BA (52 hours total)

 

Overview

The History major studies past human activity and the nature, purpose, and principles of governmental systems throughout the world.  Students develop an understanding of major events and trends in both national and international spheres.  Political, social, and economic interactions are evaluated in the context of religious, philosophical, geographic, and cultural influences throughout the centuries.  Students analyze the impact of past events on contemporary problems and issues, including the interrelationships between humans and the environment, scarcity vs. abundance of resources, and movements for social and political change.

Required Major Courses

Required Supporting Courses

COM 11023SPEECH PREPARATION AND DELIVERY (3)

ENG 23723INTERMEDIATE WRITING (3)

AND

Three credits in an Economics class

AND

Three credits in a Psychology or Sociology class

Requirements List

HPS 10153WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (3)

HPS 11053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE I (3)

HPS 13053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE II (3)

HPS 20153THE GREAT PLAINS (3) (Required for KS Teacher Education Students)

HPS 24053PRACTICUM IN HISTORY (3) (Required for Ottawa, KS students)

HPS 25353WORLD CIVILIZATION I (3)

HPS 25453WORLD CIVILIZATION II (3)

HPS 32053SEMINAR RESEARCH METHODS/HISTORIOGRAPHY (1) (Required for Ottawa, KS students)

HPS 34354SEMINAR: AMERICAN HISTORY & GOVERNMENT I (3)

OR

HPS 35054SEMINAR IN WORLD HISTORY I (3)

HPS 49053SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE (3)

OR

HPS 49400GLOBAL ISSUES IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (4)

*12 additional credits in HPS courses are also required.

Career Opportunities

Courses engage complex issues of policy, politics, and civic priorities in order to help students develop critical thinking skills and analytical abilities.  The program also prepares students for a variety of careers in government, geography, librarianship, law, teaching, politics, business, administration, diplomacy, research, and journalism.