Mission Statement

A study of history should make the past more intelligible, give an insight into continuing human problems, and develop a confidence in humankind’s ability to cope with new environmental conditions. Moreover, an understanding of our own history and that of people who differ from us sharpens the critical faculties and tends to arouse a sense of social responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

The Student will:

  • 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.

Facilities

The Kidd Math/Science Center opened in 1985. With an award winning masonry design, the center’s front doors open to a glass atrium with live plants and a trickling pond. A spacious lobby follows with comfortable studying facilities. Our center houses three large chemistry labs, three biology labs, one physics lab, one computer lab, lecture rooms, faculty offices and a large bent glass greenhouse that enhances the view of our campus. McKenzie Hall opened in 1997 providing math/science students along with the nursing students, two large lecture halls, a variety of lecture rooms, an anatomy lab, three computer labs, faculty offices and a conference room with a beautiful view of campus and the surrounding landscape.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts – Major in History (15401)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II3
HIS 13203 (TM) World Civilization II3
The following six courses are required:
HIS 12103 American History I
HIS 13103 (TM) World Civilization I
HIS 22503 History of Ohio
HIS 22603 Native Americans
HIS 23703 Introduction to the Study of History
HIS 43703 History and Historians Seminar
18
Select five courses from the following list:
HIS 26303 The Habsburg Empire 1526-1918
HIS 26403 The Ottomans
HIS 32103 American Cultural History I
HIS 32203 American Cultural History II
HIS 36103 Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
HIS 37103 The West in Crisis, 1900-1945
HIS 37203 Nazi Germany
HIS 37303 The Interwar Period, 1919-1939 
HIS 37403 The Cold War
HIS 41103 War and Genocide 
HIS 44803 Writing the History Paper
HIS 48101-03 History Internship
HIS 48801-03 Selected Topics in History
15
Total General Education hours42-45
Selected Minor and Personal electives51-54
Personal electives must include twelve (12) credit hours or equivalent in a modern language (other than his/her native tongue)
Total hours needed to graduate125
Bachelor of Science – Major in History (1540)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II3
HIS 13203 (TM) World Civilization II3
The following six courses are required:
HIS 12103 American History I
HIS 13103 (TM) World Civilization I
HIS 22503 History of Ohio
HIS 22603 Native Americans
HIS 23703 Introduction to the Study of History
HIS 43703 History and Historians Seminar
18
Select five courses from the following list:
HIS 26303 The Habsburg Empire 1526-1918
HIS 26403 The Ottomans
HIS 32103 American Cultural History I
HIS 32203 American Cultural History II
HIS 36103 Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
HIS 37103 The West in Crisis, 1900-1945
HIS 37203 Nazi Germany
HIS 37303 The Interwar Period, 1919-1939 
HIS 37403 The Cold War
HIS 41103 War and Genocide 
HIS 44803 Writing the History Paper
HIS 48101-03 History Internship
HIS 48801-03 Selected Topics in History
15
At least 16 hours of HIS courses must be at the 300-400 level.
Total General Education hours42-45
Selected Minor and Personal electives51-54
Total hours needed to graduate125
Associate of Arts Degree – History (1520)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
CS 10103 PC Applications3
Total General Education hours42
Select four from the following seven courses:
HIS 12103 American History I
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II
HIS 22403 The Westward Movement
HIS 22503 History of Ohio
HIS 22603 Native Americans
HIS 23703 Introduction to the Study of History
HIS 26303 The Habsburg Empire 1526-1918
HIS 26403 The Ottomans
12
Total four courses, three credit hours each12
Personal electives7
Total hours needed to graduate64
Bachelor of Science or Arts – Minor in History (1530)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II3
HIS 13203 (TM) World Civilization II3
Total General Education hours42-45
HIS 43703 History and Historians Seminar3
Select three HIS at 30000-40000 level9
Total Minor hours12
Selected Major and Personal electives50-53
Total hours needed to graduate124
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