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College Administration
Dean - April Massey, Ph.D.
Associate Dean Academic Affairs - Lena Walton, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students - La Tanya Rogers, Ph.D.
Office Manager - Ms. Wilma Thompson
Receptionist - Mr. Terry D. Best

 

History

The History program offers two options leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The first option prepares majors for graduate study or for entering fields such as journalism, politics, law, and government. The second option prepares majors for professional work as teachers in public schools. History courses provide non-majors with courses of interest generally to increase awareness of the significance of historical change.

Bachelor of Arts in History
Total Credit Hours of College-Level Courses Required for Graduation: 120

Option 1: History
Required Courses for Option 1:

Course NumberCourse Name 
HIST - 101, 102US History I, II6
HIST - 164History of Black America3
HIST - 171World Civilization or3
HIST - 172World Civilization II3
HIST - 394Philosophy and Methods of History3
HIST - 491Research Seminar in History3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberCourse Name 
HIST - 274History of Socialism and Communism3
HIST - 276Colonialism and Imperialism3
HIST - 278History of Women in the World3
HIST - 279History of District of Columbia3
HIST - 490Selected Topics in History3

Select 18 credit hours in History, with at least one course from three of the following areas:
Asian History- African History- European History- Latin American History- Middle Eastern History
Total Credit Hours: 39

Option 2: History/Social studies teacher Certification
Required Courses for Option 2:

Course NumberCourse Name 
HIST - 101, 102US History I, II6
HIST - 171World Civilization or3
HIST - 172World Civilization II3
HIST - 279History of District of Columbia3
HIST - 394Philosophy and Methods of History3
HIST - 491Research Seminar in History3
HISTElectives12

Education Courses Required for Option 2:

Course NumberCourse Name 
EDFN - 220Foundation of Education3
EDFN - 222Children and Youth in Urban Schools3
EDFN - 244Human Development and Behavior3
SPED - 204Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children3
EDPY - 300Educational Psychology3
EDFN - 452Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools3
RDFN - 315Teaching of Reading in Secondary Schools3
EDFN - 471Student Teaching3

Additional Required Courses for Option 2:

Course NumberCourse Name 
GEOG - 104World Physical Geography3
GEOG - 206World Cultural Geography or3
GEOGGeography Elective3
ECON - 201Principles of Economics I3
POLI - 206Introduction to American Government3
SPCH - 115Public Speaking or3
SPCH - 116Voice and Articulation3

Select 3 credit hours in any one of the following:
Political Science (Law)- Philosophy- Psychology- Social Science- Sociology
Total Credit Hours: 72

Additional Comments or Requirements:
A minimum grade of "C" is required in all history courses.