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History Education Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Below are some of the courses offered for the History Education Major.

Courses Credits  
EDU 101 Introduction to Educational Practice 3 Info

This course prepares the candidate for admission to Teacher Education. Course content includes the characteristics of the Greenville College Teacher Education Program, a survey of the legal, social and ethical issues involved in public school education, an introduction to Live Text and program portfolio development, and a correlation of psychological principles to varied learning styles and milieus. This course is conducted on campus and includes 70 hours of field experience in school settings that have a large minority population. This course will give students the opportunity to determine whether they want to persist in the Teacher Education Program. (Offered fall semester for transfer students and students with special needs by permission of instructor, and offered every Interterm for freshmen.)

PSY 101 General Psychology 3 Info

This course introduces psychology as a science and emphasizes the interaction of social, cognitive, emotional, motivational, and organizational approaches to understanding human behavior. All students participate in a service learning experience in which they apply course concepts in real world situations and organizations. Discussions within this class include Christian perspectives on current issues in human behavior, cognition, and motivation. (A section of PSY101 H Honors: General Psychology is offered fall semester in odd calendar years for members of the Honors Program.)

SOC 101 Principles of Sociology 3 Info

A basic course introducing the student to the concepts, theories, and methods employed in an objective scientific analysis of society, culture, social institutions and organizations, social control, deviancy, and social factors involved in personality development.

GEO 103 World Regional Geography 3 Info

Study of why the world works the way it does, how its unique regions have taken shape, and how those regions are increasingly interconnected.

HST 201 American History 3 Info

People, ideas, and institutions in American history from English colonization to the present.

EDU 202 Cultural Awareness in the Classroom 3 (CC) Info

The purpose of this course is to explore race and poverty issues that impact the classroom environment. Candidates will search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. The hidden rules of economic class and characteristics of generational poverty will be studied, with emphasis on the impact this has on instruction. Students spend 40 hours assisting in a classroom which serves a high minority and low socioeconomic population. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Except for those students completing the requirements for the elementary education major, this course also fulfills the general education sociology requirement. Students who take EDU 202 and then change to a non-education major will need to take a course with a SOC prefix to graduate.

HST 202 Eastern Civilization 3 (CC) Info

The study of the history and culture of China and Japan from ancient times to the present. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement.

PSY 206 Adolescent Development 3 Info

The transitional years of human development from puberty to early adulthood form the focus of this course. Emphasis is placed upon the developmental tasks and choices through which adolescents develop mastery and a sense of self-competence.

POL 210 American Government 3 Info

Examines structures, functions, and policies of the national government.

HST 215 History of Teaching Methods 3 Info

This course allows students the ability to practice and refine the skills necessary for successful secondary history instruction.

HST 250 Historical Method 3 Info

A course in the techniques of historical research and writing.

EDU 280 Exceptional Child 3 Info

A study of children whose intellectual, physical, or emotional development deviates from the norm and of techniques to modify school programming to accommodate them. Focus is on the identification of exceptionalities and creating appropriate teaching/learning strategies. The legal basis for the education of exceptional children, as well as the historical and social foundations of special education, is studied. Thirty hours of field experience required.

HST 310 Latin America 3 (CC) Info

Emphasizes the forces that shaped and are now reshaping the region. Examines historical reasons for the present problems that trouble the area. Cross listed with SPN 310. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement.

EDU 316 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 Info

Emphasis is on teaching reading and writing in content areas from grades 6 through 12. Relationships between reading, literacy, and writing within content areas are established and ways of meeting the needs of culturally diverse and dysfunctional students are explored. Candidates design appropriate learning experiences and apply reading-study skills to the content areas. Field experiences required. Cross listed with ENG 316.

EDU 330 Behavior Management 3 Info

The application of learning theory to the management of both exceptional and regular school populations. Field experiences required.

EDU 340 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3 Info

This course is designed to explore classroom evaluation of student growth as an integral part of instruction. Candidates explore the purpose of evaluation as it relates to planning instruction. Professional, social, ethical, and philosophical considerations related to teaching/learning are also explored.

EDU 342 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction 3 (WI) Info

A study of social and philosophical assumptions related to curricula, materials, and methods of instruction pertinent to middle school students. Focus is on organizing classes, making curricular decisions, determining methods and selecting learning resources. Field experiences required.

EDU 400 Early Experience 1 Info

After admission to the professional internship, candidates receive student teaching placements. Candidates work with their cooperating teachers during the first week of school. Five days of clinical experience required.

EDU 412 Clinical Practice Secondary 6 Info

This course will provide secondary education teacher candidates with an opportunity to develop a personal professional teaching identity as they integrate their understanding of content, students, and pedagogy in an 85-hour clinical practice setting. On-campus experiences will involve the candidate in exploring the role of various factors on the learning environment, as they begin to intentionally plan the learning environment they wish to foster in their future classrooms. Within this context, candidates will also develop their teacher "toolbox" of teaching strategies that promote active learning and which engage students with diverse abilities, cultures, and ethnicities. This course will also address some elements of the job search process.

EDU 421 Secondary Student Teaching 7* or 15 Info

Full semester of student teaching required for secondary education majors.
*K-12 physical education majors are required to complete eight weeks of student teaching in conjunction with EDU 424.

Career Opportunities

  • High School History Teacher