History Major - Social Studies Concentration (B.A. or B.S.)
57 total credits
The History Major-Social Studies Concentration is an interdisciplinary program designed specifically for students pursuing teacher certification in social studies Grades 4-12. Certification to teach also requires completion of a series of Wisconsin Teacher Certification (DPI) requirements. See the Teacher Education section of this catalog for details. The History Major-Social Studies Concentration is a comprehensive major that fulfills both the major and minor requirements for graduation. Coursework in the concentration may also be used, where appropriate, to fulfill the university's University Studies requirements. Students majoring in the History Major-Social Studies Concentration are urged to work in close cooperation with their academic advisors to ensure efficient completion of the program.
UW-Superior education programs are approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to fulfill licensure requirements for the state of Wisconsin. If you seek licensure in a state other than Wisconsin, please see the UW-Superior Institutional Certification Office web page for further information and assistance.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be trained as "entry-level" social scientists who are knowledgeable about the concepts, facts, tools, forms of disciplinary inquiry, and disciplinary forms of representation in civics, economic, geography, history, and the social/behavioral sciences.
- Students will achieve disciplinary mastery in History as described in the History Major student learning outcomes.
- Students will engage in ethical reasoning to deliberate social, political, and economic issues.
- Students will apply their content knowledge to plan social studies learning sequences for grades 4-12 learners.
A total of 33 credits in history, at least 18 credits from courses numbered 300 or above. History coursework must include:
|Required History Core Courses|
|HIST 111||Modern World History||3.00|
|HIST 151||History of the United States Through 1877||3.00|
|HIST 152||The United States Since 1877||3.00|
|HIST 256||Introduction to Historical Research and Writing-History of Wisconsin||3.00|
|HIST 330||Envisioning World History||3.00|
|Geographic Distribution Areas|
|Select one course from each of the three following geographic codes: 1||9.00|
Code 1-European History
Code 2-Latin American History
Code 3-Asian History
|Race and Ethnicity Course|
|Select one three-credit history course at any level with a focus on race and/or ethnicity 2, 3||3.00|
|Select one three-credit history course at any level with a focus on gender 3,4||3.00|
|Senior Capstone Experience|
|HIST 496||Historiographical Research Theories and Methodologies||3.00|
|HIST 497||Senior Thesis||3.00|
|Interdisciplinary Core Courses|
|ECON 235||Economics in Society||3.00|
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology||3.00|
|PLI 102||Intro to Changemaking||3.00|
|POLS 230||U.S. National, State and Local Government||3.00|
|GEOG 100||World Regional Geography||3.00|
|SOCI 101||Introduction to Sociology||3.00|
|Social Studies Elective|
|Select one of the following:||3.00|
|Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Doing Cultural Anthropology|
|Public Education Politics and Policy|
|Campaigns and Elections|
|Power and Resistance|
|Women and Politics|
|Congress and the Presidency|
|Sociology in Pop Culture|
|Sociology of Deviance|
|Select one of the options below:||3.00|
|Option 1: Social Studies Teaching Licensure (Grades 4-12) 5|
|Social Studies Teaching Methods|
|Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education|
|Option 2: Social Studies 6|
Select an additional Social Studies Elective
Each catalog description of history courses include a code number indicating which code the course fulfills.
Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "RE."
The same course can be used to fulfill both a Geographic Distribution Area and the Race and Ethnicity requirement.
The same course cannot be used to complete both the Race and Ethnicity and the Gender requirement.
Courses that fulfill this requirement are noted in the catalog description of history courses with the notation "G."
This option is required for social studies teaching licensure. Certification to teach also requires completion of a series of Wisconsin Teacher Certification (DPI) requirements. See the Teacher Education section of this catalog for details.
This option is for students who chose not to pursue social studies teaching licensure.