Integrated Social Sciences: History Concentration

Integrated Social Sciences (BA)

The Social Sciences Department is excited to announce the launch of its new Integrated Social Sciences degree.  This program consists of courses in Sociology, History, and Government & Politics.  All students will complete a common ISS core and courses from each discipline but will also choose one or more of these fields as their primary emphasis.  This interdisciplinary approach is designed to prepare students for both graduate study and their future employment plans.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that today’s college graduates will likely change not just jobs but careers several times.  The ISS degree prepares students for this future by emphasizing those skills – specifically, the ability to think critically and communicate effectively - that will be valuable regardless of career.

History Concentration

The mission of the History minor is to produce graduates, who have a foundational knowledge of United States history; who have general exposure to the history of other world areas; who can engage in scholarly historical research; and who can express their research conclusions in well constructed written papers. Graduates with a History minor have the historical knowledge and communication skills needed to pursue careers in teaching or private sector employment as well as graduate training in history and related fields. 

The objectives of this concentration are:

• To provide students with the foundational knowledge of history and the critical understanding necessary to allow them to effectively contribute to an increasingly complex and culturally diverse national society;

  • To promote historical reasoning skills through source comparison and analysis; and
  • To produce graduates with an understanding of and ability to pose sound historical questions and use primary and secondary sources to generate scholarly research papers to answer these questions.

Click here for History Concentration Academic Map /sites/default/files/iss_history_map_2022_2023_v3.docx



Dr. Kathryn Green


Professor of History & Coordinator of History


Dr. Micah Rueber



Associate Professor of History & Coordinator of General Studies and University Studies















History Requirements

Click here to see History Academic Map

Click here to see History (Africana Studies Minor) Map