Degree Requirements

Core Courses


All 100- and 200-level courses and with advisement from the department, students are advised to select various courses numbered from 300-349.

Major in History

History majors must complete 38 credits in the department, including 6 credits in both American and European history, 3 credits in global history and 15 elective credits. Nine of the elective credits must be taken at the 300 level. In addition to these requirements, all students must complete

HIS 410 Seminar in Historical Methodology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
HIS 411 Senior Thesis St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
HIS 422 Historiography St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Adolescence Education

The curriculum changes for students wishing to teach social studies at the secondary level. The program, which adheres to New York State Education Department standards and guidelines, develops professional competence through a sequence of courses that integrate theory and practice, as well as through 100 hours of fieldwork in the middle and secondary schools prior to student teaching.

Required History Courses

HIS 100 Survey of Western Civilization I
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HIS 102 Survey of Western Civilization II St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
HIS 170 American Heritage I St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
HIS 172 American Heritage II St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
HIS 152 Contemporary International Problems OR
HIS 310 American Foreign Policy
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HIS 276 New York: State and City St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

HIS 410 Seminar in Historical Methodology

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HIS 411 Senior Thesis St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
HIS 422 Historiography St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Students must also take 6 credits from the following courses: HIS 202, 210, 220, 224, 225, 250, 251 and 255. Six credits must also be at the 300-level.

Required Adolescence Education Courses

SPC 102 Speech Communication St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
SPC 218 Normal Language Development St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
ECO 120 Macroeconomics St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
ECO 278 Economic Geography St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
POL 102 Introduction to Political Science St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
POL 103 American Government St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
POL 104 State and Local Government St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
EDU 115 Educational Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
PSY 220 Adolescent Psychology St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
CS 121 Psychology of the Exceptional Child St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
EDU 234 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
EDU 360 Methods of Secondary Education St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
EDU 363 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies in Secondary School St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus
EDU 473 Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus

Core Curriculum

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All 100- and 200-level courses and, with advisement from the department, students are encouraged to select various courses numbered 300-349.

History Major

History majors must complete 38 credits in the department, including 6 credits in both American and European history, 3 credits in global history and 15 elective credits. Nine of the elective credits must be taken at the 300-level. In addition to these requirements, all students must complete:

HIS 410 Seminar in Historical Methodology St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 411 Senior Thesis St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 422 Historiography St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Adolescence Education

The curriculum changes for students wishing to teach social studies at the secondary level. The program, which adheres to New York State Education Department standards and guidelines, develops professional competence through a sequence of courses that integrate theory and practice, as well as through 100 hours of fieldwork in the middle and secondary schools prior to student teaching.

HIS 100 Survey of Western Civilization I St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 102 Survey of Western Civilization II St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 170 American Heritage I St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 172 American Heritage II St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 276 New York: State and City St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

HIS 152 Contemporary International Problems OR:
HIS 312 United States Foreign Relations Since 1914

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HIS 410 Seminar in Historical Methodology St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 411 Senior Thesis St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
HIS 422 Historiography - Seminar St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
Students must also take 6 credits at the 300 level. St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Required Adolescence Education Courses

SPC 102 Speech Communication St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SPC 218 Normal Language Development St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
ECO 120 Macroeconomics St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
ECO 278 Economic Geography St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
POL 102 Introduction to Political Science St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
POL 103 American Government St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
POL 104 State and Local Government St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
EDU 115 Educational Psychology St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
PSY 220 Adolescent Psychology St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
CS 121 Psychology of the Exceptional Child St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
EDU 234 Sociological and Philosophical Foundations of Education St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
EDU 360 Methods of Secondary Education St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
EDU 363 Methods of Teaching History and Social Studies in Secondary School St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus
EDU 473 Supervised Teaching in Secondary Schools St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

concentration Area for Child Study Majors

Child study majors are required to complete 30 credits, 12 of which may be at the 100 level. Students should choose at least 9 credits in American history, 9 in European history and 6 in global history.

History Minor

Students must complete at least 18 credits, with at least 9 at the 200 or 300 level to satisfy the minor requirements.

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