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Bachelor of Arts

Students can complete a minor in History by completing HI2100 Introduction to Historiography (offered online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, AGS) and twelve (12) hours of History electives. Elective courses may be selected from the following:

SS201 Western Civilization I: Ancient Age through Medieval Age 3 credits

A study of Western Civilization from the Ancient Age through the Medieval Age with a focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.

SS202 Western Civilization II: Modern and Postmodern Age 3 credits

A study of Western Civilization through the Modern and Postmodern Age that focuses on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.

SS204 Survey of United States History 3 credits

A survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from colonization through Reconstruction. Special emphasis will be given to the Founding Fathers and the influence of a Christian Worldview upon the development of the nation.

SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877 3 credits

A survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from colonization through Reconstruction.  Special emphasis will be given to the Founding Fathers and the influence of a Christian Worldview upon the development of the nation.

SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present 3 credits

This course is a continuation of the United States History I and is a survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from Reconstruction through the present. 

SS254 Cultural Geography 3 credits

Survey of human settlement and its relationship with the physical environment, including population, ethnic and cultural patterns, economic and political organization, and the uses of land and natural resources.

SS312 Ohio History 3 credits

A general history of the state of Ohio. Field trips may be included to places with special significance or learning opportunities. (Lab fee)

SS301 Church History I 3 credits

A study of the development of Christianity from its inception to the Great Schism of 1054. Special attention is given to leading characters and major turning points of history.

Prerequisite:
OT101
NT102

Offered every fall.

SS302 Church History II 3 credits

A study of the development of Christianity from the Great Schism of 1054 to the present.

Prerequisite:
OT101
NT102

Offered every spring.

SS423 Africa’s History 3 credits

A presentation and discussion of Africa prior to imperialism, then the European involvement in Africa, concluded with the status of Africa at the beginning of the 21st century.

SS428 American Political Institutions I 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to American politics with emphasis on national institutions. Course topics include the political theory of the American Constitution, relational aspects of the three branches of government, responsibilities of state and federal governments, and the role of the courts in interpreting the law.

Prerequisite:
MG411
POL201
SS205
SS206
SS429
Students must have completed at least 60 hours or be a Teacher Education Major.

SS429 American Political Institutions II 3 credits

This course is a continuation of American Political I, but may be taken prior to American Political Institutions II. This course examines historical and modern American campaigns and elections. Special emphasis will be given to the historical and modern issues raised in campaigns and elections including the influence of the campaign finance, media, interest groups, and their impact on public policy.

Prerequisite:
GOV101
POL201
SS205
SS206

The below listed courses, offered online through AGS, may also be taken for this minor.

See the AGS catalog for course descriptions.

  • HI3100 The Gilded Age America, 1876-1915
  • HI3200 The American Century, 1916-2001
  • HI3400 Modern Western Europe
  • HI3300  East Asian History
  • HI3000 History of Free Market Thought
  • HI3400 Modern Western Europe
  • HI4200 Colloquium: The New Republic
  • HI4500 Research Seminar: The New Republic