Program Goals

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate content knowledge of key people, events, and themes in African, European, African American and American histories.
  • Critically analyze pivotal historical events in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
  • Identify, distinguish and properly use primary and secondary sources.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge of historical research techniques.
  • Communicate effectively in written format.
  • Identify, compare and evaluate contrasting historiographies


To qualify as a History Major for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree, a student must complete at least twelve history courses approved by the History Department. These courses will ordinarily be taken at Lincoln and must include three courses (nine hours) in Western or European History; three courses (nine hours) in United States History; three courses (nine hours) in African-American History; three courses (nine hours) in African History in addition to two semesters of Historical Methods (History 401-402). A student who wishes to receive a Bachelor of Arts in History must complete four semesters of the same foreign language through intermediate level (202). A student who wishes to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in History need not take a foreign language.


Course Credits
Select three(3):
HIS-101 - Modern European History I
HIS-102 - Modern European History II
HIS-103 - Contemporary World History
HIS-207-208 - History of England
HIS-215 - Historical Geography
HIS-301-302 - Medieval History
HIS-305 - Russian Intellectual History
HIS-315-316 - The Third Republic in France
Select three(3):
HIS-105 - History of United States I
HIS-106 - History of United States II
HIS-110 - Recent United States History
HIS-309 - United States Intellectual History
HIS-312 - Urban History of the United States
HIS-313 - United States Diplomatic History I
HIS-314 - United States Diplomatic History II
Select three(3):
HIS-205 - History of African-American People I
HIS-206 - History of African-American People II
HIS-212 - History of Black People in the 20th Century
Select three(3):
HIS-211 - History of Revolutionary Africa
HIS-307 - History of Africa I
HIS-308 - History of Africa II
HIS-401 - Historical Methods I AND
HIS-402 - Historical Methods II
Total Requirements 42 credits

History Minor

To qualify as a History Minor, a student must complete at least five courses in History, which shall be distributed over the fields of United States History; Western or European History; African-American and African History. At least two of these courses must be at or above the 300 level.