History B.A. - History Education

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Bachelor of Arts - History; History Education Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

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 Courses12
American History Introductory Course
European History Introductory Course
Montana History
Historical Methods Course
American History Upper-Division Electives6
World History Electives9
European Upper-Division History Electives6
Upper-Division History Electives6
Teaching Methods Requirement4
Advanced Writing in History Requirement3
Total Hours46

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

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 Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

European History Introductory Course

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 Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Montana History

Complete the following course:
HSTA 255Montana History3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Historical Methods Course

Complete the following course:
HSTR 200Intro: Historical Methods1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


American History Upper-Division Electives

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 Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


World History Electives

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 Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


European Upper-Division History Electives

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 Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division History Electives

Complete two additional HSTA or HSTR courses at the 300-level and above.6
Total Hours6

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.

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Writing in History Requirement

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 Hours3

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.