History Major and Minor Requirements
The Department of History and Political Science offers a history major, a history education major, a history minor, and a political science minor (Please refer to the Political Science page for additional information regarding this minor.)

History Major

HIS 101

World History I

3

HIS 102

World History II

3

HIS 201

U.S. History I

3

HIS 202

U.S. History II

3

HIS 401

Historical Research and Writing

3

HIS

Electives (at least 12 hours upper level)

15

Total

30

The College of Arts and Humanities requires students majoring in this program to also pass two semesters of foreign language.  History education majors are exempt from the college requirement.


History Education Major

Students interested in teacher certification in history must complete the following program.  For further clarification, see “Education,” in the course catalog and speak to an adviser or the education department chair.


Required history courses:

HIS 101

World History I

3

HIS 102

World History II

3

HIS 201

U.S. History I

3

HIS 202

U.S. History II

3

HIS 330

History of South Dakota

3

HIS 360

Middle and Secondary History Teaching Methods

3

HIS 401

Historical Research and Writing

3

HIS

Electives (at least nine hours upper level)

12

Total

33


Additional required courses:

EDU 201

Foundations of Education

3

EDU 216

Technology for Teachers I

1

EDU 311

Educational Psychology

3

EDU 316

Technology for Teachers II

1

EDU 324

Literacy Methods in the Content Area

3

EDU 330

Curriculum Standards and Assessment

3

EDU 335

American Indian Education

3

EDU 356

Secondary and Middle Level Teaching Methods

3

EDU 365

Classroom Management for the K-12 Educator

3

EDU 410

Human Relations/Multiculturalism

3

EDU 412

Adolescent Learners’ Needs

3

EDU 416

Technology for Teachers III

1

EDU 474

7-12 Student Teaching

14

EDU 475

Seminar

2

PSY 237

Developmental Psychology

3

SPD 206

Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the General Classroom

3

Total

52


History Minor

HIS 101

World History I

3

HIS 102

World History II

3

HIS 201

U.S. History I or

HIS 202

U.S. History II

3

HIS

Electives (at least six hours upper level)

9

Total

18

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