History

Understanding our own history and that of people who differ from us sharpens the critical faculties and tends to arouse a sense of social responsibility.

Overview

A study of history should make the past more intelligible, give an insight into continuing human problems, and develop confidence in humankind’s ability to cope with new environmental conditions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking to analyze primary and secondary sources.
  • Explain the cause, effect, and relevance of specific historical events and/or periods within the broader historical context.
  • Understand and articulate diverse historical interpretations.
  • Clearly demonstrate the ability to understand and apply basic historical concepts, methodologies, and approaches.
  • Articulate historical arguments in a variety of forms of communication.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Journalist
  • Archivist
  • Museum Archivist
  • Researcher

Degrees in History

History (Bachelor)

  • Bachelor's Program

Program Overview

Sample of Courses

  • HIS 13103 World Civilization I
  • HIS 12103 American History I     
  • HIS 23703 Introduction to the Study of History    
  • HIS 22503 History of Ohio    
  • HIS 22603 Native Americans    
Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
125

History (Associate)

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  •  HIS 12103 American History I
  •  HIS 22503 History of Ohio
  •  HIS 22603 Native Americans
  •  HIS 26303 The Habsburg Empire, 1526-1918
  •  HIS 26403 The Ottomans

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Art
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
64

History (Minor)

  • Minor

Program Overview

Sample Courses

  • HIS 12203 American History II    
  • HIS 13203 World Civilization II    

All Course Requirements

Degree or Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
College or School
  • Bunce School of Education & Liberal Arts
  • College of Arts and Sciences
Modality
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • All courses required in-person
Total Credit Hours
12
Robert S Wood Hall with fall foliage
Facilities

Robert S. Wood Hall

Most classes are held in the Robert S. Wood Hall, which opened in September 1989 and contains an auditorium, several general classrooms, seminar rooms, and smart classrooms