DEGREES
HISTORY DEPARTMENT


    DEGREE PLANS

    Bachelor of Arts in History
    Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:
    36 semester hours

    Total number of advanced hours required in major: 24
    semester hours

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:

    HIST 1301 United States to 1865
    HIST 1302 United States since 1865
    HIST 1355 World History: People and Events to 1600
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends and Issues Since 1600

    One of the following advanced Mexican/Latin American/Borderlands history courses:

    HIST 3354 Mexican American Cultural History
    HIST 4304 Latin America: Past and Present
    HIST 4322 Spanish Borderland in North America

    One of the following advanced European courses:

    HIST 5314 Contemporary Europe
    HIST 5315 Main Currents in Europe
    HIST 5335 Historical Movements in 20th Century Europe

    One of the following advanced Asian courses:

    HIST 5331 Modern Japan
    HIST 5337 Modern Asia

    Advanced U.S. history: 3 hours

    9 additional hours in history (3 must be advanced)

    Integrative summative experience (both):

    HIST 5380 Historical Research, Writing & Method
    HIST 5381 Senior Essay

    Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

    See advanced course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.

    Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):

    None

    Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

    The History faculty will require a formal paper in an advanced course that demonstrates the use of e-mail, computerized library research, databases, the Internet and Lake Online, if applicable.

    Foreign language requirement:

    Two semesters of the same foreign language

    Other course requirements:

    None

    Prescribed sequence of courses, if any:

    None

    Acceptable minor fields:

    Anthropology, Mexican American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Kinesiology, Philosophy, Religious Studies/Theology, Spanish or a discipline approved by the History faculty

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    Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies (with a core in History)

    Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major: 36 semester hours

    Total number of advanced hours required in major:
    18 semester hours

    Student Spotlight



    “The quality instruction and the carefully planned and challenging courses in the history/social studies program gave me a full taste of the study of history.  It has prepared me for graduate school and for the dynamic twenty-first century classroom.”

    –Nelson Guerra,
      May 2008 Graduate  

      BA, Social Studies (core in history)

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:
    Core: 18 semester hours (12 advanced) including:
    HIST 1301 United States to 1865
    HIST 1302 United States since 1865

    Supporting Courses:
    18 semester hours (6 advanced) from History, Sociology, Economics, Geography and Political Science courses including at least 3 semester hours each from Political Science, Sociology, Economics and Geography.

    Integrative summative experience:

    A comprehensive written exam is required in which seniors will demonstrate a well-rounded knowledge of the major.

    Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

    See advanced course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.
    Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):
    POLS 1311 & 1312 American-Texas Government and Politics I & II
    HIST 1355 World History: People and Events
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends and Issues

    Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

    The History faculty will require a formal paper in an advanced course that demonstrates the use of e-mail, computerized library research, databases, the Internet and Lake Online, if applicable.

    Foreign language requirement:

    Two semesters of the same foreign language

    Other course requirements:

    None

    Prescribed sequence of courses, if any:

    None

    Acceptable minor fields:

    None required

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    Bachelor of Applied Studies in Social Studies (with a core in History)
    Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major: 36 semester hours

    Total number of advanced hours required in major:
    15 semester hours

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:

    Core: 18 semester hours (12 advanced) including:
    HIST 1301 United States to 1865
    HIST 1302 United States since 1865

    Supporting Courses:
    18 semester hours (3 advanced) in related courses from the Social Sciences with at least one course from each of the following areas: Political Science, Sociology, Geography and Economics.

    Integrative summative experience:

    A comprehensive written exam is required in which seniors will demonstrate a well-rounded knowledge of the major.

    Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

    See advanced course description for prerequisite requirements.
    Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):
    POLS 1311 & 1312 American-Texas Government and Politics I & II
    HIST 1355 World History: People and Events
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends and Issues

    Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

    The History faculty will require a formal paper in an advanced course that demonstrates the use of e-mail, computerized library research, databases, the Internet and Lake Online, if applicable.

    Foreign language requirement:

    Two semesters of the same foreign language

    Other course requirements:

    18-30 semester hours in a related technical field

    Prescribed sequence of courses, if any:

    None

    Acceptable minor fields:

    None required


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    TEACHER CERTIFICATION INTERMEDIATE
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies for Grades 4-8 Social Studies Certification

    Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major: 37 semester hours

    Total number of advanced hours required in major: 24 semester hours

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major: Core: 27 semester hours (18 advanced)
    HIST 1355 World History: People and Events to 1600
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends and Issues since 1600
    HIST 3324 History of Texas
    HIST 3325 Economic History of the United States

    One of the following:

    HIST 3354 Mexican American Cultural History
    HIST 4322 Spanish Borderlands in North America
    GEOG 4353 Regional Geography
    POLS 1312 American-Texas Government and Politics II
    POLS 4351 Environmental Policy and Law 

    Supporting Courses: 10 semester hours (6 advanced)
    One of the following:
    ARTS 3383 Teaching Art
    MUSI 3341 Teaching Children Music
    MATH 1407 Essentials in Mathematics II
    PSYC 3375 Psychology in the Classroom
    Not more than 18 semester hours can be used from courses that also validate general education content competences, and only six of these can be used in the core.

    Integrative summative experience:
    TExES exam

    Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:
    See advanced course descriptions for prerequisite requirements.
    PSYC 1305 for PSYC 3375

    Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):
    ENGL 1313 & 1314 Composition I & II
    6 semester hours in sophomore-level English literature
    MATH 1406 Essentials of Mathematics I
    4 semester hours in a natural science with lab (BIOL 1400, PHSC 1411 or PHSC 1412 strongly recommended)
    PHIL 2321 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 4350 Critical Thinking for Teachers
    POLS 1311 American-Texas Government and Politics I
    SPCH 2312 Oral Communication
    Required courses in the major and Specific General Education (excluding PHIL 2321) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

    Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:
    EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching

    Foreign language requirement:
    Two semesters of the same foreign language

    Other course requirements:
    SUPPORTING COURSES:
    MATH 1407 Essentials in Mathematics II
    SPED 4338 Individual Differences
    EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching
    PSYC 3375 Psychology in the Classroom
    EDUC 4345 Reading in the School 

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
    (student must be officially admitted to teacher education program before taking these courses):
    BLOCK A:
    EDUC 4365 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
    EDUC 5308 Classroom Organization & Management
    EDUC 4348 Reading Diagnosis and Prescription 

    BLOCK B:
    EDUC 5303 Instruction and Assessment in the School
    EDUC 5330 Field Based Experiences
    EDUC 5372 Methods of Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies 

    BLOCK C:
    EDUC 4380 Student Teaching - Elementary
    EDUC 4385 Student Teaching - Intermediate
    Or
    EDUC 4685 Student Teaching - Intermediate

    Acceptable minor fields:
    None required

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    TEACHER CERTIFICATION SECONDARY – History

    Bachelor of Arts in History for Grades 8-12 History Certification

    Total number of hours required in major:
    36 semester hours

    Total number of advanced hours required in the major:
    20 semester hours

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:

    HIST 1301 United States to 1865
    HIST 1302 Unites States since 1865
    HIST 1355 World History: People and Events to 1600
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends and Issues since 1600
    HIST 3324 History of Texas
    HIST 3325 Economic History of the United States

    One of the following:

    HIST 3354 Mexican American Cultural History
    HIST 4304 Latin America: Past and Present
    HIST 4322 Spanish Borderland in North America

    One of the following:

    HIST 5360 Arab World/Islamic Society
    HIST 3360 U.S. History Through Women’s Eyes

    One of the following:

    HIST 5314 Contemporary Europe
    HIST 5315 Main Currents in Europe
    HIST 5335 Historical Movements in 20th Century Europe

    One of the following:

    HIST 5331 Modern Japan
    HIST 5337 Modern Asia

    Integrative summative experience:

    Student must take TExES exam

    Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

    See advanced course descriptions for prerequisite requirements
    Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):
    ENGL 1313 & 1314 Composition I & II
    6 semester hours in sophomore-level English literature
    3 semester hours in college-level mathematics
    4 semester hours in a natural science (with lab)
    3 semester hours in a non-literary art
    PHIL 2321 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 4350 Critical Thinking for Teachers
    POLS 1311 American-Texas Government and Politics I
    PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology
    SPCH 2312 Oral Communication
    Required courses in the major and in General Education (excluding PHIL 2321 and PSYC 1305) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

    Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

    EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching

    Foreign language requirement:

    Two semesters of the same foreign language

    Other course requirements:

    SUPPORTING COURSES:
    PSYC 3375 Psychology in the Classroom
    SPED 4338 Individual Differences
    EDUC 5325 Teaching for Teaching

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES (student must be officially admitted to teacher education program before taking these courses):

    BLOCK A:
    EDUC 3343 Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
    EDUC 3344 Content Reading

    BLOCK B:

    EDUC 5303 Instruction & Assessment in the School
    EDUC 5330 Field-Based Experiences
    EDUC 5308 Classroom Organization & Management: Intermediate & Secondary

    BLOCK C:

    EDUC 4385 Student Teaching: Intermediate
    EDUC 3380 Student Teaching: Secondary


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    TEACHER CERTIFICATION SECONDARY – Social Studies
    Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies (with a core in History) for Grades 8-12 Social Studies Certification
    Total number of hours required in major: 51 semester hours

    Total number of advanced hours required in major:
    33 semester hours

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in the major:

    HIST 1355 World History: People & Events to 1600
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends and Issues since 1600
    HIST 3324 History of Texas
    HIST 3325 Economic History of the United States
    HIST 3360 U.S. History Through Women’s Eyes
    HIST 5337 Modern Asia
    HIST 5380 Historical Research, Writing, and Method
    GEOG 4353 Regional Geography
    ECON 2301 Principles of Economics I
    ECON 2302 Principles of Economics II
    POLS 1312 American-Texas Government & Politics II
    POLS 4350 International Relations and Law
    POLS 4360 Mexican Americans and Politics in the Southwest

    One of the following:

    HIST 3354 Mexican American Cultural History
    HIST 4304 Latin America: Past and Present
    HIST 4322 Spanish Borderlands in North America

    One of the following:
    HIST 5312 Europe in the 19th Century

    HIST 5314 Contemporary Europe
    HIST 5315 Main Currents of Europe
    HIST 5335 Historical Movements in 20th Century Europe

    One of the following:

    HIST 5331 Modern Japan
    HIST 5360 Arab World/Islamic Society

    Integrative summative experience:
    Student must take TExES exam

    Prerequisites to the required courses in the major:

    HIST 1301 and 1302; See advanced course descriptions for prerequisite requirements
    Specific General Education courses required in this degree (not included in above categories):
    ENGL 1313 & 1314 Composition I & II
    6 semester hours in sophomore-level English literature
    3 semester hours in college-level mathematics
    4 semester hours in a natural science (with lab)
    3 semester hours in a non-literary art
    PHIL 2321 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHIL 4350 Critical Thinking for Teachers
    POLS 1311 American-Texas Government and Politics I
    PSYC 1305 Introduction to Psychology
    SPCH 2312 Oral Communication
    Required courses in the major and in General Education (excluding PHIL 2321 and PSYC 1305) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

    Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

    EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching

    Foreign language requirement:

    Two semesters of the same foreign language

    Other course requirements:

    SUPPORTING COURSES:
    PSYC 3375 Psychology in the Classroom
    SPED 4338 Individual Differences
    EDUC 5325 Technology for Teaching

    PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES (student must be officially admitted to the teacher education program before taking these courses):

    BLOCK A:
    EDUC 3343 Secondary Curriculum & Instruction
    EDUC 3344 Content Reading

    BLOCK B:

    EDUC 5303 Instruction & Assessment in the School
    EDUC 5330 Field-Based Experiences
    EDUC 5308 Classroom Organization & Management: Intermediate & Secondary

    BLOCK C:

    EDUC 4385 Student Teaching: Intermediate
    EDUC 3380 Student Teaching: Secondary

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    Links to Teacher Education Handbook
    :

    Intermediate Certification in Social Studies with a core in History
    Secondary Certification in History or Social Studies with a core in History


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    Minor in History
    Total number of hours required: 15 semester hours
    Total number of advanced hours required: 9 semester hours

    Required courses (not including prerequisites) in minor:
    One of the following:
    HIST 1301 United States to 1865
    HIST 1302 United States since 1865

    One of the following:
    HIST 1355 World History: People & Events to 1600
    HIST 1356 World History: Trends & Issues since 1600


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