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History course catalog

2017-18

LENDOL G. CALDER, Professor
B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

DAVID L. ELLIS, Professor
B.A., Wake Forest; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

LAUREN HAMMOND, Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin  

BRIAN LEECH, Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Montana; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison

JANE E. SIMONSEN, Associate Professor
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa

DAVID TUCKER, Adjunct Instructor
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Contributing Faculty

EMIL KRAMER, Professor
B.A., Texas; M.A., Georgia; Ph.D., Cincinnati

JOHN KOLP, Part-time Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Plan 1 — Major in History

30 credits, distributed as follows: 6 credits from 100-level history courses; 3 credits for HIST200; 6 credits for HIST481 and HIST482; 15 additional credits in history, 12 of which must be at the 300/400 level.

Additional Requirements: Students in Plan 1 must: take at least two 3-credit courses centered on topics before 1800 and take at least two 3-credit courses centered on topics in African, Asian, and/or Latin American history.

Majors are strongly recommended to take 200 before taking any 300-or 400-level courses. Instructors may specify that upper-level courses have 200 as a prerequisite, unless permission of the instructor is given.

Plan 2 — Major in History Education

36 credits distributed as follows: 9 credits in U.S. history (6 credits from HIST130, HIST131, HIST132; 3 credits from a 300-level U.S. history course in a period other than the ones taken at the 100-level); 9 credits in European history (3 from HIST110 or HIST111; 3 from HIST112 or HIST113; 3 from HIST390 (when a European topic), HIST315, HIST346, HIST381); 12 credits from HIST150 or HIST151, HIST305 or HIST306, HIST371, and one of the following: HIST120, HIST121, HIST141, HIST348; 3 for HIST200; 3 for HIST490 (may substitute with 481/482 sequence or HIST450/HIST451 sequence). See Department of Secondary Education for required supporting courses.

Plan 3 — History Honors

33 credits distributed as follows: 6 credits from 100-level history courses; 3 credits for HIST200; 6 credits for HIST450 and HIST451; 18 additional credits in history, 15 of which must be at the 300/400 level. In addition, honors majors must show proficiency in a foreign language, either by taking a language through level 203 or demonstrating the equivalent result in a language exam.

Additional Requirements: Students in Plan 3 must: take at least two 3-credit courses centered on topics in African, Asian, and/or Latin American history; take at least two 3-credit courses centered on topics before 1800.

Majors are strongly recommended to take 200 before taking any 300-or 400-level courses. Instructors may specify that upper-level courses have 200 as a prerequisite, unless permission of the instructor is given.

Minor in History

18 credits, distributed as follows: at least 6 and no more than 9 credits from 100- and 200-level history courses; at least 9 credits from 300- and 400-level history courses.

NOTE: Unless permission of the instructor is given, all 300- and 400-level courses have a prerequisite of any 100-level course.


Courses (HIST)

Old Main in spring

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'Myths of the Rune Stone' author to speak

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Colonel Davenport House

Tracking Davenport history through household objects

Jordan Kirkbride '14 knows each and every object in the Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island.