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History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Oregon, OH, United States
The department stresses the use of primary sources, the honing of research methods, clear writing, and thoughtful analysis. Students are expected to grow in their breadth of knowledge, skills in finding and evaluating information, and the ability to think clearly as they discuss and interpret past events. This History program is offered by Lewis and Clark College.
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Overview

About

History program from Lewis and Clark College

At Lewis & Clark, the faculty believes that a critical understanding of how history is crafted is as important as learning the historical details. The development of research and writing skills is one of the main objectives of the department’s program. All majors take a unique methods course called Historical Materials, which focuses on how to find and use historical documents—books, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, maps, photographs—as research tools. In a second required course called Reading Colloquium, students read the best literature in a field selected by the instructor and come to grips with the variety of ways history is written and interpreted. In the history research seminar, majors conduct intensive research on a particular topic and present their findings to their classmates in the form of a thesis. This series of courses, we believe, prepares students to use research and writing skills in whatever career path they choose and equips them to be discerning students of history throughout their lives.

The curriculum in the history major and minor features a series of courses in four regional concentrations: Asian, European, Latin American, and North American history. Additional courses outside these areas deal with other parts of the world. We expect students who major in history to take courses in three of the concentrations, but they naturally develop a special interest in one. Students take a minimum of 10 courses in history, culminating in a reading colloquium and research seminar in the senior year. Course sizes range from 4 students (at the upper level) to 40 students (at the introductory level).

In consultation with their advisor, students take courses in other departments that enrich their historical study. Students who concentrate in Asian, European, or Latin American history often participate in an overseas study program, developing language facility as well as insight into the present culture of their area of interest.

The department uses the rich historical background of the Pacific Northwest and the Portland area to supplement on-campus offerings. Interested students are matched, through the department’s internship program, with local historical societies, museums, and public agencies for practical learning experiences related to history. Students also use local and regional archival materials to learn about the history of the area and to sharpen their research skills.

Students are encouraged to pursue individual interests through independent research or by assisting professors with their current projects. Students often find that experiences they have on Lewis & Clark overseas study programs provide a foundation for research projects in history.

History majors and minors become well acquainted with each other and the faculty in their years at the College. They work through the required courses together, each student meets periodically with a department advisor to talk about progress and future plans, students edit and publish a newsletter for alumni, the College sponsors a campus visit and lecture by a distinguished historian each year, and the department holds an informal potluck at least once each semester. All of these activities help to create a sense of community among history students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early East Asian History
  • Early European History
  • United States: Empire to Superpower
  • Colonial Latin American History
  • Britain in the Age of Revolution
  • Eastern Europe: Borderlands and Bloodlands

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    91

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General Requirements

  • Online Common Application or Paper Application with essay attached.
  • Official transcripts of all secondary school and college grades. 
  • Financial Documents
  • Proof of English proficiency.
  • School Report.
  • Teacher Evaluation, completed by a teacher who has taught you in an academic course (English, mathematics, science, foreign language, history, or social studies). 
  • SAT and/or ACT scores are optional for international student applicants, but are highly recommended for applicants who attend international/American schools. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52346 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52346 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oregon

  • 1031 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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