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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major-Secondary Education Curriculum

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The secondary teacher preparation program complies with Guidelines for the Certification of Teachers of History established by the American Historical Association.

1.   Minimum of 36 hours in history selected from categories listed below.

2.   Minimum grade of “C” in all course work required for the major, including required cognates.

3.   Completion of 12 credit hours of required cognates.

4.   All course work at the 3000/4000-level must be completed within 10 years of intern teaching.

5.   At least one approved history course (3 hours) exploring diversity in U.S. society. Select from: HIST 3160, 3260, 3280, 3191, 3251, 3265, or 3285. Some 4000-level baccalaureate writing course may meet this requirement.

6.   At least two (6 hours) “writing-intensive” courses at the 3000-level.  (See the list below.)

7.   With permission of the advisor, students may substitute advanced level (4000-level) history courses for intermediate level (3000-level) courses in the same topical area, providing the student has the appropriate prerequisite.

Major Requirements:

1. Introductory level history courses (12 hours)

2. Intermediate level history courses

15 credit hours including 6 hours of writing-intensive courses. The prerequisite for the writing-intensive courses is HIST 2900 or instructor approval.

  • 3000-level   ANY AREA   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level   Africa, Asia, Latin American, Middle East   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level   European/General   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level   U.S.   Credits: 3 hours
  • 3000-level   U.S.   Credits: 3 hours

3. Advanced level history courses (9 hours)

All 4000-level U.S., Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and European history courses meet the baccalaureate-level writing requirement. The prerequisite for 4000-level courses are one 3000-level writing intensive course or instructor approval.

  • 4000-level   U.S.   Credits: 3 hours
  • 4000-level   Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, or Europe   Credits: 3 hours
  • HIST 4940 - Teaching Methods for Secondary Schools   Credits: 3 hours

Additional Requirements

In addition to the history major, students must complete the following cognate requirements:

2. One approved course in economics

Select either

3. One approved course in geography

Select from

4. Two approved courses in political science



History majors in the Secondary Education Curriculum must select a minor from the list of Approved Minors designated by the College of Education.

Writing Intensive Courses - History

Prerequisite: HIST 2900 or instructor approval.

Courses by Area - History


Courses meeting requirements for any geographical area include:

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