2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

History (HIST) Major


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April Brooks, Head
Department of History and Political Science
Scobey Hall 308
605-688-6042
e-mail: april.brooks@sdstate.edu

Requirements for History Major: 36 cr


  • Upper level credits, including HIST 480, Historical Methods and Historiography and at least 6 in non-U.S. courses. Students entering SDSU in fall 2009 and beyond are required to take History 280 Writing History as part of their major. Credits: 24
  • Students seeking certification to teach are urged to take the World Civilization sequence

 

Requirements for History Major:


Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Arts and Sciences

Freshman Year:


Fall


  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (BA only) Credits: 3*

 

Fall or Spring


  • SGR Goal 3: Social Sciences (not History) Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 5: Mathematics Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (Physical Science: CHEM, GEOG, PHYS, or PS) (B.S. only) Credits: 4*
  • IGR Goal 2: Personal Wellness Credits: 2**
Choose one of the following:

  • Approved Gen Ed alternative Credits: 3

Spring


  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.A. only) Credits: 3*

Sophomore Year:


Fall


  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.S. only) Credits: 3*
  • Electives (consider education specialization, second major or minor) Credits: 3

Fall or Spring


  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts (B.S. only) (not History) Credits: 3*
  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.A. only) Credits: 2*
  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness (B.S. only) (not History) Credits: 3**

Spring


  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Sciences (B.S. only) Credits: 3*
  • Electives (consider education specialization, second major or minor) Credits: 3

Junior Year:


Fall


  • HIST 300-400 level Credits: 6-12 

Fall or Spring


  • Electives (consider education specialization, second major, or minor) Credits: 3-9

Spring


  • HIST 300-400 level Credits: 6-9

Senior Year:


Fall


  • Electives, 100-400 level (consider education specialization, second major, or minor) Credits: 0-9
  • HIST 300-400 level (to include HIST 480 (G)) Credits: 6-12

Fall or Spring


  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources Credits: 3**

Spring


  • Electives, 100-400 level (consider education specialization, second major, or minor) Credits: 6-16
  • HIST 300-400 level (to include HIST 480 (G)) Credits: 6-9

Note:


No more than 6 credits in Independent Study (HIST 491) and Internship (HIST 494) may be counted toward the major or minor; and, no grade below a “C” in history courses may be used to fulfill major and minor requirements.

Teaching specialization


See page 69 for “Education Curriculum for Teachers of Academic Subjects”.

Curriculum Notes:


* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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