Students interested in majoring in History and teaching at the secondary level may elect the Single-Subject Option in History/Social Science. Successful completion of this option will allow students to waive the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) in History/Social Science. For certification of this option, students must maintain a 2.7 GPA or above, both in overall work and in all courses used to complete the major and option.
All requirements are detailed in the University Catalog and presented here: History Major: Single-Subject Preparation in Social Science
Lower-division preparation for the major with a social science waiver includes completion of thirty (30) units, including twelve units of lower-division history study(six in United States history and six in world history). Students must also complete three units of GEW 101 and fifteen units of work in political science, economics, and psychology or sociology.
Students must complete forty-six (46) units of upper-division courses, thirty-four units of which are in upper-division history. Required courses include History 301, History 347, and History 400. Additional courses include six units in the History 336 series; six units in upper-division history electives with a U.S. focus; and twelve units in upper-division history electives with a non-U.S. focus (courses must be taken from at least three world areas that include: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin American, Middle East, and Comparative/ Transnational History).
At least one upper-division history course must deal mainly with history before 1800, one course must have considerable content in women's and gender history, and one course must have significant consideration of ethical, moral, or religious issues in history.
Students also must complete three units in Geography (GEOG 302 or GEOG 320), three units in Political Science with a U.S. focus (PSCI 305, 321, 412, or 413) and three units in Political Science with a global focus (PSCI 331 or 350).
In addition, Education 350 must be taken concurrently with History 393.
As a requisite of History 393 and fulfillment of the degree, all majors must complete and submit a portfolio of their course work with a written narrative reflecting on their pre-credential teaching experience.
Thirty units in lower-division courses including:
|United States History Survey (HIST 130 and 131 or equivalent)||6 Units|
|World History (HIST 201 and 202 or equivalent)||6 Units|
|Related breadth course: United States Government (PSCI 100, PSCI 300, PSCI 415 or equivalent)||3 Units|
|Related breadth course: Economics including macro and micro economics (ECON 201 and ECON 202, ECON 250 and ECON 302, or ECON 301 or ECON 303, or equivalents.)||6 Units|
|Related breadth course: GEW 101 or equivalent||3 Units|
|Related breadth course: Supporting social science courses: PSYC 100 and SOC 101 recommended, but other lower or upper-division courses in Psychology or Sociology can satisfy this requirement.||6 Units|
Total: 30 Units
Forty-six units in upper-division courses including:
|GEOG 302 or 320||3 Units|
|Political Science, U.S. focus: Choose from PSCI 305, 321, 412 or 413.||3 Units|
|Political Science, Global focus: Choose from PSCI 331 or 350.||3 Units|
|EDUC 350 (Note: HIST 393 and EDUC 350 should be taken concurrently)||3 units|
|Historical Methods & Writing (HIST 301 or equivalent)||3 units|
|California History (HIST 347 or equivalent)||3 Units|
|Two U.S. courses from HIST 336C, 336D, 336E, or 336F.||6 Units|
|Upper-division History electives, U.S. focus.||6 Units|
Upper Division History electives, non-U.S. focus.
Note: Of the above, courses must be taken from at least three world areas that include: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Comparative/Transnational history.
|Experiential Learning in History for Future Teachers (HIST 393 or equivalent).||1 Unit|
|History course, 400 level seminar||3 Units|
Total: 46 Units
Of the history courses above:
Students must complete and submit a portfolio of their coursework with a written narrative reflecting on their pre-credential teaching experience, and must complete all above courses with a GPA of 2.7 or above.