Jun 23, 2018  
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences 
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences


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The College of New Rochelle’s History program is composed of specialization areas in American, Latin American, European and World History. The program is designed to supply students with a broad understanding of history and knowledge of historical methods, the ability to read critically, to understand the nature of history and to use historical resources and methods. The History Department is likewise dedicated to fostering a liberally educated citizen, with a thirst for lifelong learning and a commitment to civic engagement.

The program offers opportunities for internships and independent study and History Majors interested in law or government can engage in internships with local governments, with Congressmen or with area law firms. Other opportunities for museum work, historical editing, archival work, or other uses of historical training are also available through internships with Sleepy Hollow Restorations, the Rye Historical Society, Thomas Paine National Historical Association, The Cloisters and Huntington

Library of the Native American. Options available to majors also include the Semester in Washington, internships with Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations, or study abroad during junior or senior year.

History majors may wish to pursue New York State teacher certification to teach social studies on the high school or middle school levels. Specific course work is out- lined in the Education section of this catalog. History majors planning to teach high school or middle school must take six credits (6) in Economics and Political Science. Additional programs available to students in this department include childhood education (Grades1-6), early childhood education, and education of students with disabilities.

Senior History majors who have a cumulative index of 3.5 in History courses and a distinguished senior thesis will be awarded departmental honors upon graduation.

The following courses have been offered in the past and may be offered in the future in response to student needs and requests:

  HIS 207   Twentieth Century Native American History
  HIS 231   European Society 1715-1919
  HIS 250   China: A History
  HIS 301   American Economic History
  HIS 302   Women and Work
  HIS 334   History of Modern Spain
  HIS 389   Special Topic: U.S.-Latin American Relations





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