Apr 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog

History, B.A./B.S.

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Professors: David Doellinger, Bau Hwa Hsieh, Kimberly Jensen, John Rector
Associate professor: Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop, Elizabeth Swedo


Promote a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, professional and community service. This community connects students with the past through a global and comparative perspective and provides them with the tools for critical thinking and analysis that are the foundation of the liberal arts education.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically analyze, synthesize and evaluate primary and secondary historical sources.
  2. Engage multiple historical methodologies and multiple sources to produce well-researched written work.
  3. Explain historical developments across multiple cultures and regions.

Elective Credits: 44

Select at least two courses from four of the five focus areas below.

Consult a History Department adviser in developing your plan. This may include HST 407  seminars on topical/regional areas offered on a periodic basis. With prior approval from their History Department adviser, students may plan a program that includes up to 9 hours of social science electives relevant to their focus areas in history to complete the 44-hour sequence.

Students will work with history faculty to develop a project for their Senior Seminar. Students may select to do a thesis paper or an internship or practicum. Students planning on pursing graduate work are encourage to complete the thesis option, in which students use a paper completed for an upper division history course at WOU as a foundation for their Senior Seminar thesis. These students will revise and expand this topical paper, with History Department advisers, across the senior year to complete Senior Seminar (HST 499 ) in the spring term. Non-thesis students complete an internship or practicum and write up their experiences in HST 499 .

In HST 420  the student will explore the theoretical foundations of the discipline of history that will become the basis for the HST 499  senior project. HST 420  should be taken the term preceding HST 499 .


Total Credits: 72

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