History studies at University of the Southwest help the student gain an understanding of the following:
  • the key ideas of western civilization and their impact on the society in which they live;
  • American history and the ideas and circumstances that have shaped the nation as it exists today;
  • the basic principles of the historical interpretation of documents and artifacts;
  • world cultures and religions;
  • the various philosophies of history; and
  • an understanding of historical methodology and the ability to successfully apply it to a research project.
The research skills and global understanding gained by our students in this program should prepare them for success in academia or, indeed, any field that requires a broad understanding of the world coupled with analytical skill.

Suggested Courses:

COURSE TITLE

COURSES

HR

GR

COURSE TITLE

COURSES

HR

GR

Western Civilization to 1715 OR Western Civilization from 1715

HIS 1103 Or HIS 1203

3


World History to 1500

HIS 3313

3

 

American History to 1876

HIS 2103

3

 

World History from 1500

HIS 3413

3

 

American History from 1877

HIS 2203

3

 

Historical Methods & Interpretation

HIS 4103

3

 


Degree plans:
History

Course Descriptions

For more information, contact:
Bill Sumruld, BA, MDiv, Ph.D.
Professor of History