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University Catalog 2019-2020 
University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts degree program in History is designed to provide an understanding of societal development in all aspects of human experience and of the relevance of the past to the present. The program permits pursuit of a wide range of interests within the purview of historical scholarship. Students should confer in advance with a history adviser to select the courses and program appropriate to their goals.

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History select one of two options: A General Option, requiring 48 units, and a Teacher Preparation Option, requiring 66 units, for those interested in a Single-Subject Credential in Social Science.

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Requirements for the History Major (48 - 66 units)

  • History Major Core Requirements (30 units)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in History select one of two options

Required Core Courses for the Major (21 units)

Upper Division Skill Courses (9 units)

Area Distribution Requirement for the Major (9 units)

Select one course from each of the following Groups A, B and C.

General Option (18 units)

Required Courses for General Option (9 units)

Upper Division Skills Course (3 units)

Teacher Preparation Option (36 units)

The Teacher Preparation Option is designed for students seeking a Single Subject Credential in Social Science. Students who graduate with this option in the History major will fulfill all subject matter requirements for the Social Science Credential. Early consultation with a department advisor is strongly recommended.

The option is comprised of 24 required lower division units, 36 required and elective upper division units; and 6 pedagogy units.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses that satisfy the major requirements.

Social Science Courses (30 units)

Pedagogy Courses (6 units)

Field Experience (3 units)

•    HIST 3000 - Early Field Experience in History-Social Science Education 3  

Capstone Course (3 units)

•     HIST 4960 - Issues in Teaching History-Social Science 3  

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