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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major, B.A. with Secondary Social Studies Licensure

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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. The Secondary Education Concentration is for students seeking licensure to teach secondary school social studies. In lieu of a minor, these students must take specific social science courses and Secondary Education courses that are listed under Secondary Education in this Catalog.

Course Requirements for All History Majors

Both major concentrations require a minimum of 42 semester hours in history courses, including 15 semester hours of core courses. 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 majoring in history must have at least a 2.0 average in their history courses to graduate. Students seeking teaching licensure should consult the Secondary Education section of the catalog for grade and GPA requirements.

General Studies Requirements for History Majors

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 General Studies Historical category. The selected General Studies course may not have the HIS prefix or be crosslisted with a course with the HIS prefix.

Secondary Education Concentration

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History with recommendation for Secondary Social Studies Licensure should select the Secondary Education Concentration within the History Major. Students in this program are required to complete the following requirements. Teacher licensure candidates are also required to take other specific courses listed under Teacher Education in this Catalog.

Elective Courses

In addition to the required courses, students must take 27 semester hours in history selected in consultation with a history advisor.  At least 18 of the 27 semester hours must be upper-division (3000- or 4000-level) courses.  Included in those hours must be at least three semester hours in American History (HIS 3400-3699), three semester hours in European History (HIS 3100-3399), and three semester hours in World History (HIS 3700-3799).  The minimum total number of semester hours in the History Major is 42. The department strongly encourages all majors in the Secondary Education Concentration to take HIS 3000-Historical Writing and Thinking and HIS 3720-Themes in World History.

Subtotal: 27 credits

Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies Licensure

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in History with recommendation for Secondary Social Studies Licensure must complete the following coursework in anthropology, economics, geography, and political science in addition to the major requirements.

Summary of Requirements

History Major with Secondary Education Concentration 66 credits
General Studies Requirements 33 credits*
Licensure Requirements 34-35 credits
History Major with Licensure Total 124-125 credits

*Students may apply 9 credits from the licensure coursework to satisfy general studies requirements in the social and behavioral sciences.

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