HISTORY

Division of Philosophical, Religious, Theological, Social & Cultural Studies
Christopher Budzisz, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for the major in History (B.A.):
Students in the first and sophomore years are advised to select from among 100- and 200-level courses (introductory level courses). Majors, in consultation with a faculty advisor, design a curriculum suited to their particular interests and professional needs.Division approval is required for acceptance as a major, for course distribution within the major, and for graduation. Before the division will consider for approval an application for major, an applicant should have passed three credits in Loras history courses with at least a 2.3 G.P.A. and consulted with the division chair on the requirements for the major. To complete the major, a student must receive at least a C grade in L.HIS-288, L.HIS-489 and L.HIS-490 and maintain at least a 2.3 G.P.A. in 33 credits of History courses taken for the major.

L.HIS-288, 489 and 490 must be taken at Loras College. History majors may apply up to 12 transfer credits toward their Loras degree. Credit will not be granted for online courses that do not require on-campus contact hours.

REQUIRED COURSES WHICH MUST BE TAKEN AT LORAS
L.HIS-175               Themes in World History (Required only for World and All Social Studies Teaching Endorsements)
L.HIS-288               Historical Methods
L.HIS-386               U.S. Survey for Teachers. (Required only for United States and All Social Studies Teaching Endorsements)
L.HIS-489               Seminar for Majors: Interpretations
L.HIS-490               Research Seminar
 
Req Course Cr's
1   L.HIS-288: Historical Methods 3
2   L.HIS-489: Seminar for Majors: Interpretations 3
3   L.HIS-490: Research Seminar 3
4   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
5   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
6   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
7   Elective: Any L.HIS course 3
8   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
9   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
10   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
11   Elective: Any Non-AGE L.HIS-300+ course 3
33 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in History:
Two of the following six electives must be upper (300 or 400) level courses.

Req Course Cr's
1   Elective: Any World history course 3
2   Elective: Any World history course 3
3   Elective: Any American history course 3
4   Elective: Any American history course 3
5   Elective: Any additional history course 3
6   Elective: Any additional history course 3
18 total required credits
 
AFRICAN HISTORY
L.HIS-161: Modern Africa since 1800
L.HIS-282: History as Film: Africa-AC
L.HIS-360: Southern Africa Since 1800
 
ASIAN HISTORY
L.HIS-272: Japan in the Modern World–AI
L.HIS-275: History As Film: East Asia
L.HIS-277: Modern Chinese History & Culture-AC
 
COMPARATIVE WORLD HISTORY
L.HIS-175: Themes in World History
L.HIS-349: The Second World War
L.HIS-380: The Cold War
L.HIS-392: History as Film
L.HIS-404: Historical Geography
 
EUROPEAN HISTORY
L.HIS-116: Ancient Greek Civilization
L.HIS-117: Roman Civilization
L.HIS-140: Europe To 1750
L.HIS-141: Modern Europe Since 1750
L.HIS-236: Art & Archaeology of Greece & Rome
L.HIS-245: The Celts-AC
L.HIS-249: Russian Civilization-AC
L.HIS-306: Historians of Greece & Rome
L.HIS-329: The Enlightenment
L.HIS-330: The French Revolution
L.HIS-340: The Age of Kings & Conversions: Medieval Europe, 476-1075
L.HIS-341: The Age of Love & Reason: Medieval Europe, 1075-1530
L.HIS-342: The Reformation-AI
L.HIS-343: Medieval Christianity
L.HIS-346: Isle of the Saints: A Study Tour-AI
L.HIS 348: Paris in the 1920’s & 1930’s.
 
GENERAL HISTORY
L.HIS-288: Historical Methods
L.HIS-333: Imperial Geographies-AA
L.HIS-395: Topics
L.HIS-489: Seminar for Majors: Interpretations
L.HIS-490: Research Seminar
L.HIS-494: Internship in History
 
JANUARY TERM
L.HIS-227: The March for Life
L.HIS-232: Herbert Hoover & the Great Depression
L.HIS-240: Greek Odyssey-AC
L.HIS-246: Chicago’s Art & Architecture-AA
L.HIS-278: Chinese Cities in the Past & Present
L.HIS-285: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
L.HIS-344: Celtic Christianity & Roman Catholicism
L.HIS-365: Contemporary Urban Portugal
L.HIS-385: Peace & Justice in Israel & Palestine
 
LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
L.HIS-155: Introduction to Latin American History
L.HIS-255: United States/Latin American Relations
L.HIS-257: Modern Brazilian History & Culture-AC
 
UNITED STATES HISTORY
L.HIS-121: United States To 1877
L.HIS-122: United States Since 1865
L.HIS-225: Confederates: Virtual & Real-AI
L.HIS-226: Catholi-schism Controversy-AI
L.HIS-229: African American History-AI
L.HIS-230: Community & Identity in the American West-AI
L.HIS-231: History of U.S. Sexuality-AV
L.HIS-235: Race & Gender Reform in the United States-AC
L.HIS-239: United States Women’s History-AC
L.HIS-386: United States Survey for Teachers
L.HIS-427: United States Catholicism
L.HIS-431: Revolutionary Era in the United States
L.HIS-439: The Creation of Modern America, 1877-1924
L.HIS-443: Civil War & Reconstruction
L.HIS-449: Populists, Progressives & the Labor Movement, 1870-1919
L.HIS-453: The Great Depression & the New Deal
L.HIS-455: United States History Since 1945
L.HIS-456: The Civil Rights Movement
L.HIS-472: The United States & Vietnam
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