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History & Politics
Maintained by L.F. Mantilla
The discipline of history embraces a diverse world of ideas, peoples, and events. Our faculty seeks to inform and question, to provoke, and to challenge our students to a higher level of understanding of the past. History at USF St. Petersburg offers the student an opportunity to explore civilizations from around the globe and from the ancient through contemporary eras. We encourage our students to move beyond traditional memorization of material to a critical level of thinking, analysis, and synthesis. Accomplished history majors are attractive to all kinds of employers in any number of fields, as well as to graduate and professional schools. USF history alumni can be found in such diverse professions as law, medicine, business, government, foreign service, politics, and education.
Requirements for a Major in History:
A minimum of 36 semester credits with a grade of “C” or better in each course.*
Students are encouraged to talk with their Academic Adviser regarding other supporting courses in Arts and Sciences.
Requirements for a Minor in History:
A minimum of 18 semester credits, with a grade of “C” or better in each course.*
*Open University courses and exit courses titled “Issues in History” (HIS 3938) and “War and Society” (HIS 3308) are not eligible for credit in the major or minor.