Main Departmental Office
Wooten Hall, Room 225
1155 Union Circle #310650
Denton, TX 76203-5017
Web site: www.hist.unt.edu
Professors Campbell, Golden, Lowe, McCaslin, Mierzejewski, Paz, Smith, Wawro. Associate Professors Calderón, Chet, Eaton, Hagler, Hilliard, Morris, Seligmann, Stern, Tanner, Turner. Assistant Professors Fuhrmann, Moye, Navarro, Pomerleau, Stockdale, Velikanova. Visiting Lecturers Hall, Johnson, Mitchener, Pollack.
History encompasses all aspects of past human endeavor; it encourages students to think broadly and to integrate all of their knowledge into a meaningful whole. From history a person develops a better understanding of current events and a better appreciation of art, architecture, ideas, politics, and fellow human beings and their activities. It also provides a guide for the future. The study of history is important for journalists, teachers, business people, theologians, politicians, scientists, lawyers, librarians, archivists, museologists and those in many other professions. Students planning any career could benefit from majoring or minoring in history or from choosing history as the lead subject in the social science major or for elective credits. History is an interest students may retain for life.
Texas state law requires that the university may not award a baccalaureate degree or a lesser degree or academic certificate unless the student has credit for 6 semester hours in American history. A student is entitled to submit as much as 3 hours of credit, or its equivalent, in Texas history in partial satisfaction of this requirement. The university may determine that a student has met the requirement by work transferred from another accredited college or upon successful completion of an advanced standing examination. The student may satisfy the entire 6-hour United States/Texas history requirement by advanced standing examination. Most students meet this requirement by taking the survey of U.S. history courses (HIST 2610-2620), but advanced U.S. history courses (courses numbered 3000 and 4000) may be used to satisfy the legislative mandate, and Texas history (HIST 4700) may substitute for 3 hours of U.S. history.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:
Concentrations under the history major at the master’s and doctoral level are available in United States history and European history.
1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.
2. Major Requirements: Completion of HIST 1050-1060 and 2610-2620, and 18 semester hours of advanced work (3000-4000 level), with at least one class in each Group (A, B and C). Each student will choose a focus for his or her advanced course work by taking at least four courses in one of the three groups: Group A (U.S. history), Group B (European/Western history), or Group C (non-Western history). Students must take at least one course from each of the other two groups outside of their focus. Students must finish a history course with a grade of C or better for it to count toward the history major.
Group A: Advanced United States History. HIST 3150, 3650, 3660, 3710, 3720, 4070, 4071, 4150, 4155, 4160, 4210, 4261, 4400, 4410, 4420, 4430, 4435, 4440, 4450, 4455, 4465, 4470, 4475, 4480, 4490, 4640, 4700, 4780, 4790, 4800, 4830, 4840, 4850, 4860, 4870, 4880, 4890, and, when applicable, 4260, 4900, 4910 and 4951.
Group B: Advanced European History. HIST 3750, 3760, 3770, 4010, 4020, 4050, 4060, 4070, 4080, 4090, 4100, 4105, 4110, 4115, 4125, 4216, 4217, 4218, 4219, 4220, 4230, 4262, 4290, 4300, 4310, 4315, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4350, 4360, 4364, 4365, 4370, 4380, 4385, 4390, 4650, 4660, and, when applicable, 4260 and 4951.
Group C: Advanced African, Asian and Latin American History. HIST 3450, 3460, 4071, 4171, 4172, 4175, 4180, 4190, 4200, 4216, 4240, 4245, 4246, 4263, 4395, 4550, 4560, 4570, 4580, 4590, and, when applicable, 4260 and 4951.
3. Other Course Requirements: None.
4. Minor: Optional.
5. Electives: See four-year plan.
The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.
The College of Arts and Sciences expects you to have completed the State recommended high school program and be ready to enroll for Language 2040 or a mathematics course above college algebra. If you are not prepared for this level, the necessary prerequisites will either replace electives or increase the hours required for the degree.
|ENGL 1310, College Writing I, or ENGL 1313, Computer Assisted College Writing I*||3|
|HIST 1050, World History to the Sixteenth Century (may be used to satisfy a portion of the Understanding the Human Community requirement*)||3|
|LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate, may be used to satisfy a portion of the Understanding the Human Community requirement)**||3|
|MATH (see approved list)**||3|
|ENGL 1320, College Writing II, or ENGL 1323, Computer Assisted College Writing II*||3|
|HIST 1060, World History from the Sixteenth Century||3|
|LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)**||3|
|Social and Behavioral Science*||3|
|HIST 2610, United States History to 1865*||3|
|PSCI 1040, American Government*||3|
|HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865*||3|
|PSCI 1050, American Government*||3|
|HIST Focus Group (advanced, see major requirements)||3|
|HIST Group A (advanced, see major requirements)||3|
|HIST Focus Group (advanced, see major requirements)||3|
|HIST Group B (advanced, see major requirements)||3|
|Visual and Performing Arts*||3|
|HIST Focus Group (advanced, see major requirements)||3|
|HIST Group C (advanced, see major requirements)||3|
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
** See Arts and Sciences degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
Actual degree audits may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. Students may wish to use opportunities for electives to complete a minor of their choice or secondary education courses for teacher certification.
Students may minor in history by completing 18 semester hours, including HIST 1050-1060 and 2610-2620, and 6 advanced hours of history.
A minor in African-American studies requires 18 hours, including HIST 4440, 4450 and 4580, plus three of the following courses chosen in consultation with an advisor in the Department of History and representing at least two different departments: AGER 4560, ANTH 2350, ANTH 4030, CJUS 3700, CJUS 4870, COMM 4260, HIST 4260 (when topic relates to African-American studies), HIST 4263 (when topic relates to African-American studies), HIST 4590, HIST 4830, HIST 4840, JOUR 4250, MUET 3030, MUJS 4470, PSCI 3100 (when topic relates to African-American studies), PSCI 4200, SLIS 4685 or SOCI 2010.
Various courses are offered in the areas of anthropology, art, history, geography, philosophy and political science to complete the 18-hour minor in Asian studies. Students interested in this minor should contact Dr. Harold Tanner, Department of History, Wooten Hall.
A minor in classical studies requires 18 hours. Six hours (but no more) must be in Latin (LATI) or ancient Greek language classes at any level, and another 6 advanced hours must be from the following core courses:
The remaining 6 hours to fulfill the 18-hour requirement may be selected from the above list of core courses or other courses listed below:
Other courses may also qualify, if approved by the classical studies advisors. Interested students should contact Mr. Dean Cassella, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (email@example.com), or Dr. Christopher Fuhrmann, Department of History (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A minor in Jewish studies requires 18 hours, including one of the following three courses:
and one of the following:
In addition, four courses chosen in consultation with the Director of the Jewish Studies Program and representing at least two different departments are required. These courses include, but are not limited to, the following:
For more information about a minor in Jewish studies, contact Dr. Richard Golden, Director, Jewish Studies Program, Wooten Hall, by phone at 940-369-8933, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
A minor in Mexican-American studies requires 18 hours, including ANTH 3100 (when taught as “Mesoamerica”), HIST 3150 and 4150, plus three of the following courses chosen in consultation with the Mexican-American studies minor advisor and representing at least two different departments: ANTH 3100 (when taught as “Latinos in the U.S.”), ENGL 3922, HIST 4155, 4160, 4180 and 4190, SPAN 3040, SOCI 2010, WMST 4240. Periodic special topics courses offered by departments in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences (when topics relate directly to Mexican-American studies, and with permission of the Mexican-American studies minor advisor) may also qualify and be included as part of the Mexican-American studies minor on a course-by-course basis.
A minor in the study of sexualities requires 18 hours, including at least 6 advanced hours. Courses across the curriculum address the impact of sexual attitudes and behaviors on history, politics, social arrangements, artistic and literary creation, and conceptions of the self. Students will investigate the ways in which human sexuality has been shaped by medical and scientific discourse, economic imperatives, philosophy, religion, law, politics, art, visual culture and literature. Students choose from a multidisciplinary list of approved courses updated annually. For more information, visit www.hist.unt.edu/sos. Students interested in this minor should contact Dr. Marilyn Morris, Department of History, Wooten Hall.
The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore teaching at the secondary level as a career option. The student’s academic advisor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB, Room 220, can assist students with specific requirements for teacher certification in History. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the certification examinations in History.
Requirements: HIST 1050, 1060, 2610, 2620. Students must also complete 24 hours of upper-level course work, distributed throughout the three history groups (Group A, American History; Group B, European History; Group C, African, Asian and Latin American History) in the following way: 9 hours from two groups of the student’s choice, plus 6 hours from the remaining group. Recommended elective: HIST 4700 (Texas) for students who may use Grade 8–12 certification to teach 7th grade; counts as a Group A upper-level course. See major for additional course work and GPA requirements.
Students must also complete the required 21 hours in upper-level education courses (EDSE 3800, 3830, 4060, 4070, 4108, 4118, 4840) and meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification. In order to enroll for the first required education course, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105.
All state certification requirements and information on required examinations is available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), www.sbec.state.tx.us.
The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.
The Department of History offers the following undergraduate scholarships: the Howard H. Schultz Scholarship in Jewish Studies, the Watt Family Scholarship, the Harry and Ruth Kamman Scholarship, the Gus Seligmann History Scholarship, the Ledbetter Family Scholarship, the CBS Mechanical Inc. History Scholarship, the National Heritage Scholarship, and the Kingsbury-Thomason Scholarship (for students who intend to major in history and to teach history in Texas public schools). History majors who are entering freshmen, transfer students or continuing students may apply. The application deadline is March 1. For information and application forms, contact the department chair, associate chair or administrative assistant.
All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.
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