Special Programs

The History Department supports several other programs:

  1. Social Studies Education (see Social Studies Education description) major is appropriate for those considering a career in secondary (middle or high school) teaching.  Students may double major in History and Social Studies Education and meet all requirements for the Minnesota secondary (5-12) teaching license in Social Studies.  History courses required for the license include History 198; 199; either 191 or 195; and a Level-II History area course on Africa, Asia, or Latin America.  Additional course work in Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology/Anthropology are also required for the Social Studies Education major.
  2. The Foreign Languages Across the Curriculum (FLAC) program offers students opportunities to integrate their foreign-language skills with the study of history. Students in specially-designated history classes can use their Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, or Latin so that nothing is lost to them in the translation!  For more information regarding the FLAC program, see https://wp.stolaf.edu/flac/.
  3. History courses taken in off-campus programs can sometimes be counted toward the major.
    Since some restrictions apply:

    A.  students
     who wish to petition to count courses from study-abroad programs toward the majorshould consult Professor Timothy Howe both prior to and after returning from study abroad.

    B.  students who wish to petition to count domestic off-campus courses toward the major should consult Professor Timothy Howe.

    If you are planning to study abroad, you need to meet with History Professor Timothy Howe  prior to going to discuss the course(s) you plan to take while abroad and whether the course(s) will count toward your History major.  You should print off the Petition to Transfer Credit for History Courses Taken Off-Campus and take it with you when you meet with Professor Howe.

  4. Historical internships with academic content may also be accepted for major credit.  Some restrictions
    apply, so consult your History advisor or the Piper Center for Vocation and Career.