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Degree Requirements 2020-2021

History Major

Students must complete HIS 200, HIS 300, HIS 400, and six HIS electives (defined below).  Each course can only satisfy one requirement.  At least three of the six electives must be upper division.  Four of the nine courses must be taken at Augsburg. Topics courses and independent study courses not listed here may be substituted as appropriate, depending on specific offerings.

  • HIS 200: Why History Matters
  • HIS 300: Doing History in Public
  • HIS 400: Research Seminar
  • Six total elective courses, with at least three being upper division courses, including:
    • Three global area electives from three different global areas:
      • Asia: HIS 104, 162, 186, 323, 362, 368, or 386
      • Africa: HIS 104, 187, 327, 346, or 387
      • Latin America: HIS 150, 155, 156, 188, 350, 355, 357, or 388
      • North America: HIS 120, 121, 122, 189, 225, 234, 236, 241, 242, 243, 249, 282, 316, 331, 332, 335, 336, 338, 343, 349, or 389
      • Europe: HIS 101, 102, 103, 190, 311, 348, 352, 354, 360, 361, 369, 370, 374, 378, 390, or 474
    • One pre-1800 elective chosen from:
      • HIS 101, 102, 120, 170, 360, 361, 369, 370, 374, 378, or HUM 120
    • Two additional HIS electives

Graduation Skills

The Critical Thinking (CT) graduation skill is embedded throughout the offered courses and is met by completing the major. Speaking (S) and Writing (W) skills are also developed throughout the major, but are given special emphasis in the following courses (both required for majors):

S: HIS 400

W: HIS 200 and HIS 400

The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) graduation skill may be fulfilled by taking HIS 369, GST 200, MAT 111, MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT163, or PHI 230.

Teaching Licensure

The State of Minnesota has specific licensing requirements for teachers that differ in emphasis from the Augsburg major requirements. The state requirements will also be subject to change after publication of this catalog. Students should consult with Augsburg’s Department of Education to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements in Social Studies.

Minor

Five HIS courses, at least three of which must be upper division.

Departmental Honors

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, and an honors thesis (equal to four credits) to be defended before a faculty committee.

Other Requirements

100-level courses are introductory. 200-level courses are basic. 300-level courses are intermediary. 400-level courses are advanced. Upper division courses are numbered 300 and above.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of ENL 111 (or its equivalent) is required before enrolling in an upper division (300- and 400-level) course. Satisfactory completion of HIS 200 is required before enrolling in HIS 400. See instructor for permission to waive prerequisites.

Transfer Students

Transfer students planning a major must normally take at least four of their courses at Augsburg including HIS 200, HIS 300, and HIS 400. A minor normally requires two courses taken at Augsburg.


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