Dec 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [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 15 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, 3191, 3251, 3260, 3265, 3280, 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)

Select either:

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2. Intermediate level history courses

15 credit hours including 6 hours of writing-intensive courses.

  • 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

Writing Intensive Courses at the 3000-level are:

HIST 3101, 3102, 3103, 3104, 3105, 3191, 3251, 3265, 3285, 3500, 3510, 3531, 3604, 3606, 3611, 3612, 3614, 3616, 3618, 3662, 3664, 3702, 3762, 3764, 3766, 3768, 3882, 3884. The prerequisite is HIST 2900 or instructor approval. Writing intensive courses are designated “(WI)” in the online schedule of classes.

3. Advanced level history courses (9 hours)

Advanced level, baccalaureate history courses (9 hours). All 4000-level U.S., Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and European history courses meet the baccalaureate-level writing requirement. Baccalaureate history courses are designed “(BW)” in the online schedule of classes. Students considering graduate school are strongly advised to select the Senior Thesis or 5000-level Seminar as one of the three required advanced level baccalaureate history courses. 4000-level prerequisite: 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

Cognate Requirements (15 hours)

2. One approved course in economics. Select either:

3. One approved course in geography selected from:

4. Two approved courses in political science. Select:

Writing Intensive Courses - History

Prerequisite: HIST 2900 or instructor approval.

Courses by Area - History


Courses meeting requirements for European history include:


Courses meeting requirements for any geographical area include:

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