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History BA Programs

 

Department of History
School of Arts and Humanities
Department Chair: Miriam Raub Vivian
Department Office: Humanities Office Building (HOB), 131
Telephone: (661) 654-3079
Email: cziegler@csub.edu
Website: www.csub.edu/history/Faculty: M. Acuña-Gurrola, S. Allen, J. Chen, M. Dhada, D. Dodd, R. Frakes, K. Garcha, K. Mulry, A. Rodriquez, M. Raub Vivian, S. Wempe
Emeriti Faculty: R. Dolkart, J. George, J. Harrie, C. Litzinger, J. Maynard, C. Murphy, O. Rink

Program Description
History has been called the memory of human group experience, the collective record of all that has happened in the past, and the emotions, ideals, and values that have given human experience its sense of continuity, causation, and meaning. As an academic discipline, history is perhaps the broadest of the liberal arts, certainly the least restricted by subject and scope. It requires the development of analytical skills, the use of deductive and inductive reasoning, the mastery of knowledge from different cultures and epochs, and the ability to express ideas in clear, readable prose. The study of history has practical rewards as well. It provides students with a broad cultural background and inculcates skills of analysis and composition that are considered essential to the study of education, literature, law, government, communications, journalism, public service, and business.

Program Curriculum
The undergraduate curriculum in History is designed to prepare students to function effectively in an increasingly globalized world. It emphasizes the examination of historical events and developments through broad historical themes and cross-disciplinary histories. Required courses include lower-division courses in United States and world history designed to provide a broad foundation in national and global history, a lower-division course in historical methodology, an upper-division course in historical writing and advanced historical methods; and a capstone experience (Senior Seminar). Students will explore the wealth of human historical experience across time and place. They will take five courses in the history of the world’s regions, including the Americas, the Asian world, the Transatlantic world, the Mediterranean world, Europe, and Africa and the Middle East. They will also take three courses from at least two of the following themes: Empires; War and Freedom; Changing and Challenging Identities; and Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine. Finally, students will have an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they have developed in an internship, supervised collaborative research, a public history course, or another project or setting.

American History and Institutions Requirements
Satisfaction of the American Institutions requirements shall be met by no less than one course in United States History and one other course in United States Government, or respective examinations administered by the History and Political Science Departments. Courses that satisfy the US history requirement are HIST 1218 and HIST 1228, or their equivalents. For information about the United States History competency examination, see below. 

Examination Procedure Statement
While the Department of History strongly advises all students to meet the history portion of the American Institutions Requirement through classroom experience, an alternative is available to those who want to fulfill the requirement by challenge examination. A student who intends to challenge the requirement by examination must apply to the Department of History during the first three weeks of the semester. A student who waits until the senior year to challenge the history requirement may jeopardize graduating on schedule.

Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The Department of History accepts scores of 3 or better on Advanced Placement examinations in United States History, European History, and World History as satisfying the most nearly equivalent lower-division courses in the major.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in History
Requirements Units
Total Units Required to Graduate 120 units
Major Requirements 48 units
Lower Division 15
Upper Division 33
General Education Requirements 32-44 units
First-Year Seminar 2
LD Area A Foundational Skills 9
LD Area B Natural Sciences 9
LD Area C Arts and Humanities 3
LD Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
LD Area F Ethnic Studies 3
American Institutions 3
SELF 0-3*
Junior Year Diversity Requirement 0-3*
UD Thematic Areas B and D 3-6*
Capstone 0*
GWAR 0
Additional Units 28-35 units

*The SELF requirement may double count with B, C, or D. JYDR may be satisfied in major, minor or other university requirement. Students are waived from UD area of their program. The GWAR must be satisfied through Historical Writing (HIST 3008 (3)), and the GE Capstone must be satisfied through Senior Seminar (HIST 4908 (3)).

Requirements for the Major in History (48 units)

Lower Division
1.     United States History survey, two courses: HIST 1218  and HIST 1228, or equivalents
2.     World Civilizations survey, two courses: HIST 1418 and HIST 1428, or equivalents
3.     The Historian’s Craft: HIST 2000

Upper Division: Among the 8 regions and theme courses, at least 2 must focus on the period before 1700; qualifying courses are in italics.

1.     Historical Writing: HIST 3008 (with a minimum C-)

2.     Regions (5 courses): these must come from at least three of the following regions:
     a.     The Americas: HIST 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3150, 3210, 3228, 3230, 3240, 3258,
             3260, 3270, 3280, 3310, 3320, 3330, 3438, 4210, 4220, 4230, 4250
     b.     The Asian World: HIST 3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 4410, 4420, 4430, 4440
     c.     The Transatlantic World: HIST 3610, 3620, 3630, 3650, 4530
     d.     The Mediterranean World: HIST 3640, 4638, 4640
     e.     Europe: HIST 3510, 3520, 3530, 3540, 3550, 3560, 3570, 3580, 3590, 3600, 4510, 4528
     f.     Africa and the Middle East: HIST 3410, 3420, 3440, 3458, 4670, 4690

3.     Themes (3 courses): these must come from at least two of the following themes:
     a.     Empires: HIST 3110, 3320, 4420, 4510, 4638, 4670
     b.     War and Freedom: HIST 3120, 3130, 3310, 3440, 3470, 3490, 3540, 3570, 3580, 3620,
             3640, 4210, 4430, 4440
     c.     Changing and Challenging Identities: HIST 3210, 3228, 3230, 3260, 3270, 3438, 3460, 3480,
             3520, 3530,3550, 3560, 3600, 3610, 3630, 4220, 4230, 4248, 4250, 4410, 4640, 4690
     d.     Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine: HIST 3258, 3420, 3458, 3650, 4528

4.     Applied History: HIST 3860: three units in an internship, faculty-supervised
         collaborative research, oral history project or other approved applied history
         experience; or a course in public history(HIST 4020, 4030, 4040, 4050), or EDTE 3000

5.     Senior Seminar (capstone course):  HIST 4908

Requirements for the Major in History with a Public History Emphasis (48 units)

Lower Division

1.     United States History survey: two courses, HIST 1218 and HIST 1228, or equivalents
2.     World Civilizations survey: two courses, HIST 1418 and HIST 1428, or equivalents
3.     The Historian’s Craft: HIST 2000

Upper Division

1.     Historical Writing: HIST 3008 (with a minimum C-)

2.     Regions (5 courses): these must come from at least three of the following regions: 
     a.     The Americas: HIST 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3150, 3210, 3228, 3230, 3240, 3258,
             3260, 3270, 3280, 3310, 3320, 3330, 3438, 4210, 4220, 4230, 4250
     b.     The Asian World: HIST 3460, 3470, 3480, 3490, 4410, 4420, 4430, 4440            
     c.     The Transatlantic World: HIST 3610, 3620, 3630, 3650, 4530
     d.     The Mediterranean World: HIST 3640, 4638, 4640
     e.     Europe: HIST 3510, 3520, 3530, 3540, 3550, 3560, 3600, 3570, 3580, 3590, 4510, 4528
     f.     Africa and the Middle East: HIST 3410, 3420, 3440, 3458, 4670, 4690

3.     Public History (3 courses): HIST 4020, HIST 4030, HIST 4040, HIST 4050

4.     Applied History (1 course): HIST 3860: 3 units of an internship, faculty-supervised
         collaborative research, oral history project, or other approved applied history
         experience

5.     Senior Seminar (capstone course):  HIST 4908

Requirements for the Minor in History

The minimum requirements for a History minor are four courses totaling 12 semester units; three of these courses (9 semester units) must be upper division and may come from any of the following Regions: Americas, Asian World, Transatlantic World, Mediterranean World, Europe, Africa/Middle East.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in History with a Concentration in Social Science Teaching
Requirements Units
Total Units Required to Graduate 120 units
Major Requirements 66 units
Lower Division 21
Upper Division 45
General Education Requirements 29 units
First-Year Seminar 2
LD Area A Foundational Skills 9
LD Area B Natural Sciences 9
LD Area C Arts and Humanities 0
LD Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 0
LD Area F Ethnic Studies 3
American Institutions 0
SELF 3
Junior Year Diversity Requirement 0
UD Thematic Areas B and D 3
Capstone 0
GWAR 0
Additional Units 25 units


Requirements for the Major in History with a Concentration in Social Science Teaching (66 units)

Lower-Division Requirements (21 units)
1. HIST 1218 and HIST 1228
2. HIST 1418 and HIST 1428
3. HIST 2000
4. ECON 2018 and ECON 2028

Breadth and Depth Requirements (12 units)
1. HIST 3008
2. EDTE 3000
3. HIST 4908
4. INST 3900

One course from each of the following (12 units)
5. HIST 3110, HIST 3120, HIST 3130, HIST 3140, HIST 3150
6. HIST 3240
7. HIST 3410, HIST 3420, HIST 3440, HIST 3470, HIST 3480, HIST 3490
8. HIST 3560, HIST 3570, HIST 3310, HIST 3320, HIST 3330, HIST 4510

9. Two additional upper-division elective courses in History (6 units)
    Select courses from HIST 3110 - HIST 4690; excluding HIST 3860, HIST 4020, HIST 4030, HIST 4040, HIST 4050

One course from each of the following (15 units)
10. ECON 3118, ECON 3410, PLSI 3040, PLSI 3320, PLSI 3340, PLSI 3350, PLSI 3360, PLSI 3510
11. PLSI 3140, PLSI 3450, PLSI 3210, PLSI 3220, PLSI 3150
12. ECON 4108, ECON 4400, PLSI 4640
13. SOC 3300, ECON 3550, PLSI 3370
14. RS 1108, RS 1128, RS 1138, RS 3208, RS 3230, RS 3240, RS 3250, RS 3368, RS 3538, RS 4528

Students pursuing the BA in History with the Concentration in Social Science Teaching must maintain a 2.7 GPA overall with no grades below C- in order to earn the Social Science Waiver. In order to comply with currency standards, there is a ten-year expiration on all courses in this program.


Requirements for the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program

The Social Science Subject Matter Preparation Program is designed for students interested in a career teaching social science at the secondary school level. The program satisfies the requirements set by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), which has authorized CSUB to offer an approved single-subject teacher preparation program in Social Science. The program provides subject matter preparation for entry into a single subject credential program. Students who successfully complete and meet the program requirements can request subject matter certification from the program coordinator. While the subject matter program is not an academic major, course work for the program can be used to satisfy requirements in certain academic majors, and in CSUB’s General Education program. It is therefore important that students meet regularly with the Social Science Program Coordinator for advising. Please note that the Social Science Subject Matter program certified in 1992 expired July 1, 2009. Students who began course work prior to 2009, but who did not complete all program requirements, must complete the requirements of the new CCTC approved program or pass all parts of the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in Social Science. The new program follows. For more information, contact the program coordinator, Alicia Rodriquez, 661-654-2166.

Requirements for the Social Science Teacher Preparation Program

I.     Core Requirements (8 courses; 24 units)
        HIST 1218 and 1228
        Five courses from the following:
        HIST 1418 and 1428; HIST 3240 or PLSI 3428; ECON 2018 and 2028
        One of the following: 
        SOC 3300, or ECON 3550, or PLSI 3370
        And INST 3900

II.   Breadth and Depth requirements (7 courses; 21 units) Choose ONE COURSE from
       EACH of the following groups:

A.  U.S. History
       HIST 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3150
B.  World History and Perspectives (One from each group):
        1.    Africa/Asia
             HIST 3410, 3420, 3440, 3470, 3480, 3490
       2.    Europe/Latin America
              HIST 3560, 3570, 3310, 3320, 3330, 4510,
       3.    International Relations/Global Perspectives
              ECON 3118, 3410, PLSI 3040, 3320, 3350, 3360, 3510           
C.   U.S. Constitution/Government
       PLSI 3140, 3450, 3210, 3220, 3150
D.   International Economics
       ECON 4108, 4400, PLSI 4640
E.   Comparative religious/ethical systems
      RS 1108, 1128, 1138, 3208, 3240, 3250, 3368, 3538, 4528

Social Science Subject Matter Waiver Program (48 units)

Students may also earn a Social Science Subject Matter Waiver separately from the degree program by successfully completing the Social Science Program requirements outlined below. Please note that the Social Science Subject Matter Waiver Program alone is not a degree program.

I.  Basic Core Requirements (27 units)
1.     HIST 1218 and HIST 1228
2.     HIST 1418 and HIST 1428
3.     HIST 3240 or PLSI 3428
4.     ECON 2018 and ECON 2028
5.     One of the following: SOC 3300, ECON 3550, PHIL 3370
6.     INST 3900

II.  Breadth and Depth Requirements (21 units)
1.     One of the following: HIST 3110, HIST 3120, HIST 3130, HIST 3140, HIST 3150
2.     One of the following: HIST 3410, HIST 3320, HIST 3440, HIST 3470, HIST 3480, HIST 3490
3.     One of the following: HIST 3560, HIST 3570, HIST 3310, HIST 3320, HIST 3330, HIST 4510
4.     One of the following: ECON 3118, ECON 3410, PLSI 3040, PLSI 3320, PLSI 3340, PLSI
        3350, PLSI 3360, PLSI 3510
5.     One of the following: PLSI 3140, PLSI 3450, PLSI 3210, PLSI 3220, PLSI 3150
6.     One of the following: ECON 4108, ECON 4400, PLSI 4640
7.     One of the following: RS 1108, RS 1128, RS 1138, RS 3208, RS 3230, RS 3240, RS 3250,
        RS 3368, RS 3538, RS 4528

Additional Information and Policies: If you are seeking subject matter certification through the CSUB Social Science Subject Matter Waiver Program, you may be admitted to the Credential Program if you have successfully completed 80% of the subject matter program course work and have met the minimum 2.7 Social Science GPA requirement. You must successfully complete 100% of the Social Science Program requirements prior to beginning Stage II of the Credential Program.

Courses taken at an institution other than CSUB: To earn a Subject Matter Waiver from the CSUB Social Science Program, at least 70% of your upper-division Social Science course work must be completed at CSUB. Students may be required to present syllabi for evaluation of upper-division requirements not taken at CSUB. Exceptions to this policy will be made only after consideration and approval by the Social Science Academic Petitions Committee. Candidates must present requests for exceptions to the committee prior to the semester they are seeking certification. Additionally, please note that only those courses in which a candidate has earned a C-or better will be accepted.

Currency of courses: All required Social Science courses have a content currency ten-year expiration date. In order for courses to count for your waiver, they must have been taken within ten years of completing the waiver program for content currency. For example, if you expect to be issued a certification in May 2020, your Social Science coursework must have been completed after May 2010 to be eligible and counted for the waiver.

Evaluation Fee: For non-CSUB students requesting a transcript evaluation for Social Science coursework, there is a $75.00 fee assessed by the History Department, Social Science Program. If you earned a baccalaureate degree from CSUB you are considered a native student.