• Alabama Negro working in the fields near Eutaw, Alabama.  Dorothea Lange.  Library of Congress
  • History General Social Science Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    History majors pursuing teacher certification in General Social Science should follow the pattern below. Students should refer to the College of Education section of the Catalogue for a listing of additional requirements for teacher certification.

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)
    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 15 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      AND
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)

    Note(s):  Students majoring in English and English Language Arts must complete this requirement with a literature sequence.

    B. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)

    C. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, one of the three courses listed above AND
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1) 
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 15 hours

    A. Four semester hours from the following:

    • BY 101. Introductory Biology I (4)
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)

    B. Four semester hours from the following:

    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 101. Introduction to Physical Sciences (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    C. Four semester hours from the following not already completed from Section B:

    • BY 102. Introductory Biology II (4)
    • BY 231. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 101. Introduction to Physical Sciences (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    D. Three semester hours from the following:

    • MH 105. Finite Mathematics (3)
    • MH 113. Precalculus Algebra (3) 

     Note(s):  * MH 113 required for Psychology and Sociology: Traditional Track majors

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

     Note(s):  General Social Science certification students must take PY 100. General Psychology (3), and SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3).

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours

    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)
  • History General Social Science Teacher Certification Program Requirements

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)
    • HY 300. Historical Methodologies and Practices (3)
    • HY 400. Seminar in Historical Studies (3)
    • HY 420. History of Alabama (3)
    • HY 451. History of Japan (3)
      OR
    • HY 452. History of China (3)
    • Electives in History (300-400 level) (12, 9 of which must be 400 level)

    Additional Courses in the Teaching Field:

    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • GY 100. Introduction to Geography (3)
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
    • PS 310. State and Local Government (3)
    • PS 330. Comparative Government (3)
      OR
    • PS 340. International Relations (3)

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