History/Political Science

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History/Political science

Mission

The study of history requires students to think critically about the larger forces producing change in the world and the relationship of individual actions to historical and/or political change. History students practice research in primary and secondary sources in the process of developing interpretations of historical developments. The study of history fosters spiritual growth as students are challenged to question their values and the values promoted by local, regional, national and global events and cultures. The department provides educational opportunities that help fulfill the outcomes of the social science division and the other general education outcomes. History majors acquire skills in research, analytical thinking, interpretation, written and oral communication and logical organization.

outcoMes

The History and Political Science department outcomes flow from the Clarke University mission and goals. Students completing a major in History and Political Science at Clarke University will demonstrate the following outcomes:

1. Recognize the significance of and discuss in depth major historical concepts and political ideas in Western, United States and World history.

2. Identify, analyze and interpret primary and secondary historical resources and data

3. Write a formal research paper following guidelines established by professional historians and utilized in historical journals.

4. Determine professional career preference and prepare to seek employment in that area.

5. Identify and differentiate the moral perspectives endemic to the historical study of diverse cultures and political societies.

6. Integrate and apply historical/political perspectives in service projects, internships and career choices.

Major requireMents

For a Bachelor of arts (Ba) Degree in History, a student must complete 36 hours including:

· 24 hours of core courses

· HIST 101 Western Civilization I · HIST 102 Western Civilization II · HIST 107 United States History I · HIST 108 United States History II · HIST 200 Introduction to Primary Research

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· HIST 205 Modern Asian History

· HIST 206 Modern Latin American History · HIST 499 History Capstone

· 12 hours of history electives, 9 of which must be from 300 level courses in History and Political Science.

History majors are required to have a minimum of a 2.00 GPA in their major. In addition, individual major courses must be passed with at least a C-.

History Major witH licensure in seconDary eDucation

Students seeking licensure at the secondary level must complete a minimum 30-semester hour teaching major in an approved teaching major field as well as the education program. Students should confer with their academic adviser regarding specific teaching major, minor and endorsement requirements and required major courses. Consult the chairs of the history and education departments for details.

History Minor requireMents

For a Minor in History, a student must complete 21 hours of History and/or Political Science courses, 15 of which must be in History.

Political science Minor requireMents for non-History Majors

For a Minor in Political Science, a student must complete 21 hours of approved Political Science and/or History courses, 15 of which must be in Political Science.

Political science Minor for History Majors

For a Political Science minor, History majors must complete an additional 18 credit hours of approved political science courses.

aPPlication to Major

A student may apply for a history major after successfully completing 30 semester hours of university credit, at least six of which must be in history. Ordinarily application to major is incorporated in HIST 200.

cooPerative eDucation/internsHiPs

Students may earn academic credit for supervised, professionally related work experience with public or private employers such as museums, political campaigns and government agencies.

Consult the department chairperson for details.

senior PerforMance requireMent

The senior performance requirement is fulfilled by successfully completing the HIST 499 Capstone ordinarily taken in the first semester of the senior year.

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course DescriPtions

Hist 101 western civiliZation i 3 hours

An investigation into major themes of Western historical development from ancient societies through 1848. Required for History majors and minors. Offered each fall. This course is designated as a social science division general education course.

Hist 102 western civiliZation ii 3 hours

An investigation into major themes of Western historical development from 1848. Required for History majors and minors. Offered each spring. This course is designated as a social science division general education course.

Hist 107 uniteD states History i 3 hours

An investigation into major themes of historical developments in the early years of United States settlement. Required for History majors and minors. Offered each fall. This course is designated as a social science division general education course.

Hist 108 uniteD states History ii 3 hours

An investigation into major themes of United States history from the 1870’s to the present.

Required for History majors and minors. Offered each spring. This course is designated as a social science division general education course.

Hist 200 introDuction to PriMary researcH 3 hours

An investigation into the research sources available in government, public and private historical archives, libraries and museums. This course includes exploration and preliminary planning for graduate study and/or professional careers in the fields of history and political science. Required for History majors and minors and for Political Science minors. Offered each fall. Cross-listed as POLI 200.

Hist 202 uniteD states constitutional law 3 hours

A case study approach in historical perspective to major concepts in the US constitution as interpreted by the courts. Crosslisted as POLI 203.

Hist 205 MoDern asian History 3 hours

An investigation into the political, economic and social development of Asia as a world force.

Required for History majors. Offered each fall.

Hist 206 MoDern latin aMerican History 3 hours

An investigation into the political, economic and social development of Latin American countries.

Required for History majors. Offered each spring.

Hist 210 MoDern worlD Politics 3 hours

An investigation into political trends around the world within an historical perspective. Crosslisted as POLI 210. This course is designated as a social science division general education course. This is an approved diversity studies course.

Hist 280 toPics in History cv

Study of selected historical periods and issues. Topics will vary. Course may be taken more than once for credit.

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Hist 300 interPretinG tHe Past 3 hours An advanced analysis of major issues/topics in history. Subject matter will vary. Students may repeat this course for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of 6 hours of core courses.

Hist 302 uniteD states woMen’s History 3 hours

Analysis of the development of the roles of women in the unfolding United States history from the colonial period through the present. Prerequisite: HIST 107, 108.

Hist 313 MoDern euroPe to 1848 3 hours

An advanced analysis of major issues in modern European history through the revolutions of 1848.

Prerequisite: HIST 104. Offered on a three year cycle.

Hist 314 MoDern euroPe since 1848 3 hours

An advanced analysis of major issues in modern European history from 1848 to the present.

Prerequisite: HIST 104. Offered on a three year cycle.

Hist 346 uniteD states foreiGn Policy 3 hours

An investigation into the foreign policy theories and practices of the United States government in historical perspective. Prerequisite: HIST 108. Offered on a three year cycle. Crosslisted as POLI 346.

Hist 367 early aMerican History 3 hours

An advanced analysis of major issues related to the populating of the Americas and the founding of the United States. Prerequisite: HIST 107. Offered on a three year cycle.

Hist 368 19tH century us History 3 hours

An advanced analysis of major issues in 19th century United States history. Prerequisite HIST 107.

Offered on a three year cycle.

Hist 369 us 1900 to tHe Present 3 hours

An advanced analysis of the major issues in modern US history. Prerequisite HIST 108. Offered on a three year cycle.

Hist 395 internsHiPs cv

The department supervises a number of internships in museums, political campaigns, and local and state government. Prerequisite: Consent.

Hist 480 aDvanceD toPics in History cv

A critical, in-depth analysis of selected historical periods and issues. Topics will vary. Course may be taken more than once for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of all core courses.

Hist 490 inDePenDent stuDy cv

Individual research, reading or creative work directly related to the major field with frequent conferences with adviser and presentation of results for department evaluation. Prerequisite: Consent.

Hist 499 History caPstone 3 hours

This course provides a focal point and closure for a liberal arts education within the context of the history major. As a departmental offering, this course focuses on personal introspection regarding the

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knowledge and practical skills acquired through the study of history. Students engage in independent research resulting in a public presentation of historical analysis and interpretation. General education and major outcomes are integral to course assessment. Prerequisite for HIST 499: Ordinarily, a student must have senior standing with a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education completed.

course DescriPtions: Political science

Poli 120 aMerican national GovernMent 3 hours

An investigation of the system of government and politics in the United States. May be applied to History major or minor. Offered every spring. This course is designated as a social science division general education course.

Poli 200 introDuction to PriMary researcH 3 hours

An investigation into the research sources available in government, public and private historical archives, libraries and museums. This course includes exploration and preliminary planning for graduate study and/or professional careers in the fields of history and political science. Required for History majors and minors and for Political Science minors. Offered each fall. Crosslisted as HIST 200.

Poli 202 uniteD states constitutional law 3 hours

A case study approach in historical perspective to major concepts in the US constitution as interpreted by the courts. Offered on a three year cycle. Crosslisted as HIST 202.

Poli 210 MoDern worlD Politics 3 hours

An investigation into political trends around the world within an historical perspective. Crosslisted as HIST 210. This course is designated as a social science division general education course. This is an approved diversity studies course.

Poli 213 western Political tHouGHt 3 hours

An investigation of the development and applications of major political theories in Western Civilization.

Crosslisted as PHIL 213. This course is designated as a social science division general education course.

Poli 280 toPics in Political science cv

Study of selected political issues. Topics will vary. Course may be taken more than once for credit.

Poli 300 worlD issues 3 hours

A study of current political world issues within an understanding of the historical settings.

Prerequisite: HIST 108.

Poli 346 uniteD states foreiGn Policy 3 hours

An investigation into the foreign policy theories and practices of the United States government in historical perspective. Prerequisite: HIST 108. Offered on a three year cycle. Crosslisted as HIST 346.

Poli 395 internsHiPs cv

Professional experience in government or politics as arranged with department and off-campus supervisors.

Poli 490 inDePenDent stuDy cv

Open to qualified students presenting acceptable projects and independent programs of study, research or field work.

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