Dalton State 2013-14 Catalog

B.A. in History, Secondary Certification Option

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history (secondary certification option) is designed to prepare graduates for careers teaching history at the secondary education level.  The degree requires coursework in both U.S. and world History and includes three semesters of field experience in the classroom with a fourth semester dedicated to a teaching internship.  Coursework is designed to prepare students to succeed as teachers and to provide them with skills in research, writing, communication, interpretation, and analysis.  Completion of the program and the required State of Georgia proficiency exam (GACE History) will allow a candidate to be recommended for state licensure. 

IMPORTANT:  Effective Fall 2014, all students who are majoring or minoring in history will be required to take HIST 3950:  The Study of History either as a prerequisite or as a co-requisite for all 3000- and 4000-level history courses.  Non-majors are permitted to enroll in 3000- and 4000-level history courses as electives without having to satisfy this requirement. 

I. Core Curriculum
Area A: Essential Skills (Must make a "C" or above.)
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1111College Algebra3
or MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills/Reasoning
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives:1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Must choose a minimum of one, but nor more than two of the following electives:6
Intro to Film as Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
If only one English Elective is chosen, add one of the following:
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives:8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives:3-4
Introduction to Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Botany
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives:6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology (Pre-requisite for EDUC 2110, 2120, and 2130 courses [Must make a "C" or above])
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Applied Psychology
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology Allowable Area E Elective
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Area F: Major Field
Three of the following History Electives:9
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Choose French or Spanish Language Sequence:6
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
OR
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
One of the following electives:3
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Human Communications
Intro to Mass Communication
Computer Concepts/Programming
Fundamentals of Computer Appli
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Statistics
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
II. Upper-Level Courses
Major Field Courses
HIST 3930History of Georgia3
HIST 3950The Study of History3
Four U.S. History Courses12
Introduction to Public History
Business & Econ Hist of the US
History of Appalachia
Amer Indian History to 1840
Amer Indian History since 1840
Religion in America to 1860
Colonial America
Revolutionary America
Jeffersonian/Jacksonian Amer
Civil War & Reconstruction
American Foreign Policy
Gilded Age/Progres Era America
America from WWI to WWII
Cold War America
The Old South
The New South
African-American Hist to 1877
African-Amer Hist since 1877
U.S. Women's History to 1877
U.S. Women's Hist since 1877
Special Topics World History
Special Topics in US History (may be repeated for credit)
Four Non-U.S. History Courses12
The Ancient Mediterranean
History of Latin America
History of Africa
Traditional China
Modern China
History of the Middle East
Tudor-Stuart England
History of Britain since 1714
Europe in the Middle Ages
Renaissance and Reformation
Europe in the 19th Century
Europe in the 20th Century
History of Japan
France: 1660-1815
Modern Russia
Special Topics World History (may be repeated for credit)
Education Courses
Completion of Area A with grades of C or above, completion of PSYC 1101 with a C or above, approved Background Check, proof of professional Liability Insurance, completion of the mandated reporter training course, a passing score on an Ethics assessment, and 30 academic hours are required prior to enrollment in EDUC 2110, EDUC 2120 and EDUC 2130. (Must make a "C" or above in all three EDUC courses.)
EDUC 2110Investig Critical/Contem Issue (Includes 10 hrs of practicum )3
EDUC 2120Expl Socio-Cultural Perspect (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning/Teaching (Includes 10 hrs of practicum)3
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Professional Education Semester 1 (Block I) - Fall Semester
Acceptance in to the Teacher Education Program plus completion of 6 credit hours (3000-level) of History, with grades of C or better, is required prior to enrollment in PES I.
EDUC 3902Curric/Asses Secondary Teacher3
EDUC 3272Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp I2
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Professional Education Semester 2 (Block II) - Spring Semester
Completion of EDUC 3902 and EDUC 3272 with a "C" or above and completion of 12 credit hours (3000-level) of History, with grades of C or better, is required prior to enrollment in PES II.
EDUC 4901Methods/Strat Teach Sec Stu3
EDUC 3273Class Mgmt Sec Ed Field Exp II2
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Professional Education Semester 3 (Block III) - Fall Semester
Completion of EDUC 3273 and EDUC 4901 with a "C" or above and completion of 21 credit hours (3000-level) of History with grades of C or better is required prior to enrollment in PES III.
READ 3456Reading across Curric Sec Educ3
EDUC 3274Class Mgm Sec Ed Field Exp III2
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Professional Education Semester 4 (Block IV) - Spring Semester
Completion of EDUC 3456 and EDUC 3274 with a "C" or above, and completion of 30 hours (3000-level) of History with grades of C or better is required prior to enrollment in PES IV.
EDUC 4956Internship Sec School History8
EDUC 4953Teaching Internship Seminar1
EDUC 3120Excep/Diverse/At-Risk Students3
Total Hours127-128