History Major

Beginning in Fall 2018, the History Program will offer the History Education track for students who plan to pursue teaching in secondary education. Students who plan to pursue a career in teaching may choose this track and major in Secondary Education to complete the State requirements for teaching Social Studies in Missouri. 

More About the History Education Track

The Department of History offers introductory survey courses, research methods seminars and upper level subject studies in American, European, African, Asian and Middle Eastern history. Thematic courses address film and history, military history, biography, and gender, race, and cultural studies. The senior capstone seminar provides opportunity for independent research by examining historical documents. Departmental honors, Phi Alpha Theta, history club and field trips provide students additional opportunities to interact with faculty. The department encourages students to consider studying abroad or to complete an internship as a supplement to the major or minor.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses. 

A history major requires a minimum of 33 credit hours.

Foundational Courses
Choose one methods in history course (students should meet this requirement before enrolling in any 300-level history course):
HIST 250: Colonial America
HIST 252: U.S. Sports History
HIST 255: The Black Death
HIST 258: Revolutions

Drury students study abroadAmerican History Courses
HIST 101: United States History to 1865
HIST 102: United States History 1865 to Present

Choose one additional course from American History:
HIST 251: History of Slavery
HIST 265: Native American History
HIST 266: The Atlantic World: 1400-1800 
HIST 274: Vietnam and American Society
HIST 320: The American Revolution
HIST 330: The American Civil War
HIST 343: Latin American History
HIST 350: African-American History
HIST 390: Selected Topics in American History

European History Courses
Choose three courses from European History 

HIST 223: Medieval Europe
HIST 225: Renaissance and Reformation
HIST 230: Modern Europe
HIST 273: Rome, the City: Ancient to Renaissance (Study Abroad)
HIST 321: Women in European History
HIST 322: Joan of Arc: Film and History
HIST 342: The European Witch-Hunts
HIST 380: Hitler and Stalin
HIST 381: The Holocaust
HIST 390: Selected Topics in European History

The Terracotta Army in ChinaWorld History Courses
Choose three courses from World History (at least one 100-level course required):
HIST 108: World History from 1500
HIST 109: Asian History to 1700
HIST 110: Ancient Civilizations 
HIST 212: Food, Culture and Identity in Asia

HIST 213: China: Film and History
HIST 244: Russia and the Soviet Union
HIST 325: Gender and Culture: East Asia
HIST 344: History of Modern Africa
HIST 346: History of Modern China
HIST 347: History of Modern Japan
HIST 385: The Cold War
HIST 390: Selected Topics in World History

Capstone Course
HIST 493: Capstone Research Seminar

Majors must complete 12 hours at the 300 level.

Majors must complete a methods course, introductory surveys and at least two upper-level courses before enrolling in HPRL: 493 Capstone Research Seminar.

Optional, professional learning experiences include Internships and HIST 496: Honors Research.