Please refer to the Online College Catalogue for more information, including course descriptions.

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.

History fulfills the goal of a liberal education by freeing the student from narrowness of vision. When a person can think clearly about the past, alternatives in the present and future become easier to see. History courses introduce students to the historical process and to a sense of the past, and present the history of civilization as a foundation for the future.  Students are taught to ask questions, seek answers, research, write and communicate clearly and accurately.

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.