The History Major
Students majoring in history must have a minimum of 33 hours in history with a grade of C or above, at least 15 hours taken at Washburn. Students must have 15 hours of lower division history, which will consist of HI 100, 101 & 102 (World Civ. I , II & III), HI 111 & 112 (US Hist. I & II). Upper division requirements are 12 hours with at least one course in each cultural tradition: American (303-328); European (334-347, 380-386); non-Western (354-362). Other upper division requirements include HI 395 (History forum) and HI 399 (Historical Methods & Research). Demonstration of the mastery of historical research and writing is required by a grade of C or above in HI 399. Majors must also demonstrate additional competence by completing either a second major or an established minor within another College of Arts & Sciences discipline.
In declaring a major in history, students will be assigned an advisor and develop a departmentally-approved plan for graduation. The department recognizes a maximum of 3 hours history credit through CEEB Advanced Placement. Departmental honors are offered to those majors attaining a 3.5 in History, a 3.2 overall GPA, and an A in the HI 399 Capstone course.
HI 100 Early World History (3)
HI 101 Changing World History (3)
HI 102 Modern World History (3)
HI 111 History of the United States through the Civil War (3)
HI 112 History of the United States since the Civil War (3)
Upper Division U. S. History (3)
Upper Division European History (3)
Upper Division Non-Western History (3)
Upper Division U. S. or European or Non-Western (3)
HI 395 History Forum (3)
HI 399 Historical Methods and Research (3)