As you earn a Bachelor of Arts in History, you’ll look at events, ideas, religions and laws to gain a better understanding of the values and beliefs that people have adopted throughout time.
Fontbonne provides a broad background in both Western and non-Western history as well as geography, government, sociology, psychology and American economy. And you can either earn a degree in history or choose a degree in history with a secondary teaching certification in social studies, which allows you to teach at the high school level.
History Program Highlights
In-Field Learning Experiences
- Bosnian Memory Project at Fontbonne
- Holocaust and Learning Center—St Louis
- International Institute
- Missouri History Museum
- Representative Lacey Clay
History Course Samples
- HST 103
Introduction to Western CivilizationI: Prehistory to 17th Century3 credits
Covers prehistory, ancient history (Greece, Rome, Christianity, the Germanic Invasions), medieval history, early modern history (Renaissance and Reformation), and early 17th Century. Considers political, social, economic, cultural, religious and intellectual development of Europe and the West from prehistory to the seventeenth century.
- HST 366
Trends That Shaped the Modern World3 credits
Study of the major political, economic, intellectual, and social developments which characterize the period from the fall of Napoleon I to the beginning of World War I; focus on “isms:” nationalism, liberalism, industrialism, socialism, and imperialism. Applications in the twentieth century.
- REL 225
World Religions3 credits
A study of major living faiths other than Christianity: Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, and Judaism.
Alumni in the Workforce
Many Fontbonne graduates accept positions in school districts in and around the St. Louis area. The majority of the positions teach social studies at the high school level, grades 9 -12. A few of the districts and schools include:
- Archdiocese of St. Louis
- Bishop Dubourg High School
- Brentwood School District
- Ethel Hedgeman Lyle Academy
- Forsyth School
- Francis Howell
- Ft. Zumwalt School Huntington
- Ferguson Florissant
- Hazelwood School District
- Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Robidoux Middle School Rockwood
- Rolla School District
- St. Joseph in imperial Union High School
- St. Francis of Asissi
- Virginia Middle School
History Career Opportunities
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