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History course catalog



LENDOL G. CALDER, Professor and Chair
B.A., University of Texas-Austin; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

DAVID L. ELLIS, Professor
B.A., Wake Forest; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

LAUREN HAMMOND, Assistant Professor
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin  

ELIZABETH LAWRENCE, Assistant Professor
B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

BRIAN LEECH, Associate Professor
B.A., University of Montana; M.A., Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison

B.A., Gustavus Adolphus; M.A., Ph.D. University of Iowa

Contributing Faculty

EMIL KRAMER, Professor
B.A., Texas; M.A., Georgia; Ph.D., Cincinnati

JOHN KOLP, Part-time Associate Professor
B.A., M.A., Iowa State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa

Major in History

30 credits, distributed as follows: 8 credits from 100- or 200-level history courses; 4 credits for HIST300; 6 credits for Senior Inquiry Sequence, HIST440 (2 cr.) and HIST450 (4 cr.); 12 additional credits in history at the 300/400 level. Majors may elect to choose 300-level courses from one of the Compass Points; see your adviser for information.

Additional Requirements: At least 4 credits in a geographic area outside the U.S.

Majors are strongly recommended to take 300 before taking any 300-or 400-level courses.

Major in History Education

32 credits, distributed as follows: 4 credits from HIST130 or 131; 4 credits from HIST114, HIST115, or HIST116; HIST300; HIST305 or HIST306; 4 credits from a 300-level U.S. history course in a period other than the ones taken at the 100-level; 8 credits from 2 of the following geographic areas: Asia, Africa, Latin America, or World history; 4 additional credits from a history course selected in consultation with the advisor; at least 12 credits at the 300 level. See Department of Secondary Education for required supporting courses.

Minor in History

The minor in history consists of 4 courses (16 credits), at least two of which must be at the 300/400 level. Minors may elect to choose 300-level courses from one of the Compass Points; see your adviser for information.

Advanced Placement Credit

First-year students with scores of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in European History and American History are eligible for as many as 8 credits applied to the history major, teaching history major, or history minor (4 credits if in World History). Students who wish to have their scores considered should request that the College Board send them directly to Augustana College. Students applying AP History credits toward the major should consult with their advisor about the possible value of taking a 100-level history course at Augustana.


Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (HIST)


Megan Hoppe '21 in the 1865 dress she made

Hoppe '21 combines research, sewing skills in unexpected honors project

Triple major Megan Hoppe '21 combined her research and sewing skills to create an unexpected honors project and "knocked it out of the park," in the words of her advisor.

Dr. Emil Kramer receives lifetime achievement award

Dr. Emil Kramer has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Illinois Classical Conference (ICC), recognizing him for outstanding contributions to Classics in the state of Illinois.

Ander Lecture focuses on Swedish divas

This year's O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History will focus on the 19th century Swedish divas Jenny Lind and Christina Nilsson.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Ida Paluch

Ida Paluch, a survivor of the Nazi-run Sosnowiec ghetto in Poland during World War II, will be the Quad Cities Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha’Shoah) speaker.