Dec 06, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.


(120 units)

Requirements


Majors must take 45 units of history: 9 lower-division and 36 upper-division.

Lower Division (9 units)


Core (15 units):


Take the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:


Take the following course:


Note

(HIST 301  MUST be taken in the first semester of upper-division course work in the major. HIST 301  is a prerequisite for HIST 302 , and both courses are prerequisites for HIST 499 .)

Take one history course


Students are also required to take one history course that fulfills the gender, race, and ethnicity requirement (from a list of approved courses available from the Undergraduate Advisor). This course can be double-counted towards fulfilment of the Field of Emphasis or towards the Breadth requirement. For example, HIST 406 (Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Asia) could be taken to fulfill either the Asian history field of emphasis or a breadth requirement if Asia is not one of the student’s fields of concentration.  

Fields of emphasis (18 units)


Option One:


two fields of nine units each.

Option Two:


three fields of six units each.

Select the fields from the following:


  1. Africa and the Middle East
  2. Ancient and Medieval Europe
  3. Asia
  4. Latin America
  5. Modern Europe (Including Britain)
  6. United States
  7. World
A. Concentration in Africa/Middle East history

B. Concentration in Ancient and Medieval history

C. Concentration in Asian history

D. Concentration in Latin American history

E. Concentration in Modern European history

F. Concentration in United States history

Concentration requirement

History B.A. students with a field of concentration in United States history must have, at the minimum, one course in U.S. history numbered 372-379 or 380A or 380B, and one course in U.S. history at the 400 level.

United States history courses

G. Concentration in World history

Breadth (6 units):


Take six units in a field (or fields) of history outside of their fields of emphasis.

Develop a portfolio


Develop a portfolio (beginning with HIST 301 ) reflecting work in the History major. The portfolio will be evaluated as one of the requirements in the senior seminar (HIST 499 ). Complete 18 units of upper-division work in the major.

NOTE:


History majors are strongly encouraged to include the study of foreign language and literature in their programs. Students working for a single‑subject credential in secondary education must consult with the College’s secondary education advisor as to the applicable credential major requirements.

History/Social Science Teaching Specialization


The History/Social Science teaching specialization is designed for prospective secondary History/Social Science teachers. Students receive a B.A. in History, but they  complete a sequence of classes that satisfies the state-mandated requirement in subject matter competence for the Single Subject Teaching Credential. As part of the major, students in the History/Social Science Teaching Emphasis must take the following courses:

Students should select US History as one of their fields of emphasis


In addition, students should select US History as one of their fields of emphasis in the History major.

The state-mandated subject matter competence requirement also includes several Social Science courses outside the History major. Students in the History/Social  Science Teaching Emphasis must, in meeting their General Education requirements, take the following courses:

Note:


In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science, prospective History/Social Science teachers  are also required to compete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all the credential program courses, except student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/singlesubject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult with the History/Social Science Education Credential Program Advisor in the History Department to plan their program.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science for Non-History Majors


The core discipline in the California State History/Social Science curriculum is History, but courses in the subject matter program also align with social science majors such  as Political Science, Economics, and Geography. In order for non-History majors to demonstrate subject matter competence by course work for the History/Social Science teaching credential, candidates must complete 39 units from the core requirements listed below, which may be taken as part of the BA major or as electives. Students must also complete 15 additional units in the breadth area. Prospective students should consult with the History/Social  Social Science Credential Advisor in the History department early to plan their program.

Requirements


Breadth Requirements (15 units)


Courses must be selected from each of the following fields.

United States Studies


Candidates must select six units from the following:

Global Studies


Candidates must select six units from the following:

Note:

*Cannot be used as part of this breadth requirement if this course is chosen as part of the Diversity in History requirement

In addition


In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science, prospective History/Social Science teachers  are also required to compete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all the credential program courses, except student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/singlesubject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult with the History/Social Science Education Credential Program Advisor in the History Department to plan their program.

Honors in History


Students with a major in history may be admitted to the History Department honors program (option of the University Honor’s Program) provided they have:

1. Completed at least 30 semester units of college- or university-level courses, including at least two history courses;

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3, and a 3.5 in History courses.

3. Submitted to the department honors committee chairperson two letters of recommendation from faculty members;

4. Received admission approval from the departmental honors committee.

Students who have the minimum GPA requirements established by the University Honors Program (3.0 overall and 3.3 in the major), but who do not meet History departmental GPA requirements above may petition the department honors committee for conditional admission to the Department Honors Program.

In order to graduate with Honors in History a student must:

1. Complete all regular requirements for the History major;

2. Complete HIST 498H Honors Research (3) before enrolling in HIST 499.

3. Complete the Honors Thesis in HIST 499. The quality of the thesis will be assessed by both the faculty member with whom the student worked in HIST 498H and the HIST 499 instructor. The instructors will determine whether the quality of the work warrants the awarding of honors.

4. Complete 6 units of additional course work chosen in consultation with the Department Honors Advisor; such courses normally will require two analytical papers or a research paper on an honors level of performance;

5a. Three of those units must be in courses designated Applied History, such as History 305 (Digital Methods of History) or History 306 (Playing the Past) or History 402 (Oral History Methods).

6. Have at the time of graduation a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in History.

Students admitted to the program must maintain a file in the University Honors Program which will include copies of proposals for 498H and 499.

Oral History Program


This program, housed in the Department of History, is designed to teach and train history students in the use of materials that focus on largely unwritten sources. History majors, and social science credential students with a history concentration, are urged to take HIST 402 .