History Focus Award


The History Focus Award is designed to foster a rich understanding and appreciation of history as a discipline that is engaged in dialogues with the past in order to interpret human experiences over time.  This award supports students interested in history by offering the opportunity to study a wide variety of courses covering different areas, eras, and topics in history.

Students completing the award will be able to use a maximum of 16 lower-division history credits towards the Portland State University History Major requirements.  Students planning to transfer to other universities should check with the specific institution for course transferability.

To apply for the History Focus Award please complete an application form

History Focus Award Requirements

To receive the History Focus Award, a student must complete 16 credits.  Courses must be selected from the following:

HST 101History of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval4
HST 101HHistory of Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval Honors4
HST 102History of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern4
HST 102HHistory of Western Civilization: Medieval to Modern - Honors4
HST 103History of Western Civilization: Modern Europe4
HST 103HHistory of Western Civilization: Modern Europe - Honors4
HST 104History of the Middle East4
HST 105History of India and South Asia4
HST 106History of China4
HST 107History of Korea and Japan4
HST 201History of the United States to 18404
HST 202History of the United States 1840-19144
HST 203History of the United States 1914 to Present4
HST 204History of Women in the U.S.: Pre-colonial to 18774
HST 205History of Women in the U.S.: 1877 to Present4
HST 218American Indian History4
HST 225History of Global Sexualities and Families4
HST 240Oregon History4
HST 244Introduction to Viking History4
HST 246Religion in the United States to 18404
HST 247Religion in the United States since 18404
HST 250African American History to 18774
HST 251African American History since 18774
HST 270History of Mexico4
HST 271History of Central America and the Caribbean4
HST 277History of the Oregon Trail4
HST 279Russian History II4
HST 284History of Africa4
HST 285The Holocaust4