History/Social Science/Education, Bachelor of Arts
College: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History, Philosophy, and Theology
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Campus: Lisle Campus
Requirements - Major
The advisor for this program depends on the track chosen: teacher education or general, and in the latter case, on the 21-semester-credit-hour option.
- For Social Science/Teacher Education or History, see Susan Mikula, Ph.D.
- For Political Science, see Joel Ostrow, Ph.D.
- For Economics, see Tim Goines, Ph.D.
- For Psychology, see Brian Patterson, Ph.D.
For Criminology or Sociology, see Phillip Hardy, Ph.D.
Students desiring to teach History or Social Science at the secondary level (grades 9-12) complete the Social Science/Teacher Education program. Students must complete, with a grade of “C” or better, 24 semester credit hours in history, 9 semester credit hours in political science and 3 additional courses in the social sciences. At least 24 semester credit hours have to be at the 2000 level or above, including 18 semester credit hours at the 3000 level or above. The major will ordinarily consist of the following:
|HIST 1111||American History to 1865||3|
|HIST 1112||American History since 1865||3|
|HIST 2240||Converging Hemispheres||3|
|HIST 4399||Senior Thesis||3|
|3 semester credit hour course from each ofAmerican, European, and world history, with two at the 3000-level and one at the 4000-level||9|
|PLSC 1101||Global Affairs||3|
|PLSC 2201||State and Local Government||3|
|3 semester credit hours of 3000-level or above Political Science course||3|
|Economics, Geography, and Sociology|
|ECON 2101||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|GEOG 1106||Geography and Cartography||3|
|SOCL 1100||Principles of Sociology||3|
Students who desire to be licensed to teach social science-history at the secondary level (grades 9-12) are to declare themselves as History/Social Science/Secondary Education majors and Education minors and register with the Benedictine University Education Program as teaching licensure candidates. Advising is then a joint responsibility of the Department of Social Science and the School of Education.
Students must complete the requirement for a major in History/Social Science/Secondary Education as well as the requirements of the Teacher Licensure Program in Education which includes the Education minor (see Education [Elementary Education, Special Education and Minors in Education and Special Education] section).