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History Major

History Teaching Major

History Minor

History Teaching Minor

Broad Field Social Studies Major

 


 

History

 

Faculty

Joel Sipress, Professor

David Tobaru 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 highly recommended and is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students who are considering graduate studies should pursue a BA 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. HIST 496 is only offered in the fall, and HIST 497 in the spring.

 

History Teaching Major at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A)

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 Teaching Major at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) and should normally be taken in the senior year. Students pursuing the History Teaching Major who elect to not complete the DPI Certification requirement should request to substitute HIST 497 Senior Thesis for the HIST 339 capstone requirement.

 

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 Teaching Minor at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A)

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 339 Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education                               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 Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) 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 EA-A level. For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.