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

 

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

 

Minor:  History  

Faculty
Fred A. Bailey, Professor
Mark Cullum, Assistant Professor
Ronald Morgan, Associate Professor
Ed Robinson, Assistant Professor
John Robinson, Senior Faculty
Tracy Shilcutt, Associate Professor
Vernon L. Williams, Professor
Allan Yarema, Associate Professor  

 

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 .....................................................................

     Sophomore Literature ..........................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science
     Choose from (must include two different fields): biology, chemistry, geology

           physicsAENV 130, ANSC 111ANSC 235, ENVR 112NUTR 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 ...................................................................

     Sophomore 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, 221, 222, MUSM 230, MUSM 231, MUSM 232, MUSM 233
                        THEA 220 or THEA 250 .....................................................................
3
TOTAL BA CORE .....................................................................................................24
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Lower Level Requirements

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

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

3

3

Upper Level Requirements

     HIST 353 Historical Methods (writing-intensive course) ...........................................

     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 .....................................................................

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

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I ................................................................................3
Science

     Choose from (must include two different fields): biology, chemistry, geology

           physicsAENV 130, ANSC 111ANSC 235, ENVR 112NUTR 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, 221, 222, MUSM 230, MUSM 231, MUSM 232, MUSM 233
                        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 (writing-intensive course) ..............

     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 490 Student Teaching ..............................................................

3

3

3

3

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
ELECTIVES
 Minimum ................................................................................................................12
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 student 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. Successfully complete with a C or better 12 hours in the candidate’s chosen content field;
  4. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);
  5. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C” (in order to maintain admission status, the candidate must earn a C or better in all core English courses);
  6. 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 240 or higher. Students may retake the THEA once if the required level is not earned in the first administration.  Acceptance of scores from a third administration of the THEA are subject to review by the Teacher Education Admissions Committee;
  7. 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.);
  8. Successfully complete the ACU Teacher Education formal writing sample administered in EDUC 211;
  9. Successfully complete the first submission of the Teacher Education E-Portfolio as described in the ACU Teacher Education Student Handbook;
  10. Complete the University Core Speech requirement with a B or better;
  11. Declare a major that includes certification;
  12. 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 Teacher Education. 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.

 

Other Teacher Education Requirements:

  1. In order to remain in the Teacher Education Program, an overall GPA of 2.70, 2.70 GPA in the content field, and continued approval of the Teacher Education Admissions Committee must be maintained.
  2. A grade of "C" or better is required for all majors courses.
  3. Junior and senior transfer students must take the thea and be admitted to the teacher education program during their first semester at abilene christian university to continue in professional education course work. Arrangements to take the thea should be made as quickly as possible by contacting the office of career and academic development.
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)
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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 .....................................................................

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

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 221 American History I* ..............................................................................3
Science

     Choose from (must include two different fields): biology, chemistry, geology

           physicsAENV 130, ANSC 111ANSC 235, ENVR 112NUTR 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, 221, 222, MUSM 230, MUSM 231, MUSM 232, MUSM 233
                        THEA 220 or THEA 250 .....................................................................
3

TOTAL BS CORE .....................................................................................................

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

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 ......................................................................

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 (writing-intensive course) ..............

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 490 Student Teaching ..............................................................

3

3

3

3

6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................9
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 student 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. Successfully complete with a C or better 12 hours in the candidate’s chosen content field;
  4. Have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 (2.7 or higher in the content field);
  5. Complete 6 hours of University Core English with no grade lower than a “C” (in order to maintain admission status, the candidate must earn a C or better in all core English courses);
  6. 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 240 or higher. Students may retake the THEA once if the required level is not earned in the first administration.  Acceptance of scores from a third administration of the THEA are subject to review by the Teacher Education Admissions Committee;
  7. 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.);
  8. Successfully complete the ACU Teacher Education formal writing sample administered in EDUC 211;
  9. Successfully complete the first submission of the Teacher Education E-Portfolio as described in the ACU Teacher Education Student Handbook;
  10. Complete the University Core Speech requirement with a B or better;
  11. Declare a major that includes certification;
  12. 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 Teacher Education. 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.

 

Other Teacher Education Requirements:

  1. In order to remain in the Teacher Education Program, an overall GPA of 2.70, 2.70 GPA in the content field, and continued approval of the Teacher Education Admissions Committee must be maintained.
  2. A grade of "C" or better is required for all majors courses.
  3. Junior and senior transfer students must take the thea and be admitted to the teacher education program during their first semester at abilene christian university to continue in professional education course work. Arrangements to take the thea should be made as quickly as possible by contacting the office of career and academic development.
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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