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 20153THE GREAT PLAINS

HPS 24053PRACTICUM IN HISTORY

HPS 25353WORLD CIVILIZATION I

HPS 25453WORLD CIVILIZATION II

HPS 32053SEMINAR RSRCH MTH/HISTORIOGRAPHY

HPS 49053SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

HPS 34354SEMINAR:AMER HIST & GOVERNMENT I

OR

HPS 35054SEMINAR IN WORLD HISTORY I

Select 12 hours from among the following courses:

HPS 13353AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

HPS 23153HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

HPS 30251UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

HPS 30453GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA

HPS 30953AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY

HPS 31053ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

HPS 31453RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE

HPS 31654TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY

HPS 32253POLITICAL PARTIES

HPS 33253INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

HPS 35056FRONTIER IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Required Supporting Courses

COM 11023SPEECH PREPARATION AND DELIVERY

ENG 23723INTERMEDIATE WRITING

OR

ENG 31023ADVANCED EXPOSITORY WRITING

One 3 semester credit hour course in economics.

One 3 semester credit hour course in sociology or psychology.

The College Teacher Licensure in History (6-12)

See the education section for required education licensure coursework.

Required Courses

HPS 10153WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

HPS 11053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE I

HPS 13053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE II

HPS 24053PRACTICUM IN HISTORY

HPS 25353WORLD CIVILIZATION I

HPS 25453WORLD CIVILIZATION II

HPS 32053SEMINAR RSRCH MTH/HISTORIOGRAPHY

HPS 34354SEMINAR:AMER HIST & GOVERNMENT I

HPS 35054SEMINAR IN WORLD HISTORY I

HPS 49053SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE

Other Required Courses

COM 11023SPEECH PREPARATION AND DELIVERY

ENG 23723INTERMEDIATE WRITING

OR

ENG 31023ADVANCED EXPOSITORY WRITING

One 3 semester credit hour course in economics.

One 3 semester credit hour course in sociology.

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