History

History

Be curious.

History majors at TIU have a few things in common: a dedication to contextual research, a passion for creative interpretation, and a desire to integrate faith with their learning. You will enter a field that has passed the test of time prepared to share historical events in an engaging and effective manner.

Be prepared to research. Be captivated by your findings. BeTIU. 

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Coursework

Requirements total 45 hours. This includes 36 hours of history courses and 9 hours from supporting courses. You'll take interesting courses like:

  • Philosophy of History
  • Seminar in Modern Europe
  • World Civilizations
                      …and many more!

With tuition-free summer courses, you could finish your history degree in just three years!

Emphases

  • Military History
CourseTitleCredits
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History I 3 hours
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Did You Know?

Our faculty are passionate about history! Dr. Fratt's diorama of the "Beaches of Normandy" is currently on display at the 1st Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, IL.

As a student, you will have the opportunity to step outside the classroom in your studies as you re-enact historic battles, travel and study abroad, and hear seminars that will deepen your knowledge of eras and events. 

Minors

If you are looking at another program at TIU, you might want to consider adding one of these minors to your degree:

  • American Studies Minor
  • Christian Thought Minor
  • Classical Studies Minor
  • European Studies Minor
  • Military History Minor

Careers & Internships

History can come across as just words on a page… unless you bring it to life. During your time here at TIU, you will have the opportunity to travel to historic locations and research centers as you learn about events. You will walk away prepared to be a historian in archival work, research, graduate studies, or any number of other contexts.

Career Objectives

  • Politician
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Documentary Editor
  • Archivist
  • Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Legislative Staff Worker
  • Museum Curator

“…being a History major has helped me develop a strong work ethic.”

Media

Our hope is that when you graduate, you will be prepared to utilize your contextual knowledge of the past to have significant bearing on the future of research and the academy.

Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

  • Linda Fratt, MA
CourseTitleCredits
History Core (24 hours)
HI 105 Understanding History 3 hours
HI 121 United States History I 3 hours
HI 122 United States History II 3 hours
HI 201 World Civilizations I 3 hours
HI 202 World Civilizations II 3 hours
HI 385 Philosophy of History 3 hours
Choose two seminars (6 hours):
HI 410 Seminar in Ancient Greece and Rome 3 hours
HI 420 Seminar in Medieval/Renaissance 3 hours
HI 430 Seminar in Early Modern Europe 3 hours
HI 440 Seminar in Modern Europe 3 hours
HI 475 Seminar in American History 3 hours
Elective Courses (12 hours):
Any History course above the 100 level; two must be at 300 level or above
Supporting Courses (minimum 9 hours):
GEO 100 World Geography 3 hours
Choose two courses from the following selection:
ART 200X European Fine Arts Tour 3 hours
ART 331 History of Art I 3 hours
ART 332 History of Art II 3 hours
ENG 260 Christianity and Modern Literature 3 hours
Any 300-400 level literature course
MA 285X Statistics 4 hours
MUH 341 Music History I 3 hours
MUH 342 Music History II 3 hours
MUZ 200X European Fine Arts Tour 3 hours
Any PH course beyond 180
Any POL course except POL 111, 250, 252
PSY 285X Statistics 4 hours
PSY 346X Research Methods and Design 3 hours
PSY 350X Social Psychology 3 hours
SOC 285X Statistics 4 hours
SOC 324 Criminology 3 hours
SOC 335 Urban Sociology 3 hours
SOC 346X Research Methods and Design 3 hours
SOC 350X Social Psychology 3 hours
XX 359H Topics for Honors Students 3 hours
History Major: Military History Emphasis (45 hours)
History Core (24 hours)
(Refer to History Core above)
Choose two seminars from above (6 hours):
(Research papers must be on military topics)
Elective Courses (12 hours):
Two must be at 300 level or above:
HI 261 Topics in Military History 3 hours
HI 325 Topics in European History [Military Course Topic required] 3 hours
HI 361 Advanced Topics in Military History 3 hours
HI 374 American Civil War 3 hours
HI 375 Topics in American History [Military Course Topic required] 3 hours
Supporting Courses (minimum 9 hours):
(refer to supporting courses above)