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Department of History

http://www.montana.edu/history/

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in history allows students to specialize in the study the American west, U.S. history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology. The history degree also provides an analytical gateway to areas beyond the United States, with courses of advanced study related to South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the ancient world. Internships at historical societies, museums, and Yellowstone National Park are also an important part of the educational experience and are strongly encouraged by the department.

A degree in history prepares students for teaching, graduates studies, public resource management, government service, law school, journalism, and other career opportunities that require critical thinking and clarity of communication. Students participate in original research projects and student-centered learning activities; they learn to read and analyze primary texts, as well as secondary literature, and write thoughtfully about them. Students learn to create knowledge by thinking creatively and basing their ideas in the empirical authority inherent in careful examination of historical documents.

At all levels of the curriculum, the history degree provides students with the tools to think rigorously, to research and thereby generate knowledge empirically, and to articulate their thoughts coherently. In consultation with an advisor, students may select from a range of Fields of Concentration that are consistent with his or her interests and educational objectives.

The department encourages students to engage in independent study through the Yellowstone Internship Program and Departmental Honors Option. This option has the following requirements:

  1. Students must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average in their major and a 3.0 GPA overall.
  2. Students must present an acceptable, bound senior thesis, and an oral defense of the thesis.

Students may attain 3-6 undergraduate independent study credits while working for the thesis. These credits will fulfill part, or all, of the UNRESTRICTED upper division history electives requirement. Qualified students may enroll in the honors option through their departmental advisers.


Curricula in History


HISTORY OPTION

Freshman Year Credits
CLS 101US--Freshman Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
Math Core 3
Take one of the following:
     HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I 4
     HSTR 102IH--Western Civilization II 4
     HSTR 282CS--Darwinian Revolution 3
Take one of the following:
     HSTA 101IH--American History I 4
     HSTA 102IH--American History II 4
     HSTA 160D--Introduction to the American West 4
One Year Modern Lang 8
University Core and Electives 5
30

The student may elect to take an additional nine credits of upper-division history courses instead of the one year of modern language.

Sophomore Year Credits
Take two of the following:
     HSTR 130D--Latin American History 4
     HSTR 135D--Modern Middle East 4
     HSTR 140D--Modern Asia 4
     HSTR 145D--Reinventing Japan 4
     HSTR 160D--Modern World History 4
     RLST 110D--Religion,Conflict & Politics 4
     HSTR 207CS--Science & Tech in World History 3
     HSTR 232D --History of Religion in Latin America 3
Take one of the following for U.S. Region:
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTA 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTA 406--McCarthy,Ike/Truman 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTA 409--Food in America 3
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTA 450--History of American Indians 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
University Core and Electives 19
29-30
Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following for European Region:
     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTR 324--20TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
Take two of the following for Asia/Latin America/Islamic World Region:
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20TH Century 3
     HSTR 375--Eurasian Borderlands 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTR/SPNS 433--Latin American Perspectives 3
     HSTR 434--Gender Sexuality and Social Change in Latin America 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 468--Making of Modern Turkey 3
     HSTR 484--World Environmental History 3
University Core and Electives 21
30
Senior Year Credits
     HSTA 499--Sen Capstone:Hist Methodology 3

Take five of the following, excluding courses that were taken to fulfill the Required World Regions above. Three of the five history electives from the below list constitute the student's Field of Concentration. Fields of Concentration include Environmental History, History of Race & Gender, History of Science & Technology, Asian History, Latin American History, European History, U.S. History, History of the American West, Cultural & Intellectual History, History Scholar's Program.

     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTA 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTR 322--19TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 324--20TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19TH Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20TH Century 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 375--Eurasian Borderlands 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTA 406--McCarthy/Ike/Truman 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTA 409--Food in America 3
     HSTR 410--Family,Gender, Law in Ancient Greece/Rome 3
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 415--Gender and Technology  
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTR 417--Early Modern Science 3
     HSTR 419--Modern Science 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTR/SPNS 433--Latin Amer Perspectives 3
     HSTR 434--Gender in Latin America 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health, and Science in Japan 3
     HSTR 446--Science & Medicine in China 3
     HSTA 450--History of American Indian 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 468--History of Yellowstone 3
     HSTR 468--Making of Modern Turkey 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
     HSTR 482--Animal Histories 3
     HSTR 484--World Environmental History 3
     HSTR 486--Museum History 3
University Core and Electives 12
30

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all required courses.


HISTORY TEACHING OPTION

Candidates seeking a teaching career in Montana's public schools with a major in history may follow the teaching option as listed below. Students must be careful to complete their core requirements in their first three years as their senior year will be almost completely filled with required courses.

Freshman Year Credits
CLS 101US--Freshman Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
EDU 202--Early Field Experience 1
Take two of the following:  
HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I 4
HSTR 102IH--Western Civilization II 4
HSTR 282CS--Darwinian Revolution 3
Take two of the following:
    HSTR 101IH--American History I 4
    HSTA 102IH--American History II 4
    HSTA 160D--Introduction to the American West 4
University Core and Electives 3
29
Sophomore Year Credits
EDU 223--Ed Psy & Adolescent Dev 3
EDU 382--Assessment, Curric, Instruction 3
EDU 211D--Multicultural Education 3
HDCF 150IS--Lifespan Human Devlpmt 3
Take two of the following:
     HSTR 130D--Latin American History 4
     HSTR 135D--Modern Middle East  
     HSTR 140D--Modern Asia 4
     HSTR 145D--Reinventing Japan 4
     HSTR 160D--Modern World History 4
     RLST 110D--Religion,Conflict & Politics 4
Take one of the following for U.S. Region:
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTA 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTA 406-- McCarthy/Ike/Truman 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTA 409--Food in America  
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTA 450--History of American Indians 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
University Core and Electives 10
31
Junior Year Credits
EDU 395--Practicum: 5-12 3
EDU 370--Integrating Tech into Education 2
EDU 497--Methods: 5-12 Social Studies 3
GPHY 141D--Geography of World Regions

3

HDCF 356--Exceptional Needs

3

Take one of the following for European Region:
     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTR 322--19TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 324--20TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTR 419--Modern Science 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
Take two of the following Asia/Latin America/Islamic World Region:
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20th Century 3
     HSTR 375--Eurasian Borderlands 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTR/SPNS 433--Latin American Perspectives 3
     HSTR 434--Gender in Latin America 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health, and Science in Japan 3
     HSTR 446--Science and Medicine in China 3
     HSTR 468--Making of Modern Turkey 3
     HSTR 484--World Environment History 3
University Core and Electives 9
30
Senior Year Credits
EDU 495--Student Teaching: 5-12 12
EDU 408--Professional Issues: 5-12 2
HSTR/HSTA 499R--Sen Capstone: Hist Methodology 3
Take four of the following, excluding courses that were taken to fulfill the Required World Regions above:
     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTR 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTR 322--19th Century Europe 3
     HSTR 324--20th Century Europe 3
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19TH Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20th Century 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 375--Eurasian Borderlands 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTA 406--Anti-Communism, Truman-Eisenhower Years 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTA 409--Food in America 3
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 415--Gender and Technology 3
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTR 417--Early Modern Science 3
     HSTR 419--Modern Science 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTR/SPNS 433--Latin America Perspectives 3
     HSTR 434--Gender,Sexuality & Social Change in Latin America 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health, and Science in Japan 3
     HSTR 446--Science and Medicine in China 3
     HSTA 450--History of American Indian 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 468--History of Yellowstone 3
     HSTR 468--Making of Modern Turkey 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
     HSTR 482--Animal Histories 3
     HSTR 484--World Environmental History 3
     HSTR 486--Museum History 3
     HSTR 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     HSTA 491--Special Topics 3
     HSTR 492--Independent Study 3
University Core and Electives 12
27-30

The History Teaching option does not require a teaching minor, but students who are considering a public school career are strongly urged to acquire a teaching minor. If you choose a teaching minor, you should expect to require more than 120 credits to complete your program.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all required courses.



SCIENCE, THE ENVIRONMENT, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (SETS)

The SETS major offers students a multi-disciplinary course of study that analyzes science, technology, and the environment within their broader cultural contexts, including intellectual and social history, environmental history, religious studies, and philosophy.

Students will choose one of several specialties as a focus for their coursework, such as Philosophy of Science, History of Science and Technology, Science and Technology Policy, or Environmental History. Moreover, students are required to become knowledgeable about one or more areas of science, technology, environmental studies, or public policy, as the Department believes that such literacy is an important part of a liberal arts education in a land-grant institution. Students will therefore be required to take at least 12 credits in an appropriate science, social science or engineering discipline. Finally, a capstone is required for all students; each will complete an original research paper synthesizing their scientific, technological, and humanistic knowledge.


SETS OPTION

Freshman Year Credits
CLS 101US--Freshman Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing 3
Math Core 3
Take two of the following:
     HSTA 101IH--American History I 4
     HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I 4
     HSTA 102IH--American History II 4
     HSTR 102IH--Western Civilization II 4
     HSTR 130D--Latin American History 3
HSTR 135D--Modern Middle East 3
     HSTR 140D--Modern Asia 4
     HSTR 145D--Reinventing Japan 4
     HSTA 160D--Introduction to the American West 4
     HSTR 160D--Modern World History 4
Take one of the following:
     PHL 101IH--Reason and Reality: Intro to Philosophy 3
     PHL 110IH--Problems of Good & Evil: Intro to Ethics 3
University Core and Electives 10
29-30
Sophomore Year Credits
Take one of the following:
     RLST 100D--Introduction to the Study of Religion 3
     RLST 110D--Religion,Conflict & Politics 4
Take one of the following:
     HSTR 207CS--Science & Technology in World History 3
     HSTR 208RH--Science, Environment, Technology, Society 3
     HSTR 282CS--Darwinian Revolutions 3
     PHL 242CS--Science, Pseudo-Science, and Subjectivity 3
     PHL 205CS--Other Animals 3
Take one of the approved Science/Technology/Social
Science courses listed below or consult with a SETS advisor:
3-4
One Year Modern Language
The student may elect to take an additional nine
credits of upper-division history courses instead
of one-year modern language requirement.
8
University Core and Electives 7
30-32
Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following:
     PHL 321--Philosophy & Biomedical Ethics 3
     PHL 322--Philosophy & Environmental Ethics 3
     PHL 303--Approaches to Epistemology 3
     PHL 354--Philosophy of Race 3
     PHL 345--Philosophy of Science 3
     PHL 353--Philosophy and Technology 3
     RLST 402--Natural, Unnatural, Supernatural 3
Take two approved Science/Technology/Social
Science courses:
6
University Core and Electives 21
30
Senior Year Credits
Take six of the following:
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTR 417--Early Modern Science 3
     HSTR 419--History of Modern Science 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health and Science in Japan 3
     HSTR 446--Science & Medicine in China 3
     HSTA 468--History of Yellowstone 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
     HSTR 482--Animal Histories 3
     HSTR 484--World Environmental History 3
     HSTR 486--Museum History 3
Take one approved upper-level Science/Technology/Social
Science courses:
3
Take one of the following:
     HSTA/HSTR 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     HSTA/HSTR 499R --Sen Capstone:Hist Methodology 3
     PHL 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     RLST 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
University Core and Electives 9
30

Approved Science/Technology/Social Sciences Courses for SETS Option:

In addition to satisfying the university core science requirements, students, only after consultation with their academic advisor, are required to take 12 credits of science in one science or engineering or social science or public policy discipline from the approved courses listed below. One of these courses must be at the 300 and above.

Approved Science, Technology, and Social Science Courses:

ASTR 110, Intro to Astronomy ; PHSX 103, Our Physical World; PHSX 201, Physics by Inquiry; PHSX 205, College Physics I; PHSX 207, College Physics II; PHSX 220, General Physics I; ASTR 371, Solar System Astronomy; PHSX 341, Special Relativity; BIOB 170, Biology of Organisms; BIOE 103, Environmental Science and Society; BIOE 370, General Ecology; BIOE 405, Behavioral& Evol Ecology; BIOE 408, Rocky Mountain Vegetation; BIOE 416, Alpine Ecology; BOIL 421, Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology; CHMY 121: Intro to General Chemistry; CE 442, Environmental Science; GPHY 111, Intro to Physical Geography; ERTH 307, Principles of Geomorphology; ERTH 455, Physiography of the U.S. F&WL 201: Introduction to Fish and Wildlife; WILD 301, Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management; GPHY 141, Geography of World Regions; Biogeography; GPHY 441R, Mountain Geography; GEO 103, Intro to Envrmntl Geology; ENSC 110: Land Resources and Environmental Sciences; ENSC 245, Soils; NRSM 421: Holistic Thought & Management; ENSC 461, Restoration Ecology; BIOB 110,Introduction to Plant Biology; ECNS 101, Economic Ways of Thinking; ECNS 317, Economic Development; ECNS 332, Economics of Natural Resources; LIT 414, Literature of Place; GPHY 365, Geographical Planning; BMGT 473, Management of Western Resources; PSCI 365, Pub Policy Issues and Analysis; SOCI 308 Problems; SOCI 470, Environmental Sociology.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all required courses.



JAPAN STUDIES OPTION

The Japan Studies major offers students a curriculum that investigates Japanese history, culture, and language in an interdisciplinary setting and that encourages students to study abroad in Japan at partner universities. Areas of coursework include Japanese spoken and written language, pre-modern and modern Japanese literature, conventional and animated film studies, early modern and modern Japanese history, Japanese anthropology and the history of Japanese science, technology, and environment.

Students may choose an area of specialization during their coursework, such as in literature or history, but all students will be required to take three years or 22 credits of Japanese language. Japanese language skills are at the heart of meaningful exchange and interaction with Japanese people. Through this demanding curriculum, students will acquire the highly specialized skills needed to succeed in Japan or in Japanese contexts, whether pursuing careers in business, academia, or science.

The Japan Studies major also trains students in useful liberal arts methodologies, such as critical thinking, stylistically sound writing, and the clear public articulation of complex ideas. During their senior year, students are required to complete a "capstone " research project, which focuses on student designed and executed projects. The "capstone" project may be a significant research assignment in an upper-division Japan Studies course or it may be independent study with a Japan Studies faculty member.

Freshman Year Credits
CLS 101US--Freshman Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing 3
Math Core 3
JPNS 101--Elementary Japanese I 4
JPNS 102D--Elementary Japanese II 4
HSTR 145D--Reinventing Japan 4
University Core and Electives 9
30
Sophomore Year Credits
JPNS 201D--Intermediate Japanese I 4
JPNS 202D--Intermediate Japanese II 4
Take one of following:
ANTY 242D--Contemporary Japan 3
JPNS 315--Introduction to Japanese Literature 3
Take one of following:
     HSTR 140D--Modern Asia 4
     RLST 202D--Hindu Traditions 3
     RLST 203D--Buddhist Traditions 3
     PHL 270--Philosophies of Asia 3
     ARTH 360IA--Hist of Asian Art & Arch 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 446--Science & Medicine in China 3
University Core and Electives 15-16
29-31
Junior Year Credits
JPNS 305--Advanced Conversation 3
JPNS 340--Japanese Adv Readings & Grammar 3
Take two of following:
     ANTY 337--Gender and Sexuality-Japan 3
     ANTY 343--Popular Culture-Japan 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health, and Science in Japan 3
     JPNS 320--Classical Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 321--Modern Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 325IH--Women in Japanese Lit & Culture 3
     JPNS 350--Japanese Cult & Civiliz 3
     JPNS 353--Japanese Portrayals of WWII 3
     JPNS 361IH--Japanese Text & Cinema 3
     JPNS 371--Japanese Film and Anime 3
University Core and Electives 18
30
Senior Year Credits
JPNS 305--Japanese Advanced Conversations 3
JPNS 340--Japanese Adv Reading & Grammar 3
Take one of following:
     JPNS 450R--Sem: Japanese Literature & Culture 3
     JPNS 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     JPNS 492--Independent Study 3
     HSTR/HSTA 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     HSTR/HSTA 492--Independent Study 3
     ANTY 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     ANTY 492--Independent Study 3
Take two of following:
     ANTY 337--Gender and Sexuality-Japan 3
     ANTY 343--Popular Culture-Japan 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health, and Science in Japan 3
     JPNS 320--Classical Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 321--Modern Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 325IH--Women in Japanese Lit & Culture 3
     JPNS 350--Japanese Cult & Civiliz 3
     JPNS 352--Japanese Portrayals of WWII 3
     JPNS 361IH--Text & Cinema 3
     JPNS 317--Japanese Film and Anime 3
University Core and Electives 15
30

The Japan Studies Option requires 47 credits in Japan-related courses. Not all of the four upper-division Japan Studies electives can be from the same department. Students must have a total of at least 120 credits to graduate. Of these, 42 credits must be in upper-division courses (300 level or higher). With the expressed consent of the program director, the following courses may be substituted by similar courses taken in Japan under student-exchange programs: ARTH 360; HSTR 140, 345, 346, 443; JPNS 101, 102, 219, 220, 315; PHL 270; and RLST 202, 203. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all required courses.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES OPTION

The History Major with Religious Studies Option introduces students to the methods of history and religious studies, exploring how these research strategies can be compatible or held in tension, in a multi-disciplinary course of study that analyzes what religion is or does within various cultural contexts. As such, in addition to the core course requirements, students will be required to take a broad base of courses in history and religious studies. Each disciplinary approach and subject-matter emphasis opens up possibilities for students to hone their analytical skills, create research topics, and develop a focused reading and writing plan.

Freshman Year Credits
CLS 101US--Freshman Seminar 3
WRIT 101W--College Writing I 3
Math Core 3
Take one of following::
     HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I 4
     HSTR 102IH--West Civilization II 4
     HSTR 282CS--Darwinian Revolution 3
Take one of following::
     HSTA 101IH--American History I 4
     HSTA 102IH--American History I 4
     HSTA 160D--Introduction to the American West 4
Take one of following:
     RLST 110D--Religion,Conflict & Politics 4
     RLST 202D--Asian Religions: Hinduism & Buddhism 3
     RLST 203D-- Taoism to Zen 3
University Core and Electives 9-10
29-31
Sophomore Year Credits
Take one of following:
     HSTR 140D--Modern Asia 4
     HSTR 145D --Reinventing Japan 4
     HSTR 160D--Modern World History 4
Take one of following:
     RLST 204IH--Introduction to Hebrew Bible 3
     RLST 205IH--Introduction to New Testament 3
     RLST 207IH--Myth and Metaphor 3
Take two of following:
     RLST 105D--Introduction to the Theory of Religion 3
     RLST 206IH--Origins of God 3
     RLST 217IH--Religion and Science 3
     RLST 220IH--Interpretation of American Religion 4
One Year Modern Language 8
University Core and Electives 10
30-32
Junior Year Credits
Take one of the following for U.S. Region:
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTA 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTA 406-- McCarthy/Ike/Truman 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTA 450--History of American Indians 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
Take one of the following for European Region:
     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTR 322--19TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 324--20TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTR 410--Family/Gender/Law in Ancient Greece/Rome 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
Take one of the following for Asia/Latin America/Islamic World Region:
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19TH Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20TH Century 3
     HSTR 375--Modern India, Pakistan & Bangladesh 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTA/SPNS 430--Latin American Perspectives 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTR 434--Gender Sexuality & Social Change in Lat Am 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Japanese Women's History 3
     HSTR 446--Science & Medicine in China 3
     HSTR 482--World Environmental History 3
Take one of the following for upper-division history elective, excluding courses taken to fulfill above requirements.
     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTA 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History:WWII to Present 3
     HSTR 322--19TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 324--20TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India, Pakistan, & Bangladesh 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20TH Century 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTA 406-- McCarthy/Ike/Truman 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTR 410--Family,Gender, Law in Ancient Greece/Rome 3
     HSTA 411--History of American Constitution 4
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTR 417--Sci Tech Soc 1500-1800 3
     HSTR 419--Modern Science 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTA/SPNS 433--Latin America Perspectives 3
     HSTR 434--Gender,Sexuality & Social Change in Lat Am 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Japanese Women's History 3
     HSTR 445-Sci, Tech, and Environment in Japan 3
     HSTR 446--Science and Medicine in China 3
     HSTA 450--History of North American Indian 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 468--History of Yellowstone 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History American Technology 3
     HSTR 482--Animal Histories 3
     HSTR 484--World Environmental History 3
     HSTR 486--Museum History 3
University Core and Electives 18
30-31
Senior Year Credits
Take one of following:
     HSTA/HSTR490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     HSTA/HSTR 492--Independent Study 3
     HSTR 499R & HSTA 499R--Sen Capstone:Hist Method 3
     RLST 492--Independent Study 3
     RLST 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
Take two of following:
     RLST 321--Gender and Religion 3
     RLST 325--Literature and Religion 3
     RLST 326--Mystics, Founders, Reformers 3
     RLST 330--Religion Ancient Egypt 3
     RLST 332--Biblical Archaeology 3
     RLST 402--Natural,Unnatural/Supernatural 3
     RLST 405--Text & Image 3
     RLST 407--Isms Religion & Categories 3
     RLST 410--Psyche & the Sacred 3
University Core and Electives 21
30

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses 300 and above. Students must receive a grade of C- or better in all required courses.


JAPAN STUDIES MINOR (NON-TEACHING)

The Japan Studies Program offers a non-teaching, interdisciplinary minor in Japan Studies through the Department of History and Philosophy and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The Program's mission is to provide students with the skills and understanding they need to succeed in Japanese contexts. The minor requires basic Japanese language proficiency and a broad knowledge of Japanese history, literature, and civilization. It includes 8 credits in Japanese language training, 12 credits in elective course work, and a 3-credit capstone course, for a total of 23 credits.

Those wishing to declare a minor in Japan Studies must submit an "Application for a Non-teaching Minor" to the Registrar's Office by the end of the semester one year prior to the semester of completion. In order to receive the minor, students must successfully complete the following course work:

REQUIRED

Credits
JPNS 101--Elementary Japanese I 4
JPNS 102D--Elementary Japanese II 4
Take four of the following:
     HSTR 145D--Reinventing Japan 4
     JPNS 201--Intermed Japanese I 4
     JPNS 202D--Intermed Japanese II 4
     ANTY 242D--Contemporary Japan 3
     JPNS 315--Intro to Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 340--Japanese Adv Readings & Grammar 3
     JPNS 351 --Adv Communications & Comp 3
     ANTY 337--Gender and Sexuality-Japan 3
     ANTY 343--Popular Culture-Japan 3
     HSTR 340--Age of the Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health and Science in Japan 3
     JPNS 301--Japanese Culture & Civilization 3
     JPNS 306--Japanese Portrayals of WWII 3
     JPNS 320--Classical Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 321--Modern Japanese Literature 3
     JPNS 341--Women in Japanese Lit & Culture 3
     JPNS 361IH--Text & Cinema 3
     JPNS 371--Japanese Film and Anime 3
Take one of the following Capstone Courses:
     JPNS 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     JPNS 492--Independent Study 3
     JPNS 450R--Sem: Japanese Literature & Culture 3
     HSTA/HSTR490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     HSTA/HSTR 492--Independent Study 3
     ANTY 490R--Undergraduate Research 3
     ANTY 492--Independent Study 3

Not all courses may be taken in the same department. At least six credits must be upper division (numbered 300 or above). Other appropriate courses, including those taken abroad, may be substituted with the approval of the Director of Japan Studies.


HISTORY MINOR (NON-TEACHING)


Credits
Take one of the following:
     HSTR 101IH--Western Civilization I 4
     HSTR 102IH--Western Civilization II 4
     HSTR 282CS --Darwinian Revolution 3
Take two of the following:
     HSTR 130D--Latin American History 4
     HSTR 135D--Modern Middle East 4
     HSTR 140D--Modern Asia 4
     HSTR 145D--Reinventing Japan 4
     HSTR 160D--Modern World History 4
     HSTR 207CS--Sci and Tech in World History 3
     HSTR 232D--Hist of Religion in Latin America 3
Take one of the following:
     HSTA 101IH--American History I 4
     HSTA 102IH--American History II 4
     HSTA 160D--Intro to the American West 4
Take three of the following:
     HSTR 302--Ancient Greece 3
     HSTR 304--Ancient Rome 3
     HSTA 311--Early America 3
     HSTA 316--American Civil War Era 3
     HSTA 318--Gilded Age to 1940 3
     HSTA 322--American History: WWII to Present 3
     HSTR 322--19TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 324--20TH Century Europe 3
     HSTR 330--History of Mexico 3
     HSTR 340--Age of Shoguns 3
     HSTR 342--Japan's Long 19th Century 3
     HSTR 345--Modern China 3
     HSTR 346--Modern India 3
     HSTR 350--Modern Britain 3
     HSTR 353--Modern France 3
     HSTR 359--Russia to 1917 3
     HSTR 362--Modern Germany 3
     HSTR 366--Middle East/20th Century 3
     HSTR 372--The World at War 3
     HSTR 375--Eurasian Borderlands 3
     HSTR 376--Twentieth Century War 3
     HSTA 406-- McCarthy/Ike/Truman 3
     HSTA 407-- Gender in US & Canadian West 3
     HSTA 408--Gender in America 3
     HSTA 409--Food in America 3
     HSTA 412--American Thought & Culture 3
     HSTA 415--Gender & Technology 3
     HSTA 416--Race & Class in America 3
     HSTR 417--Early Modern Science 3
     HSTR 419--Modern Science 3
     HSTR 423--European Intellectual History 3
     HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History 3
     HSTR 431--Race in Latin America 3
     HSTR 432--Colonial Latin America 3
     HSTR/SPNS 433--Latin Amer Perspectives 3
     HSTR 434--Gender in Latin America 3
     HSTR 443--Gender in Asia 3
     HSTR 444--Gender in Japan 3
     HSTR 445--Environment, Health and Science in Japan 3
     HSTR 446--Science and Medicine in China 3
     HSTA 450--History of American Indian 3
     HSTA 460--Montana and the West 3
     HSTA 464--Trans-Mississippi West 3
     HSTA 468--History of Yellowstone 3
     HSTR 468--Making of Modern Turkey 3
     HSTA 470--American Environmental History 3
     HSTA 482--History of American Technology 3
     HSTR 482--Animal Histories 3
     HSTR 484--World Environmental History 3
     HSTR 486--Museum History 3
22-25

The minimum number of credits for a non-teaching minor is twenty-one, with nine of those being upper-division credits.


MUSEUM STUDIES MINOR (NON-TEACHING)

Museum Studies Minor

To understand the cultural significance of museums and to explore contemporary museum practices, Montana State University-Bozeman offers an interdisciplinary minor in Museum Studies that is administered through the Department of History and Philosophy. The Museum Studies minor offers students in many disciplines the opportunity to learn about the role of museums in advancing public education and academic research, to deepen students' understanding of museums, and to better position them to learn about possible employment in the museum field.

In consultation with a Museum Studies Minor advisor in the Department of History and Philosophy, students in the minor select 12 credits from a secondary field outside of their major and appropriate to museum topics. Half of these credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. The goal of this secondary field is for students to develop expertise beyond their major that would be of use to them in a museum career. Generally, all 12 credits should be in one area, though interdisciplinary secondary fields may be considered where intellectually warranted. The minimum number of credits for a non-teaching minor is twenty-one, with nine of those being upper division credits, therefore the total number of credits for the Museum Studies Minor must meet this requirement. Students may also fulfill this requirement by majoring in one of the following secondary fields if, in addition, they choose 12 credits from an additional one of the secondary fields. Some possible secondary fields are noted below, though other appropriate fields may be considered in consultation with an advisor.

Anthropology
Art History
Biology
Business Administration
Education
English Literature
English Writing
Geography
Geology
History
Native American Studies
Sociology

In addition, all students must take the following Museum Studies (MOR) courses:

Credits
MOR 301--Museum Practices

3

HSTR 486--Museum History

3

In consultation with the Museum Studies minor advisor in the Department of History and Philosophy, students select 6 credits of Museum Experience work, either through an internship alone or a combination of internship and undergraduate research. All students must do at least 3 credits of internship (476) at a museum or other similar institution. Students may earn the remaining 3 credits either by continuing their internship or through an undergraduate research program (489/490). The 3 credits of undergraduate research may be done in either their major or secondary fields. Each student's specific Museum Experience program will be determined in consultation with an advisor in the Department of History and Philosophy, and when appropriate, an advisor in the student's secondary field.

LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES MINOR (NON-TEACHING)

      A Latin American and Latino Studies minor (LALS) is available to provide students interested in Latin American and Latino history and language with valuable interdisciplinary skills. Because this is an interdisciplinary program, students will enroll in courses in History and Philosophy and Modern Languages. Courses in Sociology and Anthropology, as well as other departments with relevant course content, will also be allowed for credit subject to approval by the program coordinator. This minor will complement majors for students pursuing graduate school and professional programs in agriculture, engineering, history, literature, political science, sociology, international business, and more. The minor will also strengthen the skill-sets of students who wish to become more competitive in the Spanish speaking job market, either abroad or in the United States. A minor in LALS will prepare students for the close relationship developing between Latin American and the United States in trade agreements, the growing immigrant laborers, and the expansion of Latin American and Latino communities in the United States with significant political and economic power.

Those wishing to declare a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies must submit an "Application for a Non-teaching Minor" to the Registrar's Office by the end of the semester one year prior to the semester of completion.

The equivalent of four semesters of Spanish language is required. Students with prior experience in Spanish language may have some requirements waived. Students interested in the LALS minor should consult with the Modern Language Department immediately upon their decision to fulfill the minor so that they can ascertain the language requirements that are appropriate for them.

 

Required Courses Credits
SPNS 101--Elementary Spanish I    4
SPNS 102D--Elementary Spanish II    4
SPNS 201D--Intermediate Spanish I    3
SPNS 220D--Spanish Language & Culture    3
HSTR 130D--Latin American History    4
   
Elective Courses Credits

Select 12 credits from the following:

HSTR 232/RLST 232D --History of Religion in Latin America     3
HSTR 330--History of Mexico    3
HSTR 430--Latin Amer Soc History    3
HSTR 431--Race in Latin America    3
HSTR 433/SPNS 433 --Latin American Perspectives    3
HSTR 434--Gender in Latin America    3
SPNS 330--Latin American Cult & Civ    3
SPNS 332--Contemp Latin Amer Literature    3
SPNS 335IH--Travel in Latin American Lit & Film    3
SPNS 361--Hispanic Texts & Cinema    3
SPNS 410--Culture and Revolution    3
Not all elective courses may be taken in the same department. A total of 9 credits must be at the 300 or 400 level. This list may expand as other disciplines develop courses that contain a substantial Latin American or Latino component.


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