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Secondary Education History Minor

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Education and Human Services

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
History teaching minor students must take the following general education courses: GEOG 100, GEOG 111, ECON 221, PLSC 121
Core required courses - United States History (6 credits)
HIST 121 US History to 1877 3
HIST 122 US History - 1877 to Present 3
HIST 211 World Civilizations to 1400 3
HIST 212 World Civilizations since 1400 3
HIST 250 The Craft of History 3
HIST 405 History Educ Theory-Practice 3
Electives - 6 semester hours - 1 course from EACH directed elective category
World History directed electives: 3 credits - one (1 course)
HIST 251 Racism and Science 3
HIST 253 Imperialism Modern World 3
HIST 255 The Impact of 1492 3
HIST 257 Terrorism in the Modern World 3
HIST 258 Greece and Rome 3
HIST 259 Women in Activism Global Persp 3
HIST 350 The Making of Modern Britain 3
HIST 351 Medieval Europe 3
HIST 352 Renaissance and Reformation 3
HIST 360 Contemporary European History 3
HIST 363 Rise of the Russian Empire 3
HIST 370 Modern Africa 3
HIST 371 East Asia in the 20th Century 3
HIST 372 Middle East in Modern Era 3
HIST 373 20th Century Russia 3
HIST 375 Latin American History 3
US Directed Electives - Select one course (3 credits)
HUMN 202 African-Amer Cult Expression 3
HIST 201 African-American History 3
HIST 309 US History 1900 - 1945 3
HIST 310 US History since 1945 3
HIST 315 Civil Rights Movement 3
HIST 325 American Women's History 3
HIST 326 African-American Women's Hist 3
HIST 331 Amer Cultural History to 1865 3
HIST 332 Amer Cult History since 1865 3
HIST 333 Antebellum America 3
HIST 334 Colonial America 3
HIST 341 US Foreign Policy-20th Century 3
HIST 411 Rise and Fall of Jim Crow 3
HIST 421 Democracy on Trial 3
TOTAL 24
Note: A C grade in each class plus a 2.75 GPA is required for satisfactory completion of this major.
Note: Though faculty advisors are responsible for advising students regarding degree requirements, it is the student who is ultimately responsible for choosing the correct courses and for following the correct program.   

Teaching Minors for Secondary Education Majors

The Secondary Education program requires the completion of a teaching major and a teaching minor to fulfill the subject area requirements of the program.

Secondary Education majors may choose an appropriate teaching minors from the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, geography, history, mathematics, physical education, political science, spanish or speech communication.

You cannot have a history teaching major with this minor.

A 2.75 GPA is required for successful completion of this minor.

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College of Education & Human Services
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Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Phone: 231-591-5361


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