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History


2010-2012 Catalog

History

Faculty Top of Page

Karl Bahm, Associate Professor
Joel Sipress, Professor
Priscilla Starratt, Professor

History Major, Bachelor of Arts Top of Page

A minimum of 33 semester credits in History, at least 18 of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above. All students completing the History major must fulfill the Bachelor of Arts language requirement.

Required courses:
HIST 257        Introduction to Historical Research -- 3 credits
or
HIST 256        History of Wisconsin  -- 3 credits 

Geographic distribution codes:
Complete coursework in at least four of seven geographic codes. Each catalog description of history courses includes a code number indicating which codes the course fulfills: Code 1-United States History; Code 2-European History; Code 3-African History; Code 4-Latin American History; Code 5-Asian History; Code 6-Middle Eastern History; Code 7-World History0. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

Race and Ethnicity:
Complete one course with a focus on race and/or ethnicity. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "RE."

Gender:
Complete one course with a focus on gender. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G."

Capstone experience:
HIST 496 Historical Research Methods and HIST 497 Senior Thesis comprise the required capstone experience for the History Major and should normally be taken in the senior year. HIST 496 is only offered in the fall, and HIST 497 in the spring.

History Teaching Major at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A), B.A. or B.S. Top of Page

A minimum of 33 semester credits in History, at least 18 of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above.

Required courses:
HIST 151        U.S. Through 1877
or
HIST 152        U.S. Since 1877 -- 3 credits
HIST 256        History of Wisconsin -- 3 credits
HIST 392        Topics in World History -- 3 credits

Geographic distribution codes:
Complete coursework from at least four of the following six geographic codes. Code 2-European History; Code 3-African History; Code 4-Latin American History; Code 5-Asian History; Code 6-Middle Eastern History; Code 7-World History. In addition, at least one course fulfilling Code 1 (U.S. History) must be completed at the 300 level or above. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

Race and Ethnicity:
Complete one course with a focus on race and/or ethnicity. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "RE."

Gender:
Complete one course with a focus on gender. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G."

Capstone experience:
HIST 496 Historical Research Methods and either SSEd 339 Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education or HIST 497 Senior Thesis comprise the required capstone experience for the History Teaching Major at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) and should normally be taken in the senior year. To fulfill Wisconsin DPI teacher certification requirement, students must complete SSEd 339.

History Minor Top of Page

A minimum of 21 semester credits in History, at least nine of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above.

Required courses:
HIST 257        Introduction to Historical Research -- 3 credits
or
HIST 256        History of Wisconsin -- 3 credits

Geographic distribution codes:
Complete coursework from at least three of the seven geographic codes. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

History Teaching Minor at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA/A) Top of Page

A minimum of 24 semester credits in History, at least 15 of which must be acquired through courses numbered 300 or above.

Required courses:
HIST 151        U.S. Through 1877 -- 3 credits
or
HIST 152        U.S. Since 1877 -- 3 credits
HIST 256        History of Wisconsin -- 3 credits
SSEd 339        Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education -- 3 credits
HIST 392        Topics in World History -- 3 credits

Geographic distribution codes:
Complete coursework from at least three of the following six geographic codes. Code 2-European History; Code 3-African History; Code 4-Latin American History; Code 5-Asian History; Code 6-Middle Eastern History; Code 7-World History. In addition, at least one course fulfilling Code 1 (U.S. History) must be completed at the 300 level or above. Courses cannot be used to fulfill more than one geographic code.

Broad Field Social Studies Major -- History Concentration Top of Page

Students interested in teaching history at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A) are encouraged to consider the Broad Field Social Studies Major with a History Concentration. Broad Field Social Studies is a comprehensive inter-disciplinary major designed specifically for students who intend to teach within the social studies disciplines at EA-A level. For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.


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