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.)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       33 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       47
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. Element 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.)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       30 Hours

PLUS EIGHTEEN (18) HOURS of upper divisions History courses with a minimum of SIX (6) HOURS in each of the following Areas (which must include at least two of the following three courses: HIS 302A, HIS 302B, or HIS 302C)

♦  Area I (U.S./6 hrs.):

♦  Area II (Europe/6 hrs.):

♦  Area III (Non‑Western/6 hrs.):

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS      12-15 hours

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS   31 hours

  • EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3) OR CIS 212: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) OR CSC 104: Computer Literacy with Software Applications (3)
  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Schools and Our Society (3)
  • EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 319W: Human Development and Learning (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • SED 401: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) OR SED 401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms (3) (Service Learning Component)
  • ESE 490: Secondary Curriculum, Classroom Organization, and Management (3)
  • ESE 549: Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (3)
  • ESE 499: Supervised Student Teaching (12)

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of Applied Learning Field Experience which includes the following:

  • EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I (0.5)
  • EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II (0.5)
  • EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I: Educational Assessment (0.5)
  • EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum (0.5)
  • ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching (1)

FREE ELECTIVES       0-1 Hour

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       122 HOURS

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.


Second Major in History

A student may complete a second major in history by completing the major requirements listed above.
 


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:       3 hours

American History:       9 hours *
Choose from:

AND/OR  if topic is appropriate

European History:       6 hours *
Choose from:

AND/OR  if topic is appropriate:

Asian, African or Latin American History:       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 Requirements

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

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       30 hours

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      3 hours

American History:       9 hours *
Choose from:

AND/OR  if topic is appropriate

European History:       6 hours *
Choose from:

AND/OR  if topic is appropriate:

Asian, African or Latin American History:       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 Requirements

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

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:       30 hours