University of Southern Indiana

History Degree

For the current major and minor requirements, visit the USI Bulletin.
Page updated: Fall 2020

Required Courses (15 hours)

Elective Courses (27 hours)

History majors must select 6 hours of electives from EACH of the four areas of history, and an additional 3 hours selected from any area. At least two of the elective courses (6 hours) must be taken at the 400-level.

HIST 498 and/or HIST 499 will be counted in the indicated elective area if taken a second time and with a different topic.

History Areas
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Area I - United States History

Area II - European History

Area III - World Regions

Area IV - Professional Development

Students completing a History major with the optional history teaching emphasis must complete the following two courses for Area IV:

All other students select from the following courses:

History Teaching (optional)

For students seeking licensure to teach history (grades 5-12), the optional history teaching emphasis identifies courses of greatest benefit. In response to changes in teacher licensing and preparation, a multi-subject Social Science Teaching major is no longer offered. Under the new system, students are required to complete a degree in a particular social science area (such as History) and the Secondary Education Licensure Minor.

* Students seeking to teach history as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the 42 hour History major (including HIST 287 and HIST 397 for area IV), 6 additional hours (shown below), and the Secondary Education Licensure minor. Students completing a teacher education program must earn at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, a 2.75 major GPA, a 2.75 GPA in the secondary education licensure minor, and a grade of C or better in all courses applied toward degree requirements.

Secondary Education Licensure Minor

Students seeking a teaching major that leads to licensure as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the Secondary Education Licensure Minor.

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