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History Major

History Major -- Secondary Education
History Minor

History Minor -- Secondary Education

Broad Field Social Studies Major

 

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History

 

Faculty

Joel Sipress, Professor

David Obermiller, Assistant Professor

Karl Bahm, Associate Professor

Priscilla Starratt, Professor

 

History Major

A minimum of 33 semester credits in History, at least 18 of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above. A foreign language is recommended and is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

Required Courses:

HIST 257 Introduction to Historical Research...............3 credits

or

HIST 256 History of Wisconsin....................................3 credits

 

Geographic Distribution Codes:

Complete coursework in at least four of six geographic codes. Each catalog description of history courses includes a code number indicating which codes the course fulfills: Code 1-United States History; Code 2-European History; Code 3-African History; Code 4-Latin American History; Code 5-Asian History; Code 6-Middle Eastern History. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

 

Race and Ethnicity:

Complete one course with a focus on race and/or ethnicity. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "RE."

 

Gender:

Complete one course with a focus on gender. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G."

 

Capstone Experience:

HIST 496 Historical Research Methods and HIST 497 Senior Thesis comprise the required capstone experience for the History Major and should normally be taken in the senior year.

 

History Major
Secondary Education

A minimum of 33 semester credits in History, at least 18 of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above.

 

Required Courses:

HIST 151 U.S. Through 1877 or HIST 152 U.S. Since 1877..............3 credits

HIST 256 History of Wisconsin...........................................................3 credits

HIST 392 Topics in World History......................................................3 credits

 

Geographic Distribution Codes:

Complete coursework from at least three of the following five geographic codes. Code 2-European History; Code 3-African History; Code 4-Latin American History; Code 5-Asian History; Code 6-Middle Eastern History. In addition, at least one course fulfilling Code 1 (U.S. History) must be completed at the 300 level or above. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

 

Race and Ethnicity:

Complete one course with a focus on race and/or ethnicity. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "RE."

 

Gender:

Complete one course with a focus on gender. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G."

 

Capstone Experience:

HIST 496 Historical Research Methods and HIST 339 Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education comprise the required capstone experience for the History Major-Secondary Education Certification and should normally be taken in the senior year.

 

History Minor

A minimum of 21 semester credits in History, at least nine of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above.

 

Required Courses:

HIST 257 Introduction to Historical Research.............3 credits

or

HIST 256 History of Wisconsin..................................3 credits

 

Geographic Distribution Codes:

Complete coursework from at least three of the six geographic codes. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

 

History Minor

Secondary Education

A minimum of 24 semester credits in History, at least 15 of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above.

 

Required Courses:

HIST 151 U.S. Through 1877.........................3 credits

or

HIST 152 U.S. Since 1877.............................3 credits

HIST 256 History of Wisconsin.......................3 credits

HIST 392 Topics in World History..................3 credits

 

Geographic Distribution Codes:

Complete coursework from at least two of the following five geographic codes. Code 2-European History; Code 3-African History; Code 4-Latin American History; Code 5-Asian History; Code 6-Middle Eastern History. In addition, at least one course fulfilling Code 1 (U.S. History) must be completed at the 300 level or above. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

 

Broad Field Social Studies Major

History Concentration

Students interested in teaching history at the secondary level are encouraged to consider the Broad Field Social Studies Major with a History Concentration.  Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive inter-disciplinary major designed specifically for students who intend to teach within the social studies disciplines at the secondary level. For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.