History B.A. - History Education

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, students will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

Bachelor of Arts - History; History Education Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Notes:

  • A maximum of 60 credits in History are allowed. Penalties will apply for more than 60 credits.

  • Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information.

  • Students who choose to complete the concentration in History Education must also complete the teaching track/concentration in a major or minor in a second field.

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

12

American History Introductory Course

European History Introductory Course

Montana History

Historical Methods Course

American History Upper-Division Electives

6

World History Electives

9

European Upper-Division History Electives

6

Upper-Division History Electives

6

Teaching Methods Requirement

4

Advanced Writing in History Requirement

3

Total Hours

46


Lower-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 12 total credits required.

Note: AP Policy: Those students scoring a "5" on the European History AP exam can be excused from the survey course requirement. Another European history course must then be taken in place of the survey course. Please consult with the Humanities Advisor with questions.

American History Introductory Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

HSTA 101H

American History I

or HSTA 103H

Honors American History I

HSTA 102H

American History II

or HSTA 104H

Honors American History II

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

European History Introductory Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4

HSTR 101H

Western Civilization I

or HSTR 103H

Honors Western Civilization I

HSTR 102H

Western Civilization II

or HSTR 104H

Honors Western Civilization II

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Montana History

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

HSTA 255

Montana History

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Historical Methods Course

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

HSTR 200

Intro: Historical Methods

1

Total Hours

1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


American History Upper-Division Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:

6

HSTA 315

Early American Republic

HSTA 316

American Civil War Era

HSTA 320

Birth of Modern US

HSTA 321

America in Crisis

HSTA 322

U.S. History: WWII to Present

HSTA 323

U.S. in the 1950s

HSTA 324

U.S. in the 1960s

HSTA 333

American Military History

HSTA 335

Movie America

HSTA 342H

Afr Amer Hist to 1865

HSTA 343H

Afr Amer Hist Since 1865

HSTA 344

African-American Struggle for Equality

HSTA 347

Voodoo, Muslim, Church: Black Religion

HSTA 361

The American South

HSTA 370H

Wmn Amer Colonial to Civil War

HSTA 371H

Wmn Amer Civil War to Present

HSTA 377

Alcohol in American History

HSTA 380

American Constitutional History

HSTA 382H

History of American Law

HSTA 385

Families & Children in America

HSTA 391

Special Topics

HSTA 491

Special topics

HSTA 494

Seminar

HSTR 364

Environmental History

HSTR 369

20th Cent Amer West

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


World History Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

ANTY 141H

The Silk Road

HSTR 191

Special Topics

HSTR 230H

Colonial Latin America

HSTR 231H

Modern Latin America

HSTR 240H

East Asian Civilizations

HSTR 241H

Central Asian Cult & Civ

HSTR 262H

Islamic Civil: Classical Age

HSTR 264H

Islamic Civ: Modrn Era

HSTR 272E

Terrorism:Viol Mod Wrld

HSTR 291

Special Topics

HSTR 291H

Special Topics

HSTR 300

Writing For History

HSTR 334

Latin America: Reform & Revolution

HSTR 335

Latin America: Workers & Labor

HSTR 345H

Modern China

HSTR 368

Iran Between Two Revolutions

HSTR 386

Nationalism Modern Middle East

HSTR 391

Special Topics

HSTR 392

Independent Study

HSTR 435

Lat Am Human Rgts & Memory

HSTR 437

US-Latin America Relations

HSTR 491

Special Topics

HSTR 492

Independent Study

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


European Upper-Division History Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 6 credits of the following courses:

6

HSTR 300

Writing For History

HSTR 301X

Ancient Greek Social History

HSTR 302H

Ancient Greece

HSTR 304H

Ancient Rome

HSTR 312

Age of Absolut 1648-1789

HSTR 315

Reformation

HSTR 320

European Social and Intellectual History: 1450-1789

HSTR 325

European Social and Intellectual History: The 20th Century

HSTR 323

European Social and Intellectual History: The 19th Century

HSTR 348

Britain 1485-1688

HSTR 349

Britain from Rev - Reform 1688

HSTR 352

France Revol 1789-1848

HSTR 353

Modern France

HSTR 354

Italy: 1300-1800

HSTR 355

Italy: 1800-Present

HSTR 357

Russia to 1881

HSTR 358

Russia Since 1881

HSTR 361

Germ:Augsburg-Bismarck

HSTR 363

Eastern Europe

HSTR 377

European Internal Relat

HSTR 391

Special Topics

HSTR 401

The Great Historians

HSTR 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division History Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two additional HSTA or HSTR courses at the 300-level and above.

6

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Methods Requirement

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Writing in History Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

HSTA 415

The Black Radical Tradition

HSTA 417

Prayer & Civil Rights

HSTA 461

Research in Montana History

HSTA 471

Writing Women's Lives

HSTR 400

Historical Research Seminar

HSTR 418

Britain 1500 - 1800

HSTR 437

US-Latin America Relations

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach history, 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.