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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Focus

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This program combines a History Major with a concentration in Secondary Social Studies licensure and a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse focus.  It prepares teacher candidates to teach Social Studies in diverse secondary school contexts.

General Studies Required Courses for Written and Oral Communication and Quantitative Literacy

General Studies Arts and Humanities

Six credits are required in this category.  This is course is recommended:

General Studies Historical

History majors need three additional credits in one of these categories: Arts and Humanities, Natural and Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences I or II.  The course below is recommended here:

General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences

Six credits are required in this category.  The course below is recommended to fulfill three credits of this General Studies requirement.

General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences I and II

Six credits are required in these General Studies categories.  These two courses are strongly recommended.

Global Diversity Requirement

This three-credit course is strongly recommended to satisfy the Global Diversity requirement.

History Major Core Requirements

All HIS concentrations require a minimum of 42 hours in history courses, including 15 hours of core courses.  All students should check with a departmental advisor to make a proper selection of courses. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward licensure.  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 additional GPA requirements prior to student teaching.

History Major Electives

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

Additional Social Science Course Requirements for Social Studies Licensure

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Secondary Social Studies and a CLD focus must complete the following Social Science courses.  Please note that most of these courses can also be used to satisfy General Studies requirements within this program.

Secondary Education Course Requirements

The Secondary Education Licensure Program prepares candidates to teach content-area courses in grades 7-12.  Through the sequence of courses and field experiences, the candidate satisfies all of Colorado’s performance-based standards for licensure in Secondary Education.  Note that these requirements for Social Studies licensure include HIS 4010, which is also a HIS major course requirement.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Focus Requirements

The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Focus includes courses required for a CLD Endorsement by the Colorado Department of Education.  Students seeking that endorsement with their teaching license will still need additional credits beyond those required here.  Please see a CLD adviser for details.

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