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

Bachelor of Arts - History-Political Science

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 71

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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 Requirements

28

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 Requirements

30

Lower-Division Core Political Science Requirements

American Government/Public Law Electives

Comparative/International Relations Electives

Additional Social Science Field Electives

9

Economics

Geography

Psychology

Sociology

Education Methods

4

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Total Hours

71


History Requirements

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

Lower-Division Core History Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

HSTA 255

Montana History

3

HSTR 200

Intro: Historical Methods

1

Total Hours

4

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

8

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

8

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.

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-

American History Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:

3

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

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


World History Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:

3

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 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 491

Special Topics

HSTR 435

Lat Am Human Rgts & Memory

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


European History Elective

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:

3

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 323

European Social and Intellectual History: The 19th Century

HSTR 325

European Social and Intellectual History: The 20th Century

HSTR 326

Contemporary Europe

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 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

3

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-


Political Science Requirements

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

Lower-Division Core Political Science Requirements

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

PSCI 210S

Intro to American Government

3

PSCI 220S

Intro to Comparative Government

3

PSCI 230X

Intro to International Relations

3

PSCI 250E

Intro to Political Theory

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American Government/Public Law Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

PSCI 340

Exp Offering: American Govt

PSCI 341

Political Parties and Election

PSCI 342

Media, Public Opinion, Polling

PSCI 344

State and Local Government

PSCI 345

American Political System

PSCI 348

US Multicultural Politics

PSCI 352

American Political Thought

PSCI 365

Pub Policy Issues and Analysis

PSCI 370

Courts and Judicial Politics

PSCI 433

International Law & Org

PSCI 440

Exp Offering: American Govt

PSCI 443

Politics of Social Movements

PSCI 444

Am Political Participation

PSCI 445

Political Psychology

PSCI 461

Administrative Law

PSCI 462

Human Resource Management

PSCI 468

PSCI 471

American Constitutional Law

PSCI 474

Civil Rights

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Comparative/International Relations Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 3 credits of the following courses:

9

PSCI 311

Rev & Reform Modern China

PSCI 320

Exp Offering: Comp Politics

PSCI 322

Politics of Europe

PSCI 324

Climate Policies: China & U.S.

PSCI 325

Politics of Latin America

PSCI 326

Politics of Africa

PSCI 327

Politics of Mexico

PSCI 328

Politics of China

PSCI 330

Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations

PSCI 332

Global Environmental Pol.

PSCI 334

International Security

PSCI 335

American Foreign Policy

PSCI 336

European Union

PSCI 337

Model United Nations

PSCI 381

State Formation

PSCI 420

Exp Offering: Comp Politics

PSCI 430

Exp Offering: Intrnt Relations

PSCI 431

Politics of Global Migration

PSCI 433

International Law & Org

PSCI 456

Chinese Polit & Soc Thought

PSCI 463

Development Administration

PSCI 481

Origins of Democracy and Authoritarianism

PSCI 482

Politics of the World Economy

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Social Science Field Electives

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

Economics

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

ECNS 101S

Economic Way of Thinking

ECNS 201S

Principles of Microeconomics

ECNS 202S

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECNS 217X

Issues in Economic Development

ECNS 301

Intermediate Micro with Calc

ECNS 302

Intermediate Macroeconomics

ECNS 310

Intro Health Economics

ECNS 312

Labor Economics

ECNS 313

Money and Banking

ECNS 320

Public Finance

ECNS 403

Introduction to Econometrics

ECNS 405

Game Theory

ECNS 406

Industrial Organization

ECNS 431

International Trade

ECNS 433

Economics of the Environment

ECNS 445

Int Env Econ & Clim Change

ECNS 450

Adv. Topics in Economic Dev.

ECNS 488

Res Meth & Thesis Design

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geography

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

GPHY 111N

Intro to Physical Geography

GPHY 112N

Intro to Phys Geography Lab

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

GPHY 141S

Geography of World Regions

GPHY 144

Glacier National Park in Winter

GPHY 241

Montana

GPHY 245X

The Middle East

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

GPHY 291

Special Topics

GPHY 314

Global Mountain Environments

GPHY 317

Geomorphology

GPHY 323S

Economic Geography of Rural Areas

GPHY 335

Water Policy

GPHY 338

Mountains and Society

GPHY 342

North America

GPHY 344

Crown of the Continent

GPHY 347

Regional Geography (Multiple Regions)

GPHY 348

Field Studies in Geography

GPHY 378

Preceptorship in Geography

GPHY 385

Field Techniques

GPHY 421

Sustainable Cities

GPHY 432

Human Role Environmental Change

GPHY 433

Community Resilience

GPHY 434

Food and Famine

GPHY 438

Mountain Field Study

GPHY 444

High Asia

GPHY 465

Planning Principles & Processes

GPHY 466

Environmental Planning

GPHY 468

Community & Regional Analysis

GPHY 469

Planning & Analysis Laboratory

GPHY 481

Advanced Cartographic Design

GPHY 482

Spatial Analysis & GIS

GPHY 485

Internet GIS

GPHY 486

Transport, Planning & GIS

GPHY 487

Remote Sensing/Raster GIS

GPHY 488

Applications of GIS

GPHY 489

Cartography/GIS Laboratory

GPHY 497

Workshop in Teaching Geography

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Psychology

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

PSYX 105

Careers in Psychology

PSYX 120

Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

PSYX 161S

Fund of Organizational Psych

PSYX 222

Psychological Statistics

PSYX 230

Developmental Psychology

PSYX 233

Fund of Psychology of Aging

PSYX 238

Adolescent Psychology

PSYX 240

Fund of Abnormal Psychology

PSYX 250N

Fund of Biological Psychology

PSYX 270

Fund Psychology of Learning

PSYX 280

Fund of Memory and Cognition

PSYX 320

Advanced Psychological Research Methods

PSYX 340

Abnormal Psychology

PSYX 345

Child & Adolescent Psych Disorders

PSYX 348

Psychology of Family Violence

PSYX 352

Comparative Psychology

PSYX 356

Human Neuropsychology

PSYX 360

Social Psychology

PSYX 362

Multicultural Psychology

PSYX 376

Principles of Cognitive Behavioral Modification

PSYX 377

Personalized Student Instr

PSYX 378

Intro to Clinical Psychology

PSYX 385

Psychology of Personality

PSYX 400

History & System in Psychology

COUN 485

Counseling Theories

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Sociology

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

9

SOCI 101S

Introduction to Sociology

SOCI 130S

Soc of Alternative Religions

SOCI 202

Social Statistics

SOCI 211S

Introduction to Criminology

SOCI 212S

Social Issues Southeast Asia

SOCI 220S

Race, Gender & Class

SOCI 221

Criminal Justice System

SOCI 260S

Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 270

Intro Development Sociology

SOCI 275S

Gender and Society

SOCI 306

Sociology of Work

SOCI 312

Criminal Adjudication

SOCI 318

Sociological Research Methods

SOCI 325

Social Stratification

SOCI 332

Sociology of the Family

SOCI 335

Juvenile Justice System

SOCI 345

Sociology of Organizations

SOCI 346

Rural Sociology

SOCI 350

The Community

SOCI 355

Population and Society

SOCI 362

Sociology of Law Enforcement

SOCI 382

Soc Psych and Social Structure

SOCI 386

Preceptorship in Sociology

SOCI 423

Sociology of Corrections

SOCI 435

Law and Society

SOCI 438

Seminar in Crime & Deviance

SOCI 441

Capstone: Inequal and Soc Just

SOCI 442

ISJ Service Learning

SOCI 443

Sociology of Poverty

SOCI 455

Classical Sociological Theory

SOCI 460

Capstone: Rural and Env Change

SOCI 470

Environmental Sociology

SOCI 471

Gender and Global Development

SOCI 485

Political Sociology

Total Hours

9

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

Total Hours

4

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.