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Advisor: Mary Sprunger
Degree:
 Bachelor of Arts
Semester Hours: 42-43

The history and social science major provides a broad understanding of the world today and skills in research, writing, and analysis. This multidisciplinary major introduces students to economics, sociology, geography, and psychology, with more concentrated content in history and political science. It can be combined with a teaching endorsement (grades 6-12) for those wishing to pursue secondary education social studies teaching. 

United States History Courses (6 SH)
Choose from the following:

  • HIST 101 US History I-Race and Reason (to 1860) - 2  Details
  • HIST 102 US History II-Mechanization and Modernization (1860-1918) - 2  Details
  • HIST 103 US History III-Power and Paradox (1918-present) - 2  Details
  • *HIST 222 African American History - Details
  •  *HIST 312 19th Century America, A Novel History - 3  Details
  • *HIST 321 Modernizing America, 1870-1940 - 3  Details
  • *HIST 411 The History of Recent America - Details
  • Additional options as appropriate according to subject matter: HUM 330-335 Topics in Humanities (3 SH); HIST 340-345 Topics in History and Gender (3 SH); and HUM 420-425 Tutorial (3-4 SH) 

Students pursuing teacher licensure are required to take HIST 101, 102, and 103, and are strongly encouraged to take additional U.S. history courses.

European and World History Courses (6 SH)
Choose from the following:

  • HIST 121 Global Past I-Civilization (to 1400) - 2  Details
  • HIST 122 Global Past II-Modernization (post-1400) - 2  Details
  • HIST 123-126 Global Past III-Comparative Themes - 2  Details
  • *HIST 231 Medieval Europe - 3  Details
  • *HIST 352 History of Women-Global Perspectives - 3  Details
  • *HIST 362 Renaissance and Reformation Europe - Details
  • *HIST 365 Mennonite History and Thought - 3  Details
  • *HIST 391 Birth of Modernity in Europe - Details
  • HIST 435 Martyrs, Merchants and Mendicants-1500 Years of the Christian Movement - 3  Details
  • *HIST 461 Modern Europe - 3  Details
  • Additional options as appropriate according to subject matter: HUM 330-335 Topics in Humanities (3 SH); HIST 340-345 Topics in History and Gender (3 SH); and HUM 420-425 Tutorial (3-4 SH) 

Students pursuing teacher licensure are required to take HIST 121, 122, and one of 123-126 and are strongly encouraged to take additional history courses in this category.

Area Studies Courses (3 SH)
Choose one of the following:

  • *HIST 251 History of Africa - 3  Details
  • *HIST 432 History of the Middle East - 3  Details
  • *PPX 371 Peace and Security in East Asia - (may count for Area Studies or Political Science, not both)  Details
  • CCHIS from an international cross-cultural experience - 3 
  • Additional options as appropriate according to subject matter: HUM 330-335 Topics in Humanities (3 SH); HIST 340-345 Topics in History and Gender (3 SH); and HUM 420-425 Tutorial (3-4 SH) 

Historiography Courses (6 SH)

  • HUM 200 Foundations of Humanities - 2  Details
  • HUM 490 Seminar in Humanities - 4  Details

Political Science Courses (9-10 SH)

  • POL 111 Comparative Politics - 2  Details
  • POL 112 American Politics - 2  Details
  • POL 113 International Relations - 2  Details
  • Choose one of the following:
    • *POL 230 International Norms and Institutions - Details
    • *POL 250 Law, Justice and the Local Context - Details
    • *PPX 371 Peace and Security in East Asia - (may count for Area Studies or Political Science, not both)  Details
    • *PPX 401 Human Rights and Dignity - Details
    • *PPX 421 Genocide in the 20th Century - 4  Details
    • *PPX 431 Political Reconciliation - 4  Details

Economics Course (3 SH)

  • ECON 201 Survey of Economics - 3  Details

Geography Course (3 SH)

  • GEOG 231 Cultural Geography - 3  Details

Social Science (6 SH)
Choose two of the following:

  • PSYC 101 General Psychology - 3  Details
  • PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology - Details
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology - 3  Details

* indicates the course is offered in alternate years

Students pursuing teacher licensure must take PSYC 202 and SOC 101.

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