B.A. History
Courses

120 credit hours
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1 degree option

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As a student in the history major at Concordia Nebraska, you’ ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the history profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various history careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

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HistorySample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

Semester 1

HIST 131
World Civilization I
Assesses the development of the basic political, philosophical, and cultural patterns of the ancient, near eastern, Asian, Greco–Roman, medieval and early modern European societies.
3
credits
FYE
First-Year Experience
A unique course designed to provide first-year college students with knowledge, tips and tricks to support their collegiate career.
1
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
13

Semester 2

HIST 115
United States History
This course examines the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present by focusing on the significant people, trends, and events that have shaped the nation. The course is also designed to develop students' analytical reading and writing skills, as well as hone their ability to think historically.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 3

HIST 132
World Civilization II
Special emphasis on major political, philosophical, cultural and economic trends in the modern world (since c. 1700) and the emergence of the world community. (May be taken independently of HIST 131).
3
credits
HIST 410
U.S. History Since 1945
A study of the social, economic, political, legal, cultural, and foreign policy issues before the American people since 1960.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 4

HIST 304
Modern Middle East History
This course examines broadly the social and political changes in the Middle East from 1800 to the present. It will focus particularly on the Ottoman Empire, European colonialism, the development of Arab nationalism, Islamic purity and reform movements, the rise of modern Israel and the Palestinian authority, and the late twentieth century development of nation-states in the Middle East.
3
credits
HIST 306
The Atlantic World
This course examines the development of the “Atlantic World” or the world made by Europeans, Africans and Native Americans at land and at sea from roughly the mid- fifteenth century to the nineteenth century. Topics to be examined include the age of exploration and sail, the transatlantic slave trade, changing ideas of race, religion, gender and class and the Americas in the “Age of Revolution.”
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 5

HIST 313
Religion and Society in the United States
A historical analysis of the interaction between religion and society in the United States from pre-colonial to contemporary times; emphasis on themes such as Puritanism, revivalism, social reform, religious pluralism, civil religion, and on-going theological issues. Attention is given to the development of Lutheranism in the American setting.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
9

Semester 6

HIST 487
United States Constitutional History
This course explores the history of the United States Constitution through an examination of its creation in Philadelphia in 1787, subsequent amendments to the Constitution over the last two hundred years and the constitutional crises that have periodically confronted the country.
3
credits
HIST 303
Modern China
This course examines the history of modern China from 1800 to the present day. It begins with an analysis of the Late Qing Dynasty (1800-1911) and assesses the forces that led to the demise of the Manchus and ushered in a period of revolution and political unrest. Topics to be examined include the Qing Dynasty, the Opium War, the Boxer Rebellion, the Republican Revolution of 1911, peasant rebellion, western imperialism, the Civil War, the emergence of the People’s Republic of China (1949) and the effects of free trade and globalization in China today.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
6
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 7

HIST 490
Capstone Seminar
The capstone seminar provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their entire college experience. Students will develop and complete a project in conjunction with the course instructor or other approved mentor. Approved projects will require students to use skills, methodology and knowledge to address important issues, explore key arguments, and critique common practices germane to their academic discipline. Internships and fieldwork experiences may also be acceptable projects. The course will also prepare students for the transition from college to graduate/professional school.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
12

Semester 8

HIST 434
Medieval Crusades
This course examines the Crusades during the period in medieval Europe from the late eleventh century through the late thirteenth century. It also analyzes the influence of the Crusades on medieval European society and religion through a close reading of primary and secondary sources.
3
credits
GEN ED
General Education
General education from across the university
9
credits
Total Credits
12
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