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History Program Details and Information

Department of History

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree/Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

May be either depending on option selected.

Major in History (Major Code: 111)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of the catalog.

NOTE: Undergraduate majors and programs include history, history education, social sciences and social studies education.

History Core Requirements

  • HIST 2302; 2370, 2371 or 2373 (choose two); 2311, 3301, 4301, plus 21 semester hours of advanced history, nine of which must be in U.S. history and nine of which must be in non-U.S. history.

Prerequisite for Advanced Work (3000- and 4000-level courses)

  • Six semester hours of history unless otherwise indicated.


Minor in History

  • 18 hours of history, including HIST 1301, 1302 and one of the following: HIST 2311, 2370, 2371, 2372, or 2373 and nine hours of advanced courses.

 


 

Dr. Kristina Drumheller, Interim Department Head
Old Main, Room 407 • WTAMU Box 60742
806-651-2424 • Fax 806-651-2437
kdrumheller@wtamu.edu
Faculty: Bogener, Bowman, Brasington, E. Clark, P. Clark, Kuhlman, Pearson, Reardon, Shaffer, Stuntz, Vizzini.

The Department of History offers courses in American, East Asian, Western European and public history designed to prepare
students for careers in these fields.

The Department of History has an excellent collection of source material available in Cornette Library: unusually complete files
of scholarly journals, more than 600,000 government documents, microfilm and microcard acquisitions, (including a complete file of The New York Times and records of the U.S. Congress from 1789 to the present). Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, located on the southern edge of campus, has a superb regional collection of books, journals, and thousands of manuscript items and recorded interviews with pioneers of the area.


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree/Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
(May be either depending on option selected.)
Major in History (Major Code: 111)
University Core Curriculum Requirements
Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of this catalog.
NOTE: Undergraduate majors and programs include history, history education, social sciences and social studies education.
History Core Requirements
• HIST 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, or 2301 (choose two); 2302, 2311, two of 2370, 2371 or 2373; 3301, 4301, plus 21 semester hours of advanced history, nine of which must be in U.S. history and nine of which must be in non-U.S. history.

Prerequisite for Advanced Work
(3000- and 4000-level courses)
• Six semester hours of history unless otherwise indicated.
• HIST 2302.
• 18 hours of history, including two of the University U.S. history core options (HIST 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, or 2301) and one of the following: HIST 2311, 2370, 2371, 2372, or 2373 and nine hours of advanced courses.


Minor in International Studies—East Asia
• 18 hours, nine of which must be at the advanced level, three in residence.
• Demonstrated competency in Japanese or another relevant Asian language, subject to approval by the International
Studies Governing Committee.
• 12 hours of area-related course work, six from any field, three of which may come from the “general” list.
• Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.

Minor in International Studies—Europe
• 18 hours, nine of which must be at the advanced level, three in residence.
• Demonstrated competency in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese or another relevant European language, subject
to approval by the International Studies Governing Committee.
• 12 hours of area-related course work.
• Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.


Minor in International Studies—Latin America
• 18 hours, nine of which must be at the advanced level, three in residence.
• Demonstrated competency in Spanish, Portuguese or a relevant indigenous language, subject to approval by the
International Studies Governing Committee.
• 12 hours of area-related course work.
• Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.


Minor in Mexican American/Latino Studies
• The minor field is open to any major and is offered jointly by the Department of History and the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.
• A minimum of 18 semester credit hours, nine of which must be selected from HIST 3316 (Mexican American History), 4315 (Hispanic Frontier in North America, 1513–1821), 4360 (History of Mexico) and SPAN 4395 (Mexican Literature and Culture).
• Nine hours may be selected from the “general list” of courses as delineated by the program coordinator of each respective department.
• Students also are required to have two years of Spanish, which do not count toward the minor. See the departmental program coordinator for courses, CLEP opportunities and options for native/heritage speakers.


Minor in Public History
• 18 hours of history courses, including HIST 3302, either 3304 or 3305, six to nine hours from the “general” list of public-history course options as delineated by the public history coordinator and three to six hours of public history internship.

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