Major Requirements - History

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

MAJOR IN HISTORY — 40 semester hours 

Required Survey Courses: Complete 3 of the following courses -
HIS1200 American History I (to 1877) (4)
HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)
HIS1000 World History I (to 1500) (4)
HIS1010 World History II (since 1500) (4) 

Required Courses:
HIS2200 Introduction to Historical Methods (4)
HIS3400 Problems in History (4)
HIS4990 Senior Seminar in History (4) 

Selected Courses: Choose 16 semester hours with at least four semester hours in non-Western history, and at least 8 hours from courses numbered at the 3000-level or higher. 

HIS/PHL2250 Ancient Philosophy: History of Philosophy I (4)
HIS2400 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (4)
HIS2350 Africa in World History (4)
HIS2360 Black Chicago (4)
HIS2620 Russian History to 1917 (4)
HIS2630 Russian and Soviet History since 1917 (4)
HIS/REL2750 Topics in Religious History (4)
HIS/REL2760 Religion in America (4)
HIS2900 Topics in U.S., European, Non-Western or Latin American History (4) *
HIS3050 American Urban History (4)
HIS3100 The African-American Experience (4)
HIS3120 History of African-American Masculinity (4)
HIS3150 Women in American History (4)
HIS3200 United States History since the 1960s (4)
HIS/BIO3410 Global Environmental History (4)**
HIS/ART3360 Renaissance, Renovation and Revival (4)
HIS3450 Latin American History (4)*
HIS3650 Hitler and the Nazi Revolution (4)
HIS3700 History of the Middle East (4)*
HIS3750 History of East Asia (4)*
HIS/REL3800 Reformation Europe (4)
HIS3900 Advanced Topics in U.S., European, Non-Western or Latin American History (4)*
HIS4100 Readings Seminars in U.S., European, Non-Western, Latin American or Intellectual History (4)*
HIS4940 History Internship (1–4) 

 *Non-Western history courses. (HIS2900, HIS3900 and HIS4100 sometimes fulfill this requirement depending on the topic offered.)

**Required selection for secondary education majors

MAJOR IN HISTORY for Secondary Social Studies Licensure — 99 semester hours

Required Courses:
HIS1200 American History I (to 1877) (4)
HIS1210 American History II (since 1877) (4)
HIS1000 World History I (to 1500) (4)
HIS2200 Introduction to Historical Methods (4)
HIS3400 Problems in History (4)
HIS/BIO3410 Global Environmental History (4)
HIS4990 Senior Seminar in History (4) 

Selected Courses: Choose 12 semester hours with at least four semester hours in non-Western history, and at least 8 hours from courses numbered at the 3000-level or higher.

HIS/PHL2250 Ancient Philosophy: History of Philosophy I (4)
HIS2400 History of the Ancient Mediterranean World (4)
HIS2350 Africa in World History (4)
HIS2360 Black Chicago (4)
HIS2620 Russian History to 1917 (4)
HIS2630 Russian and Soviet History since 1917 (4)
HIS/REL2750 Topics in Religious History (4)
HIS/REL2760 Religion in America (4)
HIS2900 Topics in U.S., European, Non-Western or Latin American  History (4) *
HIS3050 American Urban History (4)
HIS3100 The African-American Experience (4)
HIS3120 History of African-American Masculinity (4)
HIS3150 Women in American History (4)
HIS3200 United States History since the 1960s (4)
HIS/ART3360 Renaissance, Renovation and Revival (4)
*HIS3450 Latin American History (4)
HIS3650 Hitler and the Nazi Revolution (4)
*HIS3700 History of the Middle East (4)
*HIS3750 History of East Asia (4)
HIS/REL3800 Reformation Europe (4)
HIS3900 Advanced Topics in U.S., European, Non-Western or Latin American History (4)*
HIS4100 Readings Seminars in U.S., European, Non-Western, Latin American or Intellectual History (4)*
HIS4940 History Internship (1–4)

Courses Required for Secondary Education Licensure:
HIS1010 World History II (since 1500) (4)
EDU2100 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (4)
EDU2260 Learning Theories and Application K-12 (4)
EDU3720 Reading Across the Curriculum (4)
EDU3620 Teaching and Assessing Diverse Learners in the Secondary Classroom (4)
SBS3820 Secondary Methods in Social Studies (4)
SPED2120 Characteristics and Identification of Disabilities and the Law (4)
SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)
ECN2030 Principles of Economics (4)
PSC1300 Introduction to U.S. Government (4)
SOC1100 Introduction to Society (4)
EDU4750 Student Teaching (13)
EDU4760 Student Teaching Seminar (2)

*Non-Western history courses. (HIS2900, HIS3900 and HIS4100 sometimes fulfill this requirement depending on the topic offered.)

*Refer to the Secondary Education-Supplemental Major section for details about the included Education and Social Studies Licensure requirements.