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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Department

History Department

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Language and Literature 100

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Faculty and Staff
Karen J. Blair

Karen J Blair, 20th century U.S., women’s history
Marji Morgan, 19th century British social and cultural history

Associate Professors
James Cook, East Asia
Roxanne Easley, Russia, Eastern Europe
Daniel Herman, U.S. pre 1877
Thomas Wellock, contemporary U.S., environmental, American West

Assistant Professors
Maurice Amutabi, Africa, Middle East
Michael Ervin, Latin American history
Jason Knirck, Ireland, modern Europe
Stephen Moore, Pacific Northwest, foreign policy, social studies, education

Emeritus Professors
Beverly Heckart, German, Europe
Kent Richards, American West, Pacific Northwest

Kathy Sala, secretary

General Departmental Information

The faculty of history offers courses leading to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. Majors who desire to graduate with honors should consult the history honors director on the special requirements.

Students who declare a major in history must register with the department.

History Honors Program

Qualified students are urged to enter the history department’s honors program. To qualify for the program, students must complete 25 credits in their major and have an overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.25 in history. Honors students will complete the following requirements:

  1. an elective course in addition to those required for their major in an area of concentration (United States, Europe, or non-western).
  2. a year of coursework in one departmentally-approved foreign language at an accredited college or university. If it is the same language as that taken in high school, the student must complete the course work at the 200 level.
  3. an honors research paper (25 page minimum) completed during HIST 481. A faculty committee will judge whether the paper meets departmental standards for honors.

Students who complete the above requirements will graduate with departmental honors. Please contact the department chair for more information


• History Major, B.A.
History Minor
• History: Teaching Broad Area Major
• History: Teaching Minor

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