Academic Programs

Catalog 2016-2017

We offer a major and minor in history. Students majoring in history take courses in Western civilization and United States history, as well as modern European, East Asian, Greek, Roman, African, and Latin American history. Elective courses may focus on significant eras or particular topics, such as the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, Latin American Revolutions, or Diplomacy in Antiquity.

History Major/Minor Patterns
12 major course units, including 3 of the following 4 courses:
HIST 1014 Western Civilization I
HIST 1024 Western Civilization II
HIST 1154 United States to 1865
HIST 1164 United States from 1865

2 History Seminars:
HIST 2744 Research Methods Seminar
HIST 4194 Historical Methodology

1 upper-level course (2000 or above) in each of the following fields: U.S., Modern European, pre-Modern, non-Western (4 courses total). See course descriptions for area listing.
3 electives at or above the 2000-level

Note: at least 3 of the 7 field and elective courses must be at or above the 3000-level

To become certified to teach history, students complete the following:

History Major
Education Minor for Secondary Certification

Completion of Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) for Teaching History requires:

EDU 1004 Observing the Learner
EDU 2014 Schooling in American Culture
EDU 2094 Standards-Based Instruction
EDU 2164 Designing Constructivist-Based Learning Climates
EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies and Content Area Literacy for Learners in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
EDU 4114 Supervised Teaching: Twelve Grades

OR  Senior Seminar in the student's discipline

Students must also take the following allied courses:
ANTH 1024 Cultural Anthropology 
ECON 1004 Introduction to Economics 
PS  1014 Introduction to U.S. Politics 
PSY 1004 General Psychology
SOC  1004 Introduction to Sociology 
6 course units, including:    
HIST 1014 Western Civilization I or
HIST 1024 Western Civilization II
HIST 1154 United States to 1865 or
HIST 1164 United States from 1865
4 upper-level (2000 or above) history courses (taken in at least 2 area fields)

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