Family History (Genealogy) Major (55–77 hours*)

Last updated August 7, 2014

 

1. Complete one course from the following in fulfillment of the university core First-Year Writing requirement (3 hours):

    • WRTG 150: Writing and Rhetoric*
    • PHIL 150: Reasoning and Writing*

     Note: Waivers based on Advanced Placement (AP) or other test scores do not apply to this requirement. Students with AP credit for ENGL 115 should take WRTG 150, or Phil 150.

2. Complete one course from the following in fulfillment of the university core Advanced Languages requirement (3-21 hours):

    • HONRS 250: Math Modelin​g-Toward a Personal Understanding of the World 
    • PHIL 305: Intermediate Formal Logic
    • STAT 121: Principles of Statistics. 
    • An approved culminating foreign language course.

     Note: These courses and their prerequisites impart linguistic or quantitative skills that are advantageous to historical research.

3. Complete the following:

    • HIST 201: World Civilization to 1500*
    • HIST 202: World Civilization from 1500*

4. Complete the following:

    • REL C 261: Introduction to Family History (Genealogy)*
    • REL C 293R: Specialized Studies in Family History (Genealogy)*

5. Complete the following:

    • HIST 200: The Historian's Craft
    • HIST 217: The Family Historian's Craft
    • HIST 220: The United States Through 1877
    • HIST 317: The Family and the Law in American History
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​     Note: For majors, HIST 200, 217, and 317 should be completed no later than the sophomore year or in the first semester/term after the major is declared. Majors should consult with the family history coordinator soon after declaring. HIST 200 and 490 combined satisfy the university core Advanced Written and Oral Communications requirement.

6. Complete three courses from the following (9 hours):

    • HIST 280 : Northern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
    • HIST 281 : Southern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
    • HIST 282 : Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research

7. Complete three courses from the following:

    • HIST 280: Northern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
    • HIST 281: Southern US Family, Local, and Social History Research Since 1790
    • HIST 282: Colonial US Family, Local and Social History Research
    • HIST 350: British Family, Local and Social History Research
    • HIST 351: Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research
    • HIST 352: Scandinavian Family, Local, and Social History Research
    • HIST 353: Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research
    • HIST 354: Slavic Family, Local, and Social History Research
    • HIST 390R: Special Topics in History (Family History Section Only)
    • HIST 396:Historical Narrative: A Writing Workshop
    • HIST 434:Computers in Family Historical Research and Publication

      Note: HIST 280, 281, or 282 may be used to fulfill this requirement only if not fulfilling requirement 6.

8. Complete one course from the following:

    • HIST 420: Latin Language Handwriting and Documents
    • HIST 421: English Language Handwriting and Documents
    • HIST 422: Germanic Language Handwriting and Documents
    • HIST 423: Slavic Language Handwriting and Documents
    • HIST 424: Romance Language Handwriting and Documents
    • HIST 425: Scandinavian Language Handwriting and Documents

9. Complete the following:

    • HIST 439: Seminar on Professional Family History Research
    • HIST 496R: Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History

10.  Complete one course from the following list of social and cultural history courses. Seek faculty advice in choosing electives:

    • HIST 244: Jewish History: A.D. 70 to the Present
    • HIST 290: Nature and History: The Earth's Environmental Past
    • HIST 318: European Women's History
    • HIST 319: The Family in Europe
    • HIST 320: Society in Europe
    • HIST 358: Gender and History in Latin America
    • HIST 378: American Family History
    • HIST 379: U.S. Religious History to 1860
    • HIST 380: U.S. Religious History Since 1860
    • HIST 384: United States Women's History

11.Complete one course from list of history courses that (1) does not appear above and (2) relates to your selected geographical area of emphasis. Seek faculty advice in choosing electives.

12.Complete the following capstone course:

    • HIST 490: Capstone Research Seminar 

 

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.

     Note: It is recommended that students select the section designated for family history majors only; offered annually.

 

 

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