The history major at Trinity is built around a humanities core that is shared with philosophy and English. The humanities core introduces students to the sweep of the Western intellectual, social, and cultural tradition, including its specifically Christian heritage. These courses are taught by professors from all three humanities departments, so students get a sample of each. The history core then adds an introduction to the discipline of history as well as survey courses in American history and the history of the non-Western world.

History majors are prepared for work in business, education, and other careers involving strong verbal expression, research and analysis, creativity, and empathy. History majors may go on to graduate work and successful careers in law, library and information science, ministry, government work, and more.

All majors in the humanities (English, history, philosophy) are deliberately small in order to encourage double-majoring -- whether within the field of humanities, in secondary education, or in other recognizably practical departments like business.

Students seeking a career as middle or high school history teachers should double-major in history and secondary education.

History majors complete the humanities core (12 credits), the history core (15 credits), and 15 credits of history electives (two courses at the 400-level and three courses at the 200-300 range) to complete this 42-credit hour major. An additional nine credit hours of supporting courses are required for students double-majoring in history and secondary education. 

Required Courses
Humanities Core 12
The Western Heritage I: From Antiquity to the Reformation
The Western Heritage II: From the Scientific Revolution to the Twentieth Century
Literary Classics of the Western World
Humanities Capstone
History Wrap-Around Core 15
Understanding History May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
United States History Through the Civil War May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
United States History Since the Civil War May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
History of the Non-Western World
World Geography May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Elective Courses 15
Mid-Level History Courses - choose three 1
Topics in World History
American Church History
Topics in Church History
Topics in European History
History of Christianity
Topics for Honors Students
History of Ideas in America May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
African American History May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Topics in American History
Twentieth-Century American Cultural History May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Independent Study
The Western Cultural Heritage I May be used to fulfill a general education requirement
The Western Cultural Heritage II May be used to fulfill a general education requirement
400-Level Seminars - Choose two 1
Seminar in Early Modern Europe
Seminar on Problems in Philosophy and the Philosophy of History
Seminar in Colonial and Revolutionary America
Topics Seminar in History
Recommended Supporting Courses 0
Seminar on Problems in Philosophy and the Philosophy of History
These are suggestions for enrichment, especially in the humanities. They will count toward graduation hours as electives outside the major.
Renaissance Literature
Romantic Literature
American Literature I: Puritanism Through Transcendentalism
American Literature II: Civil War Through Depression
Topics in Literature
Shakespeare
Capstone Seminar in the British Novel May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Statistics May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Survey of Religious Diversity May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.
Contemporary Theory
Research Methods and Design
Social Psychology
Total Hours42

Supporting courses required for students also majoring in secondary education: 

BUS 103Introduction to Economics May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.3
or BUS 207 Microeconomics
POL 250American Government May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.3
SOC 330Race and Ethnic Relations May be used to fulfill a general education requirement.3
Total Hours9