The History degree within the History, Philosophy and Global Studies department offers students the opportunity to study the past, both for its own sake and for the perspectives it offers on the present.
Historical studies have value for students in any discipline. The student of history learns the nature of evidence and how to handle and interpret many different kinds of evidence. He or she learns to expect and to resolve conflicting interpretations of major issues, and learns the uses and misuses of past experience as a guide to present action. The study of history develops intellectual abilities which will be useful throughout life. Moreover, every discipline has a history of its own, and most base some of their conclusions on data from the past.
Program Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in History
Major Requirements: 36 credits
Core Courses (18 credits)
COM 105 Speech
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I or HIS 105D World Civilization I
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II or HIS 106D World Civilization II
HIS 201 United States History I
HIS 202 United States History II
HIS 490 History Seminar
Program Requirements: 18 credits
- Take two 300/400 level courses in History other than U.S. History.
- Take one 300/400 level course focused on a historical period from the perspective of another discipline. (For example, ENG 412: The Renaissance and Seventeenth Century). This course requires approval of the advisor.
- Take three additional History courses at the 300/400 level.
Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time
St. Thomas University in Miami Florida plans to hold a conference on Mar 7 - 8. 2014 entitled "Dorothy Day: A Saint for Our Time." The conference hopes to explore all aspects of her life which have brought her to the threshold of Sainthood. The conference will consist of major addresses, formal papers and round table discussions.
St. Thomas University, the Archdiocesan University of Miami, has in its archives the papers of William Miller one of the first scholars to explore the historic significance of the Catholic Worker Movement. He also wrote a seminal biography of Dorothy Day. His papers include letters from Dorothy, typed copies of Dorothy's Diaries and notes taken from interviews with various people who were close to Dorothy in the early days of the movement. These papers are always available to scholars and will be open for perusal during the conference.
All interested in contributing to this event should send their proposals to Francis Sicius, Professor of history, at email@example.com
before January 15, 2014.