Social Science: History Teaching Concentration
For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major in History, Social Science: History Teaching Concentration
Students are required to take a minimum of 36 hours in History courses. Only one of the following Advanced Composition courses (HIST 140, HIST 143, HIST 170, HIST 173) will count toward the 36 hours required in History courses.
General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.
Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level History courses must be taken on this campus.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours
This concentration fulfills state certification requirements to teach high school history (grades 9-12) through the AP/honors level and high school economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology/anthropology up to but not including the AP/honors level.
Students in this concentration must complete the Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching (39 hours). See the College of Education section for requirements of the minor.
Time to degree completion varies. Minimum time to completion is 8 semesters, but some students may require 10 semesters. Transfer students may need 10 total semesters combined to complete the program. Please see the LAS section in the transfer handbook for more information.
To remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.
Departmental distinction: To be eligible for distinction, a student must be admitted to the Honors Program in History and complete its required coursework. Those admitted (ideally before the beginning of the junior year) must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA in History and a 3.25 GPA overall. They will then pursue a sequence consisting of HIST 495, HIST 492 and successful completion of either
- HIST 493 and HIST 499 in two consecutive semesters (in which case, the level of distinction awarded to student will be decided by the examining committee) OR
- the completion of two approved independent research projects under the supervision of two different advisors (HIST 490) (in which case, students will be eligible for an award of distinction only [not high or highest distinction]).
|The following courses must be completed or in progress when students apply to the Secondary Education minor.|
|PS 101||Intro to US Gov & Pol||3|
|PSYC 100||Intro Psych||4|
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||4|
|Select one of the following:|
|Biology of Human Behavior|
|HIST 141||Western Civ to 1660||3-4|
|or HIST 140||Western Civ to 1660-ACP|
|HIST 142||Western Civ Since 1660||3-4|
|or HIST 143||Western Civ Since 1660-ACP|
|Select one of the following:|
|US Hist to 1877-ACP|
|US Hist to 1877|
|US Hist Since 1877|
|US Hist Since 1877-ACP|
|One additional History course (HIST 200 - Intro Hist Interpretation is required for the major and recommended for transfer into the program)|
|Additional required coursework|
|Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching||39|
|United States History (15 hours required)|
|HIST 171||US Hist to 1877||3|
|or HIST 170||US Hist to 1877-ACP|
|HIST 172||US Hist Since 1877||3|
|or HIST 173||US Hist Since 1877-ACP|
|HIST 273||Illinois History||3|
|or HIST 288||American Indians of Illinois|
|One 200-400 level course in 18th-19th century||3|
|One 200-400 level course in 20th-21st century||3|
|Nonwestern and Global History|
|HIST 100||Global History||3|
|One 200-400 level course in global or nonwestern history||3|
|One 200-400 level course to 1700||3|
|One 200-400 level course since 1700||3|
|HIST 200||Intro Hist Interpretation||3|
|Students must take HIST 498 - Research and Writing Seminar or, for those students in the Honors Program, HIST 495 - Honors Research & Writing Sem. Students may count the 3 hours towards any of the history areas noted above: US, Nonwestern/Global, or European.|
|Social Science Requirement (many of these will also satisfy general education requirements):|
|PS 100||Intro to Political Science||3|
|PS 240||Intro to Comp Politics||3|
|or PS 241||Comp Politics in Dev Nations|
|SOC 380||Social Research Methods||4|
|ANTH 143||Biology of Human Behavior||3|
|ANTH 230||Sociocultural Anthropology||3|
|ECON 102||Microeconomic Principles||3|
|ECON 103||Macroeconomic Principles||3|
|GEOG 103||Earth's Physical Systems||4|
|GEOG 104||Social and Cultural Geography||4|