Overview

Maryville College history majors encounter the seemingly endless diversity of human experience, as lived through thousands of years from the ancient world to the 21st century. They explore individuality and social organization, politics and religion, war and peace, art and economy, stability and revolution, the rise and fall of republics and empires, and much else. They reconstruct the changing social nature of love, hate, honor, fear, patriotism, respect, and devotion. They can choose courses in United States, European, Asian, African and Latin American history.

Studying history is concerned with our own times as well as the past. Why are things the way they are? Could they be different? What would that take? What can we reasonably expect in decades to come? These questions about the present and the future lie behind almost all study of the past. Studying history can help you free your mind, because it uncovers possibilities for ways of being, thinking, and acting.

Studying history equips you to learn, to think, to communicate--to succeed. 

Course Offerings

The Major in History consists of 43 hours, including 33 in history and 10 in related fields. Required courses include:

HIS 162: Introduction to the Study of History (3 hrs.)
HIS 242: World Civilization from Earliest Times to 1500 C.E. (3 hrs.)
HIS 243: World Civilization from 1500 C.E. to the 20th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 351-352: Senior Study (6 hrs.)
HIS 371: Seminar in History (3 hrs.)
HUM 201: Perspectives in the Humanities (3 hrs.)
HUM 347: Research and Professional Issues (1 hr.)

Either of the following courses:
HIS 203: History of the United States in the 20th Century (3 hrs.)
     or
HIS 221: Europe and the World in the 20th Century (3 hrs.)

Three credit hours selected from the following courses
HIS 111: Colonial and Revolutionary America (3 hrs.)
HIS 112: History of the United States in the 19th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 248: Appalachian Cultural and Social History (3 hrs.)
HIS 251: Economic History of the United States (3 hrs.)

Nine credit hours selected from the following courses
HIS 303: Studies in United States History (3 hrs.)
HIS 321: Studies in Modern European History (3 hrs.)
HIS 334: Studies in Latin American History (3 hrs.)
HIS 335: Studies in African History (3 hrs.)
HIS 342: Studies in Pre-Modern History (3 hrs.)
HIS 349: Topics in History (3 hrs.)

 

Six credit hours in related courses selected from:
ART 111: Survey of Ancient through Medieval Art (3 hrs.)
ART 212: Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Art (3 hrs.)
ART 311: 20th Century Art (3 hrs.)
ECN 334: History of Economic Thought (3 hrs.)
ENG 221: American Literature: Puritan through Romantic (3 hrs.)
ENG 222: American Literature: Realism to the Present (3 hrs.)
ENG 311: History of the English Language (3 hrs.)
ENG 333: English Literature of the 17th Century (3 hrs.)
ENG 334: English Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century (3 hrs.)
ENG 335: English Literature of the 29th Century (3 hrs.)
MUS 312: History of Music in the United States (3 hrs.)
PHL 201: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3hrs.)
PHL 205: Early Modern Philosophy from 16th to the 18th Century (3 hrs.)
PHL 206: Enlightenment & late Modern Philosophy 18th-20th Century (3 hrs.)
PHL 207: Contemporary Philosophy (3 hrs.)
REL 348: Explorations in the History of Religion (3 hrs.)
THT 316: Theatre History I (3 hrs.)
THT 317: Theatre History II (3 hrs.)

The Minor in History consists of 15 hours, including:

HIS 162: Introduction to the Study of History (3 hrs.)

Either of the following courses:
HIS 242: World Civilization from Earliest Times to 1500 C.E. (3 hrs.)
     or
HIS 243: World Civilization from 1500 C.E. to the 20thCentury (3 hrs.)

One History course at the 300 level
Six hours in other courses in history.

The Minor in History for Add-On Teaching Endorsement requires the completion of 18 hours in History. Required courses include:

HIS 162: Introduction to the Study of History (3 hrs.)
HIS 203: History of the United States in the 20thCentury (3 hrs.)
HIS 242: World Civilization from Earliest Times to 1500 C.E. (3 hrs.)
HIS 243: World Civilization from 1500 C.E. to the 20thCentury (3 hrs.)

 


Either of the following courses:
HIS 111: Colonial and Revolutionary America (3 hrs.)
     or
HIS 112: History of the United States in the 19thCentury (3 hrs.)

WRC 370: Topics in World Cultures (3 hrs.)(This course may be used to fulfill the general education requirement for World Cultures)

Additional courses in liberal studies include:

PSY 101: Introductory Psychology (3 hrs.)
SOC 271: Sociology of Education (3 hrs.)

The Major in History for Teacher Licensure allows students the options of an add-on endorsement different from political science or economics and requires a minimum of 37 hours, including 33 hours in history and 4 hours in Humanities.

Required courses include:

HIS 111: Colonial and Revolutionary America (3 hrs.)
HIS 112: History of the United States in the 19th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 162: Introduction to the Study of History (3 hrs.)
HIS 203: History of the United States in the 20th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 242: World Civilization from Earliest Times to 1500 C.E. (3 hrs.)
HIS 243: World Civilization from 1500 C.E. to the 20th Century (3 hrs.)
HIS 351-352: Senior Study (6 hrs.)
HIS 371: Seminar in History (3 hrs.)

Six credit hours selected from the following courses
HIS 303: Studies in United States History (3 hrs.)
HIS 321: Studies in Modern European History (3 hrs.)
HIS 333: Studies in Asian History (3 hrs.)
HIS 334: Studies in Latin American History (3 hrs.)
HIS 335: Studies in African History (3 hrs.)
HIS 342: Studies in Pre-Modern History (3 hrs.)
HIS 349: Topics in History (3 hrs.)
HIS 349: Topics in History (3 hrs.)

HUM 201: Perspectives in the Humanities (3 hrs.)
HUM 347: Research and Professional Issues (1 hr.)Additional courses in liberal studies include:
PSY 101: Introductory Psychology (3 hrs.)
SOC 271: Sociology of Education (3 hrs.)

Students pursuing this major must complete 29 hours of professional courses in teacher education. The professional courses are listed below and in the Education section of this catalog. They include:

EDU 301
: Models of Classroom Management and Instruction (3 hrs.)
EDU 302: Educational Technology (2 hrs.)
EDU 321: Reading and Writing in the Content Classrooms (2 hrs.)
EDU 343: Practicum in Methods and Materials (2 hrs.)
EDU 401: Student Teaching (9 hrs.)
EDU 402: Professional Seminar on Teaching (3 hrs.)
PHR 236: Health Issues in Education (2 hrs.)
PSY 218: Psychology of Adolescence (3 hrs.)
PSY 334: Culturally Diverse and Exceptional Children (3 hrs.)

 

The Major in History/Economics for Teacher Licensure requires an additional 10 hours in economics. Required courses include:

ECN 201: Principles of Economics (4 hrs.)
ECN 251: Economic History of the United States (3 hrs.)
ECN 332: Money and Banking (3 hrs.)

The Major in History/Political Science for Teacher Licensure requires an additional 9 hours in political science. Required courses include:

PLS 121: Contemporary Political Issues (3 hrs.)
PLS 122: American Government and Politics (3 hrs.)
Either of the following courses:
PLS 211: Comparative Government and Politics (3 hrs.)
or
PLS 212: International Politics (3 hrs.)

Additional teaching endorsement in Geography may be earned through completion of the following courses:

SLS 201: Contemporary Global Issues (3 hrs.)
Two different WRC 370: World Cultures course (3 hrs each) (One of these courses may be used to fulfill the general education requirement for World Cultures)