Nine courses (including HIS 280 and 480). At least four of these courses must be upper division. A major must have at least one course (either survey or upper level) from each of the four areas: ancient and medieval, modern Europe, United States, and non-Western.
The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. Speaking and Writing skills are also developed throughout the major, but are given special emphasis in the following courses (both required for majors):
S: HIS 480 W: HIS 280 and HIS 480
The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) graduation skill may be fulfilled by taking HIS 369, GST 200, MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT 163, or PHI 230.
The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may differ slightly in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. The state requirements may also be subject to change after publication of this catalog. Students therefore should consult with the Augsburg Department of Education to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.
Five courses, at least three of which must be upper division.
GPA of 3.60 in the major and 3.00 overall; except in special instances, application before the end of the first term of the junior year; two years of a foreign language at the college level (or its equivalent); an honors thesis (equal to one course credit) to be defended before a faculty committee.
The History Department also hosts the major in Medieval Studies. For more information, please refer to the Medieval Studies academic page.
First-year students should enroll in one or more of the 100-level courses. 200-level courses are normally reserved for sophomore or upper division students. Upper division courses are numbered 300 and above.
Satisfactory completion of a lower division course (100- or 200-level) is normally required before enrolling in an upper division course (300- and 400-level). See instructor for permission.
Transfer students planning a major must normally take at least three of their courses at Augsburg including HIS 280 and 480. A minor normally requires two courses taken at Augsburg.