May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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


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.

Required General Studies


  • Students must satisfy the Written Communication general studies requirement.
  • Credits: 3
  • General Studies Arts and Humanities (6 credits) (Recommended: JMP 1010 - Critical Thinking through 21st Century Media )
  • General Studies Historical (satisfied by additional required content area courses for social studies licensure)
  • General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits) (see note)
  • General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences (satisfied by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150 in licensure sequence)
  • Credits: 3
  • Note:

    3 credits of the Natural and Physical Sciences Requirement will be satisfied by GEG 1100, required in the Additional Content Courses for Secondary Social Studies Licensure section below.

    The Global Diversity requirement will be satisfied by GEG 1000, required in the Additional Content Courses for Secondary Social Studies Licensure section below.

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    General Studies total credits: 21

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 and licensure students to take HIS 3425 Colorado and the Nation as one of the electives.

History Major Electives total credits: 27

Additional Content Courses for Secondary 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.

Foundation and Methods Courses for Secondary Education


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.

Summary of Requirements


Required General Studies

21 credits

History Major Core

15 credits

History Major Electives

27 credits

Additional Content Courses for Secondary Social Studies Licensure

15 credits

Foundation and Methods for Secondary Teacher Licensure

34 credits

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Focus

12 credits

History Major, B.A. with Secondary Social Studies Licensure (CLD Focus) Total

124 credits