Programs and courses in the Department of History lead students to a
knowledge of the human past, to ways of understanding that past, and to
an appreciation for the great variety of uses of the past. The rewards
of historical study include a disciplined intellect, a well furnished
imagination, and a recognition of both the unity and diversity of the
human experience. The broad liberal arts foundation available through a
major in history should deepen students' knowledge and understanding of
the complex world in which they live, stimulate effective participation
in contemporary society, and cultivate those mental skills required for
success in a wide range of employment areas.
DEGREE PROGRAMS. The Department of History offers a major and minor in its liberal arts program. In addition, its offerings include a Public and Applied History Concentration in the major and a History Writing Minor. Its curricula for teaching certification include primary and supporting areas in United States history and in world civilization. A teaching minor in United States history and another in world civilization also are offered.
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION. Qualified students may receive credit for World Civilization 101 and/or 102 and United States History 201 and/or 202, depending upon their scores on the Achievement or the Advanced Placement Examination administered by the national College Entrance Examination Board.
HONORS COURSES. Qualified students may enroll in History Honors following consultation with the Department Chairperson and acceptance into the program. History majors with a general cumulative average of 3.00 and a 3.30 average in history may apply for entry into the program. Arrangements for admission must be made not later than the second semester of the sophomore year. See course descriptions for 310, 400, and 401.
Liberal Arts Curricula
Students should be thoroughly familiar with the
requirements of the teaching curriculum, and admission to the Teacher
Education Program. (More information about the
Social Studies Education Program.) Students may choose to
concentrate in any three of the following teaching areas: economics,
geography, government, history, psychology, and sociology. To ensure
broad competence in the Social Sciences, students are also required to
complete one course in each teaching area not chosen as the teaching
area, for a total of 9 credit hours. There is one exception to this
pattern: students who do not choose history as one of their teaching
areas must complete two history courses and one course in each of the
other teaching areas not chosen, for a total of 12 credit hours.
Required Courses when History is Not Selected for Teacher Licensing: 102-3hrs; 202-3hrs.
The Department of History cooperates with other departments in offering interdisciplinary minors in the following areas:
Public and Applied History Concentration (42
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.
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