HISTORY

45 credit hours

WHY STUDY HISTORY AT TIU?

History can come across as just words on a page – unless you bring it to life. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the opportunity to travel to historic locations and research centers as you learn about events. You will walk away prepared to be a historian in archival work, research, graduate studies, or any number of other contexts.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to step outside the classroom in your studies as you re-enact historic battles, travel and study abroad, and hear seminars that will deepen your knowledge of eras and events.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most History majors finish their degree in 3-4 years. Requirements total 45 hours. This includes 36 hours of history courses and 9 hours from supporting courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

Our faculty are passionate about history! Dr. Steven Fratt’s diorama of the “Beaches of Normandy” was recently on display at the 1st Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, IL.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The History major is designed to prepare you for graduate work in history, law, library science, seminary, government work, and careers requiring a strong background in the liberal arts. The major includes studies in U.S. history, European history, and world civilizations. Special courses in church history, military history, and cultural history are available. An emphasis in military history is also available.

COURSEWORK:

Requirements total 45 hours. This includes 36 hours of history courses and 9 hours from supporting courses. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Philosophy of History
  • Seminar in Modern Europe
  • World Civilizations

History

REQUIRED COURSES (24 HOURS)
Course Title Credits
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History I 3 hours
HI 122 United States History II 3 hours
HI 201 World Civilizations to 1600 3 hours
HI 202 World Civilizations Since 1600 3 hours
HI 485 Philosophy of History 3 hours
Select two of the following: 6 hours
HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome
HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance History
HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe
HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe
HI 471 Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
HI 475 Seminar in American History
ELECTIVE COURSES (12 HOURS)
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above. 400 level seminars not counting towards the Core Requirements above may be taken as Electives below.
Course Title Credits
HI 261 Topics in Military History
HI 271 Topics in World History
HI 289 Topics in History
HI 321X American Church History
HI 322X Topics in Church History
HI 325 Topics in European History
HI 340X History of Christianity
HI 359 Topics for Honors Students
HI 361 Advanced Topics in Military History
HI 362 Contemporary World Affairs
HI 372 History of Ideas in America
HI 373 African American History
HI 374 American Civil War
HI 375 Topics in American History
HI 376 Twentieth-Century American Cultural History
HI 450 Independent Study
SUPPORTING COURSES (8–10 HOURS)
Course Title Credits
GEO 100 World Geography
HI 445 Internship
Select one additional course from the following:
ART 331 History of Art I
ART 332 History of Art II
BUS 207 Microeconomics
BUS 208 Macroeconomics
ENG 260 Christianity and Modern Literature
Any 300-400 level literature course
MA 285X Statistics
MUH 341 Music History I
MUH 342 Music History II
Any PH course beyond 180
Any POL course except POL 111, POL 250, POL 252
PSY 285X Statistics
PSY 346X Research Methods and Design
PSY 350X Social Psychology
SOC 285X Statistics
SOC 324 Criminology
SOC 335 Urban Sociology
SOC 346X Research Methods and Design
SOC 350X Social Psychology
XX 359/td> Topics for Honors Students
Total Hours 44–46 hours

CAREER OUTCOMES:

History Teacher Archivist
Cultural Resource Manager Librarian
Politician Records Manager
Documentary Editor Legislative Staff Worker
Lawyer Museum Curator
Biographer

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PROGRAM FACULTY

PART-TIME FACULTY
Martin I. Klauber, PhD