University Catalogue

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

William Robison, Department Head

 

Major in History

Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required for a major in History. At least twenty-four (24) of these hours must be in 300- or 400-level courses in History for the History Concentration or in History and CRMP Specialization courses for the Cultural Resource Management Concentration.

 

Major in Political Science

Thirty-six (36) semester hours are required for a major in Political Science. At least twenty-seven (27) of these hours must be in 300 or 400 level courses.

 

Honors Diploma in the Discipline

For information on earning Sophomore Honors Distinction, Senior Honors Distinction, or the Honors Diploma, please consult The University Honors Program section of this catalogue, the Director of the Honors Program, and/or your Department Head. 

 

Minors

I. Minor in History

i. Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in History, with at least 6 hours in 300- or 400-level courses.


II. Minor in Political Science
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in Political Science, with at least 6 hours in 300- or 400-level courses.


III. Minor in Philosophy
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in Philosophy, with at least 12 hours in 300-level and 6 hours in 400-level courses.


IV. Minor in International Studies
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in International Studies, with 6 hours in a single foreign language at the 200-level or above and 12 hours as follows:

CJ 411; COMM 410, 458; GEOG 141, 142, 301, or 410 3 hours
ENGL352, 487; FREN 314; GERM 314; ITAL 381; SPAN 314 or 324 3 hours
HIST 434, 440, 445, 446, 447, 448, 454, or 468 3 hours
POLI 420, 422, 424, 425, 426, 428, or 444 3 hours


V. Minor in African Ethnic Studies
Eighteen (18) hours are required for a minor in African American Ethnic Studies as follows:

COMM 410 3 hours
ENGL 310 and 428 6 hours
HIST 489 3 hours
POLI 407 3 hours
SOC 411 3 hours

 

General Requirements for Courses

All 100 and 200-level History and Political Science courses require the use of department approved rental texts, on which students must be tested. All 300 and 400/500 level History, Political Science, and Philosophy courses require essay exams; term papers and/or book reviews; and book discussions and/or oral presentations by students.