Program Requirements

History Program Requirements

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

General Education Requirements

No one course may meet two 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 (offered every fall)
  • PS 111:    American Government*
  • GEO 221: World Geography (offered every spring)
  • 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 (as close to student teaching asap)
  • ED 479: Student Teaching Practicum I

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE COURSES BELOW WHILE THEY ARE STUDENT TEACHING. Students are permitted take one additional full-term courses OR up to two 2nd short term courses; students are not permitted to take a 1st term course while student teaching.

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