Global and Comparative History, Certificate

(Code 380-627)

This certificate is designed for undergraduate students with an interest in history who have chosen a major other than History.  It is particularly geared toward students for whom a deeper understanding of the history of global interactions will complement and enhance their major area of study and/or future careers (for example:  the World Politics emphasis in Political Science, Business, Geography, Religion, Economics, Languages and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies).

12 credits required, including:
HIST 124World History to 15003
or HIST 125 World History Since 1500
The remaining 9 credits from the following courses with at least 6 credits from the 300 or 400 level:9
Western Civilization Since 1660
World History to 1500
World History Since 1500
Modern East and Southeast Asia
Latin American History: Colonial to the Present
Hmong and America
The Nazis and Germany, 1914-1945
History of World War II
Origins of Current World Conflicts
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations
Greek Civilization
Roman Civilization
Latin America Through Independence
Latin America Since Independence
Gender, Sex, and Science in European History
The Age of Reformation
Studies in Asian/Pacific World History
Studies in the History of European and Mediterranean Worlds
Studies in Global and Comparative History
History and Memory in Europe
Twentieth Century Europe, 1900 to Present
Preparatory Study for Central European Travel Seminar
The Global History of Disease
Modern France
Modern Germany
Twentieth Century Russia
World War I and II Military
American War in the Post 1945 World
Comparative Genocide
Imperialism Since 1800
Modern Africa
The Vietnam War
Marco Polo's World, 1250-1350
History of China
History of Japan
History of Antisemitism
Roots of Selected Contemporary World Problems
Public History in Great Britain

Note:  Courses cannot be counted in both the major and the certificate program.  Students cannot pursue the History Major or the History, Public History Emphasis Major and the Global and Comparative History Certificate to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Analyze diverse experiences of or viewpoints on past events or historical developments. 
  • Recognize both continuity and change over time and describe their consequences.  
  • Compare and connect local and global histories.