Department of History and Government

The Department of History and Government offers programs leading to Bachelor of Arts degrees with majors in History, Political Science, and Social Studies Education. The department also supports minors in history, political science, humanities, and geography and provides several courses which meet general education requirements. It provides more specialized upper-level courses for those wishing to pursue careers related to history, political science, and social studies education.  Such education prepares students for graduate study and careers in teaching, law, military service, and other professions.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN HISTORY (130)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The History program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in U.S. History as follows:

U.S. History - HIST 1483

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Courses (21 hours)

HIST 1113, HIST 1123, HIST 1493, HIST 2113, HIST 2223, HIST 2133,* and HIST 4793*

*A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

B. U.S. History Upper Division Electives (12 hours)

1. U.S. History to 1865 (3 hours)HIST 4243, HIST 4253, HIST 4273, HIST 4283

2. U.S. History Since 1865 (3 hours)HIST 4293, HIST 4313, HIST 4323, HIST 4283

3. U.S. History Surveys/Oklahoma History (3 hours) -HIST 3333, HIST 3353, HIST 3013, HIST 4123, HIST 3113, HIST 3043, HIST 3133

4. Internship or Additional U.S. History (3 hours)HIST 3391-3, HIST 3483, HIST 49613, or One additional course from 1, 2, or 3 above.

(NOTE: HIST 4283 may only be counted once.)

C. Non U.S. History Upper Division Electives (9 hours)

1. Pre-Modern Non-U.S. History (3 hours)HIST 4413, HIST 4403, HIST 3033, HIST 3123, HIST 3233, HIST 3363, HIST 4353, HIST 4963

2. Modern Non-U.S. History (3 hours)HIST 3023, HIST 3243, HIST 4333, HIST 4373, HIST 4443, HIST 4473, HIST 49613

3. Additional Non-U.S. History (3 hours)HIST 33913, HIST 49713 or One additional course from 1 or 2 above.

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (162)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3
III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 39

A. Required Courses (9 hours)

PS 2113 and PS 2793 and PS 4683

B. Electives (30 hours)

At least three hours must be taken in each of the following five areas; the remaining fifteen hours may be selected from any or all of the areas and may include:

PS 3721-3, Internship in Political Science

Political Theory (3 hours)PS 2001‑3*, PS 2613, PS 3613, PS 3633, PS 4491‑3*, PS 4591‑3*,

Institutions and Processes (3 hours) - PS 2001‑3*, PS 2023, PS 3003, PS 3483, PS 3513, PS 3813, PS 4253, PS 4491‑3*, PS 4591‑3*

Politics and Behavior (3 hours)PS 2001‑3*, PS 2713, PS 3013, PS 3023, PS 3043, PS 3113, PS 4491‑3*, PS 4591‑3*

International Relations (3 hours)PS 2001‑3*, PS 3213, PS 3223, PS 4053, PS 4491‑3*, PS 4591‑3*

Comparative Government  (3 hours)PS 2001‑3*, PS 3333, PS 4023, PS 4043, PS 4491‑3*, PS 4591‑3*

*PS 2001‑3, PS 4491‑3, and PS 4591‑3 may each be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION (135)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Social Studies Education program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in humanities, behavioral science, and economics as follows:

Humanities – HIST 2113 and Humanities-Aesthetics (3 hours)

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

Economics – ECON 2013

U.S. History - HIST 1483

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. History (30 hours)HIST 1113, HIST 1123, HIST 1493, HIST 2133, HIST 2223, HIST 3043, HIST 4773, U.S. History Electives (6 hours at 3000+ level); Non-U.S. History Electives (3 hours at 3000+ level)

B. Political Science (3 hours) - Political Science Elective (3 hours at 2000+ level)

C. Economics (3 hours) - Economics Elective (select one): ECON 2023, GEOG 3023

D. Geography (6 hours) - GEOG 2243 and GEOG 3213

E. Social Studies (3 hours)One 2000+ level course in PS, GEOG, ECON, HUM, or SOCI

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IV. REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES

EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3733, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4653(R), EDUC 4965*(R), EDUC 4975*(R), and SPED 3103

*Courses taken in the professional semester.

(R)Restricted to students admitted to Teacher Education.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Social Studies Education candidates must achieve a grade of C or better in all major core courses and required education courses to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

Social Studies Education candidates must demonstrate foreign language proficiency (listening and speaking) at the novice-high level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages proficiency test or by taking a foreign language course.

Teacher Licensure/Certification

Student who complete the requirements for this degree and pass the state tests for certification in U.S. History/Oklahoma History/U.S. Government/Economics, World History/Geography, and/or Psychology/ Sociology will be eligible to apply for a standard teaching license.