Oct 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

History and Government - History (Social Studies) Education Concentration, BS


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The student-educator candidate must meet criteria set by both the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and the university. In terms of semester hours, the student must complete thirty-six hours in history, forty hours in professional education, and twenty-four hours in the social and behavioral sciences. The hours in history include the following: eighteen hours of history survey, fifteen hours of upper level history, and HIST 497. The thirty-three hours of survey history courses and of upper level history courses must be taken before the student takes HIST 497. All candidates in history or social studies teaching will receive a departmental evaluation with the faculty of the department whereupon a recommendation is made on the student’s ability to continue in the teacher education program.

Bachelor Of Arts/Bachelor Of Science History And Government Major


The Department of History and Government offers the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in history and government. Students who wish to earn the BA degree are required to complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language in addition to other requirements. The BA/BS degrees in history and government require a minimum of forty-two semester hours for majors in the history concentration and forty-five semester hours for majors in the government concentration. The BS degree in history and government requires thirty-six semester hours for majors in the history (social studies) concentration.

Students who wish to pursue a major or minor in history and government must earn a grade of “C” or higher in departmental courses.

Core Requirements


General Education And Institutional Requirements


English Composition (6 semester hours)


Arts and Humanities (6 hours)


Sciences (Biology, chemistry, physics, physical science, 1 lab. course req.)


  • ____ ___ Science Electives 7-8 Credits

Mathematics 116 or above (3 hours )


  • MATH ___ Math Elective 3 Credits

Social Sciences (6 hrs.)


  • ____ ___ Social Science Electives 6 Credits

Technology (3 hours)


  • COSC ___ Computer Science Elective 3 Credits

Other General (Free) Education Electives (9 hours)


  • ____ ___ General Education Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ General Education Elective 3 Credits
  • ____ ___ General Education Elective 3 Credits

Note:


See the full list of University General Education and Institutional Requirements  for additional options.

Students are encouraged to take SUMMER courses and attend MINI-SEMESTER in order to have a manageable semester load.

Note: The Department reserves the right to specify suitable general education courses, in keeping with COMAR, for its majors.

History Survey Courses


Same courses & same number of hours as majors in General History  Sequence

Total: 18


Upper Level History Courses


Five Upper Level History Courses

Total: 15


Note:


The student must take two courses in each of two sub-fields and one course in the third sub-field. The sub-fields are the following: Africa, Europe, and the United States. To graduate, the student must have, at least, one course in each sub-field and two courses in two sub-fields. The listing of courses, according to sub-fields, is under History Concentration .

History Senior Seminar


Core Requirements


Note:


The GOVT and the GEOG courses are part of the core requirements for all departmental majors. SOCI 101 and PSYC 101 should be fulfilled as part of the university’s general education requirements for the social science electives or other general education electives.

General Education And Institutional Requirements


The General Education and Institutional Requirements for the History and Social Studies Concentration is the same as that for the General History Concentration. See the list of General Education and Institution Requirements  under the General History Concentration.

Students are encouraged to take SUMMER courses and attend MINI-SEMESTER in order to have a manageable load. Note: The Department reserves the right to specify suitable general education courses, in keeping with COMAR, for its majors.

Note:


The State of Maryland Requirements in Secondary School Teaching:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in history and social studies education
  2. For certification as a teacher in history-social studies, the following course work must be completed: Thirty-six hours of history, forty hours of professional studies, and twenty-four hours of social sciences. In addition, students must pass the following examinations: PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II, including both the pedagogy and the content areas.

Sample Program


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 18

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 18

Second Semester


Total: 18

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 16

Second Semester


Total: 12

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