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History and Social Studies Education, B.S.

Requirements

UVU’s History Program is dedicated to developing the twenty-first century student. We provide the general student body a broad range of courses that increase global awareness, engagement and informed citizenship, as well as develop critical thinking, writing, and oral expression. In addition, History majors can choose from a large number of in-depth upper division courses that further their content knowledge and expand their abilities to critically analyze past and current events in a variety of regions and nations. In all courses, students and faculty observe the human experience by investigating the diverse historical perspectives of the past and present. History faculty endeavor to teach in ways that foster independent thinking, engage the students with historical conversations and debates, and improve students’ ability to communicate in a variety of media. Students who successfully complete our programs will have a valuable set of skills for further study in graduate and professional programs, and careers in public service or private enterprise.

Total Program Credits: 121

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements:   35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3)  
Complete the following: 3
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  GEOG 1000 Introduction to Physical Geography (Fulfills Physical Science) 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science-Complete one of the following: 3
  POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)  
  POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations (3)  
Discipline Core Requirements: 86 Credits
Complete the following:  
  HIST 1500 World History to1500 3
  HIST 151G World History from 1500 to the Present 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 3
  HIST 2710 US History since 1877 3
  HIST 3010 The Historian's Craft WE 3
  HIST 3260 History of Utah 3
  HIST 4250 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum (Student must earn a minimum B- grade or higher) 3
Professional Education Courses-Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.  
  EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
Complete two courses from each of the following two areas of study, at least one of which must have a WE designation 12
United States  
  AIST 327G Indians of Utah (3)   
  AIST 3810 Precolumbian America (3)  
  AIST 3830 Indians of the Great Plains (3)  
  AIST 384G Indians of the Southwest (3)  
  AIST 3850 The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present (3)  
  HIST 320G Women in American History to 1870 WE (3)  
  HIST 321G Women in American History since 1870 (3)  
  HIST 322G History of the American West to 1850 WE (3)  
  HIST 323G History of the American West since 1850 WE (3)  
  HIST 371R Issues and Topics in American History (3)  
  HIST 3730 American Origins to 1790 (3)  
  HIST 3731 US History-Early Republic through the Progressive Era (3)  
  HIST 3732 U.S. History-Progressive Era to the 21st Century (3)  
  HIST 3740 American Revolution (3)  
  HIST 3745 Civil War and Reconstruction (3)  
  HIST 3800 Environmental History of the United States (3)  
  HIST 466G Legacies and Reckonings in the American West WE (3)  
  HIST 471R Special Issues and Topics in American History (3)  
World History  
  HIST 204G Colonial Latin America (3)  
  HIST 205G Modern Latin America (3)  
  HIST 3030 Introduction to African History (3)  
  HIST 3110 Greek History (3)  
  HIST 3130 Roman History (3)  
  HIST 3140 Roman Empire (3)  
  HIST 3150 Medieval Europe (3)  
  HIST 3160 Renaissance and Reformation--Europe 1350 to 1600 (3)  
  HIST 3170 Absolutism Enlightenment and Revolution--Europe from 1600 to 1815 (3)  
  HIST 3180 Nineteenth Century Europe (3)  
  HIST 3190 Twentieth Century Europe (3)  
  HIST 320R Issues and Topics in Global History (3)  
  HIST 3320 Modern Britain (3)  
  HIST 3340 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3)  
  HIST 3440 The History of World War I (3)  
  HIST 345G The History of World War II (3)  
  HIST 3540 History of South Africa (3)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present (3)  
  HIST 4130 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (3)  
  HIST 4180 The Italian Renaissance WE (3)  
  HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History (3)  
  HIST 430G Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America (3)  
  HIST 4320 History of Scientific Thought (3)  
  HIST 461G Peoples of the Atlantic World 1450-1800 (3)  
  HIST 463G Missions and Conversion in the Early Americas  (3)  
Social Studies Composite - Please see your Advisor. Students must receive a C grade or higher in all content area classes. 21
  Complete any two SOC/ANTH courses numbered 1000 or higher  
  Complete any one ECON course numbered 1000 or higher  
  Complete any one PSY course numbered 1000 or higher  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography (3)          
  GEOG 3200 Geography of Utah (3)  

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
POLS 1100 3
POLS 2100 or POLS 2200 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
GEOG 1000 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
HIST 1500                                      World History to 1500 3
Biology 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Humanities 3
HIST 151G World History 1500 to Present 3
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 2710 U.S. History from 1877 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
HIST 3010  Historians Craft WE 3
ANTH 101G Social/Cultural Anthropology 3
HIST 1740 U.S. Economic History 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
EDEL 1010 Introduction to Education 2
ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science 3
GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography 3
GEOG 3200 Geography of Utah 3
World History - upper-division 3
U.S. History - upper-division 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: Student should apply to the Secondary Education program during this semester. Check with academic advisor regarding matriculation requirements and application deadline.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
U.S. History - upper-division   3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
HIST 3260 History of Utah 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
World History - upper-division   3
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media  2
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
HIST 4250 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum 3
EDSC 455G Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Student should apply to Student Teach during this semester. Check with academic advisor regarding requirements and application deadline.  
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 8
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project WE 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 121

Department

History and Political Science

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