The History Program consists of 36 semester hours which include World History (HIS 131, 132), American History (HIS 101, 102), Introduction to African-American History (HIS 134, 135), Historiography (HIS 362), Senior Seminar (HIS 491) and 4 additional history courses. History majors are strongly encouraged to take supportive elective courses in the introductory areas of Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or Psychology.

History with Emphasis in African-American Studies

The African American Studies emphasis analyzes and seeks to explain the contribution of African American people to American and world cultures from antiquity to the present. Its focus is on the development of civilizations on the African continent, the history of the Diaspora, and challenges facing African American people in contemporary society.

Objectives of the Emphasis

Students who choose African-American Studies as an Emphasis should know the following upon completion:

  1. How to identify and describe the contributions of African-Americans to American and world cultures in the Arts and Sciences.
  2. How to use the tools of research and produce a documents study based on primary as well as secondary sources.
  3. How to analyze significant issues facing African-Americans and present policy statements for use by public and private agencies.

Special Requirements

To complete an Emphasis in African-American Studies (18 hours), students are required to take the following 4 courses (12 hours):

    Class #
Class Name
Credit Hours
   
     
    HIS 130
Introduction to African History (or HIS 321)
3
   
     
    HIS 134
Introduction to African-American History (or HIS 135)
3
   
     
    HIS 135
Introduction to African-American History (or HIS 134)
3
   
     
    HIS 225
The Civil Rights Movement
3
   
     
    HIS 317
Topics in African-American History
3
   
     
    HIS 321
Topics in African History (or HIS 130)
3
   
     
   
Students should select 6 credit hours from the following:
   
     
    ART 221
African-American Art
3
   
     
    PHI 304
Black Religion
3
   
     
    MUS 319
History of Black Music in the United States
3
   
     
    SOC 411
Sociology of Racism
3
   

Secondary Education History Requirements

    Class # Class Name Credit Hours    
     
    EDU 101
Professional Development Seminar
3
   
     
    EDU 214
Educational Psychology
3
   
     
    EDU 221
Introduction to Foundation of Education
3
   
     
    EDU 312
Reading Instruction, K-12
3
   
     
    EDU 335
Methods, Materials, Educational Technology in the Class
3
   
     
    EDU 336
Tests Measurements & Evaluation
3
   
     
    EDU 421
Curriculum & Research
3
   
     
    EDU 436
Student Teaching in Secondary School and Seminar
12
   
     
     
33 Credit Hours
   

Area of Concentration

    Class # Class Name Credit Hours    
     
    HIS 101
U.S. Survey: To 1865
3
   
     
    HIS 102
U.S. Survey: Since 1865
3
   
     
    HIS 131
World History
3
   
     
    HIS 132
World History II
3
   
     
    HIS 134
Introduction to African-American History (or HIS 135)
3
   
     
    HIS 135
Introduction to African-American History II (or HIS 134)
3
   
     
    HIS 311
Topics in American History
3
   
     
    HIS 315
Topics in European History
3
   
     
    HIS 316
Mississippi and the South
3
   
     
    HIS 321
Topics in African History
3
   
     
    HIS 491
Senior Seminar
3
   
     
     
30 Credit Hours