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History BA/Social Studies Adolescence Education EdM - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 22.05 HISTORY, CIP: 54.0101 History, General)

Department of History

546 Park Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130

Erik Seeman

Andreas Daum
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Learning and Instruction

Office of Educator Preparation
375 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Louise Lalli
Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the History BA/Social Studies Adolescence Education EdM Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.150 in history courses is required to graduate.

Academic Advice

To ensure that both University at Buffalo graduation requirements and New York State Education Department (NYSED) teacher certification requirements are completed in a timely manner, students are required to meet with both their primary advisor and Office of Educator Preparation advisor each semester.

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA,  and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of junior year to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students majoring in history may receive credit for up to five history courses (15 credit hours) but must take seven upper-level history courses, including the two 400-level seminars, at UB. Whenever possible, transfer courses are articulated with existing UB history courses. Students may transfer up to two history courses (6 credit hours) for credit toward the minor. Transfer students should come to the undergraduate studies office for advisement.

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Required Courses

CEP 400 Educational Psychology
ELP 405 Sociology of Education
LAI 350 Introduction to Education
LAI 414 Adolescent Writing Across Curriculum
LAI 474 Teaching the Exceptional Learner
9 credits of liberal arts electives, at least 5 must be upper Level (300/400)
Twelve courses (36 credits) of history credits in total, meeting the distributions outlined below.
A minimum of eight courses (24 credits) must be at the 300-400 level, and a minimum of two courses (6 credits) must be at the 400 level.

At least one course (3 credits) must be taken from each of the breadth area lists below:

* Please note that not all courses are offered each semester or academic year; make sure to check the current course offerings for each new semester.

(a) Early or early modern history of any civilization to 1800 (PRE)

  • HIS    113LEC    Myth & Religion in the Ancient World
  • HIS    141LEC    World History to 1500
  • HIS    142LR       World History since 1500
  • HIS    202LEC    Roman Civilization
  • HIS    203LEC    Greek Civilization
  • HIS    206LEC    Special Topics
  • HIS    248LEC    War in the Ancient Mediterranean World
  • HIS    253LEC    Special Topics
  • HIS    300LEC    The Age of Exploration
  • HIS    316LEC    Early Modern Europe
  • HIS    317LEC    History of Early Modern Britain
  • HIS    323LEC    Indian-Euro Encounters
  • HIS    324LEC    Medieval Judaism
  • HIS    326LEC    Ancient Regime
  • HIS    335LEC    Culture, Memory and the Uses of the Past
  • HIS    337LEC    History of Israel and Zionism
  • HIS    347LEC    Renaissance Italy
  • HIS    359LEC    Reformation
  • HIS    393LEC    Medieval Civilization I
  • HIS    394LEC    Medieval Civilization II
  • HIS    395LEC    Special Topics
  • HIS    409SEM    Voyages of Discovery
  • HIS    415SEM    Topics in Renaissance History
  • HIS    421SEM    Topics in British History

(b) Asian, African continent, or Latin American history of any period (AAL)

  • HIS 143 Global Inequity and Power
  • HIS 181 Asian Civilization I
  • HIS 182 Asian Civilization II
  • HIS 219 Latin America and the United States
  • HIS 275 The Wars in Vietnam
  • HIS 302 Latin American Colonial History
  • HIS 306 Special Topics
  • HIS 314 Modern Africa: Globalization and Imperialism Since 1800
  • HIS 302 Latin American Colonial History
  • HIS 304 Art & Revolutionary Politics in Latin America
  • HIS 308 Special Topics
  • HIS 322 Latin America: Culture and History
  • HIS 328 History of Brazil
  • HIS 331 Special topics
  • HIS 332 African States and Civilizations to 1800
  • HIS 338 Special Topics
  • HIS 343 Indonesia: From Colonialism to Dictatorship
  • HIS 367 Gender and Sexuality in Africa (Sem)
  • HIS 367 Food in Asia (Lec)
  • HIS 368 Modern Japan Since 1600
  • HIS 369 Korean History Up to 1800
  • HIS 370 Modern Korean History
  • HIS 372 History of Buddhism in East Asia
  • HIS 374 History of the Spread of Christianity in Asia
  • HIS 375 The U.S. and East Asia
  • HIS 385 Special Topics
  • HIS 389 Pirates, Drifters, Fishers: Maritime Southeast Asia
  • HIS 390 Plagues and Pandemics
  • HIS 391 China and the World
  • HIS 392 Chinese Medicine in the World
  • HIS 403 Special Topics
  • HIS 410 Women in Latin America
  • HIS 418 Comparative Slavery: Africa, America and the Caribbean
  • HIS 419 Special Topics
  • HIS 425 Global Genealogies of Race
  • HIS 433 Latin American Native Peoples
  • HIS 482 Problems in Japanese History
  • HIS 485 Twentieth-Century China Politics
  • HIS 487 Self & Society in Urban China
  • HIS 492 Poisons, Drugs and Panaceas

(c) Modern European history since 1800 (EUR)

(d) U.S. history (USH)

  • HIS 144 Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Society
  • HIS 161 United States History I
  • HIS 162 US History 2
  • HIS 208 U S in the World
  • HIS 209 The American Civil War
  • HIS 215 Death in America
  • HIS 216 Crime and Punishment in America
  • HIS 217 Civil Rights in America
  • HIS 239 Special Topics
  • HIS 240 Alcohol and Other Drugs in American History
  • HIS 241 Sexuality in America
  • HIS 243 A History of Eugenics
  • HIS 244 American Business History
  • HIS 274 Bodies at War
  • HIS 310 20th Century US Political History
  • HIS 311 The Early Republic: American Histories from 1789 to 1848
  • HIS 327 The City in American History
  • HIS 329 US History Since WWII
  • HIS 336 History of the Old South
  • HIS 341 Social History of Women in the United States
  • HIS 345 US Disability History
  • HIS 348 Special Topics
  • HIS 351 Colonial America to 1763
  • HIS 354 American Transition, 1877-1901
  • HIS 356 Social History of Women in the U.S., 1875-Present
  • HIS 361 American Cultural History I
  • HIS 362 American Cultural History II
  • HIS 366 History of LGBTQ America
  • HIS 376 African-American History to 1877
  • HIS 379 African-American History, 1877 to Present
  • HIS 382 American Religious History
  • HIS 386 The Great Depression and the New Deal
  • HIS 387 Reacting to the Past
  • HIS 401 Altered America: Alcohol and Drug History
  • HIS 406 War and American Memory
  • HIS 412 Topics in Women's History
  • HIS 422 Topics in American Intellectual/Cultural History
  • HIS 424 Topics in American Social History
  • HIS 429 History of the American Landscape
  • HIS 439 Bombshells: Gender and the Cold War in American History
  • HIS 446 Topics in Diplomatic History
  • HIS 447 Health and Illness in American History
  • HIS 448 Race and American Urban History
  • HIS 449 American Cold War History
  • HIS 450 Problems in 20th Century U.S. History
  • HIS 452 Topics in Colonial America
  • HIS 454 Special Topics
  • HIS 460 Special Topics
  • HIS 468 Black Women in United States History
  • HIS 473 Technology in American Society & Culture
  • HIS 491 U. S. 1920's & 1930's (Research)
  • HIS 493 Topics in African-American History

A course that seems to fall into two breadth areas may be used to satisfy the requirement of one.

A course used to fulfill a requirement for a double major, joint major, or a minor in another subject may not also fulfill a requirement for the history major.

Preferably all breadth requirements should be completed within the History Department. Exceptions may be made for transfer students. Numerous 100 and 200 level courses fulfill the breadth requirements.

UB Seminars cannot count towards major requirements.

NYS Education Department requires students in social studies teacher preparation programs meet the following requirements, which may be double-dip with the Pathways UB Curriculum requirements.

Required Graduate Courses in History (12 credits):
HIS 500 Doing History
HIS 503 American History II
HIS 505 Modern European Core
HIS 559 Latin American & Caribbean History Core

Required Graduate Courses in Education:
LAI 520 Intro to Social Studies Education
LAI 522 Seminar in the Teaching of Social Studies
LAI 523 Social Studies Curriculum
LAI 552 Middle Childhood/ Adolescent Literacy Methods
LAI 595 Supervised Teaching II
LAI 620 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 5-12
LAI 622 Research in Social Studies Education
LAI 667 Field Experience
LAI 668 Supervised Teaching I
LAI 674 Seminar in Teaching
LAI 698 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Schools
LAI 700 Capstone
LAI XXX Graduate Level Elective

Departmental Honors Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the History BA/Social Studies Adolescence Education EdM degrees
Undergraduate Credits Required92
Graduate Credits Required
Total Credits Required for Degree150

* Students in accelerated programs are exempt from 120 credit minimum for a Bachelor’s degree.

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Aug 10, 2022 11:42:55