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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History (Social Science)

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Wells-Lewis - Chair, Bever, Fischer, Teverow, & Wagner
Webster Hall 241 • 417-625-9565


Preparing students for dynamic leadership and responsible citizenship is the mission of the Department of Social Sciences. The department provides students with the opportunity to cultivate critical thinking, communication and technological skills that will continue to be of value in the complex world of the 21st century. The faculty offers substantive instruction and intellectual challenge within the Social Sciences. The department emphasizes opportunities to engage in the international world in support of the University’s international mission. Finally, the Department of Social Sciences builds bridges to the local community through academic internships, public events, partnerships with local institutions and sponsorship of academic programs and events for students and teachers at local schools.

A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History prepares students for entering career positions in business, governmental and community service fields and for entry into graduate programs in the social sciences and law. A Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Social Studies - History emphasis - certifies a student to enter professional teaching at the secondary school level. A minor in History is available for students majoring in other disciplines.

General Education Requirements and Missouri statute requirements are met by HIST 0110  or HIST 0120 . HIST 0130  and HIST 0140  meet the General Education requirement in Area I, International Cultural Studies.

HIST 0130  or HIST 0140  is a prerequisite for all Upper Division European courses. HIST 0150  is a prerequisite for all Upper Division Asian History courses. HIST 0160  is a prerequisite for all Upper Division Latin American History courses.

Student Organizations

The History Club is open to all students who are interested in history. The club provides an informal setting for students to pursue their interests in history and sponsors a wide variety of activities each semester.

Pi Alpha Theta is the national honor society in history. Pi Alpha Theta recognizes academic excellence in the field and encourages its members to participate in the activities of its national organization. Locally, Pi Alpha Theta members share many activities with the History Club.

For additional information contact:
Dr. Ree Wells-Lewis • Webster Hall 245
417-625-9565 • wells-r@mssu.edu





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