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Chief Joseph

Our history curriculum is general in nature, providing you with the opportunity to select your areas of topical interest.

Some of the recommendations from our faculty include:

  • Take 100 and 200 level courses before you take 300 and 400 level courses, as you’ll enjoy and be more productive in advanced level courses if you have a proper grounding in the subject. Some of our faculty strongly recommend that you take HIS 104 and/or HIS 106 before enrolling in junior and senior level courses in European history.
  • Majors must take HIS 295 in their sophomore year.  It is also strongly recommended that they take HIS 491 in their junior year.
  • Take a close look at 379 courses, where faculty develop new courses in their fields of expertise and/or offer a once-only specialized course. You can take more than one 379 during your degree.
  • Take your non-western requirements as soon as possible!
  • To graduate, you must have 120 credits, a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in your area of concentration and 2.0 overall; 40% of your credits should be at the 300 and 400 level.
  • If you’re interested in learning more about public history or careers in the field (museums, archives, park service, etc.), take HIS 311 (Introduction to Public History) the first term it is offered. It prepares you for an internship in public history.
  • Internships are an excellent way to gain experience and are strongly encouraged.

New students to the Department of History will following the Post-2013 Tracking Sheet

Current students to the Department of History will follow the Pre-2013 Tracking Sheet

Always remember, 120 Credits

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

First Semester – 16 credits
Course
Credits

History Survey

6 crs.

**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

**ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

History Survey

6 crs.

**ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.


Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

History Elective

3 crs.

HIS 295 The Craft of History

3 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

History Electives

9 crs.

Gen. Educ., Minor, OR Elective Courses

6 crs.


Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

Readings in History

3 crs.

Minor OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

300- or 400-level History Elective

3 crs.

*300- or 400-level History Course (Non-Western)

3 crs.

300- or 400-Level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.


Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

300- or 400-level History Courses

6 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*HIS 495 Seminar in U.S. History

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

General Education, Minor OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

* Required major and related courses
** Required and recommended General Education courses