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.
Required Major Courses
Global Issues in Historical Perspective: CAPSTONE COURSE
Additional Required Courses
Choose 12 credit hours from the following: