History

Contact Information

Fred A. Bailey, Chair

ACU Box 28130

Abilene, Texas 79699-8130

Hardin Administration Building, Room 324

 

Phone: 325-674-2544

Fax: 325-674-2369

Email: baileyf@acu.edu

Web: www.acu.edu/history

 

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History (BA)

History (One-Field Teacher Certification
   Grades 8-12) (BS)

Social Studies for Teachers Grades 8-12 (BS)

Minor in History  

Faculty

Dawn Alexander-Payne, Instructor

Fred A. Bailey, Professor

Mark Cullum, Assistant Professor

Arlie J. Hoover, Professor

Ronald Morgan, Associate Professor

Ed Robinson, Assistant Professor

John Robinson, Senior Faculty

Tracy Shilcutt, Assistant Professor

Vernon L. Williams, Professor

Allan Yarema, Assistant Professor

 

Majors: History, History (One-Field Teacher
             Certification Grades 8-12), Social 
             Studies for Teachers (Grades 8-12)

Minor: History

 

Course Descriptions

Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of History include those with the following designations: GEOG, HIST.

 



The Department of History offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in history, the Bachelor of Science degree in History (One-Field Teacher Certification Grades 8-12) and social studies for teachers (Grades 8-12). A minor in history or ethnic and women’s studies may be added to other majors.

 

Introduction

The Department of History seeks to help students comprehend the present state of the world through a study of some of the essential currents of the past. The department strives to provide an understanding of the experiences of mankind, to stimulate thought concerning various institutions and ideas, and to promote ethical standards in keeping with the Christian faith.

There is an attractive future for those who specialize in history, including such areas as the following:

          • College Teaching. This is one of the most desirable careers for history majors. For
             those who go on to a master’s degree, openings may be available in junior colleges.
             Senior college positions may be available to those who attain the PhD.

          • Government Service. Careers for historians exist in local, state and federal
             governments.

          • Graduate Studies. History is an exceptionally good area for preparation for graduate
             studies in fields that require broad, liberal arts education at the undergraduate level.

          • Journalism. History is splendid preparation for students who seek graduate study and
             careers in journalism.

          • Law. History is one of several fields especially suitable as pre-law education.

          • Museums, Archives and Libraries. The creation of special documents collections,
             presidential libraries, research centers and historical society museums has increased
             opportunities for persons with history training. Additional technical training may be
             required.

          • High School Teaching. Teaching history in high schools requires state certification.
             Certification may be obtained by combining the Bachelor of Arts degree in history with
             specific education courses needed for teacher certification or by completing the Bachelor
             of Science degree in social studies for teachers (Grades 8-12).

Study Abroad Expectations
All students are encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the freshman year.

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HISTORY (BA)

Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to this program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the 
ACT/SAT Placement Information section of this catalog.

BA: HISTORY DEGREE PLAN (HIST)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     Literature ...........................................................................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     HIST 222 American History II ...............................................................................

     Choose from: anthropology, economics (also AGRB 261), geography, philosophy,

          political science, psychology (also EDUC 221), sociology

          (maximum one course per area) .....................................................................

3

 

 

6

Foreign Language
     FLFR, FLGE, FLLA, FLSP 221, 222 ...........................................................................6
Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Lower Division Requirements

     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................

     HIST 118 Civilization II .........................................................................................

3

3

Upper Division Requirements

     HIST 353 Historical Methods .................................................................................

     Advanced United States Selections .......................................................................

     Advanced Non-United States Selections .................................................................

3

9

9

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................27
ELECTIVES

     A minor is optional as part of the electives.

     Minimum ............................................................................................................

 

36

OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA in major ........................................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.25

2.00

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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HISTORY (ONE-FIELD TEACHER CERTIFICATION GRADES 8-12) (BS)

BS: HISTORY (ONE-FIELD TEACHER CERTIFICATION GRADES 8-12) DEGREE PLAN (HSTT)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 231, 262 .........................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120 or MATW 120/020 Quantitative Reasoning ...............................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     HIST 222 American History II ...............................................................................

     POLS 226 States and Federal System ....................................................................

     SOCI 442 Cultural Diversity .................................................................................

3

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Teaching Field

     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................

     HIST 118 Civilization II ........................................................................................

     HIST 480 Texas History .......................................................................................

     HIST 496 History for Teachers ..............................................................................

     18 hours of advanced history evenly distributed between U.S. history,
          ancient/European history, and non-European world cultures; must include one
          writing-intensive course ..................................................................................

3

3

3

3

 

 

18

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES

     ECON 260 Principles of Macroeconomics ................................................................

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students With Special Needs ...................................................

     Literature: completion of literature sequence ENGL 222, 232, 263* ..........................

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................12

*The student must continue the sequence chosen for the University Core.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology ........................................................................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     EDUC 492 Student Teaching: High School ..............................................................

3

3

3

3

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EDUC classes, a student must first

be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

 

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a students must:

     1. Complete and submit an application for admission into the Teacher Education Program;

     2. Be enrolled in or have completed the first 45 semester hours of credit;

     3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);

     4. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C”;

     5. Pass all three sections of the Texas Higher Education assessment (THEA) test, with a score
         on the reading section of 260 or higher, a score on the math section of 230 or higher and a
         score on the writing section of 220 or higher;

     6. Be enrolled in or successfully complete (“C” or better) EDUC 211 Educational Foundations
         and Multicultural Perspectives (If admitted before completion of EDUC 211, admission will
         be contingent upon completing the course with a “C” or better. In the event that the
         student does not complete this course successfully, admission to the program will be

         suspended until this requirement is fulfilled.);

     7. Receive approval from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee.

         An interview with the committee may be required.

 

Any exemptions or modifications to the above requirements due to special circumstances must be requested through the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. All requests will be reviewed and must be approved by the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee. In addition, admission to teacher education is not the final step in the process. In order to remain in the program, the prospective teacher must continue to meet the GPA requirement (2.7). Approval to take Education Block classes (411/412 and 431/432) and to enroll in student teaching must be obtained from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee before enrolling in those classes.

ELECTIVES
Total ......................................................................................................................12
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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SOCIAL STUDIES FOR TEACHERS GRADES 8-12 (BS)

BS: SOCIAL STUDIES FOR TEACHERS (GRADES 8-12) DEGREE PLAN (HSST)
______________________________________________________________________
UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Literature – choose one: ENGL 221, 231, 262 ........................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Courses in two fields: biology, chemistry, geology, physics, AENV 130, NUTR 120 .....6
Mathematics
     MATH 120, MATH 123, MATW 120/020 or higher (except MATH 147) .........................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BS DEGREE CORE
English
     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................3
Social Sciences/Humanities

     HIST 222 American History II ...............................................................................

     ECON 260 Principles of Macroeconomics ................................................................

     POLS __ (national, state, local) .............................................................................

3

3

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, THEA 220 or THEA 250 ......................................3
TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................15
REQUIREMENTS FOR TEACHING FIELD
Social Studies

     HIST 117 Civilization I .........................................................................................

     HIST 118 Civilization II ........................................................................................

     HIST 404 The Gilded Age or

          HIST 405 U.S. History Since 1920 ....................................................................

     HIST 411 Ancient Near Eastern and Greek Civilization or

          HIST 412 Hellenistic and Roman Civilizations or

          HIST 413 The Medieval Era .............................................................................

     HIST 472 Renaissance and Reformation or

          HIST 474 Recent Europe .................................................................................

     HIST 496 History for Teachers ..............................................................................

     GEOG 235 World Geography ................................................................................

     GEOG 354 Cultural Geography .............................................................................

     ECON 261 Principles of Microeconomics .................................................................

     POLS 381 American Political Process .....................................................................

     POLS 384 American Judicial Process or

          POLS 432 Constitutional Law: Civil Rights .........................................................

     POLS 491 Recent Political Theory or

          POLS 492 American Political Thought ...............................................................

     PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology ....................................................................

     SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology ......................................................................

All non-transfer students must take HIST 221 and 222 in residence.

3

3

 

3

 

 

3

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

3

 

3

3

3

 

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................42
SUPPLEMENT FOR MAJOR

     READ 322 Reading in Secondary Content Areas .....................................................

     SPED 371 Teaching Students With Special Needs ...................................................

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................6
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

     EDUC 211 Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives ............................

     EDUC 221 Educational Psychology ........................................................................

     EDUC 412 Secondary Curriculum and Media ..........................................................

     EDUC 432 Secondary Management and Methods ....................................................

     EDUC 492 Student Teaching: High School ..............................................................

3

3

3

3

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION

Before taking more than 6 hours of any combination of EDUC classes, a student must first be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

 

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, a students must:

     1. Complete and submit an application for admission into the Teacher Education Program;

     2. Be enrolled in or have completed the first 45 semester hours of credit;

     3. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);

     4. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C”;

     5. Pass all three sections of the Texas Higher Education assessment (THEA) test, with a score

         on the reading section of 260 or higher, a score on the math section of 230 or higher and a

         score on the writing section of 220 or higher;

     6. Be enrolled in or successfully complete (“C” or better) EDUC 211 Educational Foundations

         and Multicultural Perspectives (If admitted before completion of EDUC 211, admission will

         be contingent upon completing the course with a “C” or better. In the event that the student

         does not complete this course successfully, admission to the program will be suspended

         until this requirement is fulfilled.)

     7. Receive approval from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee.

         An interview with the committee may be required.

 

Any exemptions or modifications to the above requirements due to special circumstances must be requested through the chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. All requests will be reviewed and must be approved by the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee. In addition, admission to teacher education is not the final step in the process. In order to remain in the program, the prospective teacher must continue to meet the GPA requirement (2.7). Approval to take Education Block classes (411/412 and 431/432) and to enroll in student teaching must be obtained from the Teacher Education Admissions and Review Committee before enrolling in those classes.

ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

2.70

33

131

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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Minor in History

MINOR: HISTORY (HIST)
     Choose from: HIST 100-499 ................................................................................
     Choose from: HIST 300-499 ................................................................................
12
6
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18


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