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      Book Signing

  The Shop is holding a book signing on a wonderful new book of essays called Duty Calls at Home: Central Pennsylvania Responds to the Great War, 1914 – 1918, Friday September 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. Join Dr. Steven Burg, chair of the Dept. of History and Philosophy, and his students Mary Lee Shade and John Maietta at 33 West High Street, Carlisle PA 17013

History  & Philosophy Semester Kick-Off Ice Cream Social

  THURSDAY September 4th; 3:30pm - 4:30pm at the DHC Fishbowl

Meet our new and returning history majors! Have an  opportunity to chat with your professors! Learn how to get involved with the History Club! Have some free ice cream! We’ll provide the ice cream and toppings, you bring your appetite.

  Sponsored by the Department of History and Philosophy, the History Club, and Phi Alpha Theta.

  • The SU History Club meets Monday night in Dauphin Humanities 205. The first meeting of the History Club will be on Monday, Sept 8th at 7:30pm in DHC 205. For more information or to get involved, contact History Club President Devon Newcomer dn9056@ship.edu

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History/Philosophy Department

122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257
 

Dr. Steven Burg, Chair 

Janice Reed, Secretary

Tel: 717-477-1621
Fax: 717-477-4062
history@ship.edu 

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Minor

The History Minor:  A Practical and Convenient Choice

The History Minor provides an excellent way for students in other majors to explore their interest in history while developing the research, writing, and critical thinking skills sought by employers and graduate schools.

The minor is eighteen (18) credits, thus requiring only a total of six courses. For many students, six of those eighteen credits may be completed as part of the university's general education requirements. This means that for most students, they can complete the History minor by taking one 200-level and three 300-level History classes.

History Minor Requirements

  • History 105: Foundations of Global Cultures
  • History 106: Thinking Historically in a Global Ag
  • Hstory 201: Early History of the United States
    or History 202: Recent History of the United States
  • One 300-level European History course
  • One 300-level United States History course
  • One 300-level course in the history of Africa/Asia/Latin American/or the Middle East

The Philosophy Minor: A Great Way to Sharpen Your Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills

The Shippensburg University Philosophy minor provides a great way to learn about the history of Western Philosophy, to explore ethical issues, and to develop high-level critical thinking and logic skills. 

Philosophy Minor Requirements

The Philosophy Minor is an eighteen (18) credit program:

  • Philosophy 248 History of Ancient Philosophy
    or Philosophy 249: History of Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy 210: Ethics 
    or Philosophy 340: Contemporary Ethics
  • One 200-level Philosophy course (not PHL 248 or PHL 249)
  • One 300-level Philosophy course
  • Two additional Philosophy course at any level

Declaring A History or Philosophy Minor

To declare the minor, you only need to complete the Minor Declaration form (click here) and  bring it to the History/Philosophy Department Office at 122-124 Dauphin Humanities Center.

If you have any questions about the History or Philosophy minor, feel free to contact the History/Philosophy Department at history@ship.edu.