Secondary Education: History

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Penn 301 • Phone (215) 968-8270
Curriculum Code No. 1180

The Secondary Education History major is designed for students who plan to teach history in a high school setting. The program provides the first two years of an undergraduate degree leading to a baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in history.

Prospective students with academic deficiencies should be aware that they will need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for required courses must be followed.

Graduates of this program are able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of the American historical heritage; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Western historical heritage.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II G,2
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking G,3
3
EDUC100
Foundations of Education
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology
3
PSYC190
Educational Psychology G
3
HIST111
History of Western Civilization I
3
HIST112
History of Western Civilization II
3
HIST151
U.S. History: Young America
3
HIST152
U.S. History: Modern America
3
POLI111
American National Government
3
History Elective 3
Social Perspectives C 6
Cultural Perspectives C 6
College Level Mathematics A,D 3
College Level Science E 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge F,G,4
3
Personal Health B 3
Total Credit Hours 60

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMP110
English Composition I A,G,1
3
HIST111
History of Western Civilzation I
3
PSYC110
Introduction to Psychology
3
College Level Science E 3
Personal Health B 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II G,2
3
HIST112
History of Western Civilzation II
3
COMM110
Effective Speaking G,3
3
POLI111
American National Government
3
College Level Math A,D 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
HIST151
U.S. History: Young America
3
EDUC100
Foundations of Education
3
Cultural Perspectives C 3
Social Perspectives C 3
History Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
HIST152
U.S. History: Modern America
3
PSYC190
Educational Psychology G
3
Cultural Perspectives C 3
Social Perspectives C 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge F,G4
3
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory.
C Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Choose any course not already selected or required.
D Choose from MATH101, MATH102, MATH115, MATH117, MATH120, MATH122, MATH125 and MATH140
E Choose from BIOL101, BIOL102, BIOL110, CHEM101, CHEM121, SCIE101, SCIE102, SCIE103.
F Any INTG285 course may be chosen.
G Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Writing Intensive Requirement.