History - Major

Curriculum Guides
BA History
BA History with Teaching Certification 7-12

Schreiner University offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History, with concentrations in either American or European History. The program is designed to instill in students a broad and analytical outlook which is essential for a truly educated and productive citizen. Lower level courses focus on acquisition of historical knowledge, historical thinking, writing skills, and conceptual analysis. Upper division courses and seminars emphasize historical research, evaluation of sources, and critical historical analysis. The history faculty assumes that an objective and accurate assessment of historical trends will cultivate in each student a greater awareness and appreciation of contemporary society and lead to greater individual awareness and appreciation. Employment opportunities for liberal arts graduates in general, and History majors in particular, are expanding significantly. History graduates are qualified to enter fields such as teaching, law, foreign and government service, paralegal professions, business, communications, and research. Both the major and minor in history prepare students for related graduate studies.

A major in History consists of the following: HIST 1301, 1302, 1350, and 1351, and 2350.

In addition, majors must have 24 advanced semester hours from the following:

  • at least 6 sem. hours from: HIST 3321, 3323, 3324, 3325, 3326, 3327, 3328, 3329
  • at least 3 sem. hours from: HIST 3352 or 3361 
  • at least 6 sem. hours from: HIST 3305, 3306, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3311, 3395 
  • HIST 4360 or 4399 is required 
  • Plus 6 hours upper division history classes to total 24 advanced hours

NOTE: HIST 4370, or 4380 may be taken by approval from the Dean of Liberal Arts in lieu of any above listed courses except HIST 4360 or 4399.

Students majoring in History may choose 30 semester hours of electives. Students seeking teacher certification in history should consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog for specific course selection.


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