2017-2018 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major, B.A./B.S.

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General Information:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

The objectives of the history major are: 1) to develop a knowledge of the major events, individuals, institutions, and ideas that have shaped American and Western history  (academic); 2) to cultivate skills in the collection, evaluation, and communication of historical data, and to prepare hard-working students of character for successful careers in education, business, law, the ministry, libraries and museums, and public service (vocational); 3) to explore the influence of the Judeo-Christian tradition in shaping both American and Western culture and to acquire an awareness of the breadth and diversity of that tradition and its implications for our lives (Christian); 4) to appreciate American ideals and institutions and their roots in the broader Western experience in order to encourage civic engagement and love of country (patriotic); and 5) to expose students to and to engage them in discussion of great works of literature, art, architecture, and music from throughout the American and Western traditions producing well-rounded individuals with high personal standards of virtue, truth, and beauty (cultural). 


General Education course specified by major: 3 credit hours

Additional Requirements: 21 credit hours

Seven additional courses (300-400 level) to include:

  • Three in American/U.S. (HTA) history (9 hours)
  • Three in European/World (HTE) history (9 hours) 
  • One elective (either HTA or HTE) (3 hours)

Recommended for all majors:

Foreign languages, database research, and other courses in the social sciences and humanities.

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