Major in History and Secondary Education (B.A.S.)

Learn more: Department of History

To earn the double major in history and secondary education, students take a combination of American, European and non-Western history courses (35 credits) and must also meet the requirements for secondary education.

Required courses:

  • HIS103: Western Civilization I: 500 B.C.-1500 A.D.
  • HIS113: History of the United States to 1877
  • HIS114: History of the United States Since 1877
  • HIS270: The Historian's Craft
  • HIS390: Historical Research Methods
  • HIS490: Senior Seminar
  • One geography workshop
  • One upper-level European or non-Western history elective

Two of the following American history courses:

  • HIS313: American Immigrant Experience
  • HIS316: American Economic History
  • HIS320: The American Revolution
  • HIS321: America's Civil War
  • HIS322: Urban America
  • HIS340: History of Warfare
  • HIS403: Modern America
  • HIS415: Modern American Foreign Policy
  • HIS422: American Presidency

One of the following European history courses:

  • HIS201: Europe 1789-1914
  • HIS202: Europe 1914-1990s
  • HIS203: Hitler and the Holocaust
  • HIS306: Modern Germany
  • HIS308: Modern France
  • HIS309: Modern Russia
  • HIS310: Modern England
  • HIS311: Modern Ireland
  • HIS312: Modern Italy

One of the following non-Western history courses:

  • HIS265: Modern Global History
  • HIS331: Contemporary Latin America
  • HIS332: Contemporary Middle East
  • HIS333: Contemporary Africa
  • HIS334: Contemporary Asia
  • HIS336: Vietnam War

The department recommends that students double majoring in history and secondary education fulfill part of their Core Curriculum social science requirement by taking ECN101: Introductory Macroeconomics.


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