Program Requirements

History Program Requirements

  • General Education Requirements
  • History Majors/History Minors
  • Public History Concentration
  • Social Studies (9-12) Licensure

General Education Requirements

The Foundations:

  • FYS111 – First Year Seminar I
  • FYS112 – First Year Seminar II
  • ENG111
  • ENG112
  • HEA111

The Perspectives

  • Aesthetic Perspectives
  • Humanities Perspectives: HIS 223 or HIS 224
  • Humanities Perspectives: ENG or REL/PHIL
  • Quantitative Reasoning (MTH 107)
  • Natural Scientific Perspectives
  • Social Scientific Perspectives
  • Foreign language I
  • Foreign language II
  • I & I (U.S) – but HIS designation not allowed
  • I & I (World) – but HIS designation not allowed

History Major Requirements:

Core Requirements:

  • HIS 223: U.S. to 1865
  • HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
  • HIS 292: World History to 1500
  • HIS 293: World History since 1500
  • HIS 391: Junior Seminar
  • HIS 491: Senior Seminar

Distribution Requirements (300 level or higher):

Three U.S. History:

  • HIS 310: In Their Own Words: American Autobiography in the Revolutionary Era
  • HIS 317: The United States since 1945
  • HIS 330: Women in the American Experience
  • HIS 349: Appalachian Oral History
  • HIS 350: Critical Issues in African American History
  • HIS 355: Jazz: History and Roots
  • HIS 413: The Long Civil War, 1830-1877
  • HIS 415: Early America
  • HIS 418: American Politics/Society, 1900-1945

Five World History:

Three from the following:
  • HIS 301: Modern Latin America
  • HIS 320: The Ancient World
  • HIS 403: Latin American Women
  • HIS 404: Mexico: Ancient Times to Independence
  • HIS 429: U.S. in the World since 1900
  • HIS 452: History of Modern Japan
And two from the following:
  • HIS 338: Early Modern Europe
  • HIS 340: Twentieth-Century Europe
  • HIS 437: Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 441: Europe since 1789

Total major hour requirements:  42 hours

Requirements for the Public History Concentration:

  • HIS 250: Introduction to Public History
  • HIS 255: Introduction to Archives Management and Museum Studies
  • HIS 300: Advanced Topics in Public History
  • HIS 349: Appalachian Oral History
  • HIS 451: Public History Internship

Requirements for a Minor in History:

  • HIS 223: U.S. to 1865
  • HIS 224: U.S. since 1865
  • HIS 292: World History to 1500 or HIS 293: World History since 1500
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)
  • Upper-level History Course (300 or 400)

Total minor hour requirements:  18 hours

Social Studies (9-12) Licensure

Social Studies Certification

  • HIS 202:  North Carolina History
  • PS 111:    American Government
  • GEO 221: World Geography
  • ECO 222: Microeconomics or ECO 223: Macroeconomics
  • PSY 111: General Psychology
  • SOC 111: Introduction to Sociology

Required Education Courses:

  • ED 205: Intro to Middle/Sec. Education
  • ED 314: The Adolescent Learner

The courses below require admission to the Teacher Education Program:

  • ED 401: Psychological Foundations of Education
  • ED 402: Hist/Phil/Soc Foundations of Education
  • ED 410: Reading in Content Area
  • ED 415: Teaching of Social Studies Mdl/Sec
  • ED 479: Student Teaching Practicum I

The courses below require admission to the Student Teaching Program (Clinical Practice)    

  • ED 470: Diversity in American Schools
  • ED 473: Content Area Practicum – Social Studies
  • ED 491: Observation/Directed Teaching