The History Major
Worksheet for History Majors (elementary certification)
Please Note: History/Elementary Majors, please see a History advisor if you will not apply to the College of Education by Fall, 2010. State of Michigan changes to certification standards mean this will NOT be a teachable major at the elementary level after 2011.
Students majoring in history are required to complete at least 39 credit hours, including the four survey courses, a course in the writing of history, and the capstone. Students pursuing teacher certification must also take SST 310 and six 300-level electives in history. Students not pursuing teacher certification must take seven history electives at the 200 or 300 level. The required courses include:
HST 203 World History to 1500 (was HST 105)
HST 204 World History Since 1500 (was HST 106)
HST 205 American History to 1877 (was HST 107)
HST 206 American History Since 1877 (was HST 108)
HST 300 Writing History
HST 495 Capstone: The Varieties of History (capstone)
SST 310 Strategies for Social Studies Teachers (Teacher Certification Only)
The electives in history for all majors must include at least one course in each of the three areas below.
Students pursuing teacher certification must take three additional 300-level history courses. Students not pursuing teacher certification must take four additional electives from HST 210 or 211, HST 301-391. With permission of the department, HST 399, 490, and 498 can also be used as electives in the major. Each student will select those courses in consultation with his or her major advisor. Majors must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 in courses in the department and must receive a grade of C or better in HST 300 and HST 495. Majors seeking teacher certification must maintain a GPA of at least 2.8.
History majors may earn either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. Students planning to enter a program of graduate study in history should earn a B.A. degree. Candidates for the B. A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language, either by completing successfully a 201 level language course, or by passing a proficiency examination in the language chosen. Students who choose to earn a B.S. degree must complete the following cognate sequence: CS 150 Introduction to Computing; STA 215 Introductory Applied Statistics; and SS 300 Research Methods in the Social Science.
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