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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

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The department of history and political science is committed to developing in students an understanding of the importance of the past in human experience. This past serves as a foundation and frame of reference for their pursuit of knowledge in the classroom and in the wider world. Students gain a sophisticated awareness of the discipline of history, discovering that it is more than mere fact-gathering; it involves multiple methods and interpretations of the past. Finally, the department’s goal is that all majors will engage in the dynamic study of history by developing their own insights and interpretations of the past.

For students pursuing careers in education a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for student teaching.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

History Core

The History Core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students are required to take 15 credits as follows:

History Requirements

In addition to 12 credits of lower division survey work, all majors must take Historical Methodology, History and Historiography and submit a comprehensive portfolio in their last semester.

Additional Requirements for History Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

History majors in the inclusive adolescence education program take six upper division history electives.  The department recommends for students pursuing this education program that they distribute their electives by taking two courses in American history, two in European history and two in history other than American and European. Some upper division political science courses may be substituted with the approval of the department chairperson.

In addition, students must elect a total of 27 credits from the following areas:

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education

See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education  for course requirements.

  • Note - students who are majoring in a Foreign Language with Inclusive Adolescence Education complete their study abroad semester in spring of the sophomore year.

History Senior Experience

Seniors will take a writing-intense research seminar. The purpose of the course will be to apply their skills as serious students of history to a research project of their own design. The seminar’s topic will be based on the participating faculty member’s current research interest, but will be sufficiently broad to allow students to develop research projects in their own fields of interest. Each student will engage in an extensive search for sources, including both primary and secondary documents. These sources will serve as the foundation of a formal research paper, which will be the culmination of the student’s efforts in the course, and which will represent their efforts at historical interpretation.

Writings from the seminar will be included within the portfolio format of the Senior History Comprehensive.

History Inclusive Adolescence Sample Program

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 HIS.Q 108 Atlantic World History    3
HIS.Q 101 Western Civilization I  (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 HIS.Q 205 American Republic I: Pre-Columbian America Through the Civil War   3
Foreign Language, plus lab 4 Foreign Language, plus lab 4
ECO.Q 101 Principles of Macroeconomics  PEQ (2) 3 ECO.Q 102 Principles of Microeconomics   3
PSC.Q 101 Introduction to Political Science   3    
Fall Semester Spring Semester
HIS.Q 206 American Republic II: Reconstruction to the Present   3 Mathematics PEQ (5) 3
Science plus lab PEQ (3) 4 Upper Division History course 3
Visual and Performing Arts PEQ (4) 3 PHL.Q 101 Philosophical Inquiry  PEQ (6) 3
HIS 381 Historical Methodology   3 RES.Q 101 Exploring Religion  PEQ (7) 3
Upper Division History course 3 SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
English/Literature PEQ (8) 3 EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop    0
MTH 207 PII Elementary Statistics   3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
ADOL 030 Orientation for Professional Semester   0 LST 301 PII Language and Literacy Development   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching Learning and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 Liberal Arts Elective or Upper Division History course 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2
Upper Division History or PSC course
3 Upper Division History course 3
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
    HIS 457 Social Studies Curriculum and Methodology in Middle and High School   3

Required for students seeking Inclusive Certification (Summer tuition required)

ADIN 440 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students With Disabilities    3 ADIN 441 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 476 Motivation and Management     2 Science course (lab may be required) 3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture in School & Community   3
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 HIS 481 History and Historiography   3
HIS 479 Student Teaching Middle and High School   6 HIS 499 History Comprehensive   0
    Upper Division History course 3
    Liberal Arts Elective or Upper Division History course 3


  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Bachelor of Arts programs require a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits.


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