History Department Majors

History Major

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

The major in history provides an introduction to historical methodology and research, as well as a foundation in the histories of at least four regions of the world.

The major requires 36 credits to include:

At least 15 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.

Students pursuing a major in history are strongly advised to study at least one foreign language. Knowledge of at least two languages—including French, Spanish, German and area-specific languages depending on region of interest—is especially important for students who plan to attend graduate school in history.

History majors intending to apply for teaching certification in history as a first teaching field in the State of Idaho must include HIS 200 – Introduction to US History and one other 300-level US history course in their major coursework. They may also want to include POE 100 – Essentials of American Government, or an equivalent POE course dealing with American government, in their overall college curriculum. For more specific detail on the courses necessary to achieve certification in history as a first teaching field students should consult the Education Department.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communication