History

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Karl Bahm, Professor
Cheong Soon Gan, Associate Professor
Joel Sipress, Professor

History Major - Bachelor of Arts Requirements Top of Page

33 total credits

A total of 33 credits in history, including at least 21 credits from courses numbered 300 or above. All students completing the History major must fulfill the Bachelor of Arts language requirement. Coursework must include the following:

Required Core Courses (6 credits required):

Introduction to Historical Research and Writing-History of Wisconsin -- 3.00 credits
Envisioning World History -- 3.00 credits

Geographic Distribution Areas (12 credits required):

Complete coursework in each of the four following geographic codes. (Each catalog description of history courses includes a code number indicating which code the course fulfills): Code 1-European History; Code 2-Latin American History; Code 3-Asian History; Code 4-World History. 

Race and Ethnicity Course:

Complete one three-credit history course at any level 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."  The same course cannot be used to complete both Race and Ethnicity and the Gender requirement.

Gender Course:

Complete one three-credit history course at any level with a focus on gender. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G."

The same course cannot be used to complete both the Race and Ethnicity and the Gender requirement.

Senior Capstone Experience (6 credits required):

Historiographical Research Theories and Methodologies -- 3.00 credits
Senior Thesis -- 3.00 credits

These two courses should normally be taken in the senior year. HIST 496 is only offered in the fall, and HIST 497 in the spring.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Foreign/Indigenous Language courses (3-6 credits required)

History Teaching Major - Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A/Grades 4-12), B.A. or B.S. Requirements Top of Page

36 total credits

*Notice: Due to pending licensure program approvals by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), program requirements are subject to change for students entering Fall 2019.  Students affected by any approved changes which occur in the 2019-2021 catalog will be formally notified by the UW-Superior Educator Preparaton Program.

A total of 36 credits in history and social studies education, at least 21 credits from courses numbered 300 or above. Certification to teach requires completion of a series of Wisconsin Teacher Certification (DPI) requirements. See the Teacher Education section of the catalog for details. Coursework must include the following:

Required Core Courses (15 credits required):

Modern World History -- 3.00 credits

History of the United States Through 1877 -- 3.00 credits

or

The United States Since 1877 -- 3.00 credits
Introduction to Historical Research and Writing-History of Wisconsin -- 3.00 credits
Envisioning World History -- 3.00 credits
Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education -- 3.00 credits

Geographic Distribution Areas (9 credits required):

Complete coursework in each of the three following geographic codes.  (Each catalog description of history courses include a code number indicating which code the course fulfills):  Code 1-European History; Code 2-Latin American History; Code 3-Asian History.

Race and Ethnicity Course:

Complete one three-credit history course at any level 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." The same course cannot be used to complete both the Race and Ethnicity and the Gender requirement.

Gender Course:

Complete one three-credit history course at any level with a focus on gender. Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G." The same course cannot be used to complete both the Race and Ethnicity and the Gender requirement.

Senor Capstone Experience required course (6 credits required):

Historiographical Research Theories and Methodologies -- 3.00 credits
Senior Thesis -- 3.00 credits

History Minor Requirements Top of Page

21 total credits

A total of 21 credits in history, at least 9 credits from courses numbered 300 or above. Coursework must include the following:

Required Core Courses (6 credits required):

Introduction to Historical Research and Writing-History of Wisconsin -- 3.00 credits
Envisioning World History -- 3.00 credits

Geographic Distribution Areas (9 credits required):

Complete one three-credit course from at least three of the following four geographic codes. Each catalog description of history courses includes a code number indicating the geographic areas the course fulfills: Code 1-European History; Code 2-Latin American History; Code 3-Asian History; Code 4-World History.

Broad Field Social Studies Major Top of Page

Students interested in teaching history at the Early Adolescence-Adolescence Level (EA-A/Grades 4-12) are encouraged to consider the Broad Field Social Studies Major. 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. Students in Broad Field Social Studies complete a body of interdisciplinary coursework along with the equivalent of a full History Teaching Major.  For more information, see the Broad Field Social Studies section of this catalog.

History Program Description Top of Page

UW-Superior's History Program offers a distinctive global focus. By studying a variety of world regions and the connections among them, students are prepared to live and participate in an increasingly integrated world. The History Program emphasizes research, writing, oral communication, and critical analysis to foster lifelong learning

Student Learning Outcomes Top of Page

1. Fundamental Academic Skills

  • Clear and effective expository writing, including the ability to construct an effective analytical essay
  • Clear and effective oral communication, including the ability to construct and deliver an effective oral presentation
  • Ability to evaluate arguments on the basis of evidence and to support one's own arguments with evidence
  • Ability to summarize and critically evaluate an author's ideas

2. Historical Skills and Dispositions

  • Ability to independently research a topic or question using a variety of types of secondary and primary materials (e.g. print, electronic, textual, visual) and to produce a fully documented research paper.
  • The ability to construct abstract ideas from the concrete and the ability to apply abstract ideas to understand the concrete.
  • The ability to synthesize existing historical ideas and arguments to produce an original idea.
  • A healthy skepticism toward one's own assertions and the assertions of others

3. Curricular Emphases

  • The ability to make sense of particular world regions while simultaneously seeing global connections.
  • An understanding of how social categories such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, and religion are constructed and the impact of these categories on people's lived experience.