History

The Sterling College History and Government Department prepares its majors with a rich understanding of culture, geography, government, science, literature, and religion. As you study the people and events that have shaped the world and continue to affect current public issues, you will gain a strong understanding of United States history and both Western and non-Western civilizations. Our program will challenge you to think critically and form reasoned arguments and judgments. If you are interested in teaching history in a 6-12 classroom, you can also complete the professional studies coursework simultaneously. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the appropriate licensure exams for your 6-12 Kansas teaching license.

What can I do with a degree in History?

  • Museum curator or historian
  • Librarian
  • Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Researcher
  • Politician
  • National Park Ranger
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Continue your studies in graduate school

Required Courses:

HG322: Kansas History and Government (3 credits)
HG325: Comparative Government (3 credits)
HI101 History of World Civilization I (3 credits)
HI102 History of World Civilization II (3 credits)
HI211 History and Government of the U.S. I (3 credits)
HI212 History and Government of the U.S. II (3 credits)
HI331 The Classical Age (to 476 A.D.) (3 credits)
HI498 Research Methods (1 credit)
HI499 Senior Thesis (Writing Intensive) (2 credits)
HI304 Civil War Era, 1820-77 (3 credits)
HI306 The Gilded Age, 1877-1919 (3 credits)
HI408 Modern America, 1919 – Present (3 credits)
HI437 Modern Europe (1789-Present) (3 credits)
HI451 History of the Russians (3 credits)
HI461 Topics in Non-Western History (Latin America) (3 credits)
TM281 Church History and Missions I (3 credits)

Total: 45 Credit Hours

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