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: 2019-2020

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 Requirements28
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 Hours71

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
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 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 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-

American History Elective

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 Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


World History Elective

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 Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


European History Elective

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 Hours3

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-


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 Government3
PSCI 230XIntro to International Relations3
PSCI 250EIntro to Political Theory3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

American Government/Public Law Electives

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 Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Comparative/International Relations Electives

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 Hours9

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.

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 Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geography

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

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 Hours9

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.

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 Hours9

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.

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 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.