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Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014



Chairperson: Amy Woodson-Boulton

Professors: Jok Madut Jok, Lawrence A. Tritle, Paul Tiyambe Zeleza (Presidential Professor)

Associate Professors: Najwa Al-Qattan, Cara Anzilotti, Carla J. Bittel, Constance J.S. Chen, Anthony M. Perron, Nicolas Rosenthal, Amy Woodson-Boulton

Assistant Professors: Dexter L. Blackman, Andrew Devereux, Elizabeth Drummond, Kevin McDonald, Margarita Ochoa, Nigel A. Raab, Sun-Hee Yoon


The study of history is integral to Loyola Marymount University's mission as a university in the Jesuit/Marymount, Catholic, and liberal arts traditions. It contributes to "the encouragement of learning" through intellectually demanding courses that cultivate an understanding of both familiar and unfamiliar pasts and cultures. It educates "the whole person" by focusing on a multiplicity of perspectives and experiences, and by attempting to understand the lived, bodily experience of the "whole person" in the past. History courses ground discussions of "the service of faith and the promotion of justice" by putting these ideas in context, showing change over time, and emphasizing how today's world evolved out of the contingent actions of and interactions between individuals and groups of people. The study of history enables the student to examine cultures, religions, and the interconnections among peoples and societies as complex historical phenomena, human structures open to historical interpretation and analysis. Historical perspective thus provides insight into the sequence of events, into the relationship of events at diverse times and places, and into the dynamism of structures and beliefs that can otherwise appear fixed or predetermined. The study of history therefore also leads to greater sensitivity to and awareness of cultural differences and similarities, as well as conflicting interpretations of events. As a discipline, History is open to and inclusive of multiple different methodological approaches to the study of the past. The History curriculum thus emphasizes the potential for human action, showing how an individual's actions can change the world even as it examines the structures necessary for that action. The Department of History at LMU seeks to educate students to become global citizens engaged with the world around them and sensitive to our ties to the past. The Department sees History as supporting the creation of "contemplatives in action," as the contemplation of the past and the present is an essential part of students moving into the world as agents in their own right.

Prerequisites for Declaring a Major or Minor in History

At entry to the University, students declare the major/minor through the Office of Admission. LMU students wishing to declare the major/minor must first meet with the department chair, who will ordinarily sign the student’s Change of Program form. The history department requires a minimum LMU GPA of 2.0 (C) and the students should not be on academic probation. It also requires an average grade of C (2.0) in all history courses taken before declaring a major or minor, including courses at other institutions. The history department accepts Advanced Placement courses in European and American history to fulfill lower division history requirements, provided the scores of the AP examinations are 5 or 4.

History Student Learning Outcomes

  • Introduce students, through a balanced yet flexible curriculum, to the breadth and depth of historical experience through the study of past and contemporary societies and cultures, enabling them to understand broad narratives and periodization as well as to examine the relationships between the shared and the distinctive across time and space.
  • Understand the connections between peoples through time.
    • Explain how similar problems are reflected in different historical contexts.
    • Identify main features of at least three civilizations.
    • Grasp the mechanisms by which societies are brought together across space.
  • Foster the creation of informed citizens able to participate in public life, by teaching them to communicate effectively in writing and in speech, to think critically and analytically about the past, and to develop and defend persuasive arguments.
    • Communicate effectively through writing.
      • Articulate a thesis.
      • Apply evidence.
      • Write in grammatically correct English.
      • Use proper citation format(s).
  • Introduce students to history as an intellectual discipline by enabling them to develop an awareness and understanding of conflicting interpretations of the past. Courses examine how historians debate both historical narratives and the practice of historical research so that students should eventually be able to situate their own research in this broader historiography.
    • Think critically and analytically about the past.
      • Explain what primary sources are and how they are related to historical interpretations.
      • Distinguish between and be able to combine narrativity and analysis.
      • Assess the biases and relative value of different sources.
      • Relate resources to their social and cultural contexts.
      • Evaluate competing interpretations of the past.
      • Assess the relationship of the past to the present.
    • Employ interdisciplinary methodologies.
      • Discuss how different disciplines approach problems in different ways.
      • Gather evidence from multiple bodies of source material (texts, objects, images, data).
  • Provide students with a fuller awareness and understanding of many vital issues of human experience and to value the diverse experiences of individuals in the past and present.
    • Display sensitivity to the experiences of others.
      • Articulate the relationship between individual lives and larger historical events.
      • Explain how different people experience and describe the past in different ways.

Major Requirements

Lower Division Requirements:

15 semester hours, distributed among five required survey courses, one from each category:

  • Category One: Ancient Civilization
  • Category Two: Western Civilization
  • Category Three: Early America
  • Category Four: Modern America
  • Category Five: World Region (Middle East, Latin America, Asia, Africa)
  • Please note that the History Department has introduced new lower division courses, all number HIST 198 that may substitute for the above requirements. These courses fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirement for Historical Analysis and Perspectives (Explorations). Each section of HIST 198 will have a specific subtitle for the course as listed below:

    Founders of the West (fulfills Category One)

    Heirs of Rome: Europe, Byzantium, and Islam in the Middle Ages (fulfills Category One)

    Crisis and Expansion: Europe and the World, 1200-1648 (fulfills Category One)

    European Empires, Exploration,and Exchange since 1500(fulfills Category Two)

    Power, Privilege, and Agency in Modern Europe (fulfills Category Two)

    The Individual, the State, and Civil Society in Modern Europe (fulfills Category Two)

    Religion, Society, and the Search for Meaning in Modern Europe (fulfills Category Two)

    Revolutions in the Making of the West (fulfills Category Two)

    America and the Atlantic World (fulfills Category Three)

    Becoming America (fulfills Category Three)

    The United States and the World (fulfills Category Four)

    The United States and the Pacific World (fulfills Category Four)

    African Americans in the World since Slavery (fulfills Category Four)

    The Middle East since 1453: State, Society, and Citizen (fulfills Category Five)

    The Middle East since 1453: Minorities and Women

    The Middle East since 1453: Through the Social Lives of Commodities

    Latin America: Encounter, Conquest, and the Viceregal Experience

    Latin America: State, Nation, and Conflict since Independence (fulfills Category Five)

    Modern Asia: China, Japan, and Korea since 1600 (fulfills Category Five)

    Modern Africa: African States and Societies since 1600 (fulfills Category Five)

Upper Division Requirements:

24 semester hours, distributed as follows:

  • HIST 310, History and Historians
  • 6 upper division courses, not more than 3 from any one of the following areas: 1) Europe, 2) United States, or 3) World Regions. Courses are to be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor.
  • 500-level seminar

An average grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in the courses included in the major.

Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Social Science (History)

For information on this program, see the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program section in this Bulletin.

Minor Requirements

21 semester hours, distributed as follows:

  • Western Civilization: 1 course
  • U.S.: 1 course
  • 5 electives, of which at least 9 semester hours must be from upper division course offerings.

The history minor is a flexible program. Aside from the two lower division course requirements, students can select any history course as long as at least three of the remaining five courses are upper division history courses. However, students might want to consider selecting courses that relate to their major and belong to geographical or thematic units.


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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2013-2014

The University

Admission to the University

Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

University Core Curriculum

Graduate Division

Academic Degrees and Programs

Academic Degree Requirements and Policies

Academic Advising

Academic Calendar

Academic Program

Academic Standing


Change of Academic Major/Concentration/Minor

Change of Address


Classification of Undergraduate Students

Concurrent Enrollment

Course Information

Degree Requirements


Double Credit


Final Examinations

Full-Time Status

Grades and Grading

Graduation Rate

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

LMU Honor Code and Process

Privacy Rights of Students in Education Records (FERPA)



Transfer Credit and Articulation

VA Certification

Academic Programs and Services

Academic Awards and Commencement Honors

University Honors Program

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Mission of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA)

BCLA Student Learning Outcomes

Organization of the College

Application of General University Requirements

Degree Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree in the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Students Interested in Teaching in California Public Schools

Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs

African American Studies

American Cultures Studies

Asian and Pacific Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

The Bioethics Institute

Catholic Studies

Chicana/o Studies

Classics and Archaeology



Environmental Studies


European Studies




Irish Studies

Jewish Studies

Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Modern Languages and Literatures

Peace Studies


Political Science



Theological Studies

Urban Studies

Women’s Studies

College of Business Administration

Graduate Degree Program

Baccalaureate Degree Program

The Vision and Mission of the College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration Curriculum

Transfer Credit

Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (AIMS Major) Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Curriculum

Business Administration Minor

Accounting Minor Requirements

Business Law Concentration

International Business Concentration

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society


Business Administration

Finance, Computer Information Systems and Operations Management

Management Department and Entrepreneurship Program

Marketing and Business Law

Master of Business Administration

MBA Courses

Executive MBA Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts

College of Communication and Fine Arts Student Learning Outcomes

Application of General University Requirements

Teacher Preparation Program

College Curriculum

Total Program

Individualized Study Program

Art and Art History

Communication Studies

Dance—Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Interdisciplinary Applied Programs


Theatre Arts—Department of Theatre Arts and Dance

Marital and Family Therapy

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Environmental Science

General Engineering

Health and Human Sciences


Mechanical Engineering


Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Systems Engineering and Engineering Management

School of Education

Candidate Outcomes and Proficiencies

School of Education Academic Regulations




Support for Candidates’ Development of Academic and Professional Standards

Comprehensive Examination


Credential Application Process

Statement of Professional Dispositions

Educational Leadership

Educational Support Services

Elementary and Secondary Education

Elementary and Secondary Education Undergraduate Program

Specialized Programs in Urban Education

School of Education Centers

Center for Equity for English Learners

School of Film and Television

Secondary Teacher Preparation

Aerospace Studies

FFYS 1000

University Honors Program Courses

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Courses

African American Studies

American Cultures Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies


Asian and Pacific Studies


Catholic Studies


Chicana/o Studies

Classic Civilizations



European Studies

Environmental Studies


Foreign Literature in English Translation

French/Francophone Studies






Irish Studies



Jewish Studies


Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies

Modern Greek

Modern Languages and Literatures


Political Science




Theological Studies

Lower Division

Upper Division

Area A: Sacred Scriptures, Religious Sources, and Traditions

Area B: Theology, Ethics, and Spirituality

Area C: Faith, Culture, and Ministry

Special Courses

Graduate Courses

Biblical Theology

World Religions

Historical Theology

Systematic Theology

Moral Theology

Pastoral Theology

Comparative Theology

Spiritual Direction

Special Studies

Urban Studies

Women's Studies

Yoga Studies

College of Business Administration Courses


Applied Information Management Systems

Business Administration

Business Law



International Business Studies



Master of Business Administration

Core Curriculum Courses

Advanced Curriculum Courses: Areas of Emphasis

MBAB: Management and Organizational Behavior

MBAC: Marketing Management

MBAD: Information and Decision Sciences

MBAE: Human Resource Management

MBAF: Financial Decision Systems

MBAG: International Business Systems

MBAH: Entrepreneurial Organizations

MBAI: Integrative Experience Courses

MBAJ: Accounting Decision Systems

Executive MBA Program

College of Communication and Fine Arts Courses

Art History

Studio Arts

Communication Studies


Interdisciplinary Applied Programs

Marital and Family Therapy


Theatre Arts

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Courses



Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

General Engineering

Environmental Science

Health and Human Sciences


Mechanical Engineering


Science, Engineering, and Mathematics

Systems Engineering Leadership

School of Education Courses

Clinical Education

Elementary and Secondary Education

Educational Leadership

Educational Support Services

Specialized Programs in Urban Education

School of Film and Television Courses


Film and Television Arts and Enterprises

Film and Television Studies

Film and Television Production

Recording Arts


Department of Aerospace Studies Courses

University Administration

University Faculty