Northwestern history classes attract students from other majors who also want to learn about fascinating events and historical periods like:
- Medieval Europe
- The European Enlightenment
- The Civil War
- Ancient Greece
- Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
- Native American society and culture
There’s really no such thing as history recorded from a neutral point of view, so our professors study and teach history through the lens of the Christian faith while also appreciating and drawing on history written out of other perspectives.
Alternative Secondary Teaching Endorsement Program in American History
|American history electives 6 |
|Related social science courses 14-16 * |
|HIS 150 - Introduction to Historical Inquiry|
(2 credits) (American history) An introduction to the principles and techniques involved in the study of history. This course will include both reflection and practice, consideration of ideas and actual application, through exercises drawing on primary and secondary materials. Prerequisite: HIS120HP.
|HIS 201 - History of the United States to 1865|
(4 credits) (American history) This is a study of the early history of our national existence, from colonial beginnings through the Civil War. The emphasis is on those influences which have been most formative in shaping American society.
|HIS 202 - History of the United States from 1865|
(4 credits) (American history) This surveys developments from 1865 to the present with the focus being upon the transformation of the U.S. into a modern urban-industrial society and its emergence as a 20th century world power.
|Total credits required: 30-32|
*Related courses may be taken from political science, sociology, psychology, world history or economics. If at least 15 credits are taken in one of the related areas, then teaching endorsement requirements are satisfied in that second area (in addition to endorsement in American history).