History Major (HIS) Advising Guide Post Fall 2009
This guide applies to students who entered MSU Denver in Fall 2009 or later. Pre Fall 2009 students should use the Pre Fall 2009 guide.
See separate guide if seeking History Major Secondary School Teaching Licensure – HIS1
History Core: (five courses)
HIS 1010 Western Civilization to 1603
HIS 1030 World History to 1500
HIS 1020 Western Civilization since 1603
HIS 1040 World History since 1500
HIS 1210 American History to 1865
HIS 1220 American History since 1865
HIS 4820 Senior Seminar (referred to as “Senior Experience” on Official CAPP Reports)
Total History Core Courses: 15
Category I: American History Chronological Sequence (at least three courses)
HIS 3410 American Colonial History
HIS 3430 American Revolution and Early National Period, 1763-1848
HIS 3520 Civil War and Reconstruction
HIS 3540 Emergence of Modern U.S.
HIS 3640 U.S. World War I through World War II
HIS 3660 Recent U.S., 1945-1990s
Total American History: 9
Category II: European History Chronological Sequence (at least two courses)
HIS 3031 Ancient Greece
HIS 3060 Rome and the Caesars
HIS 3120 Medieval History
HIS 3140 Renaissance and Reformation
HIS 3200 Early Modern Europe, 1648-1789
HIS 3230 Nineteenth Century Europe
HIS 3260 Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-2000
Total European History: 6
NOTE: Core courses are offered every semester. Most Category I and II courses are offered every semester or every other semester except summer. HIS 3200 Early Modern Europe 1648-1789 and 3230 Nineteenth Century Europe are not offered every semester.
History Electives: (at least 12 hours)
History electives are courses that have a HIS prefix. These courses may be selected from categories I and/or II or from other history courses offered by the History Department.
History Electives Total: 12
History Major Total: 42
Licensure: Students who may be considering seeking either Elementary or Secondary School Social Science Licensure should include HIS 1040 World History since 1500 and HIS 1110 Colorado in the History courses they take. Such students should be advised at the earliest possible time by a History advisor.
Global History Requirement: Students must include in their 42 hour history major at least one history course that covers world history. Those courses include: HIS 1030 World History to 1500, HIS 1040 World History since 1500, HIS 1250 China, Japan, Korea since 1800, HIS 1910 History of Meso-America: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Period, HIS 1940 Survey of African History, HIS 2010 Contemporary World History, HIS 2820 Mexico: Independence to Revolution 1810-1910, HIS 2830 Mexico: Evolution to the Present 1910-1990s, HIS 2950 West African Civilizations, HIS 3023 History of Egypt, HIS 3700 Modern China, HIS 3730 The Modern Far East, HIS 3740 Modern Japan, HIS 3750 India and South Asia since 1500, HIS 3760 Modern Middle East, HIS 3770 World of Islam, HIS 3790 The United States and Vietnam, HIS 3800 Latin America: Empires, HIS 3810 Latin America: Republics, HIS 3820 United States and Latin America, HIS 3830 The Mexican Revolution.
Multicultural Credit: HIS 3090 Native Americans in American History and HIS 3590 American Immigration History both count as HIS electives and as multicultural courses. Hence, for students needing a course to fulfill the multicultural requirement, either 3090 or 3590 would be a good choice.
Effective Dates and Catalog Years: The above advising guide applies to students entering MSU Denver Fall 2009 and after. The Department will do CAPP adjustments to allow HIS majors (not seeking Secondary School licensure) who entered before Fall 2009 to follow the Fall 2009 requirements, if needed.
Grade Point Average: Students majoring in history must maintain a 2.00 GPA. Secondary Education licensure students (see separate advising guide) must have a 2.75 GPA.
History majors must have a minor in another discipline except for licensure students who need to follow the requirements for licensure covered on other advising sheets. Students wishing to use History as a second major should check with a History Department advisor.
Prospective history majors should check with an advisor in the History Department (CN 211, 303 556-3113) before starting a history major and from time to time thereafter as needed. Before meeting with an advisor the student (especially students with more than 30 college hours completed) should request a CAPP report from the Department administrative staff. Department advisors include Dr. Thomas Altherr, Dr. Charles Angeletti, Dr. Shelby Balik, Dr. Vincent C. de Baca, Dr. James Drake, Dr. Monys Hagen, Dr. Laresh Jayasanker, Dr. Sheila Kaplan, Dr. Kimberly Klimek, Dr. Todd Laugen, Dr. Stephen Leonard, Dr. Andrea Maestrejuan, Dr. Laura McCall, Dr. Thomas McInerney, Dr. Matthew Makley, Dr. Andrew Muldoon, Dr. Patricia Richard, Dr. Paul Sidelko, Dr. Justin Stephens, Dr. Xiansheng Tian, Dr. Brian Weiser.
History Department: Central Classroom Building 211 Phone: 303-556-3113 Fax: 303-556-2671