Andrew O'Shaugnessy, Chairperson
Code 57 or HISTORY
I. FACULTYBarricelli, Braatz, Crane, Earns, Kleinman, O'Shaughnessy, Powelson, Rivers, Starr
II. DEGREESUndergraduate: A major in History can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.
Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program.
III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY
1. GOAL(S)The goals of the department of history are to ensure that each student majoring in history has been taught to assess historical events and historical writing in a critical fashion and to conduct research appropriate to the undergraduate level. In order to implement and evaluate these goals, the department requires students, with the assistance of faculty advisors, to compile a portfolio containing two samples of their work each year, including all papers produced in the senior seminar. History majors must meet with their advisors upon declaring their majors and then once a year thereafter in the fall to review their work from the previous year.
2. THE MAJOR(S)The Department offers a single major, History.
3. THE MINOR(S)The Department also offers a History minor.
IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSTo be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the History major or minor.
Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.
V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES
VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS
1. HISTORY MAJORRecommended for students who plan to study law, to do graduate work in History or Library Science, or to pursue careers in historical societies, museums, archives; local, state, or national governmental service; or business; and for secondary education students who wish to teach history at the high school level.
Required Credits: 36 minimum
Required Courses: In addition to the core courses:
Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's upper-level offerings to meet the minimum requirement.
Course Substitutions: Transfer students may substitute history credits earned at other institutions only after consultation with the chairperson of the History Department.
The Department also provides support for a Broad Field Social Science Major that is recommended for students who plan to teach high school courses in the Social Science fields and courses such as civics, social problems, American problems, area studies, and vital issues in grades 7-12. See the College of Education and Human Services entry for Broad Field Social Science major requirements.
VII. MINOR(S)Recommended for students who wish to add a minor in History to a related major such as Anthropology, Art, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Library Science, Political Science, Speech.
Required Credits: 24 minimum
Electives: Sufficient courses from the Department's offerings to meet the Minimum Requirement
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Last Updated July 1, 1999