History B.A./B.S. - Emphasis in Social Studies 7-12, Teaching Certification

The purpose of this bachelor's degree is for students to become trained in the discipline of history. The objectives of this program are to acquaint students with the human past; to provide insight into the nature of the historic process; and to teach students to analyze and think critically about historical works and issues, and express their judgments clearly in writing. At the conclusion of this program students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of historiography, that is, a familiarity with a range of historical methods, theories, and schools of interpretation. They will also be able to research and write thesis-driven papers on historical topics, using appropriate sources. This particular emphasis is designed for students to become certified to teach high school social studies, which includes the fields of history, government, geography, and economics. 

Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses
ECO 2301GLB/US-Prin Macro Economics3
ECO 2302Principles of Micro Economics3
HIST 303GLB/Historical Geography3
HIST 415History of Texas3
PSCI 335Political Economy3
ESCI 425US-Weather,Climate & Human Env3
HIST 492Senior Research Seminar3
World History (6 sh)
HIST 305GLB/World History to 17th Century3
HIST 306GLB/The Modern World3
Asian or Latin American History (3 sh)
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Modern East Asia
Modern India
Colonial Latin America
Latin America in the Modern Period
European History (3 sh)
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Ancient and Medieval Europe
A Feudal Society
The European Reformations
Europe in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution
Women and Gender in European History
Modern Europe, 1848-1991
Urban Underworlds
United States History (3 sh)
Choose 3 sh from the following:3
Any 400-level United States History course
Plus 1 course from:3
GLB/Non-European Polit Systm
Rev & Revolutionary Movmt
GLB/Foreign Policy
GLB/International Relations
Plus 1 course from:3
European Political System
GLB/Democ & Democratization
GLB/Non-European Polit Systm
Plus 1 course from:3
American Presidency
GLB/Intro to Global Pub Pol
Congressional Politics
Constitutional Law
Civil Libs & Civil Rights
Plus 1 course from:3
GLB/Intro to Global Pub Pol
Amer Pol Par/Electoral Po
Public Opinion
Congressional Politics
Plus 1 course from:3
GLB/Intro to Global Pub Pol
Intro to Public Policy
GLB/Foreign Policy
Constitutional Law
Civil Libs & Civil Rights
Plus 1 course from:3
GLB/Democ & Democratization
GLB/Political Theory I
GLB/Political Theory II
GLB/Political Theory III
Rev & Revolutionary Movmt
Special note:
While some courses are included more than once in the list of required courses, a particular course MAY NOT be used to satisfy more than one requirement.
Teacher Education Courses
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
SED 300Teaching Profession3
SED 400Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments3
SED 401Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments3
SED 404Secondary Teaching Practicum3
SED 405Secondary Residency in Teaching6
Support Courses
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all History, Political Science, Economics, and Science courses required for this major. Fifteen semester hours of the major must be taken at Texas A&M University-Commerce.