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History Department

Degree Programs and Minors | History BA/BS | History Minor | History MA

For more information, contact Dr David Doellinger, (503) 838-8254, HSS 212, doellind@wou.edu

The history department no longer offers the sequence in Western Civilization (HST 101, 102, and 103). For those students who took one or more of these courses as part of their major or minor or LACC sequence, they may complete the sequence by taking the corresponding course in the World History sequence, as follows:

For HST 101, substitute HST 104

For HST 102, substitute HST 105

For HST 103, substitute HST 106

BA/BS IN HISTORY or HISTORY MAJOR (72 Credits)

World History (complete sequence) (12)

  • HST 104 World History: The Ancient and Classical World
  • HST 105 World History: Expanding Societies
  • HST 106 World History: The Modern World History of the United States

History of the United States (select two) (8)

  • HST 201 US History: Native American Cultures to Early 19th Century
  • HST 202 US History: Reform and Progress
  • HST 203 US History: First World War to the Present
  • HST 420 Philosophies of History (4)
  • HST 499 Senior Seminar (4)

HST 420 should be taken the term preceding HST 499. In HST 420 the student will explore the theoretical foundations of the research topic that will become the basis for the HST 499 senior thesis paper.

Students will use a paper completed for upper-division history course at WOU as a foundation for their Senior Seminar thesis. They will revise and expand this topical paper, with history department advisers, across the senior year to complete Senior Seminar (HST 499) in the spring term.

Select at least two courses from four of the five areas below: (44 Credits)

Europe/Russia (4 Credits Each)

  • HST 412 Yugoslavia: From Experiment to Collapse
  • HST 413 Dissent & Opposition in East Europe
  • HST 414 British History to 1300
  • HST 415 British History to the 18 th Century
  • HST 418 The Reformation
  • HST 419 Early Modern Europe
  • HST 422 Germany: The 19th Century
  • HST 423 Germany 1914 to 1945
  • HST 424 Postwar German History
  • HST 425 Modern France: Revolution and Napoleon
  • HST 426 Modern France: The 19th Century
  • HST 427 Modern France: The 20th Century
  • HST 428 Nineteenth Century Europe
  • HST 429 Twentieth Century Europe: From World Wars to Cold Wars
  • HST 430 Twentieth Century Europe: Postwar Period
  • HST 431 Russia to Peter the Great
  • HST 432 Imperial Russia
  • HST 433 Soviet Russia
  • HST 434, 435 Mediterranean Worlds
  • HST 436 History of Modern Paris
  • HST 437 WWII in Film
  • HST 439 Colonial Cultures
  • HST 447 Early Middle Ages
  • HST 448 High Middle Ages
  • HST 449 Late Middle Ages
  • HST 451 The Crusades
  • HST 452 Women and Family in the Middle Ages
  • HST 496 Empire and Environment

North American Studies (4 Credits Each)

  • HST 404/405 Gender Issues in History
  • HST 454 Mexico and the Caribbean
  • HST 456 Mexico Since Independence
  • HST 475 Colonial America
  • HST 476 Market Democracy in America
  • HST 477 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HST 478 Managing and Resisting Incorporation, 1865-1914
  • HST 479 Challenges of Progressive Era America
  • HST 480 Topics in Multicultural American History
  • HST 481 American Voices: Autobiography, Biography and Memoir in American History
  • HST 482 America and the World Wars
  • HST 483 Cold War America
  • HST 484 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective
  • HST 487 Canada: to Confederation (1867)
  • HST 488 Canada: Since Confederation
  • HST 489 Environmental History
  • HST 490 Wests of Early America
  • HST 491 Western US: 20th Century Issues
  • HST 492 Pacific Northwest History
  • HST 493 Women in Oregon History
  • HST 494 North American Constitutional History

Comparative/Methods (4 Credits Each)

  • HST 301 Introduction to Historical Research
  • HST 401 History and the Internet
  • HST 404/405 Gender Issues in History
  • HST 406 Archival Science
  • HST 408 Oral History
  • HST 409 Historical Editing
  • HST 410 Introduction to Public History
  • HST 411 World Problems
  • HST 413 Dissent & Opposition in East Europe
  • HST 437 WWII in Film
  • HST 439 Colonial Cultures
  • HST 440 Gender and Colonialism
  • HST 441 Decolonization and its Aftermaths
  • HST 442 North Africa and the World
  • HST 450 The Byzantine Empire
  • HST 451 The Crusades
  • HST 452 Women and Family in the Middle Ages
  • HST 458 History of Inter-American Relations
  • HST 479, 480 Challenges of Progressive Era America
  • HST 481 American Voices: Autobiography, Biography and Memoir in American History
  • HST 484 Health, Medicine and Gender in Historical Perspective
  • HST 489 Environmental History
  • HST 492 Pacific Northwest History
  • HST 493 Women in Oregon History
  • HST 494 North American Constitutional History
  • HST 496 Empire and Environment

Africa/Latin America (4 Credits Each)

  • HST 434, 435 Mediterranean Worlds
  • HST 438 European Imperialisms
  • HST 441 Decolonization and its Aftermaths
  • HST 442 North Africa and the World
  • HST 443 Jewish North Africa
  • HST 444 Colonial North Africa
  • HST 445 Postcolonial North Africa
  • HST 453 Precolumbian and Colonial Latin America
  • HST 454 Mexico and Caribbean Since Independence
  • HST 455 South America Since Independence
  • HST 456 Mexico Since Independence
  • HST 457 20th Century Latin America
  • HST 485 Mexican Foundations of Chicano/a/ Latino/a History
  • HST 486 Chicano/a History
  • HST 497 Islam in Africa

East and West Asia (4 Credits Each)

  • HST 438 European Imperialisms
  • HST 441 Decolonization and its Aftermaths
  • HST 461, 462, 463 History of East Asia
  • HST 464 South East Asia: Imperialism to Independence
  • HST 465 South East Asia: Second World War to Cold War
  • HST 466 South East Asia: Cold War to Present
  • HST 467 Modern China I: Fragmentation and Reform Movements in Late Imperial China
  • HST 468 Modern China II
  • HST 469 Modern China III: Peoples Republic of China, Confucianism and Socialism
  • HST 470 Women in Indian Society
  • HST 471 Women in Japanese Society
  • HST 472 Women in Chinese Society
  • HST 473 Popular Culture in China
  • HST 474 Popular Culture in Japan
  • HST 495 Arab World in Transition

Consult a history department adviser in developing your plan. This may include History 407 seminars on topical/regional areas offered on a periodic basis. With prior approval from their History Department advisor, students may plan a program that includes up to 9 hours of Social Science electives relevant to their concentration areas in history to complete the 44 hour sequence.

Note: For the B.S. degree in History, students may take any combination of Math/Computer Science/Statistics courses as long as it includes at least one Math course beyond MTH 105 and one Computer Science course beyond CS 101.

HISTORY MINOR (28 Credits)

Choose at least one course from four of the five categories below and three additional electives. A minimum of 16 credits must be upper division.

  • Europe/Russia
  • North American Studies
  • Comparative Methods
  • Africa/Latin American
  • East and West Asia

Note: The history minor should be planned with the help of a history department adviser. HST 201, 202, and 203 are designated as North American Studies and HST 104, 105 and 106 are designated as Comparative/Methods.

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