Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of History

Undergraduate Programs
History Education

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in History Education

1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the History Education major is met by completing one of the following courses:  History 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, or 488.  Those courses are referenced in item 3.c. below.
2. Students in the History Education major are not required to complete the College of Social Science requirements referenced under the heading Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in the the College of Social Science section of this catalog.
3. The following requirements for the major:
a. All of the following courses (22 credits):
HST 140 World History to 1500 4
HST 150 World History since 1500 4
HST 201 Historical Methods and Skills 3
HST 202 U.S. History to 1876 4
HST 203 U.S. History since 1876 4
HST 320 History of Michigan 3
b. One 300-400 level history course that is not on the United States. The course must be approved by the student's academic advisor and may not have been used to fulfill any other requirement.
c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
HST 480 Seminar in American History (W) 3
HST 481 Seminar in Ancient History (W) 3
HST 482 Seminar in Medieval History (W) 3
HST 483 Seminar in Modern European History (W) 3
HST 484 Seminar in African History (W) 3
HST 485 Seminar in Asian History (W) 3
HST 486 Seminar in Latin American History (W) 3
HST 487 Seminar in Comparative History (W) 3
HST 488 Seminar in International Relations (W) 3
d. Two 300-400 level history courses approved by the student's academic advisor. These courses may not be used to fulfill any other requirement.
4. All of the following courses (9 credits);
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
GEO 330 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
5. A secondary disciplinary teaching minor chosen from the list of approved secondary education minors for teacher certification. Refer to the Teacher Certification section of the Department of Teacher Education (20 to 26 credits)
6. All of the following courses (20 or 21 credits):
TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
TE 250 Human Diversity, Power and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
TE 302 Learners and Learning in Contexts - Secondary (W) 4
TE 407 Teaching Subject Matter to Diverse Learners - Secondary (W) 5
TE 408 Crafting Teaching Practice - Secondary (W) 5
Students whose teaching major and minor are in different subject matter are also required to complete the following course:
TE 409 Crafting Teaching Practices in the Secondary Teaching Minor 1