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.)

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.)

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 hours

PLUS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Philosophical & Historical Foundation of Education (3)
  • § EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)
  • EDF 219: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 219W: Human Development and Learning (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • EMS 300W: Curriculum and Instructional Design (3)
  • EMS 490: Classroom and Behavior Management in P-12 (3)
  • ESE 549:  Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (3)
  • SED 104: Introduction to Special Education (3) (fulfills Gen. Ed. 6)
  • SED 401: Diverse Learners in Middle/Secondary (3) OR 401S: Diverse Learners in Middle/Secondary (Service Learning component) (3)
  • CED 499: Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12) (taken final semester)

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

  • CED 100: Clinical I:  Intro to the Education Profession (0.5) (formerly EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I)
  • CED 200: Clinical II: Understanding the Learner (0.5) (formerly EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II)
  • CED 300: Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design (0.5) (formerly EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I:  Educational Assessment)
  • CED 400: Clinical IV: Diagnosis and Perception (0.5) (formerly EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum)
  • CED 450: Clinical V: Practicing Teaching (1) (formerly ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching)

     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

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