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History course catalog



LENDOL G. CALDER, Professor and Chair
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  

ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, Assistant Professor
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

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

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; 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

Major in History

30 credits, distributed as follows: 8 credits from 100- or 200-level history courses; 4 credits for HIST300; 6 credits for Senior Inquiry Sequence, HIST440 (2 cr.) and HIST450 (4 cr.); 12 additional credits in history at the 300/400 level. Majors may elect to choose 300-level courses from one of the Compass Points; see your adviser for information.

Additional Requirements: At least 4 credits in a geographic area outside the U.S.

Majors are strongly recommended to take 300 before taking any 300-or 400-level courses.

Major in History Education

32 credits, distributed as follows: 4 credits from HIST130 or 131; 4 credits from HIST114, HIST115, or HIST116; HIST300; HIST305 or HIST306; HIST460; 4 credits from a 300-level U.S. history course in a period other than the ones taken at the 100-level; 8 credits from 2 of the following geographic areas: Asia, Africa, Latin America, or World history; at least 12 credits at the 300 level. See Department of Secondary Education for required supporting courses.

Minor in History

The minor in history consists of 4 courses (16 credits), at least two of which must be at the 300/400 level. Minors may elect to choose 300-level courses from one of the Compass Points; see your adviser for information.

NOTE: Unless permission of the instructor is given, all 300- and 400-level courses have a prerequisite of any 100- or 200-level course.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (HIST)


Examination of land use and heritage wins national award 

Dr. Lucy Burgchardt, an assistant professor of communication studies at Augustana College, has received a national award for her examination of how lands and their histories in the Southwest are considered and preserved.

Award-winning poet and activist to visit Augustana

American poet, professor and human rights activist Carolyn Forché will read poetry and from her 2019 memoir at Augustana College Oct. 1.

Frieze Lectures consider student activism, from the 60s to Greta Thunberg

The 22nd annual Frieze Lecture Series will consider the nature and impact of student activism here and around the world.

Harbour of Hope film screening

This 76-minute film is about Jewish survivors arriving from the concentration camps in Malmö, Sweden after the war. Original footage is combined with narration from the survivors themselves.

Quad Cities Archives Fair

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana will join libraries, archives and museums from around the area at the Quad Cities Archives Fair.