Upon completion of the program, students should:
- Be familiar with the outlines of the history of the modern world, i.e., since 1500.
- Be familiar in some depth with the history of one geographic area or historical epoch.
- Be able to make historical arguments using concrete illustrations and examples
A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:
- 42 required credit hours
- 3 international language requirement credit hours
- Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours
International Language Requirement: A minimum of 3 credit hours in a non-native language is required in addition to the requirements for the major. Courses used towards the International Language requirement may also be used to fulfill general education requirements or a major/minor in a foreign language. The requirement will be waived for students whose native language is not English and who are studying in English. Their mastery of English as a second language fulfills the requirement.
Students are required to complete at least 42 credit hours within the department, 30 of which must be in history, including INTL 1500, HIST 2600, a research requirement (completed by placing on file with the department a substantial research paper from an upper-level course or a senior thesis), and senior overview. History students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours of political science and/or international relations. History majors must take at least 12 credit hours of upper-level coursework in the department (3000 or above), of which a minimum of 6 credit hours must be HIST. At least 18 of the 42 credit hours must be taken at Webster University.
The 42 hours required for history majors include:
|INTL 1500 The World System since 1500||3 hours|
|American history||3 hours|
|European history||3 hours|
|Non-Western history (e.g., Asia, African, Latin American)||3 hours|
|HIST 2600 The Craft of History||3 hours|
|HIST 4000 Research Requirement (to be taken in conjunction with a designated 3000-level or 4000-level)||0 hours|
|Senior overview||0 hours|
|Political science/international relations||6 hours|
|Departmental electives (can include courses in HIST, POLT, INTL)||6 hours|
|One additional departmental course||3 hours|
|Upper-level coursework||12 hours|