History Department

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Undergraduate Program Requirements:

The History curriculum ensures that students study a range of topics and develop analytical skills in research and writing. These skills are among the highest elements potential employers are looking for in job candidates.

Checklists for graduation requirements can be obtained in the History Department office, LA 332, or by clicking here:

Students should confer with an advisor in the History Department each semester before registration as they choose specific courses. Please direct any questions to the History Department at (208) 282-2379 or by emailing histdept@isu.edu.

Students who plan to pursue a teaching career may major in history through the College of Education. The requirements in History for Secondary Education majors are only slightly different from students seeking a Bachelor of Arts in History through the College of Arts and Letters. Many students choose to obtain a double major with no additional course requirements, resulting in teaching credentials plus a more widely marketable degree after graduation. Those in Education should choose an advisor in both the College of Education and the History Department.

 

 

Click Here for the ISU catalog pages for History requirements and classes.

Mapping Historical Thinking Objectives By Course

The study of history involves more than the acquisition of knowledge; it also requires developing a way of thinking. Therefore, the Department of History has developed nine Historical Thinking Objectives as a guide to the design of the undergraduate curriculum, and the department's course offerings help students to develop towards these goals. This chart shows students what they can expect from a specific course in terms of whether the course introduces, reinforces, or emphasizes the department's Historical Thinking Objectives. The department uses this chart to ensure that collectively its course offerings provide students the necessary training to succeed in the required curriculum and beyond graduation.

Click Here for a printable pdf version of the Historical Thinking Objectives Course Map.


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