See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.

History Major
History Major - Secondary Education
History Minor
History Minor - Secondary Education
Broad Field Social Studies Major in History

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History
 

Faculty
Joel Sipress, Associate Professor
David Obermiller, Assistant Professor
Karl Bahm, Assistant Professor
Priscilla Starratt, Professor

Majors
History Major (B.A. or B. S. degree)
Broad Field Social Studies in History
 

History Major

Requirements and recommendations:
A minimum of 33 semester credits, which must be broadly distributed among a series of historical fields. Majors must include coursework from at least seven of the nine coded areas. At least 18 semester credits in History must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above. A foreign language is recommended and is required for the BA degree.

History Codes:
History majors must include coursework from at least seven of nine coded areas. Each catalog description of history courses includes a code number indicating which requirements are met by that course: Code 1-United States History; Code 2-World History; Code 3-European History; Code 4-African History; Code 5-Latin American History; Code 6-Asian History; Code 7-Middle Eastern History; Code 8-Gender History; Code 9-Historiography and Methodology.

Capstone Experience:
Each major is required to complete a capstone experience. HIST 496 Historical Research Methods and HIST 497 Senior Thesis comprise the capstone experience for the History Major and should normally be taken in the senior year.
 

History Major - Secondary Education

Requirements:
A minimum of 36 semester credits, which must be broadly distributed among a series of historical fields. Majors must include coursework from at least seven of the nine coded areas. At least three courses must fulfill Code 1 (U.S. History). At least 21 semester credits in History must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above, at least three credits of which must fulfill Code 1 (U.S. History). Coursework must include:

HIST 151 U.S. Through 1877 or HIST 152 U.S. Since 1877
HIST 256 History of Wisconsin
HIST 392 Topics in World History

Capstone Experience:
Each major is required to complete a capstone experience. HIST 496 Historical Research Methods and HIST 339 Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education comprise the capstone experience for the History Major-Secondary Education and should normally be taken in the senior year.
 

History Minor

Requirements:
A minimum of 21 credits, distributed among at least five of the nine history codes. At least nine credits in History must be at the 300 level or above.
 

History Minor - Secondary Education

A minimum of 24 credits, distributed among at least five of the nine history codes. At least three courses must fulfill Code 1 (U.S. History). At least 15 credits in History must be at the 300 level or above, at least three of which must fulfill Code 1 (U.S. History). Coursework must include:

HIST 151 U.S. Through 1877 or HIST 152 U.S. Since 1877
HIST 256 History of Wisconsin
HIST 392 Topics in World History
HIST 339 Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education
HIST 496 Historical Research Methods
 

Broad Field Social Studies Major in History

Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive liberal arts major. Students intending to pursue careers in secondary education must also complete a series of Wisconsin Teacher Certification requirements. Contact the Teacher Education Department for details.

The Broad Field Social Studies in History program is inter-disciplinary and includes course work in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Certification to teach fusion courses in the social sciences will be granted upon completion of the program below. Fusion courses are defined as those that integrate several social studies disciplines and require composite preparation in social studies like Civics, Social Problems, American Problems, Area Studies, Vital Issues, etc.

The Broad Field Social Studies Major in History requires a minimum of 54 semester credits to be fulfilled in the following fashion:

1. Completion of the following set of core courses (36 credits):

ECON 235 and BUS 110 6 credits
PSYC 101 and any three additional PSYC courses 6 credits
GEOG 100 and 102 6 credits
HIST 151 or 152 and HIST 111 or 392 6 credits
POLS 150 and 330 6 credits
SOCI 101 and ANTH 112 6 credits

2. Completion of either:

A. A secondary education major in History. (Completion of the Broad Field major in his manner will require a student to take more than the 54 semester credit minimum required of the Broad Field major.) Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied toward the major.

or

B. A secondary education minor in History. Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied toward the minor.


3. Additional elective credits, if necessary, in any of the disciplines within the Broad Field major other than the field of the teaching major or minor.