Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

General Information

Faculty/Staff Directory






The Department of History provides courses in African, Asian, European, Central and South American, and United States history. The History Program offers courses in special topics of interest and internships. To study the record of human experience is to understand the present and to recognize the potential of the future!

Wherever breadth of human knowledge, grasp of the essential, and skill in communication and analysis are valued, history holds a familiar and honored place.

Specialization leads to a variety of careers in the public arena and the private sector. Examples of careers in the public arena include, but are not limited to, education, government agencies and branches, libraries and archives, research and development, and social services. Examples of careers in the private sector include, but are not limited to, banking, communications media, consulting, education, law, museums, research and development, social services and the travel industry. 

History majors who are preparing for middle school and/or high school teaching are encouraged to take broader survey courses in history, such as the four sequential courses in U. S. History and the four sequential courses in European History.

History majors who wish to double major in Contemporary Global Studies must have the approval of the Chair of History:  certain restrictions apply. 

History majors and minors who minor in Contemporary Global Studies must complete two unduplicated upper-division courses in the CGS minor at Lewis and should avoid course duplication.

Majors in various History concentrations may wish to take a minor in Print Journalism for History Majors.