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The purpose of history courses is to acquaint the student with the origins of contemporary civilization; its political, economic, social and cultural aspects; to awaken a consciousness of other cultures, ways of life and thought and standards of value; to recreate as fully and as accurately as possible significant periods of past history; and to teach the student how to find, analyze and interpret historical evidence and to develop a sense of historical perspective.
A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in history will:
History majors must successfully complete 39 credit hours in history, which are outlined below. All courses applied to the history major/minor must be completed with a C minus or better.
Choose two of the following (6 CH):
HIST 290: An Intro. to Historical Research (3 CH)
Complete 3 courses in each of the following areas:
Choose one of the following (3 CH):
During the junior or senior year, each major must present at an academic conference or complete a history related internship.