In the history program, a total of 31 out of the 120 credit hours are devoted to history classes. This leaves flexibility for you to narrow your area of interest with minors, concentrations or double majors. Of the 31 credits, 18 of those credits are in courses at the 300-level or above.

Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year Seminar

1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar

3

Core Requirements

Students majoring in history are required to complete the following courses:

HSS120

Introducing the Liberal Arts

1

HSS480

Major Research Seminar

3

 

Professional Experience

Fulfilled by HSS480 or by opting for an internship program. (Students who opt for an internship program must still fulfill HSS480 as a graduation requirement.)

Core Electives

Students work with their academic advisors to choose courses that best fit their interests.

Major Topical or Thematic Focus Courses

Nine courses in history, including the following:

  • Six courses at the 300-level or above
  • One course in pre-modern history
  • One course in modern history

Pre-Professional External Field Electives

Students must complete five courses in a pre-professional external field, such as business, communications and media, pre-dentistry, pre-law, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, pre-veterinary, etc. This pre-professional concentration provides students with opportunities to increase career choices while exploring a wide variety of interests through their major.

Free Electives

Students majoring in history will have approximately 45 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.

Sample History Electives:

HISTORY STUDIES

HIST210

Ancient History Survey

HIST343

War in the Middle Ages

HIST220

America: 1776-1877

HIST345

The Civil War

HIST221

America: 1877 to the Present

HIST346

America: 1790-1850

HIST230

Science and Society

HIST347

World War I in History and Literature

HIST240

War and Society

HIST348

World War II: The European Theater

HIST241

War Literature I

HIST349

Cold War History: 1945-1955

HIST250

History of 20th Century Germany

HIST350

History of Nazi Germany

HIST320

Medicine & Society in America

HIST351

History of the Holocaust

HIST323

War Literature II

HIST352

European History: 1789-1914

HIST325

Sexuality & Health in America History

HIST353

Medicine and Medical Ethics During the Third Reich

HIST326

Modern Sex: Sexualities and Genders in Modern America

HIST354

The Construction of Nazi Germany

HIST327

History of Women & Gender in America

HIST355

Secret War: Codebreaking & the Clandestine Services in WWII

HIST328

History of Gender and Sexuality in the Transatlantic World

HIST356

Nazi Germany at War

HIST329

History of the American Family

HIST360

Voices of the Past

   

HIST380

Middle Ages & Renaissance Survey

HIST331

Ancient Medicine & Magic

HIST390-99

Special Topics

HIST332

Documenting Social Activism

HIST391

ST: Medieval Survey

HIST333

Science, Technology & Society in the Renaissance

HIST398

The Virtual Past: Local History goes Digital

HIST334

Crime and Gender in Early Modern Europe

HIST459

Neuroscience and Society

HIST335

History of Medicine in Europe and North America

HIST485

Advanced Topics

HIST338

Women, Gender and Science in American History

HIST490

Independent Study

HIST340

Warfare in Ancient Greece

   

HIST342

War and Gender