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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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History

    Bachelor of Arts

    Richard Brown, Associate Professor and Chair

    History is the study of the successes and failures of humanity. It is the study of the political, economic, philosophical, theological, diplomatic, sociological, scientific, and military activity of humanity and of individual men and women, from the dawn of civilization to the present. For this reason, the study of history is the best method by which to comprehend the complexities of the modern world. Thus, students who major in other disciplines find history an invaluable field in which to minor. Both history majors and history minors have gone into a variety of professional and graduate careers, such as law, business, international business, governmental service, politics, radio-television and performing arts, archaeological and museum work, teaching, and the helping professions.

    Requirements for Honors in History

    All students have the opportunity to graduate with honors in history. History majors must have at least a 3.50 GPA in the history major and a 3.00 GPA or better overall. They must also complete and defend an honors thesis. Non-history majors must have taken 21 credits of history with a GPA of at least 3.50, and have an overall GPA of at least 3.00. Students may enter this program in the junior year, but not later than the first two weeks of the senior year.

    All honors candidates must have a sponsor and complete, to the satisfaction of the sponsor and the department chairperson, a department honors form giving the title and nature of the project. Two additional faculty members shall serve with the faculty sponsor as an examining committee. The project may be a new study or it may reflect substantial extension or reworking of topics developed in a course. The finished thesis must be defended and receive the favorable recommendation of the examining committee by the 10th week of the candidate's final semester and be presented in open session before the history faculty. Honors are awarded only upon recommendation of the history department faculty.

    Requirements for the Major in History -- B.A.

    Credits in the major -- History majors must complete a minimum of 39 credits (i.e., 13 courses) of history, including the following

 

Two courses of the survey of United States history (311-11100 and 311-11200) Under unusual circumstances and with the consent of the student's adviser and the department chair, appropriate substitutions for 311-10100, 311-10200, 311-11100, 311-11200, 311-18100, or 311-18200 may be made. Substitution is made only when the student demonstrates sufficient mastery of history to enter an upper-level course.

6

 

Two courses of the survey of Western civilization (311-10100 and 311-10200) or World Civilization (311-18100 and 311-18200). (A sequential combination of Western Civilization and World Civilization (311-10100 and 311-18200 or 311-18100 and 311-10200) may be substituted for this two-course sequence.)

6

 

A minimum of three courses in non-United States history at level 2 or above

9

 

A minimum of three courses in United States history at level 2 or above

9

 

A minimum of three courses in open history electives

9

    Of these 27 history elective credits, 15 must be at level 3 or above; of these 15 credits, 6 credits must be either tutorials (311-49100, 311-49200, 311-49300, or 311-39400) or seminars (311-48100, 311-48200, 311-48300, or 311-48400)

 

Total in major

39

    Electives

 

Total electives

81

 

Total, B.A. in history

120

    No more than 3 credits at the grade of C- or below may be counted toward meeting the 39-credit requirement of the history major.

    Note: Tutorials and seminars required in all history department programs must be taken at the Ithaca College campus.

    Advanced Placement

    Advanced placement (AP) credit is accepted under the following conditions:

    1. A student must have an AP test score of 4 or higher to receive course-specific credit (i.e., 311-11100, 311-11200, or 311-10200). If a student receives course-specific AP credit, he or she cannot also receive credit for taking the course.

    2. A student with an AP test score of 3 may receive unspecified history credit (i.e., general credit without a particular designation), which may be used to fulfill distribution requirements. AP test scores below 3 receive no credit.

    3. For all majors (including social studies and social studies with teaching option -- see below), AP credit does not reduce the number of credits required by the major.

    Recommendations

    The Department of History strongly recommends that each history major, in consultation with his or her adviser, develop a course of study providing a balance between the various historical eras.

    We also recommend that history majors take a minimum of three related courses in another humanities department (e.g., English, philosophy, art history) and in a social science department (e.g., economics, anthropology, politics) that serve to complement the student's historical studies and provide insights from another discipline.

    The history department encourages its majors to declare a minor in another discipline as a means of broadening their historical understanding and general educational background.

    Students may take up to 18 credits a semester at no extra expense, allowing even greater variety within the major, double majors, and major-minor combinations.

    Requirements for the Minor

    The Department of History offers a minor requiring the completion of 21 credits in history of which three courses, including one tutorial or seminar, must be level 3 or above. Students who wish to earn a minor in history must fill out and submit a registration for a minor form. The chair will assign the student to a history adviser who will coordinate his or her advising with the student's major adviser.

    Requirements for Other Majors Offered by the History Department

    In addition to the history major, the department offers two other majors -- social studies and social studies with a teaching option. The department perceives the social studies major as useful for the student seeking a solid foundation in history integrated with relevant courses in the social sciences. The social studies with teaching option major leads to initial certification in the teaching of social studies on the secondary school level.

    Social Studies Major Requirements

 

History, including 6 credits in United States and 6 credits in European history, and either two tutorials or one tutorial and one seminar

30

306-12100-306-12200

Economics

6

311-20300

Geography

3

 

Politics, including at least 3 credits in U.S. government and 3 credits at level 3 or higher

6

 

Anthropology electives

6

 

Electives

69

 

Total required for degree

120

    Requirements for Social Studies B.A. with Teaching Option

    Credits in the major

311-11100

United States History to 1865

3

311-11200

United States History since 1865

3

311-18100

World Civilization I

3

311-18200

World Civilization II

3

311-20300

Introductory Geography

3

 

A minimum of three courses in non-United States history at level 2 or above

9

 

A minimum of three courses in United States history at level 2 or above

9

 

A minimum of one open history elective

3

 

Of the seven history elective courses, four must be at level 3 or above; of these four courses, one must be either a tutorial or a seminar.

 
 

Total required in the major

36

    Required credits from other departments

306-12100

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

331-10100

Introduction to Sociology

3

310-10100

U.S. Politics

3

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology

3

 

Total required from other departments

15

 

Total history and social sciences credits

51

    In addition to the social studies requirements listed above, social studies with teaching option majors must complete the following courses for certification.

    Core education requirements

327-21910

Elements of Tutoring

3

312-20100

Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

327-10100

Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

620-23900

Educating Children with Special Needs

2

620-22900

Second Language Acquisition

2

330-21010

Educational Psychology

3

795-34000

Social Foundations of Education

3

327-30810

Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines

3

327-31210

Pedagogy and Practice in the Teaching of Social Studies

3

327-41210

Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching

3

327-49810

Professional Semester in Education

12

795-11000

Child Abuse Identification and Prevention

0

795-11100

Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention

0

 

Total core education requirements

38

    Additional core requirements

    1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English. Students may test out of this requirement by taking the language placement test and placing at level 2.

    2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course at the 106 level or above.

    3. All social studies teaching-option students must successfully complete the second-year review and maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA overall and in history courses. If a student receives an unsuccessful review, or a review with stipulations, the student must participate in and successfully pass a second review the following year. Unsuccessful reviews and reviews with stipulations will be accompanied by a written statement outlining what must be done before the next review is completed.

    4. No more than 3 credits at the grade of C- or below may be counted toward meeting the 36-credit requirement of the B.A. in social studies with teaching option.

    5. Students must earn a grade of B or better in 327-30810 and 327-31210 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.

    6. To qualify for student teaching, students must have a 3.00 GPA in history courses and a 3.00 overall GPA.

    7. Professional Semester in Education and Seminar on the Practical Issues of Teaching constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken.

    8. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all three sections of the New York State Teacher Certification Examination: the liberal arts and sciences test, the assessment of teaching skills-written, and the content area exam.

    9. The student's department chair and the coordinator of teacher education must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.

 

Electives

31

 

Total, B.A. in social studies with teaching option

120

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