Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies

The Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies allows students of any major to pursue concentrated, interdisciplinary study in the Age of the American Revolution (1763-1815).  The certificate is open to any student with an interest in the American Revolution.  

The CRES curriculum integrates multidisciplinary academic study of early American history with service learning for the purpose of preparing students for careers in public history as well as additional graduate training in public history, museum studies, historic preservation, library science, records management, and public policy.


CRES students must complete 18 credits

Required Coursework:   (6 cr)

HIST 312 The American Revolution and the Atlantic World
AMST / HIST / ADTV 480 Internship

Electives Area A (Select 1)   (3 cr)                                                  

HIST 311 North American Colonies and the Atlantic World, 1492-1763 
HIST 313 Antebellum America, 1815-1854
HIST 340 Latin America: The Colonial Period
HIST 370 Africa I: Genesis of Modern Africa
HIST 396 England from 1485-1815
HIST 401 Colloquium in History (when appropriate) 
HIST 411 Slavery in Historical Perspective
HIST 415 French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST 455 The Westward Movement, 1750-1890
HIST 463 U.S. Military History
HIST 465 The Spanish Borderlands
AMST / HIST 485 Topics in Revolutionary America
HIST 499 History Capstone (when appropriate)

Elective Area B (Select 1)   (3 cr)                                                                  

ENGL 310 English Renaissance Literature
ENGL 315 Literature of the Enlightenment
ENGL 345 Early American Literature: Encounters, Enlightenment and Election (1500-1820)
POSC 329 Special Studies in American Politics
POSC 330 Special Studies in Political Theory 
RELG 300 Topics in Religious Studies

Electives Area C (Select 2)   (6 cr)                                       

HIST 401 Colloquium in History (especially service learning & travel courses) 
HIST / AMST 475 Public History 
ENVA 440 Environmental Interpretation
ENVA 460 GIS: Environmental Applications
CSIS 010 Intro to Computer Applications
CSIS 110 Introduction to Computer Science
CSIS 200 Topics in Computer Science (when appropriate and including GIS introduction and web design introduction)
MGMT 211 Organization and Management
MRKT 212 Marketing
MGMT 113 Business and Organization Communications
BLAW 200 Legal Environment of Business