History Major

HISTORY MAJOR

History is among the longest-standing majors at Stillman, because it allows insight into the journeys of peoples and civilizations.  You’ll discover a lot of both during your Stillman career, with major courses in, among other topics, World History, African History, Latin American History, and African American History.  Majors also have the opportunity to participate in an internship, with placements at the Sheppard Library on the Stillman campus, and, in Tuscaloosa, the Murphy African American Museum and the Children’s Hands-on Museum.  Upon graduating, majors have the content knowledge and analytical skills to pursue law school, graduate school in history, political science, public administration, and museum studies, and professional paths, such as analysts to public and private industries, and national, state, and local officials and administrators.  History majors might also opt to pursue a teaching certificate, qualifying them to teach and coach in high school.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the History major, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of World History (Content).
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of American History (Content).
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of African and African American History (Content).
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of Geography (Content).
  5. Demonstrate scholarship by writing a thesis that uses analyses based in research and primary source (Critical Thinking).
  6. Orally defend a thesis that uses analyses based in research and primary sources (Communication).

Program Outcomes

As a result of successful completion of the History Program, graduates will:

1.  Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

2.  Demonstrate an understanding of past and present civilizations.

3.  Have the opportunity to apply to graduate programs, law school and appropriate careers in the field.

4.  Demonstrate the use of technology relevant to the field.

Semester Plan

Included below is a sample semester-by-semester plan for a major in History. 

NOTE

Students may elect to combine a history major with a secondary education certification program in the Social Sciences. An advisor will work with the student to develop semester schedules for certification in the Social Sciences.

Major in History

A program of study in History consists of 45 semester hours.  Required courses are:

Item #
Title
History Elective  +
3
History Elective  +
3
History Elective  +
3
History Elective  +
3
400-level History  +
3
400-level History  +
3
History Elective ++  +
3
History Elective ++  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
45

Minor in History

Required courses for the minor in History

A minor in history consists of a minimum of 18 credit hours. The following courses are required for a minor in history:

 

* History electives for the minor cannot include HIS 339 or HIS 439. 

Item #
Title
History Elective  +
3
History Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
18

Course Sequencing

SOPHOMORE YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
History Elective ++  +
3
200-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

JUNIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
History Elective  +
3
300-level Religion  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

JUNIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
History Elective ++  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

SENIOR YEAR Fall Semester

Item #
Title
Foreign Language  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
General Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

SENIOR YEAR Spring Semester

Item #
Title
General Elective (2 credits)  +
2
General Elective (2 credits)  +
2
Sub-Total Credits
13

Overview

Program

Type

Bachelor of Arts