History


Overview & Academics

The HISTORY major is provides students with an understanding of the breadth and depth of the human past while simultaneously learning the methods of historical analysis that are central to critical thinking. In addition to learning about important events, people, and cultures, history majors learn about causation, textual interpretation, and comparative analysis. History majors also gain a familiarity with the diversity of world cultures and learn to look at social problems in a global perspective.

Dr. Jonathan Sarris

History Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of History

University of Georgia

jdsarris@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5190

Dr. Chad Ross

Assistant Professor of History

University of Missouri

cross@ncwc.edu

(252) 985-5269

Career Options

  • History majors can pursue careers in teaching at various levels. (See NCWC Catalog portion on Teacher Education for addition requirements for teaching licensure)
  • Museum work – curating, archiving, restoration.
  • Graduate study in History and social science or humanities fields.
  • The reading and writing intensity of the history major is excellent preparation for the study of law.

Major Requirements
Minimum of 30 semester hours including,
HIS Junior Seminar and HIS 427 Senior Seminar.
Minimum of six semester hours in US History Tier: 111, 112, 301, 309, 314, 318, 321, 370, and 410
Minimum of six semester hours in Global History Tier: 225, 303, 315, 325, 326, 350, 360, and 405

Minor Requirements
18 hours in HIS courses with a maximum of 18 semester hours in lower-level courses;

History Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
HIS 111 The United States to 1865 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
HIS Major Elective 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
MAT Mathematics Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

HIS Major Elective 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Requirement 3
CHM/ERS/PHY Science Lab Requirement 1
HIS 300 Historical Methods 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

HIS Major Elective 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 11

Fall Semester Credits

HIS Major Elective 3
ART/ENT/MUSIC Fine Arts Requirement 3
HIS Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
HIS Major Elective 3
ANT/HIS/SOC International Studies Requirement 3
HIS Major Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

HIS 427 Senior Seminar 3
HIS Major Elective 3
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

HIS Major Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15