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Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences


Department of History


Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Chair, A-315 Brewster Building

Students may choose between the BA in history and the BS in public history. Students may also minor in either program.

BA in History

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Core - 36 s.h.
    HIST 2000. Introduction to History (3) (WI) (F,S)
    HIST 4000. Senior Seminar (3) (P: HIST 2000; declared major in either history or public history, with senior standing or consent of instructor)
    Choose 9 s.h. from the following:
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose a minimum of 21 s.h. of electives above 2999, at least one 3 s.h. course from each area as listed below (Minimum of 3 s.h. must be taken at the 4001-5999 level, excluding HIST 4531, 4532, 4533, 4550, 4551):
    American History:
    HIST 3010. Constitutional History of the United States to 1888 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3011. Constitutional History of the United States Since 1888 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3031. Economic History of the United States Since 1865 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3100. North Carolina History (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3110. History of African-Americans (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3121. American Military History to 1900 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3122. American Military History Since 1900 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3140. Women in American History (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3170. History of Native Americans (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3200. Diplomatic History of the United States (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3205. History of American Urban Life (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3210. Colonial American to 1763 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3215. American Revolution and the Federal Era, 1763-1800 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3225. The Era of Sectionalism and Civil War, 1848-1877 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3230. The Birth of Modern America, 1865-1892 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3235. The Era of Populism and Progressivism in American History, 1892-1919 (FC:SO)
    HIST 3240. The Age of Franklin Roosevelt, 1919-1945 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3245. The United States Since 1945 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3260. The United States and the Middle East (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3300. History of American Rural Life (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3920. Social History of American Medicine (3) (S) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5122. Social and Cultural History of the United States Since 1865 (3)
    HIST 5125. American Political Development in the Nineteenth Century (3)
    HIST 5140. The Old South (3)
    HIST 5141. The South Since 1877 (3) (WI*)
    HIST 5220. Selected Topics in US Women’s History (3)
    HIST 5230. Themes in African-American History (3)
    HIST 5520. Maritime History of the Western World Since 1815 (3)
    HIST 5960. Introduction to Oral History (3)
    European History:
    HIST 3405. History of Ancient Greece to 146 BC (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3406. War and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) (F)
    HIST 3410. History of Ancient Rome (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3412. A History of Christianity to 1300 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3413. A History of Christianity, 1300 to Present (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3414. The Celtic World, 700 BC - 1601 AD (3)
    HIST 3415. The Middle Ages (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3420. Early Modern Europe to 1648 (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3430. History of Europe, 1815-1914 (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3435. History of Europe Since 1914 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3444. Old Regime and Revolutionary France (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3445. Modern France, 1815 to Present (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3460. Germany, 1790-1914 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3461. Germany Since 1914 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3480. Britain to 1688 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3482. Britain, 1688-1832 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3484. Britain from 1832 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3551. Medieval Russia, 862 - 1682 (3)
    HIST 3552. Imperial Russia, 1682-1917 (3)
    HIST 3553. Soviet Russia, 1917-1991 (3)
    HIST 4400. Science and Religion in Europe and America, 1600-1900 (3)
    HIST 4445. The European Enlightenments (3)
    HIST 4470. The Great War: Experience, Memory and Legacy (3)
    HIST 4500. Political Culture and Community in Eighteenth-Century Britain (3)
    HIST 5310. Intellectual History of Europe (3)
    HIST 5350. The Renaissance in European History (3)
    HIST 5360. The Reformation, 1450-1598 (3)
    HIST 5440. Twentieth Century England (3)
    HIST 5450. Tudor-Stuart England (3)
    HIST 5470. History of Soviet Russia Since 1917 (3)
    HIST 5480. Weimar and the Rise of Hitler (3)
    HIST 5505. Maritime History of the Western World to 1415 (3)
    HIST 5555. Constitutionalism and Kingship in Early Modern Europe (3)
    HIST 5660. Imperialism in Theory and Practice, 1800 to the Present (3) (WI*)
    HIST 5670. A Diplomatic History of Europe, 1815 to the Present (3)
    World History:
    HIST 3610. History of East Asia to 1600 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3611. History of East Asia Since 1600 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3615. History of Traditional Japan (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3620. History of Modern Japan (3) (F) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3625. Field Study in Japanese Historical Culture (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3626. Field Study in Japanese Historical Texts (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3627. History of Japanese Buddhism (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3629. History of Traditional China (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3630. History of Modern China (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3669. History of the Middle East, 600-1500 (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3670. History of the Middle East Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3710. Introduction to Latin-American History: Colonial Period (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3711. Introduction to Latin-American History: Since 1808 (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3780. Mexico and Central America (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3810. History of Africa (3) (WI*) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3820. History of South Africa (3) (WI) (FC:SO)
    HIST 3830. Africa and Islam (3) (WI) (FC:SO)
    HIST 4610. History of Southeast Asia (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 5300. Comparative History of Non-Western Civilizations (3) (WI*)
    HIST 5340. The Ancient Near East (3)
    HIST 5680. Diplomatic History of Modern Asia (3)
    HIST 5765. Latin-America: 1492 to the Present (3) (WI*)
    The following courses vary in content and will be classified according to topic:
    HIST 3005. Selected Topics in History (3) (WI*)
    HIST 3333. Biography and History (3)
    HIST 3350. War and Society (3) (FC:SO)
    HIST 4531, 4532, 4533. Directed Readings in History (1,2,3) (FC:SO) (P: Consent of dept chair)
    HIST 4550, 4551. Honors (3,3) (F,S)
    HIST 5005. Selected Topics in History (3) (WI*)

BS in Public History

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:
  1. Foundations curriculum (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum.) - 42 s.h.
  2. Foreign language through level 1004 - 12 s.h.
  3. Core - 36 s.h.
    HIST 2000. Introduction to History (3) (WI) (F,S)
    HIST 4000. Senior Seminar (3) (P: HIST 2000; declared major in either history or public history, with senior standing or consent of instructor)
    Choose 9 s.h. from the following:
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    Choose a minimum of 21 s.h. of HIST courses above 2999, including a minimum of one course each in American, European, and other world areas. (See BA degree for course area designations.)
  4. Professional courses - 24 s.h.
    Required public history courses - 12 s.h.
    HIST 3900. Introduction to Public History (3)
    HIST 3993. Approaches to Historical Objects (3)
    HIST 5910. Introduction to the Administration of Archives and Historical Manuscripts (3)
    HIST 5920, 5921. Techniques of Museum and Historic Site Development (3,0)
    Public history electives - 6-9 s.h.
    Choose from the following:
    HIST 3980. Shipwreck Archaeology (3) (F, S)
    HIST 3985. History of American Architecture (3)
    HIST 5930, 5931. Field and Laboratory Studies in Museum and Historic Site Development (3,0)
    HIST 5950. Introduction to Quantitative History (2) (P: 20 s.h. of undergraduate history)
    HIST 5951. Directed Readings and Research in Quantitative History (1) (C: HIST 5950)
    HIST 5960. Introduction to Oral History (3)
    HIST 5970. Living History (3)
    HIST 5985. Historic Preservation Planning (3)
    Internship - 3-6 s.h.
    Choose from the following:
    HIST 4940, 4941, 4942. Internship in Archives and Historical Records Administration (3,6,9) (F,S,SS) (P: Senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in HIST; consent of instructor)
    HIST 4943, 4944, 4945. Internship in Museum Administration (3,6,9) (F,S,SS) (P: Senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in HIST; consent of instructor)
    HIST 4946, 4947, 4948. Internship in Historic Site Administration (3,6,9) (F,S,SS) (P: Senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in HIST; consent of instructor)
    Maximum of 6 s.h. may count toward the requirement.
  5. Cognates (Choose from the following.) - 6 s.h.
    ACCT 2101. Survey of Financial and Managerial Accounting (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066)
    ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    ANTH 3077. Archaeological Methods (3) (S) (P: ANTH 2000 or consent of instructor)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910)
    ART 2905. Masterpieces in the Visual Arts and Literature (3) (FC:FA)
    ART 4948. Art of the United States (3)
    ENGL 3870. Introduction to Editing and Abstracting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200)
    IDSN 2700. Historic Interiors I: 3000 BC Through Mid-Nineteenth Century (3) (WI) (F)
    IDSN 2750. Historic Interiors II: Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3) (WI) (S)
    MGMT 3202. Fundamentals of Management (3) (F,S,SS)
    MUSC 2227. Introduction to American Music from Colonial Times to the Present (3) (FC:FA)
    PHIL 2275. Professional Ethics (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU)
  6. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.

History Minor

The minor requires 24 s.h. credit. History courses used for the minor may not be counted toward history major.

  1. Required HIST courses (Choose from the list below.) - 9 s.h.
    HIST 1030. World Civilizations to 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1031. World Civilizations Since 1500 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1050. American History to 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    HIST 1051. American History Since 1877 (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. HIST electives above 2999 - 15 s.h.

Public History Minor

The minor requires 24 s.h. credit. History courses used for the minor may not be counted toward history major.
  1. Required HIST courses - 6 s.h.
    HIST 3900. Introduction to Public History (3)
    HIST 3993. Approaches to Historical Objects (3)
  2. HIST electives (Choose from the following.) - 9 s.h.
    HIST 3980. Shipwreck Archaeology (3) (F, S)
    HIST 3985. History of American Architecture (3)
    HIST 4940, 4941, 4942. Internship in Archives and Historical Records Administration (3,6,9) (P: Senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in HIST; consent of instructor)
    HIST 4943, 4944, 4945. Internship in Museum Administration (3,6,9) (P: Senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in HIST; consent of instructor)
    HIST 4946, 4947, 4948. Internship in Historic Site Administration (3,6,9) (P: Senior standing; minimum cumulative 2.2 GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in HIST; consent of instructor)
    HIST 5910. Introduction to the Administration of Archives and Historical Manuscripts (3)
    HIST 5920, 5921. Techniques of Museum and Historic Site Development (3,0)
    HIST 5930, 5931. Field and Laboratory Studies in Museum and Historic Site Development (3,0)
    HIST 5960. Introduction to Oral History (3)
    HIST 5970. Living History (3)
    HIST 5985. Historic Preservation Planning (3)
  3. Cognates - 9 s.h.
    ANTH 2000. Archaeology Around the World (3) (F,S) (FC:SO)
    ART 1906. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910)
    ART 1907. Art History Survey (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1905 or 1910)
    ART 2905. Masterpieces in the Visual Arts and Literature (3) (FC:FA)
    ART 4948. Art of the United States (3)
    ENGL 3870. Introduction to Editing and Abstracting (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200)
    IDSN 2700. Historic Interiors I (3) (WI)
    IDSN 2750. Historic Interiors II: Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3) (WI) (F)

History Honors Program

A student desiring to enter the honors program in history must be a second semester junior majoring in history; possess a minimum cumulative and major 3.0 GPA; and have a minimum of 20 s.h. in history (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the dept chair). Furthermore, a student engaged in the history honors program shall be enrolled as a part of the regular curriculum in HIST 4550 and 4551, starting the sequence the spring semester of the junior year and concluding at the end of the first semester of the senior year. Upon completion of the two courses, the student will receive 6 s.h. credit in advanced history.

Each honors scholar will carry out an extensive program of carefully supervised reading and research in one of nine areas of history: Colonial America; Nineteenth-Century America; Twentieth-Century America; Ancient and Medieval; Europe, 1500- 1815; Europe, 1815 to Present; Asia; Latin America; Africa.

A history honors award is given annually to the history honors program student who completes and defends the most outstanding honors paper.