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History, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

James Wadsworth
Office: May Hall 223
Phone: 508-565-1282

The History major provides students both breadth of coverage of the human past and in-depth exposure to a variety of sub-fields.

The major in History requires the completion of eleven courses.

Complete Five Courses at the 200-Level or Above

Complete Five Courses at the 200-level or above, from at least four different thematic approaches.

Crisis and Conflict Theme

Culture/Class/Society Theme

Complete Three Additional History Courses at the 300-Level or Above

Three additional courses at the 300-level or above may be taken in any of the thematic approaches.

History Internships and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Hands-on experience in a professional setting has never been as important a component in undergraduate education as it is today. History majors and minors are strongly encouraged to undertake experiential learning/internship as part of their program of study. Internships can be as short as two weeks or as long as a year. Museums, educational institutions, archives, historic sites, government organizations and non-profits are just a few of the many internship options available. Students may take an internship for credit (HIS 475 ) during the academic year or over the summer or participate in internships without credit; both options offer students the opportunity to experience the relevance of the past to the present through participation in contemporary institutions and organizations.

Internship Requirements:

1. To earn three (3) credits, students should devote an average of eight (8) hours per week to the internship. 

2. Students seeking to pursue an internship should consult the Internship Coordinator, Prof. Edward McCarron, at least two weeks before registering for HIS 475 - History Internship .

3. Complete the online U.S. Internship Request for Approval Form (myHill > myPlans > U.S. Internship Application) to start the registration process.

4. During the period of the internship, students will keep a journal or field notes, meet periodically with Prof. McCarron, the Internship Coordinator, who will direct and grade the internship (with input from the intern’s on-site supervisor), and submit by the last day of classes an academic paper of 10-12 typed pages on a topic related to the internship.

For additional information regarding internships, and a sampling of recent History and other internships, see: http://www.stonehill.edu/academics/areas-of-study/history/internships-opportunities or email Prof. Edward McCarron at emccarron@stonehill.edu.

Transfer Courses and Advanced Placement (AP)

History majors may only transfer in a maximum of five courses to be used towards the major. A student will earn three (3) general elective credits for each score of 4 and will earn three (3) European, United States, and/or World credits for a score of 5 on the following AP tests: European, United States, and/or World. Only one AP course in History may be used toward the major requirements.

No credits earned for AP courses may fulfill the History Cornerstone requirement. 

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