Jun 23, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Department of History

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Stabler Hall, room 601, (501) 569-3236, (501) 569-3059 (fax), ualr.edu/history

Chairperson: Porter, Jess C., Associate
Professors: Anson, Edward M.
Baldwin, Deborah J.
Kirk, John A.
Lewis, Johanna Miller
Mann, Kristin Dutcher
Associate Professors: Key, Barclay
Romney, Charles
Ross, James
Assistant Professors:

Amstutz, Andrew
Baylis, David
Heil, Michael
Marvin, Nathan
Mitchell, Brian
Yeaw, Katrina

The History Department program is designed to implement the following objectives:

  • to confer transferable skills to aid undergraduate majors and graduates in gaining employment,
  • to engage with the wider community to promote awareness of public history,
  • to prepare undergraduate majors for advanced training in history,
  • to train students to teach in secondary schools, and
  • to provide instruction for the University’s Core Courses in History (HIST) curriculum program.

The History Department is committed to the ongoing process of assessing the effectiveness of our programs and courses.

General Information

Major in History

The history major must complete Core Requirements (35 hours), Secondary Language Proficiency, and 36 credit hours of history, including HIST 1311 , HIST 1312 , HIST 2311 , HIST 2312 , and at least 24 hours of upper-level history courses which must include HIST 4309 . All students who are history majors must have C or greater in HIST 1311 , HIST 1312 , HIST 2311 , HIST 2312 , or equivalent courses. The program must include at least six upper-level hours of United States history and at least six upper-level hours of non-United States history. Additionally, history majors with senior status (90 or more hours including UA Little Rock and transfer work) must take at least one three-hour capstone experience seminar prior to graduation.

The History major also requires a minor. All students are advised to take HIST 1311  and HIST 1312  before taking upper-level courses in world history and HIST 2311  and HIST 2312  before taking upper-level courses in American history.

Beyond Bachelor’s Degree

Students preparing to study history beyond the bachelor’s degree level are strongly advised to master at least one foreign language before graduation. Students preparing for advanced work should seek specific advising from a member of the department at their earliest opportunity.

Minor in History

A minor in history requires 18 hours, including 6 hours from HIST 1311 HIST 1312 HIST 2311  and HIST 2312  in addition to 12 hours of upper-level history courses.

Teacher Licensure (Minor in Education)

See “Education Minor ” for details or consult the History Department website at ualr.edu/history.

History Honors Program

To graduate with Honors from the History Department, a student must have a 3.25 overall grade point average and a 3.5 in History courses. Honors students must also complete an Honors Thesis; students will take an Honors Thesis course (HIST 4322 ) that involves individual work with a faculty member, is worth 3 credit hours, and will count as part of the 36-hour requirement for the History Major. The thesis will be a research project done under the direction of one faculty member, and the topic must be approved by a Thesis Committee consisting of that faculty member and two others. A recommendation by the Thesis Committee is required for the student to graduate with Honors.


    Bachelor of Arts

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