Degree Requirements - Department of History

B.A. HISTORY

GENERAL EDUCATION 43-45
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS 13

GE 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
***ENG 1030 Composition 3
**MATH 1000, 1010, 1016, 1030, 1054 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication 3
GE 2023 Research & Technology 3   

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities 9

*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Choose two from different areas:
Fine Arts/Art History 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Foreign Language
(Must take I and II for credit)    3
Music or Theater 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences 9
*HIST 1000 Civil Society in America    
OR HIST 1062 Worlds of History 3
Choose two from different areas:   
Psychology 3
Economics or Geography 3
Political Science 3
Sociology or Anthropology 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Science and Mathematics 10-11
**MATH 1010, 1016, or 1030,
OR CPS 1031 or 1032 3
Lab Science (select two courses): Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology, Meteorology, Earth Science, Astronomy     4
Additional Science course: ID or one different science course from above 3-4
Health and Physical Education 2-3
ID 1225 Issues in Contemporary Health 3
OR
ID 1010 Leisure & Recreation in Multicultural Society 3
OR
TWO one credit PED courses 2

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES 12
Four additional 3000-4000 level courses in COMM, ENG, FL, PHIL, ANTH, SOC
PS, PSY, ECON (not required of those with second major, minor, collateral)

***ACADEMIC MAJOR (ONLY 2 C’S) 45


REQUIRED: FOUNDATION CORE 15
HIST 1030 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1040 Western Civilization II 3
HIST 2303 US History to 1877 3
HIST 2304 US History 1877 to present 3
One 2000 level course from world areas:
African, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern History 3

REQUIRED: ADVANCED COURSES (3000-4000 LEVEL;
6 CREDITS REQUIRED FROM UPPER LEVEL COURSES) 18

A. One 3000-4000 level course
(from different world areas than above): African, Asian, Latin American,
Middle Eastern History 3
B. Two 3000-4000 level courses in American History 6
C. Two 3000-4000 level courses
in European History 6
D. One 3000-4000 level course in Comparative/Thematic History 3

REQUIRED: ADVANCED MAJOR ELECTIVES 9
HIST 4991 3
HIST (world area recommended) 3
HIST 3

***GE AND MAJOR CAPSTONE 3

HIST    4990    Senior Seminar2
(Writing Emphasis) 3

FREE ELECTIVES (AT LEAST 50% MUST BE 3000-4000)(3) 22-24

TOTAL 124

SPECIAL NOTES:   
1 Required of freshmen and transfers
with fewer than 10 credits   
2 Requires advisor permission
3 Free electives should not include History courses
*GE required course
**Course required by major
***Grade of B- or better is required

MINOR IN HISTORY REQUIREMENTS 21
TWO courses selected from the following:
HIST 1030 History of Western Civ I                                                  
HIST 1040 History of Western Civ II 3
HIST 2303 United States History to 1877    3
HIST 2304 United States History 1877 to Present    3                       

ELECTIVES 15
Selected from upper division (3000 and 4000 level) courses with departmental advisement

B.A. HISTORY 134 OPTION: TEACHER CERTIFICATION

GENERAL EDUCATION: 44-45
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS 13

G.E. 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
ENG 1030 Composition(2) 3
MATH 1000, 1010, 1016, 1030, 1054 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication(2) 3
GE 2023 Research & Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS   
Humanities: 9    

*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select two courses from different areas:   
Philosophy or Religion 3
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Music or Theater 3
Foreign Languages
(Must take I and II for credit) 3
Interdisciplinary 3
Social Sciences: 9
*HIST 1000 Civil Society in America    
OR HIST 1062 Worlds of History 3
PSY 1000 General Psychology 3
SOC 1000 or ANTH 1800 3
Science and Mathematics: 10 or 11
**MATH 1010, 1016, or 1030,
OR CPS 1031 or 1032 3
Lab Science Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Geology; Meteorology; Earth Science; Astronomy    4
Additional Science Course:
Interdisciplinary (ID) or one from above 3-4
Health & Physical Education : 3    
ID 1225    Issues in Contemporary Health 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES(6) 15
ECO 1020 Principles of Economics I 3
PS 1010 Introduction to Politics 3
GEOG 2010 World Geography 3
PSY 2110 Psychology of Adolescence 3
ID 2955 Disabled Persons in American Society 3

ACADEMIC MAJOR (ONLY 2 C’S ALLOWED) 45
Students MUST have advisement from History Dept.
   
REQUIRED: FOUNDATION CORE 15
HIST 1030 Western Civilization I(2) 3
HIST 1040 Western Civilization II(2) 3
HIST 2303 US History to 1877(2) 3
HIST 2304 US History 1877 to Present(2) 3
One 2000 level course from world areas: African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern History 3

REQUIRED: ADVANCED COURSES 15
A. Two 3000-4000 level American History courses   
1. HIST 3326 History of New Jersey 3
2. 3
B. Two 3000-4000 level courses in
European History   
1. 3
2. 3
C The following 3-4000 level course in Comparative/Thematic History:   
HIST    3000    Perspectives on History(2) 3

REQUIRED: ADVANCED 3000-4000 MAJOR ELECTIVES 12
(choose with advisement; must include
remaining 3 world areas of African, Asian,
Latin American, Middle Eastern History)   
1. World Area: 3
2. World Area: 3
3. World Area: 3
4. Free: (HIST 4991 recommended) 3

G.E. AND MAJOR CAPSTONE: 3
HIST 4990    Senior Seminar2,3
(Writing Emphasis) 3

PROF. ED AND GE CAPSTONE REQUIREMENTS 30   
Sophomore Level   
EMSE 2801 Introductory Field Experience(2) 3
Junior Level   
EDUC 3000 Curriculum Evaluation and Learner(2) 3
EDUC 3401 Language Arts Reading(2) 3
EDUC 3122 Computers in Education(2) 3
EDUC 3240 Social Studies K-122 WE 3
ESME 3801 Junior Field Experience(4)
(rec. take with 3903) 2
EMSE 3903 Teaching English Language Learners(2) 1
Senior Level   
EMSE 4811 Professional Internship(4) (Praxis II content area exam must be passed before student teaching) 9

PROF. ED/GE CAPSTONE COURSE   
EDUC 4000 Teacher and Classroom(2) 3

TOTAL CREDITS 134

SPECIAL NOTES:   
(1) Required of freshmen and transfers with fewer than 10 credits   
(2) Grade of B- or better is required
(3) Requires advisor permission
(4) Requires grade of Satisfactory
(5) All ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES require a grade of C or better
*G.E. required course   
**Course required by Major
   

B.A. HISTORY OPTION: TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND K-12 HISTORY

GENERAL EDUCATION 44-45
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS 13  
 
G.E. 1000 Transition to Kean(1) 1
ENG 1030 Composition(2) 3
MATH 1000, 1010, 1016, 1030, 1054(2) 3
COMM 1402 Speech Communication(2) 3
GE 2023    Research & Technology 3

DISCIPLINARY & INTERDISCIPLINARY DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS:   
Humanities 9   

*ENG 2403 World Literature 3
Select two courses from different areas:   
Fine Arts or Art History 3
Philosophy or Religion 3
Music or Theater 3
Social Sciences 9   
*HIST 1000 Civil Society in America    
OR HIST 1062 Worlds of History 3
PSY 1000 General Psychology 3
SOC 1000 OR ANTH 1800 3
Science and Mathematics 10 or 11   
MATH or CPS 3
Lab Science
BIO 1000 Principles of Biology(5) 4
Additional Science Course: Select one from the following: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Meteorology, or Physics 3-4
Health & Physical Education 3   
ID 1225 Issues in Contemporary Health 3

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES(6) 24
ECON 1020 Principles of Economics I 3
PS 1010 Introduction to Politics 3
GEOG 2010 World Geography 3
PSY 2110 Psychology of Adolescence 3
ID 2052 Human Exceptionality(2,4) 3
ID 3051 Computer Tech Today’s Inclu Soc 3
ID 3162 Families as CollabClasrm 3
ID 3163 Bldg Inclu Environ Pos Beh Sup 3

ACADEMIC MAJOR: 45.H. TOTAL (2 C’S ONLY)
(Students must have advisement from History Dept)

Required: Foundation Core 15
HIST 1030 Western Civilization I(2) 3
HIST 1040 Western Civilization II(2) 3
HIST 2303 US History to 1877(2) 3
HIST 2304 US History 1877 to present(2) 3
One 2000 level course from world areas: African, Asian, Latin American, or Middle Eastern History 3

REQUIRED: ADVANCED COURSES 15
A. Two 3000-4000 level courses in American History
1. HIST 3326 NJ History 3
2. 3
B. Two 3000-4000 level courses in European History
1. 3
2. 3
C. The following 3-4000 level course in Comparative/Thematic History:
HIST 3000 Perspectives on History 3

REQUIRED: ADVANCED 3000-4000 MAJOR ELECTIVES 12
(choose with advisement; must include
remaining 3 world areas: African, Asian,
Latin American, Middle Eastern)
1. World Area 3
2. World Area 3
3. World Area 3
4. Free (HIST 4991 recommended)    3

G.E. AND MAJOR CAPSTONE 3
HIST 4990 Senior Seminar(2,3)
(Writing Emphasis)

PROF. ED AND GE CAPSTONE REQUIREMENTS 32
Sophomore Level
SPED 2120 Introductory Field Exp(4,2) 3
SPED 2200 Multicult Leaner/ Diverse settings(4,2) 3
Junior Level
EDUC 3000 Curr & Eval & Learner    3
SPED 3000 Prin and Pract Comtem Edu (WE)(4) 3
SPED 3001 Preprofessional Field Exp 3
EDUC 3401 Lang/Rdg K-124 3
EMSE 3240 Social Studies/Contemp Issues in Ed 3
Senior Level (taken concurrently)
SPED 4135 Professional Field Exp 9
EDUC 4000 Teacher & Classroom 3

TOTAL CREDITS 145


SPECIAL NOTES:   
(1) Required of freshmen and transfers with fewer than 10 credits   
(2) Grade of B- or better is required   
(3) Requires advisor permission   
(4) 2.75 cumulative G.P.A. is required   
(5) Required Course   
(6) All ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES require a grade of C or better, EXCEPT Human Exceptionality which requires at B- or better.   
*G.E. required course   
**Course required by Major   

CHAIR:
DR. Christopher Bellitto

Townsend Hall 117
T: 908-737-0252
F: 908-737-0265
cbellitt@kean.edu

            
            
          
    
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