History, Secondary Education, B.A.

Overall Requirements

  • 122 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
  • Minimum 30 credits at or above the 100 level. The department divides its undergraduate offerings into three fields: Western Europe, United States, and the Wider World. The minimum of 30 credits must include courses as provided below.
  • ​History majors must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in history courses to qualify for a degree in History.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements (MAC)
College of Arts and Sciences Additional Requirements (CIC)

Major Requirements

100-200-Level Courses9
Select 3 credits from Field I: Western Europe at the 200 level *
Select 3 credits from Field II: United States at the 200 level *
Select 3 credits from Field III: Wider World at the 100 or 200 level *
300-Level Courses9
Select 3 credits from Field I: Western Europe at the 300 level *
Select 3 credits from Field II: United States at the 300 level *
Select 3 credits from Field III: Wider World at the 300 level *
400-Level Courses12
Historical Methods for Social Studies Teachers **
Select 9 credits at the advanced (400) level, which must include one of the following:
Seminar in Historical Research and Writing
Seminar in Historical Research and Writing
Seminar in Historical Research and Writing

Courses by Field

To ensure that each major has breadth in his or her program, of the 30 credit hour minimum, a student must take at least 6 credits from each of the three fields (Western Europe, United States, Wider World). In addition, at least 3 credits of the 6 credits from each of the three fields must be at the intermediate (300) or advanced (400) level.

Field I: Western Europe

Topics in Premodern Western History
Topics on the West and the Modern World
The Ancient World
Medieval Legacy
Europe 1400-1789
The Making of Modern Europe
Unity and Unrest in Medieval Towns
Daughters of Eve: Women in the Middle Ages
The Crusades
The Viking Age
The Modern British Empire, 1750-Present
Witchcraft and Magic in European History
Introduction to Public History
The World at War, 1914-1918
The World at War, 1939-1945
History of Greece, 2000 BC-31 BC
Roman Republic 754 BC - 44 BC
The Roman Empire, 44 BC-AD 337
European Economic History
The French Revolutionary Era
Modern France
History of Spain
Europe since World War I
English History to 1660
British History 1688-Present
Germany in the Nineteenth Century, 1800-1914
German History, 1914-1945
Nazi Germany & the Holocaust
Seminar in Historical Research and Writing
Ancient World: Selected Topics
Middle Ages: Selected Topics
Early Modern Europe:Sel Tpcs
19th Cen Europe:Selectd Topics
Twentieth-Century Europe: Selected Topics
Early Modern Englnd:Selct Tpcs
Modern Britain: Selected Topics
French History: Selctd Topics
Modrn Europn Thought:Selc Tpcs
Modern Germany:Selected Topics
Honors Work: European History

Field II: United States 

The United States: A General Survey to 1865
The United States: A General Survey Since 1865
Race and Slavery
Race and Segregation
Interpreting American History
Introduction to Public History
Using Photographs as Historical Evidence
U.S. Women's History to 1865
U.S. Women's History Since 1865
Civil Rights and Black Freedom, 1940-1980
United States Environmental History
America Before the Revolution
The American Revolutionary Era, 1763-1789
Emerging Nation: US History 1789-1848
Civil War, Reconstruction, and Reunion, 1848-1896
From Civil War to Superpower: America 1896-1945
The United States since World War II
Gender, Sex, and Health in the 20th Century US
The New South
History of North Carolina
American Immigration: Newcomers and Gatekeepers
African American His: Sel Tpcs
Seminar in Historical Research and Writing
Public History
Amer Diplmtc Hist - 20th Cntry
Southern History: Selected Topics
Early Amer His:Selctd Topics
Twentieth-Century U.S. History: Selected Topics
The Civil War and Reconstruction: Selected Topics
The American Revolution: Selected Topics
Southern History and Southern Material Culture in a Museum Context
Americn Cultrl His:Selct Tpcs
Amer Soc Hist:Family / Religon
Gender and History: Selected Topics
Research Methods in Historical Archaeology
Honors Work: American History

Field III: Wider World

Contemporary World
History of Africa to 1870
History of Africa since 1870
Topics in Premodern World History
Topics in Modern World History
Human Rights in Modern World History
The Civilizations of Asia
The Civilizations of Asia
The World, 1900-1945
The World since 1945
The First America: Latin America, 1492-1830
(Dis)order and Progress: Latin America since 1810
Navigating World History
Revolution and Reform in Modern Latin America
Sugar, Soccer, Samba: History of Brazil
History of Mexico and Central America
Latin America and the United States
American Indian History: 1840 to the Present
American Indians and Nature
American Indian History to 1840
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Real Story
Russian History to 1900
Russian History since 1900
Topics in the Near and Middle East
The Near and Middle East since World War I
Chinese History to 1800
The Modern Transformation of China: 1800 to Present Day
History of the Chinese Frontier
West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade
Latin America and Caribbean: Selected Topics
Seminar in Historical Research and Writing
Modern Russian History: Selected Topics
African History: Selected Topics
Southern African History
East Asian History: Selected Topics
Honors Work: Wider World History

Related Area Requirements

Because history is closely related to many other disciplines, we strongly recommend that history majors consult their advisors about using their liberal education requirements and electives to build a coherent series of related courses. Students interested in the various national histories may wish to pursue language and literature courses in the same area; students interested in social and institutional history may wish to pursue courses in the social sciences such as anthropology, sociology, political science, and economics; students interested in cultural and intellectual history will profit by work in philosophy, religious studies, and art and music history.

Teacher Licensure Requirements

The courses listed below satisfy competencies for the Standard Professional I License in Secondary Social Studies.

Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Navigating World History
Interpreting American History
Historical Methods for Social Studies Teachers
Principles and Practices for Teaching History
Select one additional 300-level history course
Select an additional 15 credits of social studies electives15
Select five courses from at least three different disciplines from the following: *
Engaging Culture
Adventures in Time-Travel through Archaeology
Cultures of Native North America
Latin American Societies and Cultures
Introduction to Earth Science
Earth Science Laboratory
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
Our Dynamic Planet
World Economic Geography
The Geography of World Affairs
Geography of the United States and Canada
Seminar in Regional Geography
Current Topics in Regional Geography
May also select any other regional course
American Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
The Politics of the Non-Western World
General Psychology
Biological Psychology
Principles of Learning
Developmental Psychology
Psychological Perspectives on Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
IQ and Intelligence
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems in Global Context
Deviance and Social Control
Sociology of the Family
Global Society
Sociological Perspectives on Education
Family Violence
Secondary Subject Area Licensure Requirements27
The following courses must be taken in a specified sequence, terminating in student teaching in the spring semester of the senior year. See the online Secondary Education Handbook for more information.
Literacy in the Content Area
Measurement and Assessment in Teaching
Educational Psychology for the Secondary Grades
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Social Studies
Student Teaching: Secondary School
Student Teaching Seminar
Strongly Recommended
Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings

Note that some courses identified below may have prerequisites and many satisfy general education requirements.


This course serves as a prerequisite for other courses for History, Secondary Education majors.  


Electives sufficient to complete the 122 credit hours required for degree.

Disciplinary Honors in History 


  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below.
  • A grade of at least B in all course work used to satisfy the Honors in History requirement
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
Contract Honors Course6
300-level Contract Course
400-level Contract Course
Senior Honors Project6
To be planned in one of the following courses: *
Honors Work: American History
Honors Work: European History
Honors Work: Wider World History
Senior Honors Project

Taken before the Senior Honors Project.


Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in History; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

See Lisa Tolbert at lctolber@uncg.edu for further information and guidance about Honors in History. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf