The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

History

College of Liberal Arts
Department of History (907) 474-7126

Degrees: B.A.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: B.A.: 120 credits

The history department seeks to make the student aware of the human cultural heritage, the great problems that have faced humans throughout history and how we have sought to solve them.

The department also trains the student in applying the historical method which offers analysis based on the dimension of time. Discussion, focused on concrete, specific events, persons and judgments explains why things are as they are. Students will learn effective historical research and writing.

Through the study of history, students may prepare for careers in public service agencies; as members of management teams, particularly in the area of policy analysis; for careers in teaching, or for advanced work in history and other social sciences.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

History -- B.A. Degree

1. Complete general university and B.A. degree requirements.
2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:
Complete any four of the following Credits
*HIST 100X -- Modern World History (3 credits)
HIST 101 -- Western Civilization (3 credits)
HIST 102 -- Western Civilization (3 credits)
HIST 121 -- East Asian Civilization (3 credits)
HIST 122 -- East Asian Civilization (3 credits)
HIST 131 -- History of the U.S (3 credits)
HIST 132 -- History of the U.S (3 credits)
HIST 141 -- Africa to 1800 (3 credits)
HIST 142 -- Africa Since 1800 (3 credits)
Complete the following:
HIST 475 -- Historiography (3 credits)
HIST 476 -- Historical Method (3 credits)
*If used to fulfill core requirements, HIST 100X may not also count towards a History major.
Complete 15 upper division elective credits in history, including courses from at least two of the following fields: European History, U.S. History, Northern History, Asian History (15 credits)
European History:
HIST 305 -- Europe 1789-1850 (3 credits)
HIST 306 -- Europe 1850-1900 (3 credits)
HIST 315 -- Europe 1900-1945 (3 credits)
HIST 316 -- Europe Since 1945 (3 credits)
HIST 320 -- Modern Scandinavia (3 credits)
HIST 321 -- English History (3 credits)
HIST 322 -- English History (3 credits)
HIST 401 -- Renaissance & Reformation (3 credits)
HIST 402-17th & 18th Century Europe (3 credits)
HIST 405 -- Modern Germany (3 credits)
HIST 464 -- Modern Russia (3 credits)
U.S. History:
HIST 430 -- American Colonial History (3 credits)
HIST 435 -- Civil War & Reconstruction (3 credits)
HIST 440 -- Westward Expansion 1763-1867 (3 credits)
HIST 441 -- American & Canadian West 1867-Present (3 credits)
HIST 450-20th Century America (3 credits)
HIST 451 -- U.S. Foreign Policy (Independent Learning only) (3 credits)
Northern History:
HIST 320 -- Modern Scandinavia (3 credits)
HIST 345 -- Maritime History of Alaska (Independent
Learning only) (3 credits)
HIST 354 -- Canadian History to 1867 (3 credits)
HIST 355 -- Canadian History: 1867 to the Present (3 credits)
HIST 375 -- History of the Northern Pacific (3 credits)
HIST 460 -- Russian America (3 credits)
HIST 461 -- History of Alaska (3 credits)
HIST 465 -- Russian Eastward Expansion (3 credits)
HIST 470 -- Researching and Writing Alaskan History (3 credits)
HIST 481 -- Polar Exploration and its Literature (3 credits)
HIST 482 -- Circumpolar Research (3 credits)
HIST 483-20th Century Circumpolar History (3 credits)
Asian History:
HIST 330 -- Modern China (3 credits)
HIST 331 -- Modern Japan (3 credits)
HIST 350 -- People's Republic of China (3 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (120 credits)
Students who intend to pursue a career in secondary education are strongly encouraged to complete HIST 461 -- History of Alaska, plus at least one upper division course in each of the following areas: European History, U.S. History.
Students are strongly urged to consult with the History Department regarding the selection of a minor.

MINOR in History:

A minor in history requires the completion of 18 credits in history, six of which must be at the 300 level or above.


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