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2012 - 2013

Minor in Family History—Genealogy
(24 hours*)



Program Requirements

  1. Complete the following:
      HIST 317 : The Family and the Law in American History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 317 : The Family and the Law in American History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: The interaction of families with law and government as illustrated in original American sources; individual family histories reconstructed in the broader perspective of history.

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      REL C 261 : Introduction to Family History (Genealogy). (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      REL C 261 : Introduction to Family History (Genealogy). (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the doctrinal significance, necessary skills, and available resources dealing with family history and genealogy.

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      REL C 293R : Specialized Studies in Family History (Genealogy). (1:1.0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      REL C 293R : Specialized Studies in Family History (Genealogy). (1:1.0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Using documents from specific regional and organizational sources to identify ancestors and submit their names for temple ordinances.

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      : LDS Family History.
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      : United States and Canada Family History.
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      : British Family History.
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      : Scandinavian Family History.
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      : Native American Family History.
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      : French and Italian Family History.
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      : Latin American, Spanish, and Portuguese Family History.
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      : Slavic Family History.
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      : Germanic Family History.
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  2. Complete 3 courses (9 credit hours) from the following:
      HIST 350 : England/Wales After 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 350 : England/Wales After 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in England and Wales after 1700.

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      HIST 351 : Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 351 : Germanic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Germanic areas of Europe.

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      HIST 352R : Scandinavian Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 352R : Scandinavian Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and/or Finland.

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      : Danish Family, Local, and Social History Research.
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      : Norwegian and Iclandic Family, Local, and Social History Research.
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      : Swedish and Finnish Family, Local, and Social History Research.
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      HIST 353R : Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 353R : Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geo-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families; development of demographic and family history studies which may include Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy and their colonies in the Americas.

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      HIST 354 : Slavic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 354 : Slavic Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families; development of family history studies in Slavic areas of Europe.

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      HIST 401 : Northeastern United States and British Canada Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 401 : Northeastern United States and British Canada Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in New England and Mid-Atlantic states research.

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      HIST 403 : Midwestern United States and Plains States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 403 : Midwestern United States and Plains States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Midwestern and Plains states research.

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      HIST 404 : Southern United States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 404 : Southern United States Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in southern states research.

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      HIST 405 : Native American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 405 : Native American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methodologies for reconstruction of individual families and development of family history studies in Native American research.

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      HIST 411R : Advanced Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 411R : Advanced Southern European and Latin American Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced research methods utilizing the reconstruction of individual families in the development of demographic and family history studies in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Latin America, Quebec, and Spanish United States.

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      HIST 412 : England/Wales Before 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 412 : England/Wales Before 1700 Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter Odd Yrs.
      DESCRIPTION: Advanced research methods utilizing sources prior to 1700 in the reconstruction of individual families in the development of demographic and family history studies in England and Wales.

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      HIST 414 : Scotland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 414 : Scotland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in Scotland.

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      HIST 415 : Ireland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 415 : Ireland Family, Local, and Social History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Records, geographical-historical background, paleography, and methods for reconstruction of individual families and development of demographic and family history studies in Ireland.

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      HIST 420 : Latin Language Handwriting and Documents. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 420 : Latin Language Handwriting and Documents. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
      DESCRIPTION: Interpretation of handwriting within historical contexts in Latin ecclesiastical and notarial documents useful in family, local, and social history research, including church registers, notarial settlements of estates, probate records, and inventories; medieval to modern periods.

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      Note: It is recommended that students focus on one geographical area. Minors should consult with the family history coordinator soon after declaring.

  3. Complete one course from the following:
  4. Complete one course from the following social and cultural history courses. Seek faculty advice in choosing electives:
  5. Complete one course (3 credit hours) from the following advanced skills courses:
      HIST 434 : Computers in Family Historical Research and Publication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 434 : Computers in Family Historical Research and Publication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall Odd Yrs.
      DESCRIPTION: Use of computer programs and the internet in researching family, local, and social history; including programs and techniques for publishing.

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      HIST 439 : Seminar on Professional Family History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 439 : Seminar on Professional Family History Research. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Practicum in professional client research exploring advanced genealogical methodologies.

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      HIST 482 : Capstone Seminar: Writing and Professional Paths in Family History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 482 : Capstone Seminar: Writing and Professional Paths in Family History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: HIST 439
      DESCRIPTION: Research seminar; evidentiary analysis and writing skills in preparing a compiled lineage and exploring professional alternatives in family history, including professional accreditation or certification.

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      HIST 496R : Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History. (1-5:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      HIST 496R : Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History. (1-5:0:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Work-study involving family, local, and/or social history at one or more archives, libraries, publishers, data providers, or research organizations on the international, national, state, or local level, under supervision of a professional genealogist, historian, archivist, or librarian.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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