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New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Arts

MAJOR: History

The undergraduate history major consists of at least 42 credits in the major field, 24 credits of which must be numbered 300 or above. All courses must be passed with grades of C- or higher, and none may be taken on an S/U basis. Electives must be carefully selected by the student and approved by a Department of History advisor so that the student's program is well tailored to individual goals. All majors must be advised prior to registration.

Among the upper-division courses that majors take, one or more (in addition to HIST 398) must require a research-based paper or papers. In fulfilling their research requirements, majors must write one research-based paper or papers which together total at least 20 pages.

Requirements

Departmental Requirements

Students must pass at least 18 credits from the list below, including courses from at least two complete pairs of these courses: HIST 101G-102G, HIST 111G- 112G, HIST 201G-202G, HIST 211G-212G, HIST 221G-222, and HIST 311-312.

HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe

3 cr.

HIST 102GModern Europe

3 cr.

HIST 111GGlobal History to 1500

3 cr.

HIST 112GGlobal History Since 1500

3 cr.

HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History

3 cr.

HIST 202GIntroduction to Recent American History

3 cr.

HIST 211GEast Asia to 1600

3 cr.

HIST 212GEast Asia since 1600

3 cr.

HIST 221GIslamic Civilizations to 1800

3 cr.

HIST 222GIslamic Civilizations since 1800

3 cr.

HIST 311VColonial Latin America

3 cr.

HIST 312VModern Latin America

3 cr.

Required Course

HIST 398Historians and History

3 cr.

HIST 398: Should be taken in junior year after consultation with advisor. Course prerequisite is English 311G.

At least one course from the following:

HIST 401Environmental History

3 cr.

HIST 413Native American History

3 cr.

HIST 415Western American History

3 cr.

HIST 420History of Women and Gender

3 cr.

HIST 424History of Art, Thought and Literature

3 cr.

HIST 431History of Race and Ethnicity

3 cr.

HIST 432United States Labor History to 1877

3 cr.

HIST 433United States Labor History Since 1877

3 cr.

HIST 434Urban History

3 cr.

HIST 435History of War and Revolution

3 cr.

HIST 436Nations and Nationalism

3 cr.

HIST 438Antiquity and Modernity

3 cr.

HIST 443The Cold War in Latin America

3 cr.

Six additional 3-credit upper division History courses, at least 1 of which must be a course numbered 400 or above.

No more than nine upper division credits (with exception of HIST 398) may be from any particular field of History. Students may count additional credits in a particular field of History if they pass more than the minimal number of required upper division credits for the degree.

Majors must pass a total of 18 upper division History credits

(not including HIST 311, HIST 312, and HIST 398) with at least 6 at the 400 level.

Majors must pass the second language requirement at the 212/214 level or the 300- level.

Please see College of Arts and Sciences pages for discussion of the ways to pass this requirement.

Electives

Sufficient to bring total credits to 120, including 48 upper-division credits.

Secondary Licensure

History majors who are planning on pursuing certification as public school teachers should take the following six courses in preparation. These six courses will complete approximately half of the course work necessary for students to earn teaching licensure in New Mexico. After completing the undergraduate degree in History with a grade point average of 2.5 or above, the student should apply to the Graduate School for admission to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education to pursue the remaining courses needed to complete secondary licensure.

Required Courses

EDUC 315Multicultural Education

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching

3 cr.

SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society

3 cr.

EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 530Exploration in Education

3 cr. (2+2P)

EDUC 530: recommended for senior year or as a graduate student