Contact & Location

Moscow

Department of History

Physical Address:
Administration Bldg. 315
PHONE: (208) 885-6253
FAX: (208) 885-5221
E-MAIL: history@uidaho.edu

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

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Undergraduate Degrees in History

The history curricula provide, through lectures, seminars, and directed studies, a survey of mankind's experience. The department offers courses of study leading to the B.A. or the B.S. degree and has a staff of eight full-time professors who hold the Ph.D. degree. The historian's laboratory is the library, where one finds the record of the past as preserved in primary sources and interpreted by authorities in general works, monographs, and maps. The department has a good collection of maps, slides, and microform readers.

Curricular Requirements for a B. A. in History 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)
Curricular Requirements for a B. S. in History Note: Students expecting to study for an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in history should take the B.A. rather than the B.S. degree.  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

History Learning Outcomes

1) Students will be able to explain the historical context that shapes human consciousness and action and identify those factors which shape continuity and change in diverse human communities.

2) Students will recognize the rich diversity of human artifacts, reflect upon how they illuminate the historical past, and use them to make meaning of the human experience.

3) Students will understand historical evidence and interpretation, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and situate both in broader scholarly debate.

4) Students can formulate historical questions and engage in independent research and inquiry.

5) Students demonstrate command of formal language and can exchange ideas in a cogent, coherent, and respectful manner.

6) Students will apply historical knowledge so they can reflect upon global human experience and complexity.