B.A. History

https://www.tamuct.edu/degrees/undergraduate/history.html

OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Arts degree in History provides a curriculum that reveals the diversity and complexity of human history and life. By facilitating the development of reading, research, and writing skills we prepare students for graduate school or a variety of careers while imparting the knowledge and perspective future leaders will need in their professions. The degree can accommodate a minor or secondary teacher certification.

Our program also provides educational experiences outside of the classroom. Qualified students are invited to join the Alpha-Omicron-Alpha chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for history. We host the annual Central Texas Military History Symposium. The symposium showcases prominent speakers from the military and the academy. Students also benefit from the use of the Central Texas Historical Archive, which is housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Heritage Hall. The unique, one-million page archive includes collections on military, diplomatic, and presidential history of the post-World War II era.

Our diverse inventory of upper-level courses includes US History, European History and World History. We balance the treatment of political, social, military, and diplomatic history in our course offerings.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate academic content within the discipline of history.
  • Know the historical development of the discipline and the philosophical approaches to history that have developed over time.
  • Demonstrate appropriate style and grammar, as well as organizational and analytical ability in their written work.
  • Conduct and report research that analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates historical content.

Bachelor of Arts - History Major Program Requirements

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

First Year
Fall
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Mathematics (020)3
Core REQ American History (060) 23
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
LANG 1311Foreign Language I (DEG REQ) 13
Spring
CORE REQ Communications (010)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Sciences (030)3
CORE REQ Social and Behavioral Sciences (080)3
LANG 1312Foreign Language II (DEG REQ ) 13
CORE REQ American History (060) 23
Second Year
Fall
HIST 2311Western Civilization I (DEG REQ) 23
CORE REQ Language, Philosophy, and Culture (040)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090) 23
Any Level Elective 23
Spring
HIST 2312Western Civilization II (DEG REQ)3
CORE REQ Government/Political Science (070)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
CORE REQ Component Area Option (090) 23
Any Level Elective 23
Third Year
Fall
HIST 3300Historian’s Craft3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level Elective3
Spring
HIST 4382Historical Method3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level Elective3
Upper-Level Elective3
Fourth Year
Fall
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level Elective3
Upper-Level Elective3
Spring
HIST 4395History Senior Research Seminar3
Upper-Level Elective3
Any Level Elective 23
Any Level Elective 23
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Arts - History Major
With Minor in Secondary Education Program Requirements 

Refer to the General Education Core Requirements page for more information on the CORE REQ coursework. The Field of Study (FOS) courses are listed in the footnotes (if applicable). At least 120 credit hours are required for the degree.

The program listed is a general guideline for semester coursework, speak with a college advisor for an individualized student education plan.

College of Education application for admission to program and faculty advisement is required prior to enrolling in secondary teacher certification preparation courses.*

Please note the following courses require a grade of 'C' or better: 12 credit hours of English, College Algebra, approved Educational Psychology course, and 15 credit hours in the certification subject area.

First Year
Fall
ENGL 1301Composition I (CORE REQ (010)3
MATH 1314College Algebra (CORE REQ (020)3
CORE REQ Life and Physical Science (030)3
CORE REQ Creative Arts (050)3
LANG 1311Foreign Language I (DEG REQ) 13
Spring
ENGL 1302Composition II (CORE REQ (010)3
CORE REQ Life and Physcial Science (030)3
HIST 2311Western Civilization I (CORE REQ (080)3
HIST 2301Texas History (DEG REQ)3
LANG 1312Foreign Language II (DEG REQ ) 13
Second Year
Fall
CORE REQ English Literature (040)3
HIST 1301United States History I (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2305Federal Government (CORE REQ (070)3
HIST 2312Western Civilization II (CORE REQ (090)3
PSYC 2308Child Psychology (CORE REQ (090)3
or TECA 1354 Child Growth & Development
or PSYC 3303 Educational Psychology
Spring
HIST 1302United States History II (CORE REQ (060)3
GOVT 2306Texas Government (CORE REQ (070)3
DEG REQ English Literature3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Third Year
Fall
HIST 3300Historian’s Craft3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Spring
HIST 4382Historical Method3
HIST 4381Concepts of History Education3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
Upper-Level HIST Elective3
HIST 4395History Senior Research Seminar3
Fourth Year - Admission to Secondary Education Certification Required*
Fall
READ 3335Content Area Reading3
EDUC 4331Curriculum & Instruction for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 4332Classroom Management for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 4317Assessment & Interpretation for Secondary Teachers3
EDUC 4337Educating Secondary Exceptional Learners3
Spring
EDUC 4335Capstone for Educators3
EDUC 4691Clinical Teaching6
Total Credit Hours120