History Major, Concentration in Public History
Requirements for a Major in History, Concentration in Public History
Juniors and seniors have the opportunity for independent study and off-campus internships. Students may receive academic credit for internships in history museums, historic restorations, historic libraries, archives, or in any one of a great variety of agencies in state, county, and local government. Internship/ independent study credit may be given for internships in private sector agencies which have a public interest. Public history concentrators will be able to complete the requirements for the history major and the political science minor.
Requirements for a Major in History
42 credits including:
|Requirements for a Major in History||(15 credits)|
|HI-103||World Civilization I||3|
|HI-104||World Civilization II||3|
|HI-105||World Civilization III||3|
|HI-111||US History I||3|
|HI-112||US History II||3|
|Electives 1||(24 credits)|
|US History electives||6|
|European History electives||6|
|Area Studies electives||6|
|Select one other elective in history, which can be from the “General” category 2||3|
|Two electives must be at the 300 or 400 level 3||3|
|Historical Methods 4||(3 credits)|
|HI-411||The Historian's Craft||3|
|or HI-440||Internship in History|
|Capstone Experience 5||(3 credits)|
|HI-460||Senior Research Seminar in History||3|
|or HI-470||Senior Thesis in History|
|Political Science Minor||(18 credits)|
|Political Science electives||18|
All electives must be at the 200 level or higher.
Two electives must be at the 300 or 400 level excluding required HI-411
To be taken during sophomore or junior year.
For majors entering in curriculum year 2010 and later: Senior capstone experience, usually taken during Fall of senior year.
Exception for Double Majors in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
Only 36 History credits are required; a student may opt to omit the "One Other" elective and the capstone course. If not taking the capstone course, the senior capstone requirement must be fulfilled by submission of a non-credit History Learning Portfolio before or during the student-teaching semester. See department for Portfolio forms and submission guidelines.