History Program

Required Liberal Studies Credits for Secondary Education: History Majors

Division I: Foundations of Communications

  • EN 111 College Composition (4 credits) or
  • EN 109W Intensive College composition (5 credits)
And one of the following courses
  • EN 211 College Composition II (4 cr.)
  • EN 211A Writing and Literature (4 cr.)
  • EN 211B Narrative and Descriptive Writing (4 cr.)
  • EN 211D Technical and Report Writing (4 cr.)
  • EN 211E Critical Thinking and Writing (4 cr.)

Division II: Foundations of Humanities

  • *HS 101 History of Western Civilization to 1600 (4 cr.) or
  • *HS 102 History of Western Civilization Since 1600 (4 cr.)
And one of the following
  • *HS 105 World History (4 cr.) (WC)
  • *HS 234 Indigenous People of Latin America (4 cr.)
  • *HS 251 Latin American Civilization (4 cr.)
  • *HS 252 Arab-Islamic History (4 cr.)
  • *HS 254 Introduction to the History of Africa (4 cr.)
  • *HS 256 Approaching China (4 cr.)
  • *HS 259 Approaching Japan (4 cr.)

Division III: Foundation of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • *GC 100 Physical Geography and
There is a required laboratory course for all NMU Bachelor’s degree programs. Take one of the following 100 level labs.
  • AS 103 Observational and Solar System Astronomy (4 cr.) (3-0-3)
  • AS 104 Stellar/Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology (4 cr.) (3-0-3)
  • BI 100 Biological Science (4 cr.) (3-0-2)
  • BI 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology (4 cr.) (3-0-2)
  • BI 111 Introductory Biology: Principles (4 cr.) (3-0-2)
  • BI 112 Introductory Biology: Diversity (4 cr.) (3-0-2)
  • CH 105 Chemical Principles (4 cr.) (3-0-2)
  • CH 107 Introductory Chemistry I (4 cr.) (3-1-2)
  • CH 108 Introductory Chemistry II (4 cr.) (3-1-2)
  • CH 109 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry for the Health Sciences (4 cr.) (3-1-2)
  • CH 111 General Chemistry I (5 cr.) (3-1-3)
  • PY 100L Psychology as a Natural Science with Laboratory (4 cr.) (3-0-2)

Division IV: Foundations of Social Sciences

  • *HS 127 The United States Since 1865 (4 cr.)
and pick one of the following
  • *HS 233 Native American History (4 cr.) (WC) or
  • *HS 337 American Economic History (4 cr.)

Division V: Communications Studies

  • Three credits of either a foreign language or computer science class is required

Division VI: Foundations of Visual and Preforming Arts

  • Three credits of an art, film, or theatre class is required

Health Promotion Credits

  • HP 200 Physical Well Being and
  • A HP activity course of your choosing most are 1 or 2 credits

*Being a student at NMU, you can “double dip” classes. By taking classes in this format, you satisfy this division, as well as credits towards your major

(WC)- Marks courses that fulfill the World Cultures requirement

PLEASE NOTE: At least three credits must be from an “upper level” (300 or 400) course.

For a full list of all courses that satisfy Liberal Studies requirements, please reference the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Also, a teachable minor is required


Other Required Courses for Secondary Education: History Majors

Please Note that the following courses listed are all the required courses for this major outside of the education courses. The mixture of classes that you will take outside of Liberal Studies will vary depending on which classes you take to fulfill Liberal Studies

HS 127 The United States Since 1865  4
HS 390 The Historian's Laboratory 4
HS 490 The History Seminar 4
Choose from the following: 4
  • HS 101 History of Western Civilization to 1600 (4 cr.)  or
  • HS 102 History of Western Civilization Since 1600 (4 cr.)
Choose four credits from the following (choose one of the following): 4
  • HS 105 World History (4 cr.)
  • HS 234 Indigenous People of Latin America (4 cr.)
  • HS 251 Latin American Civilization (4 cr.)
  • HS 252 Arab-Islamic History (4 cr.)
  • HS 254 Introduction to the History of Africa (4 cr.)
  • HS 256 Approaching China (4 cr.)
  • HS 259 Approaching Japan (4 cr.)
HS Electives from 200-400 levels 16
No more than four credits at the 200 level.
Minimum of four credits at the 400 level.


Required Education Courses for Secondary Education Majors

ED 201 Introduction to Education 2
ED 231 Teaching for Learning in the Secondary Classroom 4
ED 301 Dimensions of American Education 2
ED 319 Teaching of Reading for Secondary Teachers 3
ED 349 Teaching for Diversity, Equity and Social Justice in the Secondary School Community 2
HS 350 Methods and Materials in Teaching Social Studies Education 4
ED 361 Special Education and the General Classroom Teacher 2
ED 483 Educational Media Technology 2
ED 430 Teaching in the Secondary School 11
ED 450 Seminar in Teaching 1


Required Courses for Secondary Education: History Minors

Please Note that the following courses listed are all the required courses for this minor outside of the education courses. The mixture of classes that you will take outside of Liberal Studies will vary depending on which classes you take to fulfill Liberal Studies

HS 101 History of Western Civilization to 1600  or
HS 102 History of Western Civilization Since 1600 (4 cr.)
4
HS 105 World History  4
HS 126 The United States to 1865  4
HS 127 The United States Since 1865  4
HS Electives (No more than one course at the 200 level; at least one course at the 300-400 level) 8
HS 350 Methods and Materials in Teaching Social Studies Education  4