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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

CHAIR: David W. Moore, Ph.D., Office: 428 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Maurice P. Brungardt, Bernard A. Cook, Mark F. Fernandez
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Sara M. Butler, Robert S. Gerlich, S.J., David W. Moore
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS: Katherine G.V. Fidler, Behrooz Moazami, John P. Nielsen, Rian R. Thum
EXTRAORDINARY FACULTY: Adrian J. DeGifis, Justin A. Nystrom, Christi K. Sumich
PART-TIME FACULTY: Judith L. Hunt, Cyril M. Lagvanec, Leo A. Nicoll, S.J., Lori F. Ranner, Gene S. Yeager
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/history/

History at Loyola is an integral part of the university’s liberal arts program. By offering students the indispensable context for evaluating contemporary problems, the challenges of human existence are brought into sharper focus. Students are thus able to examine proposed solutions from within the framework of human experience.

Guiding the students intellectual formation is a dedicated history faculty. As professional educators and researchers they are engaged in the quest for knowledge through continual research and active scholarship. In addition to classroom teaching, faculty members serve as academic advisers, counseling history majors in their course selections and career planning. Students are strongly encouraged to keep in close contact with their advisers.

Courses are designed to develop habits of inquiry and judgment. Students come to appreciate the ebb and flow of human history in all its complexity. Cultural, religious, and social values that echo economic and political developments are all subject to careful and reflective investigation.

Departmental course offerings reflect the broad expertise of the history faculty and treat such diverse areas as American, European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African history, with thematic courses in intellectual, social, legal, political, and military, as well as African-American, church, and women’s histories. In addition, the department offers a variety of internships for qualified students interested in museum or archival work.

Students play an active role in the life of the department. Input from our history majors is welcomed by the faculty, as it provides an interchange of ideas that is most helpful in planning and developing courses. The Loyola University Student Historical Association (LUSHA) plans department activities from speakers and career seminars to picnics and (historical) movie nights.

An undergraduate degree in history is a valuable preparation for careers in a number of fields: law, Foreign Service, politics, journalism, publishing, public relations, teaching, religious ministry, and naturally, historical research and writing. Moreover, historical studies serves as an indispensable adjunct to the humanities and the social sciences. History also plays an important role in the growing number of Interdisciplinary Programs and minors at Loyola. It is a prominent part of American Studies, Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Catholic Studies, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Medieval Studies, Middle East Peace Studies, Women’s Studies, and the Center for the Study of New Orleans.

Traditionally, large numbers of history graduates have sought careers in business and in education. The faculty adviser can recommend specific business courses that will allow the student to obtain a minor in business and thus form the basis of work necessary to enter an M.B.A. program. The adviser likewise can recommend courses that will help prepare the student who intends to enter an education program after graduation.

In order to graduate with a degree in history, a student must earn 37 credit hours in the major, including the two World Civilizations courses required of all students. The student must maintain an overall 2.0 GPA as well as a 2.0 departmental GPA.

History majors are required to take HIST A202 (Historical Methods Lab), usually in conjunction with HIST A200 or A201 and ordinarily in the first year. It is a 1 credit requirement for the degree.

Area Requirements Within the Major: In addition to HIST T122/124, HIST A200/201/202, and HIST A400, history majors must take at least three credit hours in U.S. history, three credit hours in pre-modern history (not to include HIST T122), three credit hours in European history, and six credit hours in non-U.S./European history. The student can choose the areas of the remaining nine required history credit hours.

Departmental Comprehensive: Students participate in an evaluation of the progress they have made in the study of history at Loyola. An important element in that evaluation is the Departmental Comprehensive that all students nearing graduation are required to take.

Honors

History majors wishing to earn a "departmental honors in history" designation that will appear on their Official Transcripts should have a 3.3 Loyola GPA and a 3.5 GPA in history in order to qualify. Coursework for the "departmental honors in history" consists of the writing of a thesis or the creation of a project, under the supervision of a faculty mentor, during the two semesters prior to graduation. For further information, contact the history chair.

Student achievement is also recognized by Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. Membership in the campus chapter, Pi Chi, is open to students who have a 3.1 GPA in 12 or more hours of history, and a 3.0 GPA in their non-history courses. Among the many activities of this honor society is the annual publication of the Student Historical Journal, available in hard copy and online at www.loyno.edu/~shj/

Internships

The history department has established internships with a number of local museums and manuscript collections, including the Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection, The WWII (D-Day) Museum, and the Amistad Collection. Students interested in careers in public history are encouraged to schedule such an internship. A student ordinarily must have achieved junior status before applying for an internship. Only three internship credits can be used in the Major.

Adjunct Courses

The student’s academic adviser will suggest courses in the social sciences and humanities that will complement the student’s interests and areas of concentration. Students intending to enter graduate school are strongly advised to complete the 200 level of a foreign language.

Bachelor of Arts - History
Freshman  
F
S
Major HIST T122 — T124
3
3
Foreign Language  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
Major HIST A200 — A201
3
3
Major HIST A202
1
0
   
16
15
     
31
Sophomore  
F
S
Major  
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
6
Common Curriculum  
3
3
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major HIST Non-U.S., Non-European Electives
3
3
Major HIST U.S. Elective, European Elective
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
6
6
   
15
15
     
30
Senior  
F
S
Major HIST A400 — HIST Elective
3
3
Major HIST Electives
3
3
Common Curriculum  
3
3
Adjunct/Electives  
6
5
   
15
14
     
29
TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

*At least one history course, not including T122, must be pre-modern.

View History Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)