Major Courses | Minor Courses | Secondary Ed Certification (Soc. Studies)
The study of history and the skills developed in writing history provide a sound basis for positioning students in the increasingly competitive job markets of today and tomorrow.
A major in history is one of the best foundations for success in career and academic plans. Knowledge of history is essential for success in a rapidly changing world. Understanding humanity’s recorded experience gives students the information and perspective they need in order to be able to think in an orderly way about the world: its economics, politics, cultures, legal systems, and religions.
The history major program can be combined with virtually any minor program at Carlow. History is also an ideal second major augmenting the advantages of almost any field of study.
Major Requirements: 33 credits
|Required Courses - History Major (Area I)
||Emergence of the Modern West
||World Cultures, Their History and Development
|History of the United States to 1865
||History of the United States since 1865
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Area II: Area of Concentration
Four courses in an area determine a concentration. The area of concentration may be defined either
- on the basis of geographical cultural areas, e.g. United States, Europe, non-Western, or
- on the basis of a unifying theme, method, subject, or time period, e.g., multiculturalism, popular culture, women’s history, social history, postcolonial studies, etc.
Area III: Courses outside Concentration
Two courses outside the field of concentration selected in consultation with faculty.
Area IV: Senior Thesis (HS 456)
History majors are required to write a 25- to 30-page senior thesis on a topic approved at the end of the second semester of their junior year.
Students who minor in history must take a minimum of 15 credits in history. The student and faculty member will design the program that best suits the student’s needs.
Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies
Candidates seeking certification must complete a history major that includes content in geography, sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, and psychology. Students seeking state certification to teach on the secondary level must successfully complete courses in each of those areas to comply with state standards for social studies certification. Students should contact the chair of the history department and the director of secondary education for specific requirements.
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