History

https://www.uwgb.edu/history/

(Bachelor of Arts)

History is an essential guide not only to the past, but to the present and the future. We cannot understand ourselves or our world without understanding the past. History also leads us to a greater awareness of the richness and complexity of our heritage.

A thorough training in history contributes to the foundation of a complete education and can directly prepare one for professional careers in many fields such as law, business, diplomacy, government service, journalism, teaching, and public relations, as well as graduate study. History’s rigorous intellectual discipline and its emphasis on research and analysis nourish intellectual growth and critical thinking.

The History program fully supports and complements UW-Green Bay’s mission, especially interdisciplinary and practical problem-solving. History provides information and structure to many other programs, especially in the humanities and social sciences, while receiving significant impulses from these and other disciplines. History contributes importantly to problem-solving by offering assistance in the recognition, definition, and investigation of problems, exploration of alternative solutions and guidance in their implementation.

History faculty have expertise in political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual history and an excellent record in teaching and scholarship. The University supports the History program with a good library, interlibrary loan facilities, and an exceptional collection of original documents in the Area Research Center.

Students seeking information on teacher certification should contact the Education Office.

Major

Students majoring in History and pursuing DPI certification within the Education program should check with the History adviser about any special History department requirements for prospective teachers.

Supporting Courses18
American History
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Western History
Choose one of the following courses:
Foundations of Western Culture I
Foundations of Western Culture II
World History
Choose one of the following courses:
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
Historical Methods
The Craft of History
Elective
Choose 1 course not taken to meet one of the above requirements
American Law in Historical Perspective
Foundations of Western Culture I
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
Introduction to African-American History
American Environmental History
Upper-Level Courses24
Seminar in History
Category I, American History
Choose one of the following courses:
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Topics in Democracy and Justice
All topics, excluding South Africa
Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory
Problems in American Thought
American Colonial History
The Early American Republic
Topics in African American History
The U.S. and the World
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
Voyageur Magazine Practicum
America in the Twentieth Century
Category II, European History
Choose one of the following courses:
The Middle Ages
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Topics in Ancient History
Topics in Medieval History
Topics in Early Modern European History
Topics in Modern European History
Category III, Non-Western History
Choose one of the following courses:
Topics in Democracy and Justice (Topic: South Africa)
Global Environmental History
The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800
History of Modern Africa
Topics in Medieval History (Topic: Medieval Russia)
Choose 12 credits from the following courses:
Any 300-400 History courses may be used to complete this requirement
Topics in Democracy and Justice
Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory
Total Credits42

Minor

Supporting Courses6
Choose one of the following courses:
American Law in Historical Perspective
American History to 1865
History of the United States from 1865 to the Present
Introduction to African-American History
American Environmental History
Choose one of the following courses:
Foundations of Western Culture I
Foundations of Western Culture II
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
Upper-Level Courses 112
Choose a minimum of one of the following courses:
Historical Perspectives on American Democracy
Topics in Democracy and Justice (All topics excluding South Africa.)
Wisconsin First Nations Ethnohistory
Problems in American Thought
American Colonial History
The Early American Republic
Topics in African American History
The U.S. and the World
U.S. Labor and the Working Class: Past and Present
History of Sexuality in the U.S.
U.S. Women's History
Voyageur Magazine Practicum
America in the Twentieth Century
Choose a minimum of one of the following courses:
Topics in Democracy and Justice (Topic: South Africa)
The Middle Ages
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
Ancient Greece
Ancient Rome
Topics in Ancient History
Topics in Medieval History
Topics in Early Modern European History
Topics in Modern European History
The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800
History of Modern Africa
Studies in Comparative History
Any other 300-400 History courses may be used to complete this requirement
Total Credits18

Curriculum Guide

The following curriculum guide for a four-year History degree program is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a History program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

An example: Four year plan for History Major
120 credits necessary to graduate.
Plan is a representation and categories of classes can be switched. Check with your advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
HISTORY 205 American History to 1865 3
First Year Seminar 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
HISTORY 206 History of the United States from 1865 to the Present 3
HISTORY 103
World Civilizations I
or World Civilizations II
3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
HUM STUD 101 Foundations of Western Culture I 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
HUM STUD 102 Foundations of Western Culture II 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
HISTORY 360 Ancient Greece 3
HISTORY 337
The Rise of Islamic Civilization to 1800
or History of Modern Africa
3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
HISTORY 302 Problems in American Thought 3
HISTORY 361 Ancient Rome 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
HISTORY 480 Seminar in History 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

Faculty

Mark Karau; Professor; Ph.D., Florida State University

David J Voelker; Professor; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Caroline S Boswell; Associate Professor; Ph.D., Brown University

Clifton G Ganyard; Associate Professor; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo

Daniel Kallgren; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

James Vincent Lowery; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Mississippi

Eric J Morgan; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

Kimberley A Reilly; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Chicago

Jon K Shelton; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Heidi M Sherman; Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, chair