The Social Studies Teaching concentration is for students who plan to teach in middle school, junior high, or high school. Students must also complete the requirements for the social studies undergraduate teaching licensure in the College of Health and Human Sciences, Center for Educator Preparation (CEP).

Students interested in pursuing a teaching license through CSU may refer to the Center for Educator Preparation (CEP) and the College of Health and Human Sciences section, or in the Education Building, Room 111 for general information.

Effective Spring 2015

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)3C3
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 15003D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)3D 
Select one course from the following: 3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)3D 
SPCM 2001Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Mathematics1B3
Elective 2
 Total Credits 30
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)3C 
General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C 
General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)3C 
Select two courses from the following: 6
Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)3C 
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)3E 
Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1)3C 
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)3C 
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)3C3
HIST 1501U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)3D3
HIST 1511U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)3D3
POLS 101American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3C3
POLS 241Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)3E3
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 27
Junior
 
EDUC 331Educational Technology and Assessment 2
EDUC 340Literacy and the Learner 3
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/Management 3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction I 1
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment 4
EDUC 465Methods and Materials in Social Studies 4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II 1
GR 320Cultural Geography 3
HIST *** History, AUCC Category 4A (See list below)2,34A3
HIST *** History, upper-division non-U.S.3,4 3-6
HIST *** History, upper-division U.S.3,5 3-6
 Total Credits 33
Senior
 
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: Secondary 11
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional Relations 1
HIST 492Capstone Seminar4A,4B,4C3
Arts and Humanities3B3
HIST *** History, upper-division non-U.S.3,4 0-6
HIST *** History, upper-division U.S.3,5 0-6
Electives6 6
 Total Credits 30
 Program Total Credits: 120

History, AUCC Category 4A Courses

Select course, with advisor approval, to fulfill the category 4A requirement. The selected course may apply towards the History, upper-division (U.S. or non-U.S.) program requirements.

Code Title AUCC Credits
HIST 300 Ancient Greece to 323 B.C.E. 4A 3
HIST 301 Roman Republic 4A 3
HIST 303 Hellenistic World: Alexander to Cleopatra 4A 3
HIST 304 Women in Ancient Greece and Rome 4A 3
HIST 308 Ancient Christianity to 500 A.D. 4A 3
HIST 309 Medieval Christianity, 500-1500 4A 3
HIST 311 Medieval England 4A 3
HIST 315 Tudor Stuart England, 1485-1689 4A 3
HIST 317 Renaissance and Reformation Europe 4A 3
HIST 318 The Age of the Enlightenment 4A 3
HIST 319 Early Modern France, 1500-1789 4A 3
HIST 320 Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789 4A 3
HIST 321 Industrial Society in Europe, 1600-1871 4A 3
HIST 322 Industrial Society in Europe, 1871-1989 4A 3
HIST 323 Russia Before 1700 4A 3
HIST 324 Imperial Russia 4A 3
HIST 328 Modern Europe, 1815-1914 4A 3
HIST 329 Europe in Crisis, 1914-1941 4A 3
HIST 330 Eastern Europe Since 1918 4A 3
HIST 331 The Soviet Union 4A 3
HIST 332 Germany Since World War I 4A 3
HIST 333 Contemporary Europe 4A 3
HIST 334 European Culture in the 20th Century 4A 3
HIST 335 Britain in the 20th Century 4A 3
HIST 340 Colonial North America, 1492-1800 4A 3
HIST 341 Eighteenth Century America 4A 3
HIST 343 Early U.S. Republic 4A 3
HIST 344 Antebellum America 4A 3
HIST 345 Civil War Era 4A 3
HIST 346 Reconstruction and the New South 4A 3
HIST 347 United States, 1876-1917 4A 3
HIST 348 United States, 1917-1945 4A 3
HIST 349 United States Since 1945 4A 3
HIST 350 United States Foreign Relations Since 1914 4A 3
HIST 351 American West to 1900 4A 3
HIST 352 American West Since 1900 4A 3
HIST 353 U.S.-Mexico Borderlands 4A 3
HIST 354 American Architectural History 4A 3
HIST 355 American Environmental History 4A 3
HIST 356 American Cultural and Intellectual History 4A 3
HIST 357/MLSC 357 The American Military Experience 4A 3
HIST 359 American Women's History Since 1800 4A 3
HIST 360 United States Immigration History 4A 3
HIST 410 Colonial Latin America 4A 3
HIST 412 Mexico 4A 3
HIST 414 Revolutions in Latin America 4A 3
HIST 421 Africa: Colonialism to Independence 4A 3
HIST 422 Modern Africa 4A 3
HIST 423 South African History 4A 3
HIST 430 Ancient Near East 4A 3
HIST 431 Ancient Israel 4A 3
HIST 432 Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an 4A 3
HIST 433 Muhammad and the Origins of Islam 4A 3
HIST 438 The Modern Middle East 4A 3
HIST 440 Modern South Asia: Colonialism and Nationalism 4A 3
HIST 441 South Asia Since Independence 4A 3
HIST 450 Ancient China 4A 3
HIST 451 Medieval China and Central Asia 4A 3
HIST 452 China in the Modern World, 1600-Present 4A 3
HIST 455 Tokugawa and Modern Japan, 1600-Present 4A 3
HIST 461 Rise and Fall of British Empire 1600-1947 4A 3
HIST 463 Science and Technology in Modern History 4A 3
HIST 464 Pacific Wars: Philippines-WWII 4A 3
HIST 465 Pacific Wars: Korea and Vietnam 4A 3
HIST 466 U.S.-China Relations Since 1800 4A 3
HIST 469 The Crusades 4A 3
HIST 479 Practice of Public History 4A 3

History, Upper-Division Course Categories

Course Number Range Title
HIST 300 - HIST 339 Europe
HIST 340 - HIST 379 North America/US
HIST 410 - HIST 419 Latin America
HIST 420 - HIST 429 Africa
HIST 430 - HIST 439 Middle East
HIST 440 - HIST 449 South Asia
HIST 450 - HIST 459 East Asia
HIST 460 - HIST 471 World/Trans-regional

History, Upper-Division U.S. Courses

U.S. History Courses — Pre-1876, Post-1876, Any Period

U.S. History Courses Pre-1876
HIST 340Colonial North America, 1492-18003
HIST 341Eighteenth Century America3
HIST 343Early U.S. Republic3
HIST 344Antebellum America3
HIST 345Civil War Era3
HIST 351American West to 19003
HIST 353U.S.-Mexico Borderlands3
HIST 358American Women's History to 18003
HIST 361American Indians in the Age of Conquest3
HIST 366African-American History to 18653
U.S. History Post-1876
HIST 346Reconstruction and the New South3
HIST 347United States, 1876-19173
HIST 348United States, 1917-19453
HIST 349United States Since 19453
HIST 350United States Foreign Relations Since 19143
HIST 352American West Since 19003
HIST 353U.S.-Mexico Borderlands3
HIST 354American Architectural History3
HIST 355American Environmental History3
HIST 356American Cultural and Intellectual History3
HIST 357/MLSC 357The American Military Experience3
HIST 359American Women's History Since 18003
HIST 360United States Immigration History3
HIST 362American Indian Renaissance in Modern America3
HIST 363Colorado History3
HIST 364/ETST 364Asian American Social Movements, 1945-Present3
HIST 365American West Field Study3
HIST 367African-American History Since 18653
HIST 379/ECON 379Economic History of the United States3
HIST 476History of America's National Parks3
HIST 479Practice of Public History3
U.S. History Any Period
HIST 340Colonial North America, 1492-18003
HIST 379Economic History of the United States3
HIST 476History of America's National Parks3
HIST 477Teaching History3
HIST 479Practice of Public History3
1

Grade of C or better required.

2

Select from the list below, with advisor approval, to fulfill the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) category 4A requirement. The selected course may apply towards the History, upper-division (U.S. or non-U.S.) program requirements.

3

Any student seeking to register for 300- or 400-level history courses must have completed 45 credits or have received written consent from the instructor.

4

Select one Upper-Division course from three different categories-Africa, East Asia, Europe, Latin America/ Caribbean, Middle East, South Asia, World/Trans-regional for a total of 9 credits. The selected History, Category 4A course may apply towards this requirement.

5

Select three upper-division courses; one Pre-1876, one Post-1876, one Any Period from the department list of upper-division North America/US history courses for a total of 9 credits.

6

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
During their sophomore year, students must apply for admission to the licensure program. This requires completion of at least 30 credits, a minimum 3.000 GPA, and passing a criminal background check. To continue in the major, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA.  Grades in all History, Social Studies and Education courses must be C or above. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)  1A3
Select one course from the following:   3
Western Civilization, Pre-Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500  3D 
Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, Ancient-1500 (GT-HI1)  3D 
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Mathematics  1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
GR 100Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)  3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Western Civilization, Modern (GT-HI1)  3D 
Asian Civilizations II (GT-HI1)  3D 
World History, 1500-Present (GT-HI1)  3D 
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
Elective   2
AUCC 1B (MATH), CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)  3C 
General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C 
General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C 
Social Problems (GT-SS3)  3C 
EDUC 275Schooling in the United States (GT-SS3)  3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)  3E 
Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1)  3C 
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Select one course from the following:   3
U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)  3D 
U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)  3D 
POLS 101American Government and Politics (GT-SS1)  3C3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)  3E 
Racial Inequality and Discrimination (GT-SS1)  3C 
Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)  3C 
Select one course from the following:   3
U.S. History to 1876 (GT-HI1)  3D 
U.S. History Since 1876 (GT-HI1)  3D 
POLS 241Comparative Government and Politics (GT-SS1)  3E3
Advanced Writing  23
Background CheckX   
EDUC 275, HIST 150, HIST 151 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   12
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 340Literacy and the LearnerX  3
EDUC 465Methods and Materials in Social Studies X 4
GR 320Cultural GeographyX  3
HIST*** History, AUCC Category 4A (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)  4A3
HIST*** Upper-Division History -U.S. or non-U.S. (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
Admission to licensure and EDUC 340 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 331Educational Technology and AssessmentX  2
EDUC 350Instruction I-Individualization/ManagementX  3
EDUC 386Practicum-Instruction IX  1
EDUC 450Instruction II-Standards and Assessment X 4
EDUC 486EPracticum: Instruction II X 1
HIST*** Upper-Division History -U.S. or non-U.S. (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
 Total Credits   17
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HIST 492Capstone Seminar  4A,4B,4C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
HIST*** History, Upper-Division non-U.S.   0-6
HIST*** History, Upper-Division U.S.   0-6
Electives   3-6
EDUC 450, EDUC 465, EDUC 486E must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
Pass PLACE or Praxis II exam.X   
 Total Credits   18
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
EDUC 485BStudent Teaching: SecondaryX  11
EDUC 493ASeminar: Professional RelationsX  1
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12
 Program Total Credits:   120