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History, B.A. (30-36 Credit Major)

For all students who are not enrolled in the Early Childhood Education or Middle and High School Education Social Studies certification sequence, the History major consists of 36 credits. History courses numbered below the 300-level do not qualify toward the major. Students who wish to take 300- or 400-level courses must have successfully completed the Historical Studies distribution requirement (Area VI), or must have obtained permission from the Department. The 36 credits required for the fulfillment of the History major must be distributed as follows:

9

in HIA (ancient and medieval history) and/or HIE (modern European history)

12

in HIS (comparative history) and/or HIW (Asian, African, and Latin-American history).

12

in HIU (American history)

3

in any of the five subject codes.

Note: Of these 36 credits, at least 6 credits must be taken in research-intensive courses, designated with an R in the section number.

Early Childhood/Social Studies Education Specialization (30 credits)

This specialization should be taken only by students in the Early Childhood Education or Middle and High School Education's Social Studies Education certification sequence. The 30 credits required for the fulfillment of this specialization (all at the 300- or 400-level) must be distributed as follows:

9

in HIA (ancient and medieval history) and/or HIE (modern European history)

9

in HIS (comparative history) and/or HIW (non-Western history).

3

in HIU 348 (History of New York City and State)

9

in HIU (other courses in American history)

Of these 30 credits, at least 6 credits must be taken in research-intensive courses, designated with an R in the section number.

Requirements for the Minor in History

The History minor consists of 12 credits (four 3-credit courses). These shall be selected from 200-, 300-, or 400-level courses. At least two courses must be at the 300- or 400-level.

Teacher of Social Studies

History is an approved major for students wishing to become elementary school teachers or middle or high school social studies teachers. Students interested in becoming teachers should meet with the History Department Undergraduate Advisor to plan their program as soon as possible in their academic career. They should also consult with the Office of the Dean of Education (Carman Hall, B-33, 718-960-4972) for the latest information on State requirements for teacher certification.

Last modified: 11/20/2014