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Sample Course Schedule for a History Major

Freshman Year HU 103 - Conversatio I
EN 105 - Freshman English
Language
History
HU 104 - Conversatio II
Scientific reasoning
Language
History
Sophomore Year Philosophical or Theological reasoning
Language
History
Elective/quantitative reasoning
Philosophical or Theological reasoning
History
Elective/Social scientific awareness
Elective/Aesthetic engagement
Junior Year Philosophical or Theological reasoning
Elective
History
Elective
Philosophical or Theological reasoning
Elective
History
Elective
Senior year History
History
Elective
Elective
History
History
Elective
Elective

Students may use their elective course slots to fulfill a second major, a minor, internships, or other academic and career goals.

The past surrounds us. We live in the shadow of the thoughts and actions of those who lived before us. To ignore this legacy is to live a sort of collective amnesia. A humanist education includes conscious confrontation with history as collective lived experience and as an academic discipline that seeks to inquire into that experience. Through active research and engaged teaching and conversation, the History Department helps students develop a literate, insightful understanding of human experience. We invite students who share our commitment to historical study to join in that exhilarating, demanding, and rewarding project.

At Saint Anselm College, History majors choose their own path. You can personalize your course choices around your interests and goals. In addition to taking challenging and engaging courses, students can apply to work on faculty research projects and can pursue their own research in the Research Seminar. History skills are in demand in the marketplace. They include the ability to synthesize diverse information, to write clear and persuasive arguments backed up by data, and to understand human actions in different places and cultures. Saint Anselm College History majors have success in a wide variety of fields after graduation, including business, museums, law, and education.

Students may move through the major in any order they wish, though most begin with 100 level courses and move progressively toward the 400 level Research and Reading seminars. 

Internships and study abroad are encouraged by the department. 

Major requirements include:

History majors are required to complete 10 History courses.  Students must take one course in each of the following four areas of study-Early Europe (before 1600); Modern Europe (since 1600); United States; and Special Areas.  All majors will need to complete either the Reading or Research Seminar.  Students may apply no more than two 100 level- and three 200 level-courses to their History major. 

    Hugh Dubrullle

    Hugh Dubrullle

    History

    "Studying any period gives you a keener appreciation of human nature and the potential of human beings to do good or ill."

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