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Undergraduate Programs

The department offers courses of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and has nine full-time professors, all who hold doctoral degrees in history.

Our professors offer students a great variety of courses at the lower and upper-division level, ranging from more traditional lecture courses to hands-on, individualized research seminars and special topics courses. Students also engage in original research projects and have great internship opportunities.

The department covers five major regional, chronological and thematic areas: the United States (from colonial times to the present), Europe (from Antiquity to the current E.U.), modern Latin America, modern Asia and history of science, health and the environment.

In addition, the department offers two specific emphasis areas for the Bachelor of Arts degree: an American emphasis and an European emphasis. Both emphasis areas are designed to enhance the student's training and skills for career options and future graduate/professional study.

Note: Students expecting to study for a mater's or doctoral degree in history should take the Bachelor of Arts rather than the Bachelor of Science degree. Most graduate programs require proficiency in reading a foreign language for admission, and the foreign language requirements of the Bachelor of Arts can assist with that.

Requirements for History B.S.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), the general CLASS requirements for the B.S. degree, and:

  • Lower-division courses selected from the following (9 credits):
    • Hist 101-102 History of Civilization 
    • Hist 111-112 Introduction to U.S. History 
    • Hist 180 - Introduction to East Asian History 
    • Hist 210 - Introduction to Modern Latin American History
  • Hist 290 - The Historian's Craft (3 credits)
  • Upper-division history courses, including a seminar in senior year (27 credits)
  • Related fields (20 credits)

Any combination of the following (12 credits):

  • Any foreign language (high school foreign language may be substituted at the rate of 4 credits per year)
  • Eng 257-258 Literature of Western Civilization
  • FL/EN 313 Modern French Literature in Translation
  • FL/EN 323/324 German Literature in Translation
  • FL/EN 363/364 Literature of Ancient Greece and Rome
  • FL/EN 393 Spanish Literature in Translation
  • FL/EN 394 Latin American Literature in Translation
  • FL/EN 395 Culture and Institutions of Latin America

Requirements for History B.A.

Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), the general CLASS requirements for the B.A. degree, and:

  • Lower-division courses selected from the following (9 credits): 
    • Hist 101-102 History of Civilization
    • Hist 111-112 Introduction to U.S. History
    • Hist 180 - Introduction to East Asian History
    • Hist 210 - Introduction to Modern Latin American History
  • Hist 290 - This Historian's Craft (3 credits)
  • Upper-division history courses, including a seminar in senior year (27 credits)
  • Related fields (20 credits) 

History

Physical Address:
315 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
History Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

Phone: (208) 885-6253

Fax: (208) 885-5221

Email: history@uidaho.edu

Web: History Department

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