Through courses that range in scope from the local to the national to the international, from New England to the American West to modern China, our History majors learn different approaches to historical research and are introduced to recent trends within the discipline. They use a variety of sources - such as primary texts, commentaries, oral accounts, biographies, and narratives - to understand events, to uncover the root causes of political and social change, and to analyze contemporary issues and problems. A long list of interesting elective courses enables History majors to personalize their programs to pursue what interests them most
Endicott's history courses are infused with economic, political, and social perspectives, and in combination with the College's core curriculum, they present History majors with a far-reaching view of historical world events. Additionally, important historical locales surrounding the Endicott campus - Boston, Salem, Lexington, the shipbuilding communities of Gloucester and Ipswich, the mill towns of Lowell and Lawrence - provide a living context for coursework. Graduates are prepared to pursue further study in history or related areas like law and politics, and may choose to pursue any number of careers requiring analytical, investigative, and communication skills.
HST 201 Contemporary Approaches to History
LST 302 Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities
US History elective
World History elective
Diverse Perspectives elective
History Survey Sequence
Three additional History electives
Two semesters of language
Secondary Education Concentration
HST101 Western Civilization I
HST102 Western Civilization II
HST103 United States History I
HST104 United States History II
HST201 Contemporary Approaches to History
IST325 World Geography
LST302 Methods of Inquiry in the Humanities
POL213 American Government and Politics
PSY200 Children and Adolescent Psychology
Two Semesters of a Language
Three history electives
*Refer to Secondary Education Page for Education Requirements
Upon completion of the History program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary approaches to the study of history.
- Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of the discipline of history.
- Explain the historical roots of various contemporary issues.
- Articulate the importance of civic responsibility and engagement.
- Trace the broad contours of US history, the history of Western Civilization, or World History.
- Explain the histories of groups in the United States and abroad differentiated by race, gender, ethnicity, class, and culture.
- Make connections between their major and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.
Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
Take Advantage of Our Rich Local History...
Examples of Recent History Major Internships:
Massachusetts Historical Society
Landmark High School
The House of the Seven Gables
Office of State Senator James Timilty
John F. Kennedy Library
Peabody Essex Museum
Massachusetts State House
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Preservation and Restoration
Download History Career Sheet for more options and information.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mark Herlihy
Associate Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
Chair and Professor of Humanities