2011-2012 Academic Catalog 
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2011-2012 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Minor

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Undergraduate Program

The History Department offers a traditional major, a minor and elective courses for nonmajors. Undergraduate majors must choose one of three areas of geographic specialization—United States, European or global history. These specializations may be linked to course work in interdisciplinary concentrations such as Asian studies, Holocaust studies or women’s studies. The History Department also offers a general track within the major for those seeking certification in elementary education.

The major exposes students to different fields of knowledge, offering training in critical thinking; the accumulation, organization and analysis of information; and clear and concise writing. The major provides an excellent background for graduate school, teaching, careers in law, government, journalism, international affairs, museum, library and archival work, and business. With courses on every major geographical area of the world, and with conceptual approaches ranging from political and diplomatic to social, intellectual and cultural, the History Department offers a rich and diverse curriculum.

The department also participates in Clark’s Higgins School of Humanities, allowing students to enjoy the support and benefits of the school.


Research Faculty

Paul Ropp, Ph.D.



Teacher Certification

Students may receive certification to teach high-school history in Massachusetts and perhaps other states. Interested students should speak to the department chair.


Course Offerings by Geographic Area

Method and Theory

U.S. History

European History

Program Minor

Students who wish to obtain an undergraduate minor in history must meet the following requirements: a minimum of six history courses, at least three at the 200 level, and no more than four in any one geographical area. At least one of the six courses must be a seminar or a proseminar.

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