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College of Arts & Sciences

Department of History

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William Barnett

630-637-5319

wcbarnett@noctrl.edu

Do you want to understand how political, economic, intellectual, cultural and social forces shape civilizations from age to age? Study history and broaden your understanding of specific geographical regions as you develop a deeper perspective on global events.

We offer a variety of courses on the history of the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as courses on local history, western civilization and global history.
 
You can:

•  Explore careers in museums, archives, and public history through classes, verandah experiences, and internships at Naper Settlement or the Museums at Cantigny Park.
•  Do original historical research in consultation with our faculty on topics ranging from local history and Chicago history to Early Modern Europe, British imperialism, and East Asia.
•  Take a wide variety of classes in World, U.S., and Illinois history and in the social sciences in order to become a high school Social Studies teacher.
•  Study abroad at colleges and universities all over the world.
•  Stay closer to home with Chicago Term, a program where you take classes taught by NCC faculty that turn the city into your classroom.

We provide you with a strong foundation for graduate studies, professions such as law and teaching, or careers in museums and public history.

History, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see History.

Requirements:

At least 33 credit hours in history, including HST 200 and six credit hours in each of the following areas: United States, Europe and non-western. At least one of the two courses in each area must be at the 200-level or higher. Majors need to take at least two courses (three credit hours each) at the 300-level and the history capstone, HST 470. The capstone seminar requires primary-source research on a topic usually developed in one of the student's 200 or 300-level courses. Majors must complete a satisfactory portfolio in history that includes sample course work and a self-evaluation (see department handout). Students may offer a maximum of two courses from other disciplines as part of their history major, provided that such courses contribute directly to the overall coherence of their major program. The chairperson of the department must approve such courses for the major.

History majors interested in graduate school should gain at least a reading proficiency in a foreign language.

Social Science/History, B.A.

Social Science/History major with Secondary Education Supplemental major: A typical student will need over 120 total credit hours to complete this degree. A broad overview of the social sciences with a specialty in history. This major is intended for students seeking teacher certification in the Social Sciences but is open to all students. Candidates for teacher certification in Social Science are required to pass two content area examinations: one in Social Science and a second in a specialty area. The Social Science/History major prepares students for the general examination in Social Science and the specialty examination in History. Students wanting to prepare for a specialty examination in another social science discipline should consult with the chair of history about the advisability of crafting an individualized major.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see History.

Social Science Coursework (minimum of 21 hours)

Methodology:

  • HST 200 - Historical Methods -or-

    HST 200 - Historical Methods

    3.00 credit hours

    This course introduces students to working with archival material, both in physical and virtual settings. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to complete research in advanced history seminars and the HST 470 capstone course as well as compete successfully for internships in archives, historical societies and museums.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One 100- or 200-level history course.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 200 - Research Methods in Social Sciences: Quantitative

    SOA 200 - Research Methods in Social Sciences: Quantitative

    3.00 credit hours

    An assessment of the strengths and limitations of various modes of quantitative data collection including experiments, questionnaires, content analysis and the use of secondary data. Emphasis is placed on ethical issues, becoming a critical consumer of research and developing the ability to design and carry out an independent study.

    Schedule Of Classes

Political Science:

  • PSC 101 - Introduction to American Government

    PSC 101 - Introduction to American Government

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to American politics, the Constitution, Congress, Presidency, political parties, interest groups and principal contemporary problems of the U.S. government. Satisfies teacher certification requirements in Illinois and the U.S. Constitution.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S5 900

    Schedule Of Classes

  • PSC 102 - Introduction to International Relations

    PSC 102 - Introduction to International Relations

    3.00 credit hours

    Trends in international relations from both a theoretical and practical perspective through the examination of power, diplomacy, morality, international law and organization.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S5 904N

    Schedule Of Classes

Economics:

  • ECN 100 - Economics of Social Issues

    ECN 100 - Economics of Social Issues

    3.00 credit hours

    This course surveys the basic principles of economic theory with a special emphasis on applications of economics to practical problems. Use of supply and demand analysis enables the student to better understand how the market system works. Included among other issues to be covered are inflation, unemployment, pollution, health care, international trade and income distribution. This course may not be taken after completing either ECN 250 or ECN 252.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 900

    Schedule Of Classes

Geography:

  • HST 170 - Cultural Regions of the World

    HST 170 - Cultural Regions of the World

    3.00 credit hours

    Major world regions and the geographical organization of their physical environments. Stresses how cultures and individuals interact with the environment to determine resource and land use. Examines the effect of human settlement and migration on ecosystems.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Sociology/Anthropology

  • SOA 100 - Introduction to Sociology -or-

    SOA 100 - Introduction to Sociology

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the basic concepts, theories and methods of the study of human groups. Includes an examination of deviance, class, race and gender inequality and social institutions from the sociological perspective.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S7 900

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SOA 105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    SOA 105 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the diversity of human cultures. Human adaptations to various environments. Kinship, religion, political and economic institutions in non-Western societies.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S1 901N

    Schedule Of Classes

Recommended elective:
  • SOA 380 - Social Class in American Society

    SOA 380 - Social Class in American Society

    3.00 credit hours

    An analysis of social class in American society. Examines a variety of social class-related issues, including prestige systems, social mobility, poverty, world systems, structured inequality and community organizing. Special emphasis placed upon inequality in terms of the values of social justice and attempts to bring about social changes through different forms of leadership and community organizing.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Junior standing; SOA 100 or SOA 190; or instructor consent.

    Schedule Of Classes

Psychology:

  • PSY 100 - Psychology: Science of Behavior

    PSY 100 - Psychology: Science of Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the basic concepts, processes, theories and empirical findings concerning the behavior of organisms. Consideration is given to the following topics: physiological and developmental basis of behavior, sensory and perceptual processes, states of consciousness, learning and memory and motivation and emotion, as well as personality, intellectual functioning, psychopathology and social influences on behavior.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S6 900

    Schedule Of Classes

History Coursework (minimum of 33 hours)

European:

  • Six credit hours; at least three must be at or above the 200 level

Non-Western:

  • Six credit hours in Asian, Latin American, African or Middle Eastern history; coursework must cover at least two areas; at least three hours must be at or above the 200-level

United States:

  • HST 221 - U.S. History to 1865

    HST 221 - U.S. History to 1865

    3.00 credit hours

    The development of American society from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. Attention to the political, social, cultural and intellectual life of the United States during the colonial period, the revolutionary era, the early Republic and the Civil War.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 223 - U.S. History from 1865–1945

    HST 223 - U.S. History from 1865–1945

    3.00 credit hours

    This course examines the major political, economic and social developments in the United States from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War II in order to understand the creation of modern America. During this critical period, the United States was transformed from a rural nation into an urban and industrial nation. In the late nineteenth century, America had little involvement in world affairs, but by the end of World War II, it was the most powerful military and economic force in the world.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 225 - U.S. History since 1945

    HST 225 - U.S. History since 1945

    3.00 credit hours

    This course examines the major events in social, economic, political and cultural history in the United States since World War II. The topics analyzed include the Cold War and American prosperity in the 1950s, the Civil Rights movements by African Americans and others in the 1960s and the impact of the Vietnam War. We also study the collapse of the New Deal coalition, conservative responses to this era's upheavals, the shift from an industrial economy to a service economy and America's role in the world since the end of the Cold War.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Illinois:

  • HST 120 - Chicago History -or-

    HST 120 - Chicago History

    3.00 credit hours

    This introduction to Chicago history explores the development of the metropolitan area through a variety of media, including sports, literature, social criticism, architecture, economics, business and the built environment. Class time is devoted to discussion on the readings, videos and tours.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • HST 245 - Illinois History

    HST 245 - Illinois History

    3.00 credit hours

    A history of Illinois from the French colonial period to the 20th century with a focus on its social and economic aspects.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One humanities or social science course.

    Core

    Humanities or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Seminars:

  • Six credit hours at the 300-level

Capstone:

  • HST 470 - Capstone Seminar

    HST 470 - Capstone Seminar

    3.00 credit hours

    This capstone course for the history major includes advanced investigation of the ways in which historians have approached their materials and craft, including issues related to leadership, ethics and values. Course centers on an individualized research project.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Senior standing as a history major.

    Schedule Of Classes

Additional Requirement:

Majors must complete a satisfactory portfolio in history that includes sample course work and a self-evaluation (see department handout).

Note:

Students interested in teacher certification must complete the Supplemental Secondary Education major.

History Minor

For additional programs and courses in this department, see History.

Requirements:

At least 18 credit hours in history, including at least one three credit hour course at the 200-level or higher in each area: United States, European and non-western.  At least three credit hours must be taken at the 300-level or above.

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.


HST 101 Western Civilization I (3.00)
The development of ancient Western civilization, from its cultural origins to the sixth century of the Christian era. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 104 Western Civilization II (3.00)
The development of European civilization from the Middle Ages to early modern Europe. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 108 Western Civilization III (3.00)
The development of Western capitalism, industrialism, and Enlightenment ideas and values; the challenge to these in the 20th century; and the worldwide expansion and contraction of European power. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 115 Topics in U.S. History (3.00)
This course provides an opportunity to explore a specific topic in U.S. history with particular attention to cultural, social, and political favors. Topics may include significant figures in American history (i.e. Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams), time frames (i.e. 1960?s, 1850?s), themes (i.e. gender, religion), or places (i.e. the West, Chicago). Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 120 Chicago History (3.00)
This introduction to Chicago history explores the development of the metropolitan area through a variety of media, including sports, literature, social criticism, architecture, economics, business, and the built environment. Class time is devoted to discussion on the readings, videos, and tours. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 140 Modern Ireland (3.00)
An overview of the major political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Irish history from 1600 to the present. Topics include the rise of violent nationalism, the Great Famine, the war for independence/civil war, and the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 150 Mapping the World: Voyages in Global History and Geography (3.00)
An exploration of themes in World History and Geography through the study of maps and their evolution through the premodern and modern eras. Topics include the role of maps in representing religious, political, and ethnic identities, patterns of pilgrimage and trade, and the increasing power of science in reshaping forms of knowledge and global political and cultural relations. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 154 Global Perspective: Premodern Era (3.00)
This course provides a broad historical perspective of the world before c. 1800. The course surveys long distance trade, the rise of slavery in the Western Hemisphere, and the colonization that occurred in the New World, Africa, and Asia. Particular attention is paid to the economic, social, and political factors that led to these developments, as well as to the cultural and artistic achievements that flowed from them. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 155 Global Perspectives: Modern Era (3.00)
Colonialism, urbanization, nationalism, globalization, and the interconnection of trade and immigration patterns are considered in this overview of modern world history. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 165 Introduction to East Asia (3.00)
An introduction to major themes in the cultural history of China and Japan. Foundational texts of East Asian philosophy, religion, and literature are read and discussed in their historical context. Important works of East Asian art and film are viewed and analyzed. The goal is to develop a basic familiarity with the evolution of Chinese and Japanese civilizations from their ancient foundations to their modern manifestations. Same as: EAS 165. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 170 Cultural Regions of the World (3.00)
Major world regions and geographical organization of their physical environment, with an emphasis on maps to solve spatial problems. Stresses how cultures and individuals interact with the environment to determine resource and land use. Examines the effect of human settlement and migration on ecosystems. Same As: SOA 170. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 175 Latin American History (3.00)
Overview of Latin-American history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Attention is given to the heritage of native cultures, the legacy of colonialism, the impact of modernization and urbanization, and relations with the United States. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 185 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3.00)
An introductory survey of the cultural diversity and complexity of sub-Saharan Africa. Attention is given to the long period of independent development of traditional societies, the forms and extent of European domination, and the post-1945 struggles to regain independence and create new cultural identities. Same as: SOA 185. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 200 Historical Methods (3.00)
This course introduces students to working with archival material, both in physical and virtual settings. Upon completion of the course, students are prepared to complete research in advanced history seminars and the HST 470 capstone course as well as compete successfully for internships in archives, historical societies, and museums.

HST 210 City Life (3.00)
Survey of the living environment of the modern city, to focus on ways in which writers, thinkers, architects, planners, and artists have conceived of the conditions of life in urban areas, and ways in which those conditions could be improved. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 221 U.S. History to 1865 (3.00)
The development of American society from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. Attention to the political, social, cultural, and intellectual life of the United States during the colonial period, the revolutionary era, the early Republic and the Civil War. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 223 U.S. History from 1865-1945 (3.00)
This course examines the major political, economic, and social developments in the United States from the end of the Civil War to the end of World War II in order to understand the creation of modern America. During this critical period, the United States was transformed from a rural nation into an urban and industrial nation. In the late nineteenth century, America had little involvement in world affairs, but by the end of World War II, it was the most powerful military and economic force in the world. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 225 U.S. History since 1945 (3.00)
This course examines the major events in social, economic, political, and cultural history in the United States since World War II. The topics we will analyze include the Cold War and American prosperity in the 1950's, the Civil Rights movements by African Americans and others in the 1960's, and the impact of the Vietnam War. We will also study the collapse of the New Deal coalition, conservative responses to this era's upheavals, the shift from an industrial economy to a service economy, and America's role in the world since the end of the Cold War. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 245 Illinois History (3.00)
A history of Illinois from the French colonial period to the 20th century with a focus on its social and economic aspects. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 248 American Environmental History (3.00)
This broad survey of American history from an environmental perspective examines the ways that different groups of Americans adapted to and changed the landscape, and analyzes their ideas about nature. Major themes include the new perspective of environmental history, reading the landscape, the role of region in America, and knowing nature through labor. Same as: ENV 248. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 249 African-American History (3.00)
History of African-Americans, including the background of Africa, slavery, emancipation, and the current struggle for racial equality. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 250 U.S. Women's History (3.00)
A survey of American women's history from colonial times to the present. An examination of women's legal and political status, educational and occupational opportunities, family relations, and health with special attention on how and why lives and experiences of women have changed over time. An exploration of the history that women share as a group as well as differences among specific groups of women. Same as: GWS 250. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 255 Greek and Roman History (3.00)
The rise, predominance, and fall of Greece and Rome, with emphasis on the workings of their governments. Same as: CLS 255. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 256 Medieval and Renaissance Europe (3.00)
An introduction to late medieval Europe, discussing the twelfth-century Renaissance; urbanization; social and political transformations; the Black Death; the Italian Renaissance; and political, social, and artistic changes in Northern Europe. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 257 Reformation Europe (3.00)
This course examines the forces and influences in the late middle ages that led to the break with the Medieval Church in the early sixteenth century. The course focuses on the theological, political, social, and cultural effects of the Reformation in the regions of Europe most affected by this event: Germany, France, and England. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 258 Early Modern Europe (3.00)
This course examines the history of early modern Europe in the generations that followed the Reformation, c. 1550-1792. The course focuses particularly on the social and cultural changes that resulted from the Reformation with particular emphasis on the regions that experienced the greatest growth, expansion, and influence during the period: the Netherlands, England, and France. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 261 Traditional China (3.00)
A survey of the political and cultural development of Chinese civilization from prehistory through to the Ming dynasty (17th century). Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 263 Japanese History (3.00)
An examination of the political and cultural evolution of Japanese civilization from prehistory to the present. Some of the themes explored are Japan's traditional pattern of adapting Chinese political and cultural forms according to contemporary needs, the role of the samurai in Japanese history, and the modernization of Japan from 1868 to the present. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 265 Modern China (3.00)
An examination of China's transition from the traditional civilization of the dynastic period (up to 1911) to the modern nation that has emerged in the 21st century. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 267 Topics in Global History (3.00)
This course provides an opportunity to explore a specific topic in global history. Topics may include urbanization, industrialization, nationalism, warfare, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, or migration patterns. Particular attention is paid to the economic, social, and political factors related to the chosen topic, as well as to the cultural and artistic achievements that flowed from them. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 268 India Since 1750 (3.00)
This is a survey of the history of India from 1750 to the present. Topics include British rule in India, the nationalist movement, issues of race and gender, and India-Pakistan since independence. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 270 U.S. Diplomatic History (3.00)
After examining the early history of American diplomacy, this course focuses on the modern era. Topics discussed include the emergence of the United States as a great power, American participation in the World Wars, the Cold War era and the process of decolonization, and Vietnam. The relationship between domestic politics and American diplomacy is also explored. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 271 Modern Middle East (3.00)
Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 to the present, with special attention to nationalistic movements, pan-Islam, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 280 Europe's Age of Mass Hysteria (3.00)
This is a survey of the rise of modern nationalism, imperialism, class conflict and war in Europe during what historians call the long nineteenth, century from 1789 to 1918. Topics emphasized are the French Revolution; the creation of nations; issues of class, gender, and race; the new Imperialism; and the First World War. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 281 Europe's Age of Mass Destruction (3.00)
This is a survey of Europe since 1918. Topics emphasized are the impact of the First World War and Russian Revolution, the rise of fascism, analysis of the Nazi regime, and changes in Europe since 1945. Core: Humanities or Social Science.

HST 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HST 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HST 312 Immigration and U.S. Ethnic Identity (3.00)
Examination of the U.S. immigration history from colonial times to the present. Exploration of the world conditions that led to the major waves of American immigration. Comparison of immigrant experiences to those of African-Americans and Native Americans opens to wider focus on the concept of ethnic identity in U.S. history.

HST 315 Research and Local History (3.00)
Introduction to the study of local history. Emphasis is placed on both the study of individual communities over the course of their history and the ways in which individual communities are a part of the wider sweep of historical trends and events.

HST 320 U.S. Social Movements (3.00)
A detailed examination of major social movements in the modern United States. Emphasis on the African American civil rights movement, the women's movement, the environmental movement, and recent conservative movements.

HST 323 History of Ideas in America (3.00)
An examination of broad intellectual and cultural developments in American history. Major themes include the creation of the United States as an agrarian republic, efforts to reform social and economic systems including slavery, responses to urban-industrial transformations, tensions between religious traditions and modern science and technology, and debates about the role of government in American life. Primary texts, including literature and art, are used as sources.

HST 325 American Cities and Suburbs (3.00)
Topics discussed include the development of an urban network, the expansion of city services, the drive-in culture of modern suburbia, and the enduring problems of urban poverty.

HST 330 East Asian Thought (3.00)
An historical survey of the East Asian intellectual tradition based on the reading of primary sources in translation and focusing on the cross-fertilization of ideas between the three major intellectual traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. ACR: Intercultural.

HST 345 European Intellectual History (3.00)
An examination of the role of education and learning from antiquity to the modern era, with a particular emphasis on historical knowledge and education. Past topics include, but are not limited to, the lost library of Alexandria, the Dead Sea Scrolls, medieval universities, Renaissance humanist academies, and modern historical assumptions and techniques.

HST 347 Science, Religion, and Magic (3.00)
An examination of the relationship between science and religion with particular attention to late medieval and early modern Europe. Core primary texts as well as current historical studies are the foundation for discussion and research. The roles of astrology, alchemy, heresy, and witchcraft in the context of religious belief and scientific thought are also considered. The goal of this course is to provide a broad historical understanding of the theological, philosophical, and intellectual crises and debates that occurred as a result of the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution.

HST 348 The Age of Discovery: Europe 1300-1700 (3.00)
This course examines the concept of discovery, broadly defined, from the years 1300-1700. It examines the impact and consequences of European exploration of the East and West. The course moves beyond the scope of exploration to consider intellectual discoveries in science and theological and social discoveries that define and clarify concepts such as, but not limited to, rationality and belief, and orthodoxy and heresy. ACR: Intercultural.

HST 370 Seminar in Global History (3.00)
This seminar examines history on a global scale, with a focus on the period since World War II. Special attention is paid to cultures outside the U.S., as well as to an interdisciplinary perspective, through themes that can include exploration, religion, women's studies, urbanization, or economic development. ACR: Intercultural.

HST 385 The World Wars of the Twentieth Century (3.00)
World War I ended Europe's global domination, brought the U.S. to world leadership, and sowed the seeds of subsequent political crises from Nazism to the breakup of Yugoslavia. This seminar considers reasons for the outbreak of war in 1914 and the impact of that struggle both short-term and long-term. The focus here is primarily on political questions. ACR: Intercultural.

HST 395 Advanced Research in Local History (1.50-3.00)
Advanced work in the methods and outlooks of historians engaged in local research in primary sources. Independent research project required.

HST 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HST 399 Independent Study (1.00-3.00)
Instructor consent required.

HST 470 Capstone Seminar (3.00)
This capstone course for the history major includes advanced investigation of the ways in which historians have approached their materials and craft, including issues related to leadership, ethics, and values. Course centers on an individualized research project. ACR: Leadership, Ethics, & Values.

HST 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

HST 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

William Barnett

Associate Professor of History; Chair of the Department of History
HST
630-637-5319
Luke Franks

Associate Professor of History; Coordinator of East Asian Studies
HST
630-637-5561
Brian Hoffert

Associate Professor of Religious Studies and History; Coordinator of History of Ideas
REL,HST
5619
Shereen Ilahi

Associate Professor of History
HST
5616
Bruce Janacek

Professor of History
HST
630-637-5613
Ann Keating

Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
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630-637-5617

Faculty Emeriti

B. Pierre Lebeau
Professor of History Emeritus
B.A., 1955, M.A., 1975, The Ohio State University
blebeau@noctrl.edu

Barbara C. Sciacchitano
Professor of History Emerita
1975, B.A., Vassar College, 1956; M.A., 1971, Ph.D., 1979, University of Illinois at Chicago
bcsciacchitano@noctrl.edu

Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your history or social science education.

  • Take advantage of internship opportunities at local historical institutions, such as Naper Settlement, DuPage County Historical Museum, Downers Grove Historical Society and the Newberry Library.
  • Spend a term (or more) in England, China/Japan, Costa Rica, or virtually any other country that you’re interested in.
  • Enroll in the Washington Semester Program at American University in Washington, D.C.
  • Apply for a Richter Independent Study Fellowship, which provides many North Central College students with grants of up to $5000 to fund individualized research projects, including the cost of overseas travel and living expenses.

Top graduates in the program will be awarded lifetime memberships in Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society.

Whatever your goals, we’ll help you find a way to reach them!


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