History

 


B.A. in History

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in History must complete:

Additional information:

** Useful on-line History Study Guides on reading, researching, writing, citing sources, and giving presentations **

Spring 2013

History majors at Spring Commencement, with Dr. Ed Kretchik (far left) and Dr. Simon Cordery (right)

I. General Education Requirements

History (Option A) majors: 60-semester-hour College & WIU General Education

History - Teacher Certification (Option B) majors: 43-semester-hour WIU General Education, including Geog 100, 120, and 121; General Education Math or Stat 171; Poli Sci 122; Econ 100 or 231; and either Geog 110, Anthro 110, or History 145.

History's Pre-Law (Option C) majors: 60-semester-hour College & WIU General Education, including Poli Sci 122 and Philos 205.

II. History Core Courses (15 s.h.)

HIST 105  American History to 1877
3 s.h.
HIST 106 American History since 1877
3 s.h.
HIST 125 Western Civilization to 1648
3 s.h.
HIST 126 Western Civilization from 1648
3 s.h.
HIST 201 Historical Methods
3 s.h.

III. Options of Study (Select A or B)

A. History

1. Hist 491 (WID course, 3 s.h.)

2. History Directed Electives (18 s.h.)

U.S. History (Area I)
6 s.h.
European History (Area II)
6 s.h.
Non-Western History (Area III)
6 s.h.
At least 15 semester hours of History Directed Electives must be at the 300 or 400 level.

3. Open Electives (6 s.h.)

4. Minor (any field, 18 s.h.)

B. History -- Teacher Certification

1. Hist 420 (Illinois History, WID course, 3 s.h.)

2. History Directed Electives (minimum of 21 s.h.)

U.S. History (Area I)
min. 6 s.h.
European History (Area II)
min. 6 s.h.
Non-Western History (Area III)
min. 6 s.h.
At least 9 semester hours of History Directed Electives must be at the 400 level.

3. Directed Electives in Government (15 s.h.)

Domestic: History 303, Poli Sci 122, PoliS 315
min. 3 s.h.
International: History 401, Pol Sci 228, 267, 331
min. 3 s.h.

4. Other Required Courses (36 s.h.)

Geog 100 and 110
(inc. in Gen.Ed.)
Econ 100 or 231
(inc. in Gen.Ed.)
Soc 100 or Anth 110
3 s.h.
EIS 201, 301, 302, 303, 304, & 401
13 s.h.
SSEd 439
3 s.h.
C&I 403
4 s.h.
SpEd 390 and either SpEd 310 or Psy 425
4 s.h.
STch 480
12 s.h.

C. History -- Pre-Law

1. Hist 491 (WID course, 3 s.h.)

2. Additional Required History Courses (12 s.h.)

History 303 (American Legal History)
3 s.h.
History 333 (Britain to 1688)
3 s.h.
History 413 (American Revolution & New Nation)
3 s.h.
History 426 (The Enlightenment)
3 s.h.

3. Two History Directed Electives (6 s.h.)

4. Two Legal Studies Directed Electives (6 s.h.)

5. Minor (any field, 18 s.h.)

For further information about majoring in History at Western Illinois University, please contact the Department of History at (309)298-1053 or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Simon Cordery, or the Undergraduate Advisor, Ralph Heissinger.

Dr. Lee Brice (center) with History majors Katie Spear and Conor Stiles at Undergraduate Research Day