History

Bachelor of Arts, Department of History

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Department Overview

The goals of the Department of History are to assist and enable the student to understand world history from the point of view of their own western, Christian cultural tradition; to understand and appreciate the contributions of non-western people to world history and civilizations; to make mature judgments about contemporary public questions based upon an understanding of history; to acquire habits of intellectual honesty and clarity; to develop critical, analytical thinking abilities essential to professional work in government, business, law, journalism and teaching; and to do research using the tools and skills of the professional historian.

Degree Objectives

  • Understand world history from the point of view of their own Western, Christian cultural tradition.
  • Understand and appreciate the contributions of non-Western peoples to world history and civilization.
  • To make mature judgments about contemporary public questions based upon an understanding of history.
  • Acquire habits of intellectual honesty and clarity.
  • Develop critical, analytical thinking abilities essential to professional work in government, business, law, journalism, and teaching.
  • Do research using the tools and skills of the professional historian.

Career Opportunities

In addition to training for a career as a professional historian, emphasis on research, writing and oral communication and an understanding of humanity’s past prepares history majors for multiple careers.

Contact

John F. Romano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
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913.360.7570

St. Benedict Hall

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  • Richard F. Crane, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • John F. Romano, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor and Chair
  • Joshua Wolf, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshmen Year

HIST-1100World Civilization to 15003
ENGL-1010English Composition3
Foreign Language4
GNST-1000BC Experience1
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
Total15
Foreign Language4
HIST-1101World Civilization Since 15003
Person and Community Foundation3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Total16

Sophomore Year

Natural World Foundation4
HIST-1300U.S. History to 18653
HIST-2000Hist Methods & Historiography3
Faith Foundation3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Total16
Natural World Foundation3
HIST-1380U.S. History Since 18653
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Faith Foundation3
EXSCFitness course1
Upper-division Europe3
Total16

Junior Year

Upper-division U.S.3
Faith Foundation3
Aesthetic Foundation3
Visual Communication3
Written Communication3
Mathematical Reasoning Foundation3
Total18
Non-Western History3
Upper-division Ancient/Medieval3
Electives12
Total18

Senior Year

History Electives6
Electives9
Total15
HIST-COMPSenior Comprehensivecr
HIST-4000Senior Seminar3
Electives12
Total15

Other Department Offerings

  • Minor in History
  • Major in Social Science
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