History 7-12, B.S. Concentration: History M.A. Accelerated Pathway

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This accelerated pathway program has been designed to provide high-achieving students with the opportunity to complete graduate coursework beginning in their junior year in order to complete their B.S. in History 7-12 and an Accelerated M.A. in History in five years. This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program on the College of Education page for more information.

Overall GPA of 3.0 Required
120 Overall Credits Required

LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS

Liberal Education Program

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.  

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements.  These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.

Tier 2 - American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 - United States History I ('B-' or better)
HIS 111 - United States History II ('B-' or better)

Tier 2 - Mind and Body
SHE 203 - School Health

Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better)

Tier 2 - Time and Place (select one):
ANT 205 -Archaeology and the Human Past
GEO 100 - People, Places, and Environments
SOC 250 -Apocalypse Now?

Tier 3 - Capstone
HIS 496 - Student Teaching Seminar - History

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

60 Credits Required

History Requirements

24 Credits Required

Requirements:

  • HIS 100 or HIS 101 - Western Civilization I or II ('B-' or better)
  • HIS 200 - Historical Methods and Materials
  • HIS 309 - Issues in Global History
  • HIS 485 - Seminar in History

Holocaust/Genocide (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 127 - Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 235 - The Holocaust
  • HIS 237 - Modern Germany
  • HIS 257 - American Indian History to 1850
  • HIS 320 - History of the Indochina Wars 1965-1993
  • HIS 336 - Nazi Germany
  • HIS 340 - The Crusades
  • HIS 347 - Cultural Confrontation in the Developing World
  • HIS 409 - Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

European History (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 301 — Roman Empire
  • HIS 303 — England and France in the Middle Ages
  • HIS 304 — Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 305 — Europe in the 17th Century
  • HIS 306 — Europe in the 18th Century
  • HIS 307 — Europe in the 19th Century
  • HIS 308 — Europe in the 20th Century
  • HIS 313 — English Origins of American Law
  • HIS 316 — History of Ancient Greece
  • HIS 317 — History of Rome from its Origins to Caesar
  • HIS 330 — Religion and Society in the Byzantine Empire
  • HIS 336 — Nazi Germany
  • HIS 343 — Modern Eastern Europe
  • HIS 373 — Bourbons, Revolution, & Napoleon: France 1715-1815
  • HIS 374 —The French Republic: Problems Since 1870
  • HIS 375 —Themes in Russian History to 1800
  • HIS 376 —Alexander the Great and the Hellinistic Age

U.S. History (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 311 — Who Built America? 1500-1928
  • HIS 312 — Who Built America? 1929-Present
  • HIS 313 — English Origins of American Law
  • HIS 315 — American Roots
  • HIS 318 — Women in American History, 1620-1890
  • HIS 319 — Women in American History, 1865 - Present
  • HIS 350 — Colonial U.S. History I HIS 352 —The Early Republic
  • HIS 352 — Early Republic
  • HIS 353 — The Era of Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIS 354 —The New Nation: 1865-1918
  • HIS 355 — America Between Two Wars - 1919-1945
  • HIS 357 — Recent American Histories - 1945 to the Present
  • HIS 358 — American Frontier
  • HIS 359 — American Environmental History
  • HIS 360 — U.S. Foreign Policy I
  • HIS 361 — U.S. Foreign Policy II
  • HIS 363 — New England: 1620-1860
  • HIS 364 —Travel to the Hawaiian Nation
  • HIS 365 — Hawaiian History
  • HIS 370 — Public History
  • HIS 371 — Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • HIS 410 — U.S. Social and Intellectual History
  • HIS 480 — Seminar in Oral History

Non-Western History (Select 3 credits from):

  • HIS 300 —The Vietnam War Era
  • HIS 320 — History of the Indochina Wars 1965-1993
  • HIS 340 —The Crusades
  • HIS 341 — Islamic Fundamentalism
  • HIS 342 — 20th Century China
  • HIS 344 — West Africa in the Modern World
  • HIS 346 — Eastern Africa
  • HIS 347 — Cultural Confrontation in the Developing World
  • HIS 378 — Early China
  • HIS 393 — Modern Central America: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Struggle
  • HIS 409 — Ethnic Groups and Ethnic Conflict: An International Perspective

Education Requirements and History 7-12 BS to MA Accelerated Pathway

36 Credits Required

  • Select 9 credits of HIS at the 500-level
  • EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators ('C' or better)
  • EDU 413 – Secondary Education ('C' or better)
  • EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success (formerly IDS 471) ('C' or better)
  • HIS 490 – Social Science (Secondary School) ('B-' or better)
  • HIS 494 – Student Teaching (History)
    HIS 496 - Student Teaching Seminar (History)
  • RDG 470 - Literacy in the Content Areas (formerly IDS 470) ('C' or better)
  • SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom ('C' or better)

Non-Course Requirements:
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia Required

COGNATE REQUIREMENTS

27 Credits Required

Requirements:

EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools and Societies ('C' or better)
HIS 110 or HIS 111 – United States History I or II  ('B-' or better)
SHE 203 – School Health 
Select 3 credits of ECO
Select 3 credits of GEO
Select 3 credits of PSC
Select 9 credits from ANT, ECO, GEO, PSC, PSY, SOC

FREE ELECTIVES

Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).