Jun 20, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog 

History Teaching Minor

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The History program is committed to preparing undergraduate students to understand their historical and cultural heritage. It supports the University’s mission by emphasizing excellence in teaching with courses grounded in the liberal arts and sciences tradition, a curriculum designed to foster knowledge of human cultures and instill intellectual and practical skills involving inquiry and analysis, critical thinking, written and oral communication, teamwork, and problem solving. The history discipline supports the General Education program at the University. In cooperation with the College of Education and Human Performance, the department prepares students for teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools, and it works to qualify majors for graduate study and advanced administrative specialization. In keeping with the University’s mission, the program emphasizes personal and social responsibility by requiring students to complete projects involving civic engagement, experiential learning, and service learning that elevate students’ civic knowledge, intercultural competence, and ethical reasoning, experiences that together provide foundations for engaged citizens and lifelong learning.

Required Courses (18 Credits):

Electives (3 credits)

Sufficient courses from the department’s offerings to meet the minimum requirement. 3 credits

HIST (3)


No more than 12 credits of lower division history classes may be counted toward the credit requirement of the minor.  

A history minor may emphasize either European or United States history, but must complete at least one upper division course in an area of history other than that of specialization.

Total History Credits Required (minimum): 21-24

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Licensure (38-43 Credits)

To qualify for a teaching license, students must also complete the sequence of professional education courses listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Family Development. Please see the degree requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the College of Education and Human Performance. Please consult your advisor or the Department or Teacher Education for further instruction.

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