History

Mission Statement

The History major is designed to familiarize students with the basic facts of both American and world history. In addition, the curriculum is designed to foster and develop critical thinking skills, research proficiency, and oral and written communications skills. By the end of the senior year, students will be well-prepared for both teaching and research at the professional or graduate school level. As historians primarily evaluate and present evidence connected with the past, History has always been an attractive pre-law major. However, the skills associated with a History degree are widely sought-after in a wide variety of different fields and disciplines, including business, academia, and other professions.

CMU has two pre-law chapters: Phi Alpha Delta is the national pre-law fraternity, and the Pre-Law Club is for upperclassmen who plan to enter the law profession (advisor: Dr. John Carter).

CMU also has a chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international social science honor society (advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry).

Programmatic Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to write clearly and objectively 
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to explain a research question and results in an oral presentation
  3. Students will demonstrate a mastery of historical methodology and critical analysis
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, theories and general knowledge in American history
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, theories and general knowledge in world history
Majors and Minors

Major Minor

BA or BS in History BSE in Social Science Education BSE, Middle School Social Science History Minor
Courses

HI101 - World History I - 3 Semester Hours

HI102 - World History II - 3 Semester Hours

HI103 - Introduction to Missouri Civics - 1 Semester Hours

HI117 - Development of the United States I - 3 Semester Hours

HI118 - Development of the United States II - 3 Semester Hours

HI190 - Special Topics - 3 Semester Hours

HI204 - World Cultures - 3 Semester Hours

HI205 - World Geography - 3 Semester Hours

HI260 - Special Problems - 3 Semester Hours

HI268 - Internship and Field Experiences - 3 Semester Hours

HI290 - Special Topics - 3 Semester Hours

HI303 - The African American Experience - 3 Semester Hours

HI306 - The Civil War and Reconstruction - 3 Semester Hours

HI307 - The History and Politics of Missouri - 3 Semester Hours

HI312 - U.S. Foreign Affairs - 3 Semester Hours

HI314 - The History and Politics of Russia - 3 Semester Hours

HI315 - The History and Politics of England - 3 Semester Hours

HI316 - U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History to 1865 - 3 Semester Hours

HI318 - U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History Since 1859 - 3 Semester Hours

HI319 - The American Presidency, Past and Present - 3 Semester Hours

HI320 - The American Way of War - 3 Semester Hours

HI322 - Comparative Political Systems - 3 Semester Hours

HI331 - Research Design and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences - 3 Semester Hours

HI340 - Teaching with Historic Places - 3 Semester Hours

HI352 - Contemporary U.S. History - 3 Semester Hours

HI354 - The Vietnam War: An International History - 3 Semester Hours

HI360 - Special Problems - 3 Semester Hours

HI368 - Internship and Field Experiences - 3 Semester Hours

HI390 - Special Topics - 3 Semester Hours

HI480 - Senior Thesis - 3 Semester Hours

Last updated: 07/19/2019