History BA/BS

 History involves the study of the past. More specifically, historians examine, analyze, and interpret change and continuity in human societies over time. History provides an opportunity not only to learn not only about the past, but also to gain important insights into the present. By understanding what has happened before, we can better understand and evaluate current information and events.

As part of an integrated Social Sciences Program, the History major is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the world through the application of social scientific research skills to domestic, regional and global problems, as well as issues of diversity. The major provides practical insights into why and how the world(s) we live in work the way they do.

Further, it can prepare students for careers not only in teaching but also law, politics, journalism, historical preservation, cultural resource management, or for running their own business and anything involving finding and understanding new information (research). The major’s focus on independent learning provides opportunity for students to prepare for a wide variety of leadership positions in community and business.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
BEGINNING SPANISH I
BEGINNING SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300V (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 8 credits of language. 8.00
Total Credits45.00-47.00

Program Requirements

Research Skills Component
HIST-200KEYS TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH3.00
HIST-300INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HISTORY HISTORY3.00
HIST-499RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN HISTORY3.00
POLS-200SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY3.00
Introductory Courses
HIST-101HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3.00
HIST-102HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION3.00
HIST-111UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18653.00
HIST-112UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 18653.00
Select one of the following Emphasis Areas
History
Select 18 credits of HIST 200 level or higher18.00
Public History
HIST-301PROJECTS IN PUBLIC HISTORY3.00
HIST-494INTERNSHIP IN HISTORY3.00
GIS-271GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS4.00
Select 6 credits from the following:6.00
NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
ETHNOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF THE NEZ PERCE TRIBE
HISTORY OF UNITED STATES INDIAN POLICY
AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY
CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION
GILDED AGE AMERICA, 1877-1900
Select 6 credits of HIST 200 level or higher6.00
Breadth Area
Select 9 credits of ANTH/POLS/SOC 300 level or higher9.00
Electives
Select 16 credits if selecting Bachelor of Arts degree; select 24 credits for Bachelor of Science degree16.00
Total Credits89.00
General Education37
Language8
Program Requirements51-55
Electives16-24
Total120