Degree Requirements

History (B.A.)  ♦  History/Teaching (B.A.)  ♦  History (M.A.)  ♦  Minors  ♦  Curriculum Planners


History (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - History majors will fulfill ACCT with HIS 450W. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses - 42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories.

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       36 Hours

       PLUS TWENTY-ONE (21) HOURS of upper division courses with a minimum of SIX (6) HOURS in each of the following distribution areas:
       (INCLUDING TWO OF THE FOLLOWING 3 COURSES)

   ♦  Area I (U.S./6 hrs):

   ♦  Area II (Europe/6 hrs.):

   ♦  Area III (Non‑Western/6 hrs.):

The remaining upper division history course may come from any of the above areas or from other upper division history courses except HIS 302A, B, C.

FREE ELECTIVES       44
At least three hours of one foreign language is strongly recommended. Students who plan to pursue a graduate degree are strongly encouraged to take at least six hours of a foreign language which will also serve to fulfill Gen. Ed. E-6.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       120 hours


History/Teaching (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - History majors will fulfill ACCT with HIS 450W. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses - 42 hrs. distributed throughout Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories.

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       33 Hours

       PLUS EIGHTEEN (18) HOURS of upper division courses with a minimum of SIX (6) HOURS in each of the following distribution areas:
       (INCLUDING TWO OF THE FOLLOWING 3 COURSES)

  ♦  Area I (U.S./6 hrs):

   ♦  Area II (Europe/6 hrs.):

   ♦  Area III (Non‑Western/6 hrs.):

The remaining upper division history course may come from any of the above areas or from other upper division history courses except HIS 302A, B, C.

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS      12 hours

PLUS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS       37 hours

  • EDF 203: Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (2)
  • EDF 219: Human Development and Learning (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • EMS 300W: Curriculum and Instructional Design (3)
  • EMS 474: Teaching Content Reading (3)
  • EMS 490: Classroom and Behvior Managment in P-12 (3)
  • ESE 549:  Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (3)
  • SED 104: Introduction to Special Education (3) (fulfills Gen. Ed. E-6)
  • SED 402: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (2)

     PLUS THREE (3) hours of Applied Learning Field Experiences to include:

  • CED 100: Clinical I:  Intro to the Education Profession (0.5)
  • CED 200: Clinical II: Understanding the Learner (0.5)
  • CED 300: Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design (0.5)
  • CED 400: Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Perception (0.5)
  • CED 450: Clinical V: Practicing Teaching (1)
  • CED 499: Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12) (taken final semester)

     The state of Kentucky requires one or more Praxis Series tests for licensure to teach in the State.  Please see Praxis website or consult with your advisor for details.

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       122 HOURS


Second Major in History

   A student may complete a second major in history by completing the major requirements listed in the History, B.A.
 


Minor

Minor in History

   Students majoring in other disciplines may minor in History by completing the following courses:


History (Master of Arts)

Course Descriptions

Thesis Option

FOUNDATION COURSE REQUIREMENT:       3 hours

AMERICAN HISTORY REQUIREMENT:       9 hours *
   Choose from:

       AND/OR  if topic is appropriate

EUROPEAN HISTORY REQUIREMENT:       6 hours *
    Choose from:

       AND/OR  if topic is appropriate:

ASIAN, AFRICAN, OR LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY REQUIREMENT        3 hours *
    Choose from:

       OR if topic is appropriate

*The department requires that at least one of the courses used to satisfy the eighteen credit hours represented by these three requirements cover in a substantial way a period before the year 1800.

THESIS:       6 hours

HISTORY ELECTIVES:        3 hours
        Choose from graduate courses in U.S., European, Asia/Africa or Latin American history.

EXIT REQUIREMENT       0 Hours

  • GRD 857g:  MA History Written Comprehensive Exam
  • GRD 858h:  MA History Oral Comprehensive Exit Exam

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       30 hours

Departmental Requirements: 1. At least one of the courses used to satisfy the eighteen (18) hours must cover, in a substantial way, a period before 1800; 2. Must successfully complete at least one of the following research seminars: HISO 802A, HIS 802B or HIS 802C.

Language — Though the department no longer maintains a language requirement, it strongly recommends that students who plan to seek a doctoral degree should acquire foreign language proficiency while completing the masters degree.


Non-Thesis Option

FOUNDATION COURSE REQUIREMENT      3 hours

AMERICAN HISTORY REQUIREMENT       9 hours *
    Choose from:

       AND/OR  if topic is appropriate

EUROPEAN HISTORY REQUIREMENT       6 hours *
    Choose from:

       AND/OR  if topic is appropriate:

ASIAN, AFRICAN, OR LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY REQUIREMENT       3 hours *
    Choose from:

       AND/OR if topic is appropriate:

*The department requires that at least one of the courses used to satisfy the eighteen credit hours represented by these three requirements cover in a substantial way a period before the year 1800.

HISTORY ELECTIVES:       6 hours
        Choose from graduate courses in U.S., European, Asia/Africa or Latin American history.

EXIT REQUIREMENT       0 hours

  • GRD 857g:  MA History Written Comprehensive Exam
  • GRD 858h:  MA History Oral Comprehensive Exit Exam

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       30 hours

Departmental Requirements: 1. At least one of the courses used to satisfy the eighteen (18) hours must cover, in a substantial way, a period before 1800; 2. Must successfully complete at least one of the following research seminars: HISO 802A, HIS 802B or HIS 802C.