Minor

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.

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 Old Testament Survey
NT102 New Testament Survey

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 Old Testament Survey
NT102 New Testament Survey

Offered every spring.

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)

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 Business Law I
POL201 Introduction to Political Science
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present
SS429 American Political Institutions II
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 Introduction to Government
POL201 Introduction to Political Science
SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877
SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present

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

See the AGS catalog for course descriptions.

HIS3000 History of Free Market Thought 3 credits 5 weeks

This is a reading intensive course focused on the history of proponents of free market capitalism and the application of their theories in the world since the publication of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.

HIS3100 Gilded Age America, 1876-1915 3 credits 5 weeks

This course will focus on the social, political, and economic history of the United States from the Centennial celebration of the U.S. until just after the start of World War I.

HIS3200 The American Century, 1916-2001 3 credits 5 weeks

This course focuses on the social, political, and economic history of the United States and the rise of American power from just before America’s entry into World War I until the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and other targets in September 2001.

HIS3300 Modern East Asian History 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an advanced survey of the history of modern China, Japan, Vietnam, and Korea that covers the significant events, ideas, people, and movements from the beginning of the Qing Dynasty of China (1664 A.D.) to the present.

 

HIS3400 Modern Western Europe 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an advanced survey of the history of modern Western Europe that covers the significant events, ideas, people, and movements from the French Revolution (1789 A.D.) to the present.

HIS4200 Colloquium: The New Republic 3 credits 5 weeks

The Colloquium is a reading-intensive seminar in which students will be immersed in a specific area of study.

HIS4500 Research Seminar: The New Republic 3 credits 6 weeks

The research seminar is a capstone experience in which the history major will utilize what he or she has learned in previous coursework and, working with primary and secondary materials, craft an essay on a topic aligned with the course’s specific focus.

Prerequisite:
30 credit hours of history courses/credits at OCU or accepted by OCU