Political Science-History B.A.

This major is intended solely for students who want to be licensed to teach history, government, and one additional social science at the middle and high school levels.

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Individuals must complete the teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science - History

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 75

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Notes:

  • This major is intended solely for students who want to be licensed to teach history, government, and one additional social science at the middle and high school levels.
  • Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. Students are eligible for a teaching license in social studies broadfield. See the Department of Teaching and Learning for more information.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 

 

Summary

History Requirements32
Lower-Division Core History Requirements
American History Introductory Courses
Western History Introductory Courses
American History Elective
World History Elective
European History Elective
Advanced Writing in History Requirement
Political Science Requirements30
Lower-Division Core Political Science Requirements
American Government/Public Law Electives
Comparative/International Relations Electives
Additional Social Science Field Electives9
Economics
Geography
Psychology
Sociology
Education Methods4
Secondary Teaching Licensure
Total Hours75

History Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 32 total credits required.

Lower-Division Core History Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
HSTA 255Montana History3
HSTR 200Intro: Historical Methods1
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American History Introductory Courses

Note: Student must select either the regular or honors version of a course to apply to the requirement.

Complete two of the following courses:8
American History I
Honors American History I
American History II
Honors American History II
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Western History Introductory Courses

Note: Student must select either the regular or honors version of a course to apply to the requirement.

Complete two of the following courses:8
Western Civilization I
Honors Western Civilization I
Western Civilization II
Honors Western Civilization II
Total Hours8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American History Elective

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
Early American Republic
American Civil War Era
Birth of Modern US
America in Crisis
U.S. History: WWII to Present
U.S. in the 1950s
U.S. in the 1960s
American Military History
Movie America
Afr Amer Hist to 1865
Afr Amer Hist Since 1865
African-American Struggle for Equality
Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion
The American South
Wmn Amer Colonial to Civil War
Wmn Amer Civil War to Present
Alcohol in American History
AmericanConstitutional History
History of American Law
Families & Children in America
Special Topics
Special topics
Seminar
Environmental History
20th Cent Amer West
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


World History Elective

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
The Silk Road
Special Topics
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
East Asian Civilizations
Central Asian Cult & Civ
Islamic Civil: Classical Age
Islamic Civ: Modrn Era
Terrorism:Viol Mod Wrld
Special Topics
Writing For History
Latin America: Reform & Revolution
Modern China
Iran Between Two Revolutions
Nationalism Modern Middle East
Special Topics
Special Topics
Lat Am Human Rgts & Memory
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


European History Elective

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:3
Writing For History
Ancient Greek Social History
Ancient Greece
Age of Absolut 1648-1789
Reformation
European Social and Intellectual History: 1450-1789
European Social and Intellectual History: The 19th Century
Contemporary Europe
Britain 1485-1688
Britain from Rev - Reform 1688
France Revol 1789-1848
Modern France
Italy: 1300-1800
Italy: 1800-Present
Russia to 1881
Russia Since 1881
Germ:Augsburg-Bismarck
Eastern Europe
European Internal Relat
Special Topics
Special Topics
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Advanced Writing in History Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:3
The Black Radical Tradition
Prayer & Civil Rights
Research in Montana History
Writing Women's Lives
Historical Research Seminar
Britain 1500 - 1800
US-Latin America Relations
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C- 


Political Science Requirements

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 30 total credits required.

Lower-Division Core Political Science Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
PSCI 210SIntro to American Government3
PSCI 220SIntro to Comparative Govt3
PSCI 230XIntro to International Rel3
PSCI 250EIntro to Political Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C- 

American Government/Public Law Electives

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:9
Exp Offering: American Govt
Political Parties and Election
Media, Public Opinion, Polling
State and Local Government
American Political System
US Multicultural Politics
American Political Thought
Pub Policy Issues and Analysis
Courts and Judicial Politics
International Law & Org
Exp Offering: American Govt
Politics of Social Movements
Am Political Participation
Political Psychology
Administrative Law
Human Resource Management
Public Policy Cycle and the Climate
American Constitutional Law
Civil Rights Seminar
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Comparative/International Relations Electives

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:9
Rev & Reform Modern China
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
Politics of Europe
Climate Policies: China & U.S.
Politics of Latin America
Politics of Africa
Politics of Mexico
Politics of China
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
Global Environmental Pol.
International Security
American Foreign Policy
European Union
Model United Nations
State Formation
Exp Offering: Comp Politics
Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations
Politics of Global Migration
International Law & Org
Chinese Polit & Soc Thought
Development Administration
Origins of Democracy and Authoritarianism
Politics of the World Economy
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Social Science Field Electives

Rule: Complete 1 of the following subcategories. 9 total credits required. 

Economics

Note: ECNS 191ECNS 391ECNS 392ECNS 491, and ECNS 492 may apply to this requirement depending on the course content.

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:9
Economic Way of Thinking
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Issues in Economic Development
Intermediate Micro with Calc
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intro Health Economics
Labor Economics
Money and Banking
Public Finance
Introduction to Econometrics
Game Theory
Industrial Organization
International Trade
Economics of the Environment
Int Env Econ & Clim Change
Adv. Topics in Economic Dev.
Res Meth & Thesis Design
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geography

Note: GPHY 391GPHY 491, and GPHY 492 may apply to this requirement depending on the course content.

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:9
Intro to Physical Geography
Intro to Phys Geography Lab
Human Geography
Geography of World Regions
Glacier National Park in Winter
Montana
The Middle East
Intro to GIS and Cartography
Special Topics
Global Mountain Environments
Geomorphology
Economic Geography of Rural Areas
Water Policy
Mountains and Society
North America
Crown of the Continent
Regional Geography (Multiple Regions)
Field Studies in Geography
Preceptorship in Geography
Field Techniques
Sustainable Cities
Human Role Environmental Change
Community Resilience
Food and Famine
Mountain Field Study
High Asia
Planning Principles & Processes
Environmental Planning
Community & Regional Analysis
Planning & Analysis Laboratory
Advanced Cartographic Design
Spatial Analysis & GIS
Internet GIS
Transport, Planning & GIS
Remote Sensing/Raster GIS
Applications of GIS
Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Workshop in Teaching Geography
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Psychology

Note: PSYX 191PSYX 192PSYX 290PSYX 291PSYX 292PSYX 390PSYX 391PSYX 392, and PSYX 491 may apply to this requirement depending on the course content.

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:9
Intro to Psychology
Careers in Psychology
Research Methods I
Fund of Organizational Psych
Psychological Statistics
Developmental Psychology
Fund of Psychology of Aging
Adolescent Psychology
Fund of Abnormal Psychology
Fund of Biological Psychology
Fund Psychology of Learning
Fund of Memory and Cognition
Research Methods III
Abnormal Psychology
Child & Adolescent Psych Dis
Psychology of Family Violence
Comparative Psychology
Human Neuropsychology
Social Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
Prin Cognit Behav Mod
Personalized Student Instr
Intro to Clinical Psyc
Psychology of Personality
History & System in Psychology
Counseling Theories in Context
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sociology

Note: SOCI 191SOCI 291SOCI 391SOCI 491, and SOCI 492 may apply to this requirement depending on the course content.

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:9
Introduction to Sociology
Soc of Alternative Religions
Social Statistics
Introduction to Criminology
Social Issues Southeast Asia
Race, Gender & Class
Criminal Justice System
Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
Intro Development Sociology
Gender and Society
Sociology of Work
Criminal Adjudication
Sociological Research Methods
Social Stratification
Sociology of the Family
Juvenile Justice System
Sociology of Organizations
Rural Sociology
The Community
Population and Society
Sociology of Law Enforcement
Soc Psych and Social Structure
Preceptorship in Sociology
Sociology of Corrections
Law and Society
Seminar in Crime & Deviance
Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just
ISJ Service Learning
Sociology of Poverty
Classical Sociological Theory
Capstone: Rural and Env Change
Environmental Sociology
Gender and Global Development
Political Sociology
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Education Methods

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Social Studies.

Complete the following course:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­social studies broadfield, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department