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BA in History - Pre-Credential Concentration

For those students who want to go on and become Social Science Single Subject Matter teachers, we offer the Pre-Credential concentration.  The goal of this concentration is to ensure that students are well prepared to teach history and social sciences in the K-12 classroom. 

The Program Learning Outcomes are: 


PLO 1 – Demonstrate key historical literacy, including knowledge of key events and how change occurs over time in broad geographical and temporal areas

PLO 2 – Demonstrating research skills, including critical thinking and reading abilities, assessment and writing skills  

PLO 3 – Demonstrating communication skills, showing ability to organize and express their thoughts coherently

Requirements (54 units)

Total units required for Graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in History – Pre-Credential Concentration

Core courses (18)

 

HIST 1400

World History to c. 1500

3

or ANTH 1400

World History to c. 1500

HIST 1440

World History from c.1500

3

HIST 2000

United States History to 1877

3

HIST 2010

United States History, 1877 to the Present

3

HIST 5840

Proseminar in History

3

HIST 5850

Research Seminar in History

3

A minimum of three upper division units chosen from five of the following seven areas: (15)

Ancient History, African History, Asian History, European History, Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, United States History

 

In addition to the above core courses, students also need to take:

HIST 3700

History of California

3

Student must select 3 units from:

 

HIST 3500

The American Colonies, 1607-1783

 

HIST 3510

The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783-1840

 

HIST 3540

Civil War and Reconstruction

 

HIST 3560

The United States, 1877-1917

 

HIST 3570

The United States, 1917-1945

 

HIST 3580

United States in World War II

 

HIST 3590

United States History, Cold War Era

 

HIST 5400

Constitutional History of the United States

 

Three units chosen from:

 

HIST 3400

African-American History, 1620-1865

 

HIST 3410

African-American History, 1865-Present

 

HIST 3420

American Indian History

 

HIST 3450

Women in U.S. History, 1607-Present

 

HIST 3460

Women in the Black Freedom Movement

 

HIST 3620

LGBT History

 

HIST 3710

California Indian History

 

HIST 3910

Chicana/o History

 

HIST 5650

Immigration and Ethnic American History

 

Students must take:

 

 

GEOG 1010

Introduction to Human Geography

3

ECON 2201

Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON 2202

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST 3010

Teaching History

3

In order to satisfy the Single Subject Social Sciences CSET Waiver students are required to obtain advisory approval and complete HIST 5700

 

Total Units

21

 

Roadmap:

Year 1: Freshman Year       30
Fall Units   Spring Units
GE E Foundation Seminar 3   GE A4 Critical Thinnking 3
GE A2 Oral Communication 3   GE B4 Mathematics 3
GE A1 Written Communication 3   GE D1 American Gov 3
GE C1 Arts  3   D2 HIST 2000. US to 1877 (GE) 3
HIST 1400. World History I (GE) 3   HIST 1440. World History II (GE) 3
Semester Total 15   Semester Total 15
         
Year 2: Sophomore Year       31
Fall Units   Spring Units
GE B1/3 Physical Science (GEOG 1030) 4   GE C3 Arts or Humanities  3
GE C2 Humanities  3   GE B2 Life Science  3
ECON 2201 - Microeconomics 3   ECON 2202 - Macroeconomics 3
GE D3 Social Science Discipline Perspectives 3   GEOG 1010 Human Geography 3
HIST 2010. US from 1877 (GE) 3   HIST 3700 History of California 3
Semester Total 16   Semester Total 15
         
Year 3: Junior Year       30
Fall Units   Spring Units
HIST U/D. Area 1 (not Europe/US) 3   HIST U/D. Area 2  3
GE D4 U/D Social Science  3   HIST U/D. Area 3 3
HIST 3010 - Teaching History 3   HIST U/D - Europe (HIST 3050) 3
GE C4 Arts of Humanities  3   GE B5 Scientific Inquiry 3
Elective 3   HIST U/D Area 4 3
Semester Total 15   Semester Total 15
         
Year 4: Senior Year       29
Fall Units   Spring Units
HIST U/D - US diversity 3   HIST 5700 - Teaching History in the Field 3
HIST U/D - Europe (HIST 3060) 3   HIST U/D - Area 5 3
HIST U/D - US 3   HIST 5850 - Research Seminar 3
HIST 5840. Proseminar 3   Elective 3
Elective 3   Elective 2
Semester Total 15   Semester Total 14
        120