The major in history leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) and prepares students for careers in teaching, law, government, and private enterprise, as well as entry into graduate programs.
- No grade below C is acceptable in the major or minor.
- Students are expected to complete HIST 493 Seminar (3 c.h.) in their final year. Class size in HIST 493 Seminar (3 c.h.) is limited. A grade of D+ or lower in HIST 493 Seminar (3 c.h.) will, after the third attempt in either course, result in the student being prevented from enrolling in the course again. The student may be eligible for reconsideration on a one-time basis, with approval by the student’s adviser. If repeated registration, after the third attempt, is permitted, subsequent failure to achieve a grade of C will make the student ineligible for readmission to those courses.
- Students must take HIST 493 Seminar (3 c.h.) in residence. No courses will be accepted in transfer to substitute for this course.
Core Requirements for the History Major
|HIST 110||World History to 1500||3|
|HIST 111||World History since 1500||3|
|HIST 201||U.S. History I||3|
|HIST 202||U.S. History II||3|
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in History: Secondary Education Emphasis
The Secondary Education emphasis for the History Major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and prepares students for teaching at the middle and high school level. Students must complete the “Core Requirements for the History Major” as outlined above, plus 21 hours of history electives, of which at least 6 hours must be from non US history courses (as determined by the student’s advisor), and of which at least 15 hours must be upper level). In addition, students must complete the Social Science Courses required for Certification listed below, and all requirements of the Teacher Education Program.
Students completing a major in History with an emphasis in Secondary Education are required to complete a minor in education and meet all other requirements outlined by the Teacher Education Program
|Required History Core|
|Required History Elective Courses|
|Select 21 credits 1||21|
|Required Social Science Courses|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|GEOG 101||Physical Geography||3|
|GEOG 103||World Regional Geography||3|
|POLSC 101||American National Politics||3|
|POLSC 102||State and Local Government||3|
At least 6 hours must be from non US history courses (as determined by the student’s advisor), and at least 15 hours must be upper level.
Specific Requirements for the Secondary and K-12 Teaching Endorsements/Minor
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Childhood and Adolescence 1|
|ED 202||Foundations of Education||3|
|ED 280||Educational Media and Technology 2||3|
|ED 301||Frameworks of Teaching (Admission to Education is completed in this course)||4|
|RDG 435||Content Area Literacy 3, 5||4|
|Special Methods in Endorsement Areas (Prerequisites - Admission to Education) 5||4|
|ED 412||Teaching Diverse Learners 4, 5||3|
|ED 485||Capstone Seminar in Education||1|
|ED 488||Student Teaching Secondary||12|
|or ED 489||Student Teaching K-12|
|Total Credits 3||37-40|
English/Language Arts student must also complete RDG 410 Teaching Reading (3 c.h.)
GPA of 2.6 required
The general education requirement for graduation includes a total of 35 semester credits in two categories: Skills Component and Knowledge Component. Please see the General Education Requirement section under Academic Policies for more information.
- To provide students with a general knowledge of history and historical methodology;
- To prepare students, through training in communication skills and in research methods, to gain knowledge of a given area of history;
- To prepare students to continue personal study and learning about specific subject areas in the discipline on an independent basis;
- To prepare students to engage in critical thinking; and
- To introduce students to the theoretical frameworks that serve as the foundation of historical scholarship.
Expected Student Outcomes for the History Program
On completion of the Bachelor’s degree, history majors at CSU-Pueblo will:
- Demonstrate literacy–analytical reading and effective writing skills–in general, and for historical content;
- Demonstrate understanding of the history of historical writing, and demonstrate the ability to apply the principles and theories that support historical writing;
- Demonstrate knowledge of specific times and locations studied, and knowledge of the complexities of the past and the diversity of human cultures in those times and places;
- Apply the concepts of historical thinking, for example, in evaluating change over time; and
- Demonstrate skills in historical research, including historical analysis and interpretation.
Outcomes Assessment Activities for the History Program
Portfolio reviews serve as the core, formal assessment tool for the History Program. Student portfolios contain papers written for HIST 493 Seminar (3 c.h.). Portfolio papers are reviewed on the basis of the student learning outcomes.