Bachelor of Arts in History Graceland University
Graceland invites History students to study the past with an examination of multiple cultures in order to gain an appreciation of people with diverse backgrounds.
Students have opportunities to study the history of the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as explore world history as a whole through a robust curriculum. Based on the standards suggested by the American Historical Association, the program emphasizes the development of analytical skills for interpreting change and continuity, using and assessing historical documents, and evaluating different historical interpretations.
History is where humanities meet the social sciences. Graceland students benefit from top professors and small class sizes designed for maximum impact on the learning experience and are prepared for graduate-level studies.
- History majors have the opportunity for real-world experience with coursework that takes students through the process of presenting at a professional conference.
- Graceland has an active History Club that makes periodic trips to area museums, as well as hosts campus events like movie nights and trivia challenges.
- The history program is a great choice for anyone seeking careers related to research or analysis, as any of these jobs can be found in government service with agencies like the CIA, DEA, FBI, and Department of State.
“History encompasses a variety of subjects, regions, and eras. Although Graceland is a small university, the history department offers many subjects to study. Students are able to explore these different subjects and find one that suits their particular interest.”
Eric Elliott ’14 Historic Preservation Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
In addition to the general education requirements, History majors must complete 37 semester hours as described below:
Core Courses 25
- HIST1200 History of the African Diaspora – 3
- HIST1310 World Civilizations I – 3
- HIST1320 World Civilizations II – 3
- HIST1560 United States Environmental History – 3
- HIST2400 Historical Inquiry – 3
- HIST2410 United States History to 1877 – 3
- HIST2420 United States History Since 1877 – 3
- HIST/POLS4900 Senior Seminar I – 1
- HIST/POLS4910 Senior Seminar II – 3
- Survey Courses 6
- HIST2100 History of Terrorism – 3
- HIST2200 Survey of Latin American History I – 3
- HIST2210 Survey of Latin American History II – 3
- HIST2300 Women’s and Gender History – 3
- HIST3220 History of Inequality in the United States – 3
- HIST3230 Sport in the United States – 3
- Upper Division History Electives 6
Students must complete 3 hours in one United States History and 3 hours in one European History.
United States History:
- HIST/POLS3240 Rights and Responsibilities in the United States – 3
- HIST/POLS3370 The United States Presidency – 3
- HIST3550 Contemporary United States History – 3
- HIST3620 The Middle Ages – 3
- HIST3640 Early Modern Europe, 1350–1815 – 3
- HIST3660 Modern Europe, 1789–Present – 3
A History degree from Graceland University can help to prepare you for these careers:
- History teacher
- Intelligence analyst
- Historic preservationist
- Foreign service officer
- and many other exciting fields.
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