History Major

SSH PEAK

33 credits

Major Requirements

HIS-270Writing History

3 credits

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HIS-401Seminar in Historical Methods

3 credits

-or

HIS-480Senior Thesis: historiography

2 credits

-and

HIS-481Senior Honors Thesis: monograph

4 credits

HIS-390Research Paper

0 credits

History majors are required to complete HIS390 prior to enrolling in HIS-401.

 

Asia

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-340Pre-Modern Chinese History

3 credits

HIS-345Modern China

3 credits

HIS-357Popular Culture in Modern Chinese History

3 credits

HIS-358People's Republic of China

3 credits

HIS-359Pre-Modern Japan

3 credits

HIS-384Modern Japan

3 credits

 

 

Europe

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-344Medieval Europe

3 credits

HIS-34718th-Century Europe: Empires and Modernity

3 credits

HIS-34819th--Century Europe: Revolutions and Empires

3 credits

HIS-34920th--Century Europe: Conflict and Unity

3 credits

HIS-351History of Science

3 credits

HIS-360Britain, Empire, and World, 1639-1832

3 credits

HIS-361Britain, Empire, and World, 1832-2010

3 credits

 

 

Latin America

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-380Colonial Latin America

3 credits

HIS-382Revolutionary Mexico

3 credits

HIS-385Conquest and Encounters

3 credits

HIS-386Religions in Latin American

3 credits

HIS-387Cuba

3 credits

HIS-388Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Latin America

3 credits

HIS-383Authoritarian Governments in Latin America

3 credits

 

 

Mediterranean

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-328Mythology: Classical History and Archaeology

3 credits

HIS-331Ancient Greece

3 credits

HIS-332Ancient Rome

3 credits

HIS-364The Life of Jesus: History and Archaeology

3 credits

HIS-376History of Zionism and Modern Israel

3 credits

United States

Complete 1 course from the following:

HIS-300The United States Since 1945

3 credits

HIS-302History of U.S. Foreign Policy

3 credits

HIS-306The American South Since 1865

3 credits

HIS-308The War in Vietnam& America in 1960s

3 credits

HIS-307The American West

3 credits

History Electives

Complete 12 additional credits according to student interest.

Students accepted for Senior Honors (HIS-480 and HIS-481) must complete only 9 additional elective credits.

 

All history majors are strongly advised to study at least one foreign language. Knowledge of at least two foreign languages, including French or Spanish and area-specific languages depending on region of interest, are especially important for students who plan to attend graduate school in history.

 

History majors intending to apply for teaching certification in history as a first teaching field in the State of Idaho must include HIS-200 Introduction to US History and one other 300-level US History course in their major coursework. They may also want to include POE-100 Essentials of American Government or an equivalent POE course dealing with American Government in their overall college curriculum. For more specific detail on the courses necessary to achieve certification in history as a first teaching field students should consult the Education Department.