U.S. History Selection

The following courses below are acceptable for the 3 credit United States History Selection. Consult the Penn State Bulletin to look up more information on the following courses.

Note: If a student would like to have a different course fulfill the U.S. History requirement, they should complete and submit a petition form.

Course Selections:

  • AF AM 100 (GS) (US) Evolving Status of Blacks in the Twentieth Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 credits)
  • AF AM 103 (US) (SOC) (WMNST) Racism and Sexism (3 credits)
  • AF AM 145 (GH) (US) (IL) (RL ST) African American Religion (3 credits)
  • AF AM 146 (GH) (US) (RL ST) The Life and Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. (3 credits)
  • AM ST 100 (GH) (US) Introduction to American Studies (3 credits)
  • AM ST 104 (GH) (US) Women and the American Experience (3 credits)
  • ANTH 146 (GH) (US) North American Indians (3 credits)
  • ED THP 430 History of Education in the United States (3 credits) - does not satisfy GH requirement
  • GER 157 Pennsylvania Germans: The Culture of the Sectarians (3 credits)
  • HIST 003 (GH) The American Nation: Historical Perspectives (3 credits) – not offered at University Park
  • HIST 012 (GH) (US) History of Pennsylvania (3 credits)
  • HIST 020 (GH) (US) American Civilization to 1877 (3 credits)
  • HIST 021 (GH) (US) American Civilization since 1877 (3 credits)
  • HIST 116 (GS) (US) (IL) (WMNST) Family and Sex Roles in Modern History (3 credits)
  • HIST 117 (GH) (US) (IL) (WMNST) US Women’s History (3 credits)
  • HIST 121 (GH) (IL) (J ST) History of the Holocaust (3 credits)
  • HIST 127 Introduction to U.S. Latina/o History (3 credits)
  • HIST 130 (GH) (US) Introduction to the Civil War Era, 1848 through 1877 (3 credits)
  • HIST 144 (GH) (US) (IL) The World at War, 1939-1945 (3 credits)
  • HIST 151 (GS) (US) (S T S) Technology and Society in American History (3 credits)
  • HIST 152 (GH) (US) (IL) African American History (3 credits)
  • HIST 153 (GH) (US) The Indian in North America (3 credits)
  • HIST 154 (GH) (US) History of Welfare and Poverty in the United States (3 credits)
  • HIST 155 (GH) (US) American Business History (3 credits)
  • HIST 158 History of American Immigration (3 credits)
  • HIST 160 (US) American Naval History (3 credits)
  • HIST 161 (US) The Battle of Gettysburg in American Historical Memory (3 credits)
  • HIST 173 (GH) (IL) Vietnam War and Peace (3 credits)
  • HIST 446 (US) America Between the Wars (3 credits)
  • HIST 448 (US) American in the 1960s (3 credits)
  • HIST 451 (US) The Consumer Revolution (3 credits)
  • HIST 453 American Environmental History (3 credits)
  • HIST 458Y (US) (LER) History of Work in America (3 credits)
  • HIST 478 American Military History Since 1990 (3 credits)
  • KINES 441 (US) (AM ST) History of Sport in American Society (3 credits)
  • PL SC 001 (GS) Introduction to American National Government (3 credits)
  • PL SC 130 (GS) (US) American Political Campaigns and Elections (3 credits)
  • RL ST 140Y (GH) (US) (AM ST) Religion in American Life and Thought (3 credits)
  • RL ST 145 (GH) (US) (IL) (AF AM) African American Religion (3 credits)
  • SOC 119 (GS) (US) Race and Ethnic Relations (3 credits)
  • WMNST 001S (GS) (US) (IL) Introduction to Women's Studies (3 credits)
  • WMNST 100 (GS) (US) (IL) Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3 credits)
  • WMNST 103 (US) (AF AM) (SOC) Racism and Sexism (3 credits)
  • WMNST 104 (GH) (US) (AM ST) Women and the American Experience (3 credits)
  • WMNST 117 (GS) (US) (IL)  Women in Modern History (3 credits)