May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History - History Secondary Education Concentration, BA


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Major in History


Austin Allen, PhD, Coordinator
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A Bachelor of Arts in History provides students with the intellectual discipline as well as the research, analytical, and communication skills that will prepare them for careers in teaching, government, non-profit organizations, and the private sector. Students interested in pursuing a professional degree in law, history, library studies, public history, or other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities will find the skills offered by the History Degree to be particularly useful to them in their future studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA in History will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify the significance of historical development in the United States.
  • Recognize and identify the significance of historical global change.
  • Recognize context and make careful generalizations based on factual evidence.
  • Use research skills to effectively locate and present competing historical interpretations of a subject.
  • Apply academic conventions of historical writing, including the development of clear and convincing compositions and the application of proper source attribution.
  • Communicate effectively and succinctly through informed spoken discourse.

NOTE: Students must select either the standard concentration or the education concentration in order to complete a BA in History.

Degree Requirements


To complete a BA in History with a Secondary Education Concentration, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below. Note that Student Teaching courses, SED 4301  and SED 4302 , require 15-week full-time supervised work in grades 8 - 12 (may be one or more grades). Courses identified as belonging to the same Professional Development (PD) series must be taken concurrently.

Students majoring in History/Social Studies Secondary Education Concentration or the History Secondary Education Concentration must be admitted to the Department of Urban Education’s Teacher Candidacy program (at UHD) in order to take required courses in Professional Development I, II, and III.  Admission to Teacher Candidacy at UHD for students pursuing either of these history tracks requires (1) core completion, (2) preparatory requirement completion; (3) a minimum of 24 earned SCHs of HIST courses; and (4) an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.  

Common Core Requirements


See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog. Students with a concentration in education must take HIST 1305  and HIST 1306  to fulfill the history core requirement.

Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area may be reused from the common core)

6-8 Hours of Foreign Language:


Complete 6-8 semester credit hours in the same foreign language. Semester credit hours are contingent upon placement exams, courses taken, or transfer credit. Semester credit hours bypassed by placement must be made up in elective credits. Hours earned in excess of three semester credit hours for any foreign language course may be applied to the elective area.

Note:

HIST 4390 - Special Topics in History ; HIST 3399 - Directed Study in History  courses; and HIST 3342 - History in Film  may be applied to this area if the course content focuses non-U.S. topics.

Note:

HIST 4390 - Special Topics in History ; HIST 3399 - Directed Study in History  courses; and HIST 3342 - History in Film  may be applied to this area if the course content focuses U.S. topics.

Secondary Education


Note:

**Student Teaching courses require 15-week full-time supervised work in grades 8 - 12 (may be one or more grades).

Free Electives


Majors are required to complete a sufficient number of elective semester credit hours so that their entire coursework, including the above requirements, totals 120 semester credit hours. Upper or lower-level courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” section.

Teacher Certification Checklist

  • Undergraduate degree plan completed
  • TexES Content test passed
  • TexES PPR test passed
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 (undergraduate degree)

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