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    Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts 

    Minor offered: History 

    See also: Integrated Social Studies - Grades 7-12 

    The study of History at Ohio Dominican University offers students the opportunity to explore the past from the perspective of both general knowledge and particular areas of interest - courses in American, Western and non-Western areas comprise the core of our curriculum. Knowledge of the past is essential to functioning intelligently in the present, and charting the wisest course for the future. The great historian E.H. Carr once said that "The study of history frees one from narrowness, from presentness and from arrogance - it conveys an awareness of alternatives". So, history is more than its own reward; it liberates the mind and prepares the student for the responsibilities of citizenship in the nation and the world. By taking the long view of causes, contexts, and chronologies of past events, the well-trained student of history is able to analyze the breadth of human experience from multiple perspectives. The emphasis on critical thinking skills in research, reading and writing are applicable to many different career paths, including education, business, journalism, law and government service. 



    Requirements for a B.A. in History

    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites      
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
    HST 106 World History I 3*
    HST 107 World History II 3*
    HST 110 Western Civilization I 3*
    HST 111 Western Civilization II 3*
    HST 479 CORE: History Matters/Senior Seminar 3*
    History Concentration - Select one concentration 12*
    United States History - 12    
    HST 201 American History I  
    HST 202 American History II  
    Select six credits from the following:  
    HST 320 20th Century America  
    HST 330 World Powers in the 20th Century  
    HST 342 History of Christianity in the U.S.  
    HST 348E History of U.S. Foreign Relations  
    HST 365 United States Presidency  
    HST 379A CORE: Justice, Rights, Liberties   
    HST 379B CORE: Slavery and Freedom  
    HST 379C CORE: Columbus Urban History  
    POL 379B CORE: Peace and Justice: Catholic Social Teaching  
    European History - 12    
    Select twelve credits from the following:  
    HST 279A CORE: History of Western Monasticism  
    HST 305 The Ancient World  
    HST 317 Europe and the Age of Revolution  
    HST 330 World Powers in the 20th Century  
    HST 350 Medieval Europe  
    HST 352 Modern Europe  
    World History - 12  
    Select twelve credits from the following:  
    HST 131 Far East: Beginning to Present  
    HST 230 History of Latin America  
    HST 245 Middle East and Islam  
    HST 330 World Powers in the 20th Century  
    HST 370 Africa and America: Uneasy Partnership  
    Required Correlatives:  
    POL 290 Politics and Government: Process & Issues 3
    POL 360 International Politics 3
    Total Credits Required 33
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  


    Requirements for a Minor in History

    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites     
    History (HST) courses reflecting a distribution among the  15
    areas of United States, European and non-Western history.  
    Total Credits Required 15

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