May 30, 2020
History majors will take a total of 39 credits in the categories delineated below. Insofar as possible, the categories should be taken in sequence as they represent a scaffold of the curriculum and student learning. This system allows students to be introduced to various fields of history. With a base of foundational knowledge, they will proceed to learning about the methodology of the historical field, and continue to more advanced studies in 300 and 400 level classes. Upper level students are expected to participate in experiential learning, for which there are a variety of possibilities: internships, research assistantship, study abroad, and a selection of public history courses. Upper level students may take 6-8 credits hours (2 semesters) of one foreign language in place of experiential history courses. Ideally, students would take a foreign language in addition to courses that fulfill requirements for experiential history. The Senior Seminar is the opportunity for students to apply the historical knowledge and analytical skills they obtained in preceding history courses.
Majors are encouraged to take classes in other academic disciplines that are complementary to their interests in order to reinforce knowledge and professional abilities acquired in history courses. In some cases, minors or double majors would be beneficial.
Introduction to History (9 credits)
Students will take 1 course in each of the following areas:
U.S. Introductory course:
European Introductory course:
Introductory course that is not U.S. or western Europe:
Methodology of History (3 credits)
Advanced Study of History (18 credits)
A minimum of 18 credit hours from courses at the 300 or 400 level At least 6 credits at the 400 level (excluding Independent Studies and Internships)
At least 1 course in each of the following categories:
Not Western Europe or U.S.:
Experiential History (6 credits) and/or Language Acquisition (6-8 credits)
Experiential History: Courses designed for the flexible application of historical knowledge.
These courses can include:
All Public History courses as designated by the Director of Public History
Study Abroad courses coded as HIS
6-8 credits (2 semesters) in one foreign language
Senior Capstone (3 credits)
Each student compiles a portfolio of work in the major (critical essays, research papers, essay exams) and uses the portfolio to review her/his course of study within the major. The portfolio will contain at least one work of writing from each HIS course taken at Flagler College, and will be submitted as part of the senior capstone requirement.
** A course counting towards fulfillment of general education cannot count towards fulfillment of any category within the History Major OR Public History Major.**
** A course counting towards fulfillment of the History Major, with the exception of HIS 300 , cannot count towards the fulfillment of the Public History Major or Public History Minor.**