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Major in History with Social Studies Certification (Grades 8-12)

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

UNIVERSITY STUDIES FOR B.A. DEGREE (44-53 HOURS)

Oral and Written Communication (7 Hours)                                           

ENG 105           Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry                    

            COM 161          Introduction to Public Speaking                                

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills (7-10 Hours)

            Science with Lab                                                                                       

            Math Course                                                                                                   

World’s Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions (9 Hours)

            CIV 201 or 202   World Civilization I or II                                      

            HUM 211          The Western Humanities Tradition                              

            Elective (See Approved List)                                                                   

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic

            Traditions  (9-15 Hours)

            Minimum 6 hours in a single foreign language (101 and 102 may                

                 be taken as needed but must have 6 hours culminating in                

                 proficiency level 202 or above)

            One course in foreign culture, multiculturalism, study abroad,

                 International affairs, or fine arts

                        Elective (See Approved List)                                                         

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship (6 Hours)

            Two courses, one from each category (See Approved List)

Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Civic Engagement                         

            Social Science                                                                                            

University Studies Approved Electives (6 Hours)

            Elective 1                                                                                                      

            Elective 2                                                                                                  

REQUIRED COURSES FOR HISTORY MAJOR (19 HOURS)  

            HIS 099 Transitions                                                                                

            HIS 201 Modern Europe                                                                          

            HIS 221 American Experience Before 1865                                          

            HIS 222 American Experience Since 1865                                           

            HIS 300 Introduction to Historical Studies[1]                                   

            and

Any upper-level global history course                                                

                        and

            HIS 400 Senior Seminar[2]                                                                       

REQUIRED LIMITED ELECTIVES (15 HOURS)

            HIS upper-level courses approved by advisor (not including

                 HIS 361; at least one must be a 400-level course. 

REQUIRED FOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATION (41 HOURS)

            CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology[3],[4]                         

            EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development4                                   

            EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education4                          

            EDU 403 Structures and Foundations of Education                           

            EDU 405 Evaluation and Measurement in Education                  

            HIS 361 Teaching History[5]                                                                         

            SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities                                       

            SEC 420 Practicum in Secondary Schools[6]                                          

            SEC 421 Student Teaching in the Secondary School                     

            SEC 422 Extended Practicum[7]                                                              

SOCIAL SCIENCE MINOR (RECOMMENDED) (24 HOURS)

Open only to majors in history, economics, or political science who seek secondary certification in social studies.  ECO 231, GSC 110, [HIS 221, HIS 222,] POL 140, SOC 133, and six hours of upper-level courses from the social science disciplines with approval of advisor.  Courses required for a major may not be counted toward the minor—thus HIS 221-222 cannot be used by History Majors; substitutions must be from a social science discipline other than the major and be approved by the advisor;  and requirements for certification for teaching secondary school social studies, grades 8-12, through the College of Education must also be met.  Six hours of the minor must be upper-level courses completed in residence at Murray State University.

            ECO 231           _________________________                               

            GSC 110           _________________________                         

            HIS 221 (substitute needed)_________________                       

            HIS 222 (substitute needed)_________________                          

            POL 140            _________________________                            

            SOC 133           _________________________                            

            Upper-level Soc Sci Elec___________________                               

            Upper-level Soc Sci Elec___________________                                                                        

Or

REQUIRED MINOR (21-24 HOURS)


Total Curriculum Requirements – 140-146 hours



[1] Prerequisite for 400-level courses.  May be waived with permission of department chair.

[2] A grade of C or better.

[3] A grade of C or better. Check with advisor to see if this course can be waived.

[4] May be counted as a University Studies elective.

[5] Does not count toward a History major.

[6] To be taken two semesters before student teaching.

[7] To be taken one semester before student teaching.




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