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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

History Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

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The History program aims to develop in students an understanding of the importance of the past in a broad range of human experiences. Our majors will be exposed to and interrogate a multiplicity of perspectives and conflicting voices. They will learn to analyze narratives of the human past and how they shape our understanding of one another and the wider world. Students will gain a sophisticated awareness of the discipline of history. This serves as a foundation and frame of reference for their pursuit of knowledge, civic competence, and the ability to interact in a diverse global environment. The department’s goal is that all majors will engage in the dynamic study of history by developing the historical skills to make meaningful and dynamic interpretations of the past.

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

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop an awareness of the approach and methodology of history as a discipline
  2. Master major historical facts
  3. Have an understanding of the time frame of historical events
  4. Be able to collect and analyze primary source evidence
  5. Have an acquaintance with the basic works and interpretations of leading scholars in the study of a particular era or field of inquiry (i.e., historiography)
  6. Develop basic competence in the historical and political geography of the period under study

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 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.

Additional Requirements for History Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

Upper Division History Electives

  • Six courses; 18 credits from levels 200, 300, 400
  • Departmental recommendation for distribution of electives:
    • American history (two courses)
    • European history (two courses)
    • History other than American and European (two courses) 
    • Note - some upper division political science courses may be substituted with the approval of the department chairperson.

In addition, students must complete a total of 9 credits as follows:

        Choose one upper division in U.S. Government from the following:

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education

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

  • Note - Students who are planning to study abroad and complete the Inclusive Adolescence Education program complete their study abroad semester during the sophomore year.

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 103 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 the World’s Religions  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 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 Language, Literacy, and Culture   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3 DEIB designated 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
    ADOL 476 Designing and Maintaining Positive Learning Environments   2

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 470 Assessment for Adolescent Teaching and Learning   2 Science course (lab may be required) 3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Leadership in School and Community   3
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 HIS 481 Senior Seminar: History and Historiography   3
HIS 479 Student Teaching Middle and High School   6 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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