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History 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: 122

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.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department.
  5. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements:   36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing--Humanities/Social Sciences 3
or ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology (3.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 (3.0)  
or ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 (3.0)  
or ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 (3.0)  
or ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 (3.0)  
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
  POLS 1010 Introduction to Political Science (3.0)  
or POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3.0)  
or POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations (3.0)  
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
Complete the following:  
  GEOG 1300 Survey of World Geography 3
  HIST 1740 US Economic History 3
  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 3260 History of Utah 3
  HIST 4250 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum 3
  Choose 3 credits from any advisor approved upper division course. 3
Professional Education Courses  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
Choose one course from each of the following five AREAS OF STUDY*: 15
United States*  
  HIST 320G Women in American History to 1870 (3.0)  
  HIST 321G Women in American History since 1870 (3.0)  
  HIST 322G History of the American West to 1900 (3.0)  
  HIST 323G History of the American West since 1900 (3.0)  
  HIST 327G Indians of Utah (3.0)  
  HIST 3520 The United States and Vietnam--1945 to Present (3.0)  
  HIST 3730 American Origins to 1790 (3.0)  
  HIST 3731 United States History 1790-1890 (3.0)  
  HIST 3732 United States History 1890-1945 (3.0)  
  HIST 3733 United States since 1945 (3.0)  
  HIST 3740 American Revolution (3.0)  
  HIST 3745 Civil War and Reconstruction (3.0)  
  HIST 3800 Environmental History of the United States (3.0)  
  HIST 381G Precolumbian America (3.0)  
  HIST 383G Indians of the Great Plains (3.0)  
  HIST 385G The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present (3.0)  
  HIST 3870 Constitutional History to Plessy 1896 (3.0)  
  HIST 3880 Constitutional History since Plessy 1896 (3.0)  
  AIST 4600 Contemporary American Indian Political and Social Issues (3.0)  
  HIST 463G Missions and Conversion in Early North America (3.0)  
  HIST 466G Legacies and Reckonings in the American West (3.0)  
Latin America*  
  HIST 204G Colonial Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 205G Modern Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 430G Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America (3.0)  
Europe/Russia*  
  HIST 3110 Greek History (3.0)  
  HIST 3130 Roman Republic (3.0)  
  HIST 3140 Roman Empire (3.0)  
  HIST 3150 Medieval Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3160 Renaissance and Reformation--Europe 1350 to 1600 (3.0)  
  HIST 3170 Absolutism Enlightenment and Revolution--Europe from 1600 to 1815 (3.0)  
  HIST 3180 Nineteenth Century Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3190 Twentieth Century Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3320 Modern Britain (3.0)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present (3.0)  
  HIST 4170 The USSR Under Stalin (3.0)  
Comparative/Topical*  
  HIST 3440 The History of World War I (3.0)  
  HIST 345G The History of World War II (3.0)  
  HIST 367G History of Russian Film (3.0)  
  HIST 393G Natives and Explorers in the Early Modern World 1400s-1600s (3.0)  
  HIST 4100 Jewish History (3.0)  
  HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History (3.0)  
  HIST 4130 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (3.0)  
  HIST 4320 History of Scientific Thought (3.0)  
  HIST 4330 Machines in the Making of History (3.0)  
  HIST 435R Issues and Topics in the History of Science (3.0)  
  HIST 461G Peoples of the Atlantic World 1450-1800 (3.0)  
  HIST 471R Special Issues and Topics in American History (3.0)  
Africa/Asia/Middle East*  
  HIST 3030 Introduction to African History (3.0)  
  HIST 3430 Middle East History--1914-Present (3.0)  
  HIST 3530 History of Vietnam (3.0)  
  HIST 3540 History of South Africa (3.0)  
  HIST 3610 The Modern History of East Asia (3.0)  
  HIST 4430 History of Iran--1900 to Present (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 12 Credits
  Any courses numbered 1000 or higher. 12

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 122 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (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 intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
American Institutions 3
Fine Arts 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences - POLS 1010, 2100, 2200 3
Lower-Div Elective  3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Biological Science choose from list 3
GEOG 1300 Survey of World Geogrpahy 3
HIST 1500 World History to 1500 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
HIST 1740 U.S. Economic History 3
HLTH/PES Personal Health & Wellness / Fitness for Life 2
HIST 151G World History 1500 to present 3
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 3
Humanities - ENGL 2510, 2520, 2610, 2620 3
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Physical Science choose from list 3
HIST 2710 U.S. History from 1877 3
Biological/Physical Sci choose from list 3
Lower-Div Elective  3
Lower-Div Elective 3
HIST 3260 History of Utah 3
  Semester total: 18
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Lower-Div Elective 3
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
Africa/Asia/M.E. Area choose from list 3
U.S. HIST Area choose from list 3
Comparative HIST Area choose from list 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
Europe/Russia HIST Area choose from list 3
Latin America HIST Area choose from list 3
Upper-Div HIST Elective 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 445G  Multicultural Instruction / ESL 3
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment 3
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading & Writing 3
HIST 4250 Teaching History in Secondary Curriculum 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4250 Classroom Mgt II 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 10
  Semester Total 12
  Degree total: 122

Department

Name:

History & Political Science

Location:

LA 030

Telephone:

801-863-8487

Email:

Kimberlyw@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/hps

Chair:

David R. Connelly

 

 
 

Mission Statement

In keeping with the University's mission, the History and Political Science department is dedicated to providing students with a broad range of opportunities in general-education and discipline-specific courses. Our faculty members are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, and research. In an environment of discussion-based classroom experience and independent research opportunities, students develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and history and political science research methods. The History and Political Science department continually strives to provide a reflective, multicultural, and international perspective for students to actively engage in.

 
 

History & Political Science

Advisors:


History Program Coordinator:

 
 

Faculty

Baktybek Abdrisaev(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Academy of Science Belarus.

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Lyn Bennett(1996)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, B.A., Anthropology, MSE Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., History, University of Kansas.

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Geoffrey Cockerham(2007)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona; J.D., Louisiana State University

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David Connelly(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Department Chair, Department Chair



B.A., History, M.P.A., Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Public Administration, SUNY Albany.

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Jay Desart(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Adam Eastman(2014)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Utah Vally State College; M.A., History, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., History, University of Oklahoma.

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Lynn England(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburg.

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F. Farnsworth Jr.(1972)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.A., International Administration, Brigham Young University; M.Phil., Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah.

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Michael Goode(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, Goshen College; M.A., Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rick Griffin(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Education, Leadership, and Foundations, J.D., University of Mississippi.

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JaNae Haas(1990)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Latin, M.A., Ancient History, University of Utah; M.A., History of Science, University of Wisconsin.

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John Hunt(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



Ph.D., Early Modern Italian and European History, The Ohio State University; M.A., Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Cincinnati; B.A., History, Indiana University Southeast.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A.,Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Jenna Nigro(2014)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History & French, Allegheny College; M.A. French Studies, New York University; Ph.D., History, University of Illinois.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Chinese Commerce

Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, M.A., Economics, University of Southern California; B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R.China.

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Keith Snedegar(1993)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



A.B., History, University of Michigan; M.S., English/Latin, University of Edinburgh; D.Phil., Modern History, University of Oxford.

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David Wilson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History and Classical Antiquities, M.A., Classics, University of Kansas; Ph.D., U.S. History, Brigham Young University.

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