The study of history illuminates the forces that have shaped our world and to provide a historical perspective for the future. To accomplish those goals, the Department of History offers a flexible program of study. Students focus on a specific area of concentration, yet are introduced to a variety of classes that assures them a foundation for an integrated liberal education. Combined with courses in other disciplines, the History major prepares students for entrance into a wide variety of career opportunities including business, government, law, journalism, teaching, communications, and public affairs.
Majoring in History
A major in History requires the successful completion of a minimum of 33 credit hours. Transfer students have to complete 15 hours of history at WSU.
All majors complete:
- History 300 (Methodology)
- History 698 (Historiography)
and 3 credit hours of:
- History 100 (World Civilization Since 1500) or
- History 101 (Western Civilization I) or
- History 102 (Western Civilization II) or
- History 103 (History of the World to 1500)
plus 3 credit hours of:
- History 131 (U.S. History to 1865) or History 132 (U.S. History 1865-present)
and 3 credit hours at the 500 or 600 level in each of the following areas (for a total of 9 credit hours):
- Ancient and Medieval History
- Modern European History
- American (including Latin American History)
and 12 additional credit hours (6 need to be upper-division (300 level and above).
Minor in History
A minor in History requires students to complete a total of 15 credit hours in History. Only 6 of those hours may be lower-division (100 or 200 level) courses. Students who complete the minor are limited to 3 credit hours of History 310.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Craig Torbenson