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History and Social Studies Education, B.S.

Requirements

UVU’s History Program is dedicated to developing the twenty-first century student. We provide the general student body a broad range of courses that increase global awareness, engagement and informed citizenship, as well as develop critical thinking, writing, and oral expression. In addition, History majors can choose from a large number of in-depth upper division courses that further their content knowledge and expand their abilities to critically analyze past and current events in a variety of regions and nations. In all courses, students and faculty observe the human experience by investigating the diverse historical perspectives of the past and present. History faculty endeavor to teach in ways that foster independent thinking, engage the students with historical conversations and debates, and improve students’ ability to communicate in a variety of media. Students who successfully complete our programs will have a valuable set of skills for further study in graduate and professional programs, and careers in public service or private enterprise.

Total Program Credits: 121365体育官方网址

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.
  3. Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses.
  4. Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
General Education Requirements:   35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete the following: 3
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  GEOG 1000 Introduction to Physical Geography (Fulfills Physical Science) 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science-Complete one of the following: 3
  POLS 2200 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3.0)  
  POLS 2100 Introduction to International Relations (3.0)  
Discipline Core Requirements: 86 Credits
Complete the following:  
  HIST 1500 World History to1500 3
  HIST 151G World History from 1500 to the Present 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 3
  HIST 2710 US History since 1877 3
  HIST 3010 The Historian's Craft 3
  HIST 3260 History of Utah 3
  HIST 4250 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum (Student must earn a minimum B- grade or higher) 3
Professional Education Courses-Must be completed with a grade of B- or higher.  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 8
  EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
Choose two courses from each of the following two areas of study. 12
United States  
  AIST 327G Indians of Utah (3.0)   
  AIST 3810 Precolumbian America (3.0)  
  AIST 3830 Indians of the Great Plains (3.0)  
  AIST 384G Indians of the Southwest (3.0)  
  AIST 3850 The Struggle for Self-determination--American Indians 1891 to present (3.0)  
  HIST 320G Women in American History to 1870 (3.0)  
  HIST 321G Women in American History since 1870 (3.0)  
  HIST 322G History of the American West to 1850 (3.0)  
  HIST 323G History of the American West since 1850 (3.0)  
  HIST 371R Issues and Topics in American History (3.0)  
  HIST 3730 American Origins to 1790 (3.0)  
  HIST 3731 United States History 1790-1890 (3.0)  
  HIST 3732 United States History 1890-1945 (3.0)  
  HIST 3740 American Revolution (3.0)  
  HIST 3745 Civil War and Reconstruction (3.0)  
  HIST 3800 Environmental History of the United States (3.0)  
  HIST 3870 Constitutional History to Plessy 1896 (3.0)  
  HIST 3880 Constitutional History since Plessy 1896 (3.0)  
  HIST 466G Legacies and Reckonings in the American West (3.0)  
  HIST 471R Special Issues and Topics in American History (3.0)  
World History  
  HIST 204G Colonial Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 205G Modern Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 430G Violence and Social Conflict in Latin America (3.0)  
  HIST 3110 Greek History (3.0)  
  HIST 3130 Roman Republic (3.0)  
  HIST 3140 Roman Empire (3.0)  
  HIST 3150 Medieval Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3160 Renaissance and Reformation--Europe 1350 to 1600 (3.0)  
  HIST 3170 Absolutism Enlightenment and Revolution--Europe from 1600 to 1815 (3.0)  
  HIST 3180 Nineteenth Century Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 3190 Twentieth Century Europe (3.0)  
  HIST 320R Issues and Topics in Global History (3.0)  
  HIST 3320 Modern Britain (3.0)  
  HIST 3340 The French Revolution and Napoleon (3.0)  
  HIST 3440 The History of World War I (3.0)  
  HIST 345G The History of World War II (3.0)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present (3.0)  
  HIST 4130 Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust (3.0)  
  HIST 4180 The Italian Renaissance (3.0)  
  HIST 420R Issues and Topics in Global History (3.0)  
  HIST 4320 History of Scientific Thought (3.0)  
  HIST 4330 Machines in the Making of History (3.0)  
  HIST 435R Issues and Topics in the History of Science (3.0)  
  HIST 461G Peoples of the Atlantic World 1450-1800 (3.0)  
  HIST 3030 Introduction to African History (3.0)  
  HIST 3540 History of South Africa (3.0)  
Social Studies Composite - Please see your Advisor. Students must receive a C grade or higher in all content area classes. 21
  Complete any two SOC/ANTH courses numbered 1000 or higher  
  Complete any one ECON course numbered 1000 or higher  
  Complete any one PSY course numbered 1000 or higher  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography (3.0)          
  GEOG 1600 Geography of Utah (3.0)  
  Any other Advisor approved courses.  

 Graduation Requirements:365体育官方网址

  1. Completion of a minimum of 121 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
Quantitative Reasoning 3
Fine Arts 3
POLS 1100 3
POLS 2100 or POLS 2200 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
GEOG 1000 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
HIST 1500                                      World History to 1500 3
Biology 3
  Semester total: 17
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Physical Science distribution and Humanities distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
Humanities 3
HIST 151G World History 1500 to Present 3
HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 2710 U.S. History from 1877 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
SOC 1010 3
HIST 3010                                    Historians Craft 3
ANTH 1010G   3
HIST 1740   3
PSY 1010   3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
HIST 3260   3
ECON 1010   3
GEOG 130G   3
GEOG 1600   3
World History - upper-division 3
U.S. History - upper-division 3
  Semester total: 18
Notes: Student should apply to the Secondary Education program during this semester. Check with academic advisor regarding matriculation requirements and application deadline.
ENGL 4210 is substituted for EDSC 4440.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
U.S. History - upper-division   3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
World History - upper-division   3
EDSC 3250 -                                Instructional Media  2
  Semester total: 16
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
EDSC 4440 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
HIST 4250 Teaching History in the Secondary Curriculum 3
EDSP 340G Exceptional Students 2
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 8
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4990 Teacher Performance Assessment Project 2
  Semester total: 12
  Degree total: 121

Department

Name:

History & Political Science

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Telephone:

801-863-8487

Email:

HISTPOLS@inyectomotriz.com

Web Address:

inyectomotriz.com/hps

Chair:

Jay DeSart

 

 
 

Mission Statement

In keeping with the University's mission, the History and Political Science department is dedicated to providing students with a broad range of opportunities in general-education and discipline-specific courses. Our faculty members are committed to quality teaching, mentoring, and research. In an environment of discussion-based classroom experience and independent research opportunities, students develop analytical abilities, communication skills, and history and political science research methods. The History and Political Science department continually strives to provide a reflective, multicultural, and international perspective for students to actively engage in.

 
 

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Faculty

Baktybek Abdrisaev(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Bishkek Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Electronics, Academy of Science Belarus.

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Lyn Bennett(1996)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, B.A., Anthropology, M.S.E., Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., History, University of Kansas.

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Andrew Bibby(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Honors English, Concordia University; Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University.

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Richard Cho(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Ph.D., Political Science, Stony Brook; M.A., Political Psychology, Columbia University.

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Geoffrey Cockerham(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science, University of Illinois; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Arizona; J.D., Louisiana State University

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Jennifer Cullison(2018)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, M.A., History, San Francisco University, M.A., Religious Studies, Ph.D., History, University of Colorado.

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Jay Desart(2004)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Concordia College; M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Lynn England(2007)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Philosophy, University of Utah; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburg.

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F. Farnsworth Jr.(1972)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.A., International Administration, Brigham Young University; M.Phil., Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Utah.

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Michael Goode(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Business Administration, Goshen College; M.A., Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rick Griffin(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History; Ph.D., Education, Leadership, and Foundations, Brigham Young University; J.D., University of Mississippi.

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John Hunt(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Indiana University Southeast; M.A., Medieval and Renaissance History, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Early Modern Italian and European History, The Ohio State University.

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Ernest Istook(2015)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., Journalism, Baylor University; J.D., S.J., Quinney College of Law.

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Dustin Jansen(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



A.S., Science, Utah Valley University; B.A., History, Brigham Young University; J.D., S. J., Quinney College of Law.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., PhD, Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Mark Lentz(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Nebraska Wesleyan University; M.A., PhD, Colonial Latin, Tulane University.

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Brendan McCarthy(2018)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, St. Mary's College of Maryland, M.A., History, Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Jenna Nigro(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History & French, Allegheny College; M.A., French Studies, New York University; Ph.D., History, University of Illinois.

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Hong Pang(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., International Politics, B.A., Economics, Peking University, P.R. China; M.A., Economics, Ph.D., Politics and International Relations, University of Southern California.

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Luke Peterson(2014)

Lecturer

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, Utah Valley University; MPAA, Public Policy, Harvard University.

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Keith Snedegar(1993)

Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Michigan; M.S., English/Latin, University of Edinburgh; D.Phil., Modern History, University of Oxford.

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Steven Sylvester(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Political Science, California State University, Chico; Ph.D., Political Science, University of Kansas.

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David Wilson(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History and Classical Antiquities, M.A., Classics, University of Kansas; Ph.D., U.S. History, Brigham Young University.

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Adrienne Winans(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: History & Political Science
Faculty



B.A., History, University of Chicago; M.A., World History, New York University; Ph.D., History, Ohio State University.

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Kristin Youngbull(2019)

Lecturer

Department: History and Political Science
Faculty



BA, Brigham Young University, MA, University of Oklahoma, PhD, Arizona State University,

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