Department Chair

  • James C. Harrison
    Professor of History
    Kiernan Hall 228
    (518)783-2353
    harrison@siena.edu

History Honors Certificate

            Students with high academic achievement, regardless of major, are invited to participate in History Honors seminars.  Freshmen are chosen on the basis of SAT scores and high school record to take Hist 190, Level I Honors, Shaping of the Contemporary World. Upper level honors, Hist 390 and 490, change topics frequently and can be repeated. Topics include areas in American, Asian, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and European history. Students may register for these course only with permission of the instructor. Students who maintain a cumulative gpa of 3.3 and complete a minimum of four honors courses with a B+ average will be eligible for the History Honors Certificate upon graduation. Honors courses may also be used to fulfill requirements for the college honors program. Admission to honors courses is by permission of the professor only. Please contact the professor directly.