history curriculum

The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's undergraduate catalog.
A major in history consists of HIST 101, 110, 111, 151, 152, 220, 221, and 496; one course from HIST 302, 352, or 385; and nine elective hours in history.
A minor in history consists of HIST 101, 151, 152; HIST 220, 221 or HIST 110, 111; and six elective hours in history.
The faculty recommends that students take elective courses in economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.
Students are also encouraged to consider the development of an individualized major. Individualized majors are to be interdisciplinary in nature and are to cross area lines. During the freshman year, the student should consult with the faculty adviser in developing a program linking individual interests in history with business, fine arts, science, religion, philosophy, and the humanities, depending upon career goals and life plans.

The Aletha Herwig Memorial Award

This award of $100 is given as a memorial award in the name of the late Aletha Herwig, a former professor of history at Findlay. The purpose of the award is to encourage study and research in history. The award is presented to a junior or senior student who writes an outstanding research paper on a topic of historical interest and significance. Topics for the papers must be selected in consultation with a history professor at The University of Findlay. Contestants are required to have a 3.0 average or higher in history. The papers are judged by a committee chosen by the dean of the College of Liberal Arts.

Graduation with Honors

This honor is designed to give outstanding students deserved recognition on commencement day. Graduation with honors in history is awarded to history majors who have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.5 in all history courses attempted and a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 in all academic work completed.