(Note: It is recommended that students who plan to enter graduate school should complete two years of a world language at the college level.)
- HIST 302 - Historical Methods Credits: (5) (Students must earn a minimum grade of C as a major requirement)
- HIST 481 - Senior Thesis Credits: (4) (Students must earn a minimum grade of C as a major requirement)
- Upper-division United States history Credits: (5)
- Upper-division European history Credits: (5)
- Upper-division African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Latin American history Credits: (10)
- HIST 401, 402, or 403 - History Readings Seminar Credits: (5) Courses are on reserve, check with department for course substitution.
- Upper-division history electives Credits: (20)
Select 20 credits from the following:
History Department Information
College of Arts and Humanities
Language and Literature Bldg., room 100
Mail Stop 7553
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Roxanne Easley, PhD
Roxanne Easley, PhD, Russia, Eastern Europe
Daniel Herman, PhD, U.S. pre-1877, U.S. West, Native American
Jason Knirck, PhD, Ireland, Britain, British Empire
Marilyn Levine, PhD, Modern China
Stephen Moore, PhD, Pacific Northwest, foreign relations, social studies education
Marji Morgan, PhD, 19th century British
Stacey Robertson, PhD, 19th century U.S., women/gender
Jason Dormady, PhD, Modern Mexico and Latin America, U.S. Borderlands
Chong Eun Ahn, PhD, Modern East Asia
Brian Carroll, PhD, U.S. Colonial, American Revolution, Native American
Lacy Ferrell, PhD, Africa
Andrew Duffin, PhD
Amanda Link, PhD
Albert Miller, MA
Kenneth Munsell, MA
Karen J. Blair, PhD, 20th century U.S., Women
Beverly Heckart, PhD, Germany, Europe
Zoltan Kramar, PhD, Ancient World
Larry Lowther, PhD, Colonial and Revolutionary America
Kent Richards, PhD, American West, Pacific Northwest
K. Angie Hill, secretary
The history faculty offers courses leading to bachelor of arts and master of arts.
Students who declare a major in history must register with the department.
History Honors Program
Qualified students are urged to enter the Department of History’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:
- An elective course in addition to those required for their major in an area of concentration (United States, Europe, or non-western)
- 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 coursework at the 200 level
- 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.
Bachelor of Arts
(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single world language.)
College of Arts and Humanities Information
Administration and Organization
Stacey Robertson, PhD (Hebeler Hall, room 202)
Interim Associate Dean
Katharine Whitcomb, PhD (Hebeler Hall, room 202)
Mail Stop 7518
The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) is comprised of 12 departments and programs, which represent the disciplines of the arts and humanities. All of the departments and some of the programs of CAH offer undergraduate degrees as well as minors which supplement other degree programs. Five departments offer Master’s degrees. In addition to its role in providing degree programs, CAH is responsible for many of the course offerings of the general education programs as well as extensive service coursework for the entire university. The college also plays a major role in Central’s teacher education programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific methods for teacher education majors. Building on a legacy of teaching excellence, college faculty are engaged in research, creative activities and service, involving students in the scholarship and practical applications of their various academic specializations, while making important contributions to the intellectual tradition and to society at large. There are no special requirements for admission to the college, but some departments have requirements that are described under the respective department and program headings in the catalog.
The College of Arts and Humanities advances knowledge, promotes intellectual inquiry, and cultivates creative endeavor among students and faculty through teaching informed by scholarship, creative activity, and public and professional involvement. We are committed to helping students develop intellectual and practical skills for responsible citizenship and the challenges of contemporary life in a global society. The college offers disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of the highest quality, acts as a steward of the foundational disciplines upon which all inquiry is based, and serves as a cultural center for arts and humanities for the university and the region.
The College of Arts and Humanities will be recognized as a distinguished learning community known regionally for scholarly and creative excellence, innovative, and rigorous foundational liberal arts education, and undergraduate and graduate programs that are outstanding and unique in the state.
Departments and Programs
Africana and Black Studies Program: Bobby Cummings, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 104)
Art: Gregg Schlanger, MFA (Randall Hall, room 100)
Asia/Pacific Studies Program: Jeffrey Dippman, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 337C)
Communication: Marji Morgan, PhD (Bouillon Hall, room 232A)
English: George Drake, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 423)
Film and Video Studies Program: Liahna Armstrong, PhD and Jon Ward (Bouillon Hall, room 225)
History: Jason Knirck, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 100)
Latino and Latin American Studies Program: Stella Moreno, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 102J)
Music: Todd Shiver, DMA (Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building, room 144)
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Matthew Altman, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 337)
Theatre Arts: Scott Robinson, MFA (McConnell Hall, room 106)
World Languages: Laila Abdalla, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 102)