James Blakeley, Ph.D., Chairperson
Phillip Dehne, Ph.D., Associate Chairperson
The courses in history are arranged to meet the needs not only of history majors, but of all students who are interested in history for its value as a liberal discipline. The courses are designed to present either a general survey of a civilization, or an intensive analysis of more specialized fields in order that the student may acquire a deeper appreciation of the historical process, an understanding of the multicultural character of our global society, a fuller comprehension of the human person in the context of time, and a body of knowledge which will generate perspective on contemporary issues.
100s and 200s: Lower level survey courses. The levels of difficulty are comparable, though the 200 level courses tend to be in areas in which the student may have little or no background. 300s: Upper level specialized and topics courses. Students enrolled in upper level courses are assumed to have the reading, writing, and analytical skills appropriate to junior status (graduation from a community college or 64 credits).
Phi Alpha Theta
St. Joseph’s College has a chapter, Phi Mu, of the international history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta. (See section on Academic Life .)
Geographical Groupings of History Courses:
American History: , , , HIS 229 , , , , HIS 311 , , , , , , , , , ,
European History: , , , , , , HIS 232 , HIS 261 , , , , , , , , HIS 309 , , , , , HIS 380 , HIS 381
Global History: , , , , , HIS 229 , , , , ,
Other: , , , , , , , HIS 435
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