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History

A field that encompasses elements of both the humanities as well as the social sciences, history is a major ideally suited for those who have always been intrigued by the past—and how it can impact the future of humanity. History majors develop the critical thinking, analytical, research, and writing skills required for success in many different fields, including academics, archival and museum work, research, personnel administration, computing, sales, insurance, real estate, banking, law, and more.

Program Description

Flagler's history program is designed to nurture talents in the study of history, to promote historical awareness, and to enhance critical and analytical skills. As a history major, you can expect to graduate prepared for a variety of careers where strong research, organization, and writing skills are needed, as well as for graduate and professional programs—especially in fields such as law. History majors at Flagler enjoy living and studying in a beautiful, historic campus that dates back to 1887. They also benefit from the College's historically significant location in St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, which offers easy access to the National Park Service, the St. Augustine Historical Society, the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, and the Lightner Museum.

Major Requirements

Students majoring in history will take a minimum of 39 credit hours in history.

Required Courses
HIS 101WI Western Civilization I
HIS 102WI Western Civilization II
HIS 205WI United States History to 1877
HIS 206WI United States History Since 1877
HIS 300 Historical Methods
HIS 470 Senior Seminar in History

History majors must take another 21 credit hours, 6 hours of which must be in 400 level courses. Furthermore, history majors are required to take 6 hours of non-western history at the 200 level or above. These courses will provide students with a foundation for knowledge outside of typical US and European fields and encourage them to further study other groups (nations, cultures, and religions) in all fields of academic inquiry. Courses that fulfill this requirement will be designated by the history faculty, with the approval of the Humanities department chair, and marked as such on a checklist for history majors.

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in History must take a minimum of 18 credit hours.

Required Courses
HIS 101WI Western Civilization I
HIS 102WI Western Civilization II
HIS 205WI United States History to 1877
HIS 206WI United States History Since 1877
3 hours at the 400-level

Other Requirements

As a means of building skills in the various sub-disciplines of history and to explore the possible careers, history majors are encouraged to engage in internships. Internships are worth from one to six credits. Majors are also advised to take classes in other academic disciplines that are complementary to their interests in order to reinforce knowledge and professional abilities in history courses. In some cases, minors or double majors would be beneficial. Furthermore, history majors are also strongly encouraged to take at least 6 hours in a foreign language.