History

The study of history is more than the survey of monarchies, colonies, industrialization and the dates of wars waged.

Historians seek to understand the past and how it can impact the future of humankind. A truly interdisciplinary field that encompasses art, architecture, economics, philosophy, politics, technology and more, history is made every single day. At Emmanuel, explore the enormous variety of human experiences and how society has evolved from its past-or if it is destined to repeat it.

Major Requirements

View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.A. in History

Choose three from the following:

  • HIST1105 United States History to 1877
  • HIST1106 United States History Since 1877
  • HIST1107 African History: Themes
  • HIST1108 World History to 1500
  • HIST1109 Modern World History
  • HIST1111 An Introduction to East Asian History
  • HIST1114 Creating the Atlantic World

Required Core Courses:

  • HIST2701 Historical Methods and Research
  • HIST4000 Senior Seminar: Historiography
  • HIST4194 Internship I
  • Five other departmental courses; at least three must be at the 3000-level

Teacher Licensure In History

Students seeking teacher licensure in history must complete a major in history as well as complete required education courses and student teaching. Education requirements are available through the education department.

Students seeking Initial Licensure in Massachusetts must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).

Minor Requirements

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Requirements for Minor in History

  • HIST1105 United States History to 1877 Or
  • HIST1106 United States History Since 1877
  • HIST1108 World History to 1500 Or
  • HIST1109 Modern World History
  • Three additional departmental courses

Learning Goals & Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key historical facts, values and ideas that have shaped civilizations throughout history
  • Apply historical methods to evaluate critically the record of the past and how historians and others have interpreted it
  • Discuss the ways in which factors such as race, gender, class, ethnicity, region and religion influence historical narratives
  • Describe the influence of political ideologies, economic structures, social organization, cultural perceptions and natural environments on historical events

Teacher Licensure

Teacher Licensure In History

Students seeking teacher licensure in history must complete a major in history as well as complete required education courses and student teaching. Education requirements are available through the education department.

Students seeking Initial Licensure in Massachusetts must pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL).