Four-Year Plan

HISTORY
Bachelor of Arts
2015-2016 Catalog Year

Download the 2015-2016 Four Year Plan - BA

Download the 2015-2016 Four Year Plan - BA Secondary Education


This 4-Year Plan is only a suggested guide for planning course selections.

Official course selections should be made with the guidance of an academic advisor and will depend on an individual student's situation.
Specific information regarding majors, minors, course descriptions, policies and procedures can be found in the university catalog.

History Bachelor of Arts

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4 MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4
ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4 ENG1000: First-Year Composition or
IDS1610: Being Human
4
HIS1200: American History I (to 1877) 4 HIS1210: American History II (since 1877) 4
HIS2200: Introduction to Historical Methods 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours   16 Total Semester Hours   16
YEAR II
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History or
IDS2030: Science and Society
4
HIS Selected Course 4 HIS Selected Course Or Elective 4
HIS2500: Western Civilization I 4 HIS2600: Western Civilization II 4
Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  12 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR III
IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4 IDS3040: Global Justice or Elective 4
HIS Selected Course or Elective 4 HIS3400: Problem in History 4
HIS Selected Course 4 HIS Selected Course (non-Western) 4

Elective

4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR IV
HIS4990: Senior Seminar in History 4

HIS Selected Course or Elective

4
HIS Selected Course or Elective 4 HIS Selected Course or Elective 4
HIS Selected Course or Elective 4 Elective 4
Elective 4 Elective 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  16

Major Notes

  • Students majoring in History are encouraged to pursue a minor or secondary major that will assist them in pursuing their academic and career goals. Common fields include, but are not limited to, English, Gender Studies, Museum Studies, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, and Spanish, among many others.

History Bachelor of Arts - Secondary Education

Fall Spring
YEAR I
MTH1010: Foundations of Algebra, MTH1100: College Algebra, MTH1110: Quantitative Reasoning, or Elective 4 ENG1000: Introduction to Academic Writing
OR IDS1610: Being Human
4
ENG1000: Introduction to Academic Writing
OR IDS1610: Being Human
4 SBS2100: Human Geography OR HIS2600: Western Civilization II OR SBS1100: Introduction to Social Sciences 4
HIS1200: American History I (to 1877) 4 HIS1210: American History II (since 1877) 4
COM 1550: Professional Communication 4 PSC1500: International Relations OR ECN2030: Economics OR PSC2110: US Government 4
Total Semester Hours   16 Total Semester Hours   16
YEAR II
SBS 1100: Introduction to Social Sciences OR ECN 2030: Economics OR PSC2110: US Government OR PSC1500: International Relations 4 IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History
OR IDS2030: Science and Society
4
EDU2200: Standards/Foundations of Education 4 EDU2260: Theories of Learning 4
HIS2500: Western Civilization I 4 HIS 2600: Western Civilization II OR SBS2100: Human Geography 4
IDS2020: Trajectories of Human History
OR IDS2030: Science and Society
4 SPED2120: Characteristics/Identification and the Law 4
HIS2200: Intro to Historical Methods (Can also take Fall of Freshman year) 4
Total Semester Hours  20 Total Semester Hours  16
YEAR III
HIS Selected Course 4 EDU3720: Reading Across the Curriculum 4
IDS 3040: Global Justice 4 HIS3250: Illinois History and Government 2
PSC2110: US Government OR PSC1500: International Relations 4 HIS3400: Problems in History 4

SPED3750: Prosocial/Problem Behavior

4 HIS Selected Course (non-Western) 4

*EDU2900: Pre-Teaching

1 SPED3620: Linguistics and Language Dev 4
Total Semester Hours  17 Total Semester Hours  18
YEAR IV
HIS4990: Senior Seminar in History 4

*EDU4750: Student Teaching

13
ECN 2030: Economics OR PSC2110: US Government 4 *EDU4760: Student Teaching Seminar 2
SPED4620: Collaboration and Coteaching 4
*SBS3820: Methods for Teaching Secondary Education 4
Total Semester Hours  16 Total Semester Hours  15

Major Notes

  • Courses in bold require acceptance into the College of Education
  • *Indicates the course must be applied for 1 year in advance

General Notes

  • Student must complete 30 semester hours at the 3000 level or above, of which 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
  • The last 24 semester hours of degree must be completed at AU, including at least 18 semester hours in the major.
If you have questions about this major, contact Lance Robinson in the Crouse Center for Student Success at (630) 844-6870.