History

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. 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.

Degree Requirements

Required Major Courses

HPS 10153WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

HPS 11053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE I

HPS 13053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE II

HPS 25353WORLD CIVILIZATION I

HPS 25453WORLD CIVILIZATION II

HPS 34354SEMINAR:AMER HIST & GOVERNMENT I

OR

HPS 35054SEMINAR IN WORLD HISTORY I

HPS 49400GLOBAL ISS IN HISTORICAL PRSPCTV

HPS 49400 Global Issues in Historical Perspective: CAPSTONE COURSE

Additional Required Courses

Choose 12 credit hours from the following:

HPS 13353AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

HPS 30251UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

HPS 30953AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY

HPS 31053ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

HPS 31453RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE

HPS 31654TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY

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