College of Arts and Letters

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - History and Social Studies, Bachelor of Science in Education

Four Year Honors Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS100 World History I 3
Description: Exploration of humankind through a detailed analysis of materials from the world's major ancient and early medieval civilizations, paying particular attention to their intellectual, religious, political, and social traditions. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. HISXXX History US / Non-US 3 HISXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Select U.S. or non-U.S. History course from: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
It is recommended taking U.S. and non-U.S. History electives of regions of the world, drawn from courses offered regarding Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Students must take at least one HIS course at the 400 level in addition to Program Required courses.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. HON190 Honors Colloquium 3 HON190 Notes
Description: Intensive writing and reading course designed to broaden your understanding of ideas and values from varied cultures; to strengthen your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills; and to introduce you to an honors liberal studies education. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Honors Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: English Foundation Requirement
5. HON100 Introduction To Honors 1
Description: Through an intentional active learning process, first time Honor students will critically explore an Honors education and their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Pass-fail only.
Prerequisite: Honors Student Group and less than 12 hours earned at NAU
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS102 World History II 3
Description: Evolution of the world from a constellation of relatively isolated regions in 1200 to global interdependence of the present day. Special emphasis on the interaction between Western and non-Western civilizations. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. HISXXX History US / Non-US 3 HISXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Non-U.S. History course: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
It is recommended taking U.S. and non-U.S. History electives of regions of the world, drawn from courses offered regarding Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Students must take at least one HIS course at the 400 level in addition to Program Required courses.
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
GSP240 World Geography West 3
Description: Physical and cultural elements of Europe, Russia, and North and South America; areal distributions and factors influencing location, development, global processes, and international issues. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
-Option B-
GSP241 World Geography East 3
Description: Physical and cultural elements of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific regions; areal distributions and factors influencing location, development, global processes, and international issues. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social & Political Worlds and Global
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (MTHPLACE 50+; ALEKS 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. EDF200 Introduction To Education 3
Description: Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools. (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.) Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Students typically obtain their State-approved Identity-Verified Print (IVP) fingerprint clearance card during this term, through the AZ Dept of Public Safety. This card must be submitted to the college prior to applying to the Teacher Education Program.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS291 United States History To 1865 3
Description: Colonial period and national development to the close of the Civil War. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. HIS205 Historical Inquiry 3
Description: Introduction to historical discipline, theories, historiography, and historical thinking skills. This course encourages students to think about the teaching and learning of history, making transparent course design, teaching strategies, and evaluation of learning. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: 6 units of History coursework Corequisite: HIS 206
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. HON29X Honors Topic Seminar 29X 3 HON29X Notes
Notes: English Foundation Requirement
4. HISXXX History US / Non-US 3 HISXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: U.S. History course: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
It is recommended taking U.S. and non-U.S. History electives of regions of the world, drawn from courses offered regarding Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Students must take at least one HIS course at the 400 level in addition to Program Required courses.
5. ECO280 Introduction To Economics 3
Description: This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of economic analysis and to apply them to contemporary problems. (Note: If you're enrolled in a BSACCY., BSBA, or MBA program within The W.A. Frank College of Business, you cannot take this course for credit.) Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 108 or MAT 114 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+PLACE 55+) Not open to Business or Business Prep majors.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
6. HIS206 Hist Inq Teaching Seminar 1 HIS206 Notes
Description: Introduction to social studies teaching and learning, with visitation to secondary schools and public history venues. Includes discussions, collaborative work, practice teaching, and analysis of middle and high school student learning. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: HIS 205
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Students who do not have their State-approved Identity-Verified Print (IVP) fingerprint clearance card on file will not be allowed to go into the classroom.
Students must apply to the Teacher Education Program during this term (if criteria are met). See advisor for details.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS292 United States Hist Since 1865 3
Description: Social, economic, and political developments since the Civil War. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. HISXXX History US / Non-US 3 HISXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Non-U.S. History course: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
It is recommended taking U.S. and non-U.S. History electives of regions of the world, drawn from courses offered regarding Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Students must take at least one HIS course at the 400 level in addition to Program Required courses.
3. POS220 Federal & Arizona Constitution 3
Description: Basic course in the national and Arizona government designed to meet the requirements for state teacher certification. Not available for credit to political science majors or minors. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Spring 2019
4. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
5. LIBSTLAB Liberal Studies (LAB) Course 4

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
2. HIS300W Topics In History 3
Description: Covers various regional and thematic topics in the history of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Also includes specific instruction in historical writing. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. May be repeated for up to 6 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: 6 units of university-level History coursework and Sophomore status or higher
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. EPS325 Ed Psy In Mid-sch & Secndy Edu 3
Description: Principles of psychology applied to middle-school and secondary education. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. HIS429 Teach Learn Hist Geography 3
Description: This course focuses on the disciplinary practices of history and geography, critical thinking skills and habits of mind needed for each discipline, as well as ways of teaching middle and high school history and geography classes. Content is interwoven with evidence-based pedagogical strategies, evaluation, standards, dispositions, and practice. Required of all secondary education majors preparing to teach history and the social sciences. Contains an assessment that must be passed to be eligible to register for student teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HIS 205 with a grade of B or better, HIS 206, and History and Social Studies Education major Corequisite: HIS 407
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. HIS407 Practicum In The Schools 1 HIS407 Notes
Description: Field experience including a minimum 45 hours of work in a middle or high school classroom and the teaching of a lesson, guided reflections, observations, and collaborative learning design and implementation. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HIS 205 with a grade of B or better, HIS 206, and History and Social Studies Education major Corequisite: HIS 429
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Students who do not have their State-approved Identity-Verified Print (IVP) fingerprint clearance card on file will not be allowed to go into the classroom.
6. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ESE304 Introduction Universal Design 3
Description: Introduction to issues faced by individuals with disabilities and others based on the planning and design of spaces, products, facilities, curriculum, and information and how universal design addresses these issues. Cross-listed w/ DIS 304. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. HISXXX History US / Non-US 3 HISXXX Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Non-U.S. History course: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
It is recommended taking U.S. and non-U.S. History electives of regions of the world, drawn from courses offered regarding Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America
Students must take at least one HIS course at the 400 level in addition to Program Required courses.
3. SOCSCIENCE Social Science Elective 3 SOCSCIENCE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved Social Science courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
4. SOCSCIENCE Social Science Elective 3 SOCSCIENCE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Please see the Academic Catalog for a list of approved Social Science courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations.
5. HON39X Honors Advanced Seminar 39X 3
Students must see a college advisor before early enrollment for the next term.
Students typically submit an application for student teaching during this term (one year prior to student teaching). See advisor for details.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS430 Tchng Gov't Economics 3
Description: This course focuses on the teaching and learning of government and economics, critical thinking skills, and ways of teaching secondary school government and economics classes. The content is interwoven with pedagogical strategies, evidence-based evaluation, standards, dispositions, and practice. Required of all secondary education majors preparing to teach history and the social sciences. Normally completed the semester before student teaching. Co-convened with HIS 530. Contains an assessment that must be passed to be eligible to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: HIS 429
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 1
3. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. HIS498CH Senior Seminar - Honors 3
Description: Selected topics. Required of history and history and social studies education majors. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HIS 300W and Honors Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
5. HIS408 Field Work Experience 1 HIS408 Notes
Description: Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. No repeat limit.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: Recommended
Students must apply for graduation the term before they are due to graduate. (Typically this is the student's 7th term).
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HIS491C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12 HIS491C Notes
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Any 300-level HIS course (excluding HIS 306)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for additional information. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) GSP 240 (3), GSP 241 (3), ECO 280 (3), ESE 304 (3)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) HIS 102 (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Students must have an NAU GPA of 2.5, with a GPA of 3.0 in all History and Social Studies courses, with no grade lower than a "C" in the major, in order to student teach.

Also be aware that, for the B.S.Ed. degree, you must have the following:
  • a grade of at least "B" for the English foundation requirement (If you do not receive a "B," you may complete an additional writing course, at the 200 level or above, with at least a "B," to meet this requirement.)
  • a grade of at least C for the math foundation requirement
Students must take at least one HIS course at the 400 level in addition to Program Required courses.

For Teacher Education Program Admission Criteria, please follow this link: http://nau.edu/CAL/Student-Resources/Teacher-Education-Program/

University Honors Program

1124 S Knoles Dr
PO Box: 5689
Flagstaff  AZ  86011-5689

Cowden Hall - (Bldg #38)
Email: Honors@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3334
Fax: 928-523-6558
http://nau.edu/Honors/

College of Arts and Letters

317 W Tormey Dr
PO Box: 5064
Flagstaff  AZ  86011-5064
Riles - (Bldg #15) Room #200
Phone: 928-523-8632
http://nau.edu/cal/

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.
 
For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.
 
Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.
 
Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.
 
For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.