For students seeking a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, the History Department offers an Academic Concentration in History. This Academic Concentration is available to other students, regardless of major. This Concentration of 24 semester hours offers the prospective teacher both breadth and depth of study. The required Core Courses (15 semester hours) in American History, North Carolina History, and World Civilizations I and II provide a solid foundation of knowledge. The Elective Courses (9 semester hours) provide each student with the opportunity to select advanced History courses in areas of personal or professional interest. Six semester hours of this Academic Concentration count toward the University's General Education requirements. Students seeking licensure to teach in the public schools of North Carolina are encouraged to select courses dealing with modern history.
Requirements for an Academic Concentration in History