History Major

1

Students who undertake the History major engage in an intensive study of the ideas, events and achievements that have shaped the human experience. History majors develop strong communication skills as well as the ability to research, analyze and draw meaning from human events and experiences. History graduates often pursue careers in fields such as teaching, law, media/communications, commercial tourism and archival management.

Course Study Curriculum

Learning Outcomes for History

Upon completion of the History degree program, graduates will:

  1. Identify significant ideas and achievements of several major civilizations throughout human history.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of key terms, concepts and theories used in the historical method of inquiry.
  3. Identify key events in the development of the United States from the colonial era to the present.
  4. Be able to use qualitative and computer-based research on topics of historical significance.
  5. Demonstrate sufficient academic and related skills to successfully pursue professional employment or graduate study.
Course Credit Requirements for a Major in History
Courses Credits
General Education 61
Major Courses 36
      HIS 304 American History I 3
      HIS 305 American History II 3
      HIS 307 American Economic History 3
      HIS 311 Classical and Medieval Civilizations 3
      HIS 312 Early Modern Europe 3
      HIS 317 Recent European History 3
      HIS 321 Non-Western Area Studies 3
      HIS 499 History Seminar 3
      Four courses from the selections listed below:
            HIS 310 History of the Civil Rights Movement 3
            HIS 402 Twentieth Century United States 3
            HIS 403 History and Principles of the American Constitution 3
            HIS 409 History of South Carolina 3
            HIS 451 Evolution of Warfare 3
Other Required Courses 1
      JRS 300 Junior Seminar 1
Minor Courses/Electives 18
Electives 12
TOTAL 128

Minors

  • Students majoring in other disciplines who want to minor in History are required to complete the following courses:

    Course Credit Requirements for a Minor in History
    Courses Credits
    HIS 304 American History I 3
    HIS 305 American History II 3
    HIS 311 Classical and Medieval Civilizations 3
    HIS 312 Early Modern Europe 3
    HIS 402 Twentieth Century United States 3
    HIS 403 History and Principles of the American Constitution 3
    TOTAL 18