History Research & Methods (HIST)

History Research & Methods (HIST)

HIST 101  American History Orientation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An overview of American history, emphasizing America's Christian heritage, limited and Constitutional government, free markets, and individual freedom and responsibility.

Note: HIST 101 is NOT approved as a General Education elective in the Core Competency Requirements nor as an elective within the major. HIST 101 can only be taken as a Free Elective.

HIST 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

HIST 300  Historical Methodology  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80

An invitation to explore the historical discipline. Students will be grounded in the meaning and interpretation of history, methodology, research techniques and career opportunities. Should be taken no later than the first semester of the junior year.

Offered: Resident and Online

HIST 305  Introduction to Public History  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Provides an introduction to the major topics in the field of public history including the history of public history, employment opportunities for public historians, and public historical issues. Students will be introduced to public history methodologies such as conducting oral history interviews, historical preservation, documentary editing, digital media, event planning, and archival documentation.

Offered: Resident

HIST 419  Secondary Social Studies Teaching Methods  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)

A discipline specific social studies methods course with emphasis upon national and Virginia standards relating to the social studies. Content continues the development of lesson planning while adding specific discipline instructional strategies. Must be taken concurrently with HIST 420 - Secondary Social Studies Practicum.

Registration Restrictions: Approval for teacher training; have completed 50% of academic major

Offered: Resident

HIST 420  Secondary Teaching Methods Practicum  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIST 419 (may be taken concurrently) and Education Teacher Licensure with a score of 5 and (Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5)

Students will be required to prepare a unit, teach in a secondary classroom setting, and evaluate the experience.

Offered: Resident

HIST 470  Comparative Civilization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A comparative study of selected world civilizations with attention to the interaction with the West and the dynamics of cultural change.

Registration Restrictions: Junior standing

Offered: Resident

HIST 490  Senior Research Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Required capstone history seminar in a special field, emphasizing historiography and historical interpretation and requiring a major research paper.

Registration Restrictions: Senior Status

Offered: Resident

HIST 491  Senior Capstone Seminar  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A senior-level capstone seminar covering historiography, interpretation, research methodologies, Christian worldview approaches, vocational opportunities, and assessment.

Registration Restrictions: Senior Status

Offered: Resident and Online

HIST 495  Directed Research  6 Credit Hour(s)  
HIST 497  Special Topics in History  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An in-depth study offered by members of the faculty on a selected topic of historical interest.

Offered: Resident

HIST 499  Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: HIST 300

Supervised applied learning experiences in archives, museums, government agencies, foundations, businesses, or public history sites. Applications are processed through the department Faculty Internship Advisor. Applicant must apply the semester prior to starting the internship.

Registration Restrictions: HIST 300; Junior or Senior status; 2.70 or higher GPA; a minimum of 12 hours in the major

Offered: Resident and Online

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