History Major
History Major (Secondary Education)

History Minor
History Minor (Secondary Education)


History

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

Majors
History (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 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 three courses must fulfill Code 1 (U.S. History). At least 18 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 58 semester credits to be fulfilled in the following fashion:

1. Completion of the following core courses:

ECON 235      Economics and Society                         3 credits
PSYC 101       Introduction to Psychology                     3 credits
SOCI 101        Introduction to Sociology                      3 credits
ANTH 101      The Human Experience                         3 credits

HIST 151         U.S. Through 1877                                
or
HIST 152        
U.S. Since 1877                                  
or
HIST 111         Introduction to Modern World History  3 credits

GEOG 100      World Regional Geography                 
or
GEOG 102      Cultural Geography                              3 credits

POLS 230       U.S. National, State, and Local Government    
or
POLS 150       American National Government          
and
POLS 330       U.S. State and Local Government        3-4 credits

2. Completion of an area emphasis by:

A Secondary Education Major in History. Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied to the major.

3. Completion of a total of six credits of electives in two different social science disciplines (ECON, PSYC, POLS, SOCI, ANTH, HIST, or GEOG) outside the area of emphasis.