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Majors

Students who major in history must earn 36 hours in history. Of these 36 hours, the following are required: HIST 2010, 2020, 2415, and 4415S. Of the remaining hours, 15 must be at the 3000-4000 level and must include three hours in African American history, three hours in United States history, three hours in European history, and three hours in Developing World history. At least one of these courses must be at the 4000 level. In addition, all majors are required to pass the department's comprehensive examination and attend monthly departmental meetings. No grade lower than a "C" in any of the departmental offerings may be applied for credit in the major.

Students who major in Social Studies Education must earn 33 hours in history. The following are required: HIST1030 or 1031H, 1040 or 1041H, 2010, 2020, 2600, 3040, 3350, 3360, and 4415S. The remaining six hours in history must be selected from 3000-4000 level courses. Social Studies Education majors are required to achieve an acceptable score (determined by the Louisiana Department of Education) on all parts of the Praxis, including Praxis II: Specialty Area Test, in order to graduate. They are not required to take the department's comprehensive examination in history.

Senior Comprehensive Examinations

Senior comprehensive examinations are administered once a semester (fall and spring only) to graduating seniors.  You must pass these examinations with a  “C” or better in order to complete the major in history.  Students will select three professors from distinct areas of focus and will be asked to write one extended essay for each of these fields.

Minors

Students who select a minor in history must earn 18 hours in HIST offerings. Required courses are HIST 2010 and HIST 2020. The additional 12 semester hours must include at least 3 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level. No grade lower than a "C" in any of the departmental offerings may be applied for credit in the minor.

PROGRAM IN HISTORY
FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

HIST 1000-level or higher

3

3

History

Communication Studies

3

 

Essential Core

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Fine Arts

3

Essential Core

Foreign Language

3

3

Fundamental Core

Freshman Seminar

1

1

First Year Experience

Mathematics

3

 

Fundamental Core

Physical Education (activity course)

 

1

Essential Core

Social Science

 

3

Essential Core

 

16

17

 



SOPHOMORE YEAR

HIST 1000-level or higher

 

3

History

HIST 2010-2020

3

3

U.S. History

HIST 2415

3

 

Intro. to Historical Research & Writing

ENGL 2010-2020

3

3

Intro. to World Literature I-II

Minor

3

3

 

Natural Science (with lab)

3

3

Fundamental/Essential Core

Philosophy

 

3

Essential Core

 

15

18

 



JUNIOR YEAR

HIST 3000- or 4000-level*

3

6

History

African American Studies

3

 

Essential Core

Expansive Core

3

3

Expansive Core

Free Electives

 

3

 

Minor

3

 

 

Philosophy

3

 

Essential Core

Theology

3

3

Essential Core

 

18

15

 



SENIOR YEAR

HIST 3000- or 4000-level*

3

3

History

HIST 4415S

 

3

Seminar in Historical Research

HIST 4999

0

 

Senior Comprehensives

Free Electives

6

5

 

Minor

6

3

 

 

15

14

 


SUMMARY

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3), Natural Science (3), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

First Year Experience (2), African American Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3, HIST 1000-level or higher), Natural Science (3), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

6

Major*

36

HIST 1000-level or higher (9)*, HIST 2010 (3), HIST 2020 (3), HIST 2415 (3), HIST 3000-level or higher (3), HIST 3000/4000-level African American (3)**, HIST 3000/4000-level United States (3)**, HIST 3000/4000-level European (3)**, HIST 3000/4000-level Developing World (3)**, HIST 4415S (3), HIST 4999 (0); ENGL 2020 (3)

 

Free Electives

14

Minor

18

Total Hours

128

*Includes courses already counted in core and/or required courses from other disciplines.
**At least one 4000-level course is required among these four regionally identified offerings.

 

PROGRAM IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION (GRADES 6-12)

Social Studies Education majors should note that certification requirements are established by the Louisiana Department of Education and are subject to change. Students should consult their advisors each semester. Education majors should consult the Division of Education section in this catalog for requirements to be formally admitted into Xavier’s Teacher Education Program.

PROGRAM IN SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION
FRESHMAN YEAR

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

HIST 1030-1040 (or 1031H-1041H)

3

3

World Civilizations

EDUC 1000

0

Teacher Prep

Communication Studies

3

 

Essential Core

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Fine Arts

3

Essential Core

Foreign Language

3

3

Fundamental Core

Freshman Seminar

1

1

First Year Experience

MATH 1010-1020

3

3

Modern Math/Basic Statistics I

Physical Education (activity course)

 

1

Essential Core

 

16

17

 



SOPHOMORE YEAR

HIST 2010-2020

3

3

U.S. History

EDUC 2005R

 

0

Praxis PPST Reading

EDUC 2005W

 

0

Praxis PPST Writing

EDUC 2005M

 

0

Praxis PPST Math

EDUC 2040

 

3

Intro. to Exceptional Children

EDUC 2044

3

 

Classroom Organ. and Mgmt.

EDUC 2200

 

3

Multicultural Education

BIOL 1030/1030L

3

 

General Biology (non-majors)

ECON 2010-2020

3

3

Micro Economics/Macro Economics

ENGL 2010

3

 

Intro. to World Literature

GEOG 1010

 

3

World Geography

PSCI 1020

 

3

American Government

 

15

18

 




JUNIOR YEAR
All majors must have passed all parts of Praxis I and should have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program before taking junior-level education courses.

HIST 2600

 

3

Africa and the World

HIST 3350-3360

3

3

African American History I-II

HIST 4415S

 

3

Seminar in Historical Research

EDUC 3005L

 

0

Praxis PLT

EDUC 3040

3

 

Educational Psychology

EDUC 4005S

 

0

Praxis Specialty Area

EDUC 4090

 

3

Adolescent Psychology

African American Studies

3

 

Essential Core

Expansive Core

3

 

Expansive Core

Philosophy

 

3

Essential Core

PSCI  3010

3

 

Comparative Politics

Theology

3

 

Essential Core

 

18

15

 



SENIOR YEAR

HIST 3040

3

 

History of Louisiana

EDSC 3023S

 

3

Methods of Tchng. Hist. & Soc. Stud.

EDSC 4061T

 

9

Student Teaching

EDSC 4150

 

3

Teaching Rdg. in Content Area

EDUC 4060S

 

0

Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC 4999

0

 

Senior Comprehensives

BIOL, CHEM, IPSC, or PHYS Expansive Core (recommended)

3

 

Expansive Core

GEOG 3010

3

 

Regional Geography

PHIL 3250

3

 

Philosophy of Science

Theology

3

 

Essential Core

 

15

15

 



SUMMARY

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3, MATH 1010), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1030/1030L), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

First Year Experience (2), African American Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3, HIST 1030/1031H), Natural Science (3, MATH 1020), Philosophy (6, including PHIL 3250), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3, PSCI 1020), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

6

Including one BIOL, CHEM, IPSC, or PHYS Expansive Core course (3) (recommended)*

 

Major**

39

HIST 1040/1041H (3), HIST 2010 (3), HIST 2020 (3), HIST 2600 (3), HIST 3040 (3), HIST 3350 (3), HIST 3360 (3), HIST 4415S (3); ECON 2010 (3), ECON 2020 (3); GEOG 1010 (3), GEOG 3010 (3); PSCI 3010 (3)

 

Education

30

EDSC 3023S (3), EDSC 4061T (9), EDSC 4150 (3), EDUC 1000 (0), EDUC 2005 R/W/M (0, Praxis), EDUC 2040 (3), EDUC 2044 (3), EDUC 2200 (3), EDUC 3005L (0), EDUC 3040 (3), EDUC 4005S (0), EDUC 4060S (0), EDUC 4090 (3), EDUC 4999 (0)

 

Total Hours

129

*Teacher certification standards require 3 hours in BIOL, CHEM, IPSC, or PHYS, in addition to the other courses listed above.
**See also required specified courses in Fundamental and Essential Core above.

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