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History and Social Studies Major

The History and Social Studies major is designed to provide a foundation for continued study in history at the graduate level. Those who hold this degree and a Florida Teacher’s certification may also teach Social Studies in Florida secondary education schools.

History and Social Studies Course Requirements | 120 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specialization within General Education Foundation
  • HI 211 Western Civilization: Earliest Times to 1700
  • HI 212 Western Civilization: 1700 to Present
  • HUM 101 Appreciation of the Arts AND one Literature Survey Course OR HUM 103. The Humanities: Ancient to Medieval AND HUM 104. The Humanities: Renaissance to Twentieth Century

Language (6 hours)

A student may substitute any six hours from the courses listed below for the Language Requirement.
  • BI 201 Old Testament Backgrounds (2 hours)
  • BI 202 New Testament Backgrounds (2 hours)
  • BI 203 The History of the Bible (2 hours)
  • BI 212 Biblical Hermeneutics (3 hours)
  • ENG 320 Advanced Grammar (3 hours)
  • ESOL 3701F Teaching Diverse Populations (3 hours)

General Electives (17 hours)

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

Major (52 hours)

  • COM 202 Communication for the Workplace
  • HI 200 History of Economic Thought
  • HI 223 American History: Age of Exploration to Reconstruction
  • HI 224 American History: Reconstruction to Present
  • HI 225 U.S. Government
  • HI 303 English History
  • HI 304 Christian History
  • HI 306 Geography
  • HI 405 History of Southern Baptists
  • HI 410 History of the Middle East
  • MI 404 World Religions
  • PHI 402 Contemporary Ethical Issues
  • SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology OR
    HI 226 History of American Social Development
  • Select 9 Hours from any of the following
    • HI 301 Twentieth Century American History (3 hours)
    • HI 302 Roman History (3 hours)
    • HI 415 Florida History (3 hours)
    • MH 302 World Music Cultures and Missions (2 hours)
    • PHI 301 Problems in Philosophy (3 hours)
    • TH 312 History and Theology of the Reformation (2 hours)
    • TH 313 Historical Theology (3 hours)

Note: Those students who fail to take and pass the computer proficiency examination must take IT 101

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