Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

History and Geography Majors

Bachelor of Arts with a major in History

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To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in history, a student must have earned 42 credit hours (with a C or above in each course counting toward the major). These 42 credit hours consist of 21 core requirement hours and 21 300-level or above credit hours. Before declaring a major in history, a student must complete two foundational courses. These are "HIS 102: History of the United States through 1877" and "HIS 103: History of the United States since 1877" (one of these will count toward the culture and creativity category of NKU's Foundation of Knowledge program). All students majoring in history are required to participate in outcomes assessment, as stipulated in instructions provided to graduating seniors each semester.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.A. – History

Courses for Pre-Major

Credits

HIS 102

History of the United States through 1877

3

HIS 103

History of the United States since 1877*

3

 

Total Pre-Major Credits

6

Courses in History

HIS 100

History of Europe to 1500

3

HIS 101

History of Europe since 1500

3

HIS 106

 

HIS 107

History of African Americans to 1877

-- OR --

History of African Americans since 1877

3

HIS 108

World History to 1500

3

HIS 109

World History since 1500

3

HIS 389

Historical Research and Writing

3

HIS 489

Senior Seminar

3

 

Total History Credits

21

Electives 300 level or above

Select one 300/400/500-level United States history course*

3

Select one 300/400/500-level European history course*

3

Select one 300/400/500-level Non-western history course*

3

Select one Race/gender history course*

3

Select two 300/400/500-level HIS courses *

6

Select one 300/400500-level GEO course*

3

Total Elective Credits

21

TOTAL CREDITS

48

NOTE: HIS 194H: Honors History Seminar and one additional course at the 300 level or above may be substituted for one six-hour survey sequence to fulfill the 42-hour minimum.

*Check the history and geography department’s website for a detailed list of courses fulfilling this category.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Geography

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in geography, a student must complete 40 credit hours of geography courses, consisting of 25 core requirement credit hours and 15 300-level or higher credit hours. Before declaring a major in geography, a student must complete a foundational course, "GEO 100: Global Viewpoints on Geography and the Human Landscape" (counts as the student’s general education global viewpoints course). All students majoring in geography are required to participate in outcomes assessment. Information on the nature of assessment and a calendar of dates for submission of materials are available from the program coordinator.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.A. – Geography

Courses for Pre-Major

Credits

GEO 100

Global Viewpoints on Geography and Human Landscape

3

 

Total Pre-Major Credits

3

Courses in Geography

GEO 101

World Regional Geography

3

GEO 108

Physical Geography

3

GEO 314

Maps and Interpretation

3

GEO 389

Research Seminar in Geography

3

GEO 418

Geographic Information Systems

4

GEO 489

Senior Seminar in Geography

3

GEO 301

 

GEO 306

Urban Geography

-- OR --

Environmental Resource Management

3

GEO 502

Geography of Kentucky

3

 

Total Geography Credits

25

Electives 300 level or above

Select five 300/400/500-level GEO courses

15

TOTAL CREDITS

43

Bachelor of Arts with a Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies

Students pursuing social studies certification for secondary education should review the portion of the undergraduate catalog relating to secondary education program requirements. Upon deciding to pursue the teacher education program, students must schedule an appointment with the certification specialist in the College of Education and Human Services. To complete degree requirements, students must satisfy social studies, education, and general education requirements. An overall GPA of 2.5 is required for admission and retention of students in the social studies program. Students must meet with their social studies secondary education advisor in the history and geography department to register for their 57 credit hours of social studies content classes, as outlined below. For core courses in education, students must meet separately with their advisor in the College of Education and Human Services.

Click here for a 4-year plan showing one way a student can complete the program below in 4 years if the student requires no remedial courses.

Degree Requirements: B.A. – Secondary Education Certification in Social Studies

Courses in History and Geography

Credits

GEO 100

Global Viewpoints on Geography and Human Landscape

 

 

-- OR --

 

GEO 101

World Regional Geography

3

HIS 100

History of Europe to 1500

3

HIS 101

History of Europe since 1500

3

HIS 102

History of the United States through 1877

3

HIS 103

History of the United States since 1877

3

HIS 108

World History to 1500

3

HIS 109

World History since 1500

3

HIS 389

Historical Research and Writing

3

Select two 300/400/500-level HIS courses

6

Credits in History and Geography

30

Courses in Other Disciplines

 

ANT 100

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

 

-- OR --

3

ANT 201

World Cultures

 

ECO 205

Economics for Teachers

3

PSC 100

American Politics

3

PSC 102

Comparative Politics

 

 

-- OR --

3

PSC 103

International Politics

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

EDU 304

 

 

EDU 530

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

--OR--

Reading in Junior and Senior High School

3

Select three 300/400/500-level courses in any of the social studies disciplines other than history

9

Credits in Other Disciplines

30

TOTAL CREDITS

60

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

The Catalog

Catalog Changes

University Accreditation

About NKU

Program Offerings

Admissions and Enrollment

International Admissions and Enrollment

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Academic Program Opportunities

University Policies and Procedures

Academic Support

Student Engagement

General Education

College of Arts and Sciences

Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business

College of Education and Human Services

College of Health Professions

College of Informatics

Pre-Professional and Interdisciplinary Programs

Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration

Faculty

Emeritus Faculty

Appendices

Kentucky Residency

Index