Dec 02, 2021  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major, B.A.


Students majoring in History must select either a General Concentration or a Secondary Education Concentration. The General Concentration requires the completion of a minor in a discipline other than History or, in lieu of a minor, completion of the licensure program in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education. The Secondary Education Concentration is intended for students who plan to teach secondary school social studies. Those students are also required to take specific social science courses and Secondary Education courses that are listed under Teacher Education in this Catalog.

Course Requirements for All History Majors

Both major concentrations require a minimum of 42 hours in history courses, including 15 hours of core courses. All Secondary Education Concentration history majors must take HIS 1040, World History since 1500. General Concentration majors must take either HIS 1040 or another history course covering an area outside of the United States and Europe, such as HIS 3700, Modern China. All students should check with a departmental advisor to make a proper selection of courses.

A grade of D- or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. History majors must have a GPA of 2.00 in the major and an overall GPA of 2.00 to graduate.

General Studies Requirements for History Majors

Except for students in the Early Childhood Education Licensure Program, History majors must take three extra credits in either Arts and Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences, or Social and Behavioral Sciences I or II instead of three credits in the Historical category. The selected course may not have the HIS prefix or be crosslisted with a course with the HIS prefix.

General Concentration:


In addition:


In addition to the required courses (15 hours) students also need to take at least three courses (9 hours) from Category I, at least two courses (6 hours) from Category II, and at least four history elective courses (12 hours).

Subtotal: 9


Subtotal: 6


History Electives (select at least four courses):


Elective courses may be selected from among any of the HIS prefix courses offered by the History Department. If HIS 1040, World History since 1500, is not taken as part of the core, students must include among their history electives a course covering an area outside the United States and Europe. It is highly recommended that students seeking teaching licensure in Early Childhood or Elementary Education take HIS 1110, Colorado History I, as one of their electives.

Subtotal: 12


Grade Average in History:


Students majoring in history must have at least a 2.0 average in their history courses to graduate. Students seeking teaching licensure should consult the Teacher Education section of the catalog for grade average requirements.

Subtotal: 15


Totals:


Core courses 15
Category I 9
Category II 6
History Electives 12
Total 42

Secondary Education Concentration:


The Secondary Education Concentration is intended for individuals who are in the Secondary Education Social Studies Licensure Program. These individuals are required to take other specific courses listed under Teacher Education in this Catalog.

Subtotal: 15


In addition to the core courses:


In addition to the core courses (15 hours) students also need to take the three courses listed in Category I (9 hours), at least two courses (6 hours) from Category II, and at least four history elective courses (12 hours).

Subtotal: 9

Subtotal: 6

History Electives (select at least four)


Elective courses may be selected from among any of the HIS prefix courses offered by the History Department.  It is highly recommended that students seeking teaching licensure in Secondary Education take HIS 1110, Colorado History I, as one of their electives.

Subtotal: 12

Total for Major


Core Courses 15
Category I 9
Category II 6
History Electives 12
TOTAL 42

 
 

 

History Major with Early Childhood Licensure


The core curriculum is designed to ensure that the program meets Colorado Endorsement Standards.  The curriculum is designed to prepare candidates to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards for Early Childhood Education.  The core courses in the major provide the candidate with the knowledge-base to understand contemporary societal issues while drawing on experiences from the past.

The History Major General Concentration, along with Category I and II requirements are the same as for a History Major without licensure.

History electives:

Elective courses may be selected from among any of the HIS prefix courses offered by the History Department.  If HIS 1040 World History Since 1500 is not taken as part of the core, students must include among their history electives a course covering an area outside the United States and Europe.  It is highly recommended that students seeking teaching licensure in Early Childhood Education take HIS 1110 Colorado History I as one of their electives. (12 credit hours)

Core Courses 15
Category I 9
Category II 6
History Electives 12
Total for MAJOR 42
General Studies and Math Total* 36
Licensure Total 45
Grand Total 123

 

* General Studies Exception for History Major with Early Childhood Licensure: HIS 1210 satisfies the Level II Historical General Studies requirement.