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History, B.A.

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365体育官方网址UVU’s History Program is dedicated to developing the twenty-first century student. We provide the general student body a broad range of courses that increase global awareness, engagement and informed citizenship, as well as develop critical thinking, writing, and oral expression. In addition, History majors can choose from a large number of in-depth upper division courses that further their content knowledge and expand their abilities to critically analyze past and current events in a variety of regions and nations. In all courses, students and faculty observe the human experience by investigating the diverse historical perspectives of the past and present. History faculty endeavor to teach in ways that foster independent thinking, engage the students with historical conversations and debates, and improve students’ ability to communicate in a variety of media. Students who successfully complete our programs will have a valuable set of skills for further study in graduate and professional programs, and careers in public service or private enterprise.

Total Program Credits: 120

General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning  (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra  (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra  (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution (Fulfilled by completing Foreign Language Course 202G/2020) 4
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 45 Credits
  GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography 3
  HIST 1500 World History to1500 3
  HIST 151G World History from 1500 to the Present 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 3
  HIST 2710 US History since 1877 3
  HIST 3010 The Historian's Craft 3
  HIST 4980 Senior Research Thesis Research Component 3
  HIST 4990 Senior Research Thesis Writing Component 3
  Complete any three upper-division History courses 9
Select at least one course from each Area of Study 12
  A. European History (3.0)  
  HIST 3110 Greek History (3.0)  
  HIST 3130 Roman Republic (3.0)  
  HIST 3140 Roman Empire (3.0)  
  HIST 3150 Medieval Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3160 Renaissance and Reformation--Europe 1350 to 1600 (3.0)  
  HIST 3170 Absolutism Enlightenment and Revolution--Europe from 1600 to 1815 (3.0)  
  HIST 3180 Nineteenth Century Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3190 Twentieth Century Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3320 Modern Britain (3.0)  
  HIST 3340 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3.0)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present (3.0)  
  HIST 4180 The Italian Renaissance (3.0)  
  B. United States History (3.0)  
  AIST 327G Indians of Utah (3.0)  
  AIST 3810 Precolumbian America (3.0)  
  AIST 3830 Indians of the Great Plains (3.0)  
  AIST 384G Indians of the Southwest (3.0)  
  AIST 3850 The Struggle for Self-determination American Indians 1891 to present (3.0)  
  HIST 320G Women in American History to 1870 (3.0)  
  HIST 321G Women in American History since 1870 (3.0)  
  HIST 322G History of the American West to 1850 (3.0)  
  HIST 323G History of the American West since 1850 (3.0)  
  HIST 3260 History of Utah (3.0)  
  HIST 3730 American Origins to 1790 (3.0)  
  HIST 3731 United States History 1790-1890 (3.0)  
  HIST 3732 United States History 1890-1945 (3.0)  
  HIST 3740 American Revolution (3.0)  
  HIST 3745 Civil War and Reconstruction (3.0)  
  HIST 3800 Environmental History of the United States (3.0)  
  HIST 382G Indians of Eastern North America (3.0)  
  HIST 466G Legacies and Reckonings in the American West (3.0)  
  C. World History (3)   
  HIST 204G Colonial Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 205G Modern Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 3030 Introduction to African History (3.0)  
  HIST 3540 History of South Africa (3.0)  
  HIST 430G Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 461G Peoples of the Atlantic World 1450-1800 (3.0)  
  HIST 463G Missions and Conversion in the Early Americas (3.0)  
  D. Special Topics (3.0)  
  HIST 3020 Introduction to Public History (3.0)  
  HIST 320R Issues and Topics in Global History (3.0)  
  HIST 3440 The History of World War I (3.0)  
  HIST 345G The History of World War II (3.0)  
  HIST 371R Issues and Topics in American History (3.0)  
  HIST 4130 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (3.0)  
  HIST 4140 Genocide in the Twentieth Century (3.0)  
  HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History (3.0)  
  HIST 4320 History of Scientific Thought (3.0)  
  HIST 4330 Machines in the Making of History (3.0)  
  HIST 435R Issues and Topics in the History of Science (3.0)  
  HIST 471R Special Issues and Topics in American History (3.0)  
  HIST 482R Public History Internship (2.0)  
  HIST 490R Independent Study (1.0)  
  HIST 491R Directed Readings (2.0)  
Elective Requirements: 39 Credits
  Any courses numbered 1000 or higher (15 credits must be upper division). 27
  Complete additional 12 hours of one Foreign Language. 12

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  2. Minimum UVU GPA of 2.0 upon graduation, with no HIST course grade below a C-.
  3. Completion of four semesters of one foreign language.
  4. Complete one of the two tracks in the Areas of Study requirements.
  5. Comply with the catalog's rule on maximum number of years in the program.
  6. Minimum of 30 credits must be taken at UVU (at least 10 of which must be part of the final 45 credits earned).
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

365体育官方网址NOTES:  Students should frequently consult with his/her advisor on program requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track365体育官方网址.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
  Semester total: 12
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
HIST 1500 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Physical Science distribution and Humanities distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
HIST 151G 3
HIST 2700   3
HIST 2710   3
GEOG 130G   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Science 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
HIST 3010   3
Humanities   3
General Elective   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
U.S. History - upper-division   3
European History   3
World History   3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: Student should apply to the Secondary Education program during this semester. Check with academic advisor regarding matriculation requirements and application deadline.
ENGL 4210 is substituted for EDSC 4440.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Public Hstory   3
General Elective    3
Upper-Division History   3
Upper-Division History   3
Upper-Division Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 4980   3
Upper-Division History    3
Upper-Division Elective   3
Upper-Division Elective   3
  Semester total: 12
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 4990   3
Upper-division Elective   3
Upper-Division Elective   3
  Semester Total: 9
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

365体育官方网址History & Political Science

Location:

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Telephone:

801-863-8487

Email:

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Web Address:

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Chair:

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Mission Statement

In keeping with the University's mission, the History and Political Science department is dedicated to providing students with a broad range of opportunities in general-education and discipline-specific courses. Our faculty members are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, and research. In an environment of discussion-based classroom experience and independent research opportunities, students develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and history and political science research methods. The History and Political Science department continually strives to provide a reflective, multicultural, and international perspective for students to actively engage in.

 
 

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Faculty

Baktybek Abdrisaev(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Electronics, Academy of Science Belarus.

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Lyn Bennett(1996)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, B.A., Anthropology, M.S.E., Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., History, University of Kansas.

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Andrew Bibby(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Honors English, Concordia University; Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University.

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Richard Cho(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Ph.D., Political Science, Stony Brook; M.A., Political Psychology, Columbia University.

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Geoffrey Cockerham(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona; J.D., Louisiana State University

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Jennifer Cullison(2018)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, M.A., History, San Francisco University, M.A., Religious Studies, Ph.D., History, University of Colorado.

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Jay Desart(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
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B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Lynn England(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburg.

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F. Farnsworth Jr.(1972)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.A., International Administration, Brigham Young University; M.Phil., Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah.

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Michael Goode(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, Goshen College; M.A., Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rick Griffin(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History; Ph.D., Education, Leadership, and Foundations, Brigham Young University; J.D., University of Mississippi.

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John Hunt(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Indiana University Southeast; M.A., Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Early Modern Italian and European History, The Ohio State University.

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Ernest Istook(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Journalism, Baylor University; J.D., S.J., Quinney College of Law.

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Dustin Jansen(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



A.S., Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., History, Brigham Young University; J.D., S. J., Quinney College of Law.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., PhD, Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., PhD, Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Brendan McCarthy(2018)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, St. Mary's College of Maryland, M.A., History, Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Jenna Nigro(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History & French, Allegheny College; M.A., French Studies, New York University; Ph.D., History, University of Illinois.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R. China; M.A., Economics, Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California.

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Luke Peterson(2014)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Utah Valley University; MPAA, Public Policy, Harvard University.

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Keith Snedegar(1993)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Michigan; M.S., English/Latin, University of Edinburgh; D.Phil., Modern History, University of Oxford.

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Steven Sylvester(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Political Science, California State University, Chico; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas.

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David Wilson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History and Classical Antiquities, M.A., Classics, University of Kansas; Ph.D., U.S. History, Brigham Young University.

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Adrienne Winans(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Chicago; M.A., World History, New York University; Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Kristin Youngbull(2019)

Lecturer

Department: History and Political Science
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BA, Brigham Young University, MA, University of Oklahoma, PhD, Arizona State University,

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