Program Requirements

Hours: 42

World/Non-Western/Ancient History – 12 hours

HIS 105World Civilization to 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 106World Civilization Since 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS/ENG 273Classical World (3) LAS

Select one from the following electives:

HIS 225The Best of Both Worlds: The Ottoman Empire (3) H

HIS 235Before Columbus: The Native Americas (3) H

HIS 236From Cortez to Costco Impact of European Contact with the Americas on the Food We Eat (3) H/CH

HIS 240Dar Al-Islam: Early Islamic Culture (3) H

HIS 305Before Writing: World Pre-History (3) H

CORE 425Global Human Rights: The Case for Women & Child (3) CCP

HIS 410ZRoman History (3)

HIS 415ZHistory of India (3)

European History – 15 Hours

HIS 107European Civilization to 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 108European Civilization Since 1500 (3) H/CH

HIS 401European History Seminar (3) CAP

Select two from the following electives:

HIS 215The Second Rome:Byzantine Empire (3) H

HIS 236From Cortez to Costco Impact of European Contact with the Americas on the Food We Eat (3) H/CH

HIS 270Nihilism, Nuremberg & Nukes Europe in the 20th Century (3) H/CH

HIS 271Science, Technology & Gender in the Modern Age (3) H

HIS 282Women in European History 1500 to Present (3) H

HIS 320History of the English Language (3) H

HIS 326The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment (3) CH

HIS 345The Revolutionary Tradition in France (3) H

United States History – 15 Hours

HIS 109U.S. History to 1877 (3) H/CH

HIS 110U.S. History Since 1877 (3) H/CH

HIS 400American History Seminar (3)

Select two from the following electives:

HIS 200Local History (3) H/CH

HIS 211U.S. History Since 1945 (3) H/CH

HIS/ENG 26019th Century American Thought In Prose (3) H/L/CL

HIS 281Women in American History (3) H

HIS 385Sea, Sail & Song: Early American Maritime History (3) H/CH/EXP

HIS 290America at Play: Baseball, Bare Knuckles and Back Seats (3) LAS

HIS 295Punch Lines & Pratfalls History of American Humor (3) H

HIS 330American Foreign Relations (3) LAS

HIS 350Topics in American History (3) LAS

HIS/GST 379Oral History and the Aging Process (3) LAS

Residency Requirement: 6 hours

Cumulative 2.0 GPA required in courses for the major.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the history major will be able to:

  • critically research, read and evaluate historical sources, both primary and secondary.
  • write clearly and effectively when examining a historical problem or question.
  • recognize the interrelationship of social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural forces that determine and influence history.

***Effective July 1, 2014, the College of Mount St. Joseph became Mount St. Joseph University. Any reference within the catalog to the College will be understood to be a reference to Mount St. Joseph University after July 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted.***