Lee L. Willis, Chair
Room 477 Collins Classroom Center
This department is in the College of Letters and Science .
Faculty: V Barske, S Brewer, M Faeth, E Francis, B Hale, J Harper, E Jessee, T Kaminski, A Lelis, N LoPatin-Lummis, C Porter, N Prendergast, A Reejhsinghani, G Summers, L Willis, E Yonke.
History Honors Program
The History Honors Program provides history majors with the opportunity to undertake a significant research project as a capstone experience. To graduate in the History Honors Program:
- Have a 3.5 GPA.
- Complete the requirements for history major including 6 credits of HIST 495 normally taken in two consecutive semesters. History minors may complete the honors program with permission of department chair.
- In consultation with your thesis adviser and the department chair, select at least one other reader from the History Department faculty.
- Defend a prospectus of your thesis topic before your adviser and reader(s) during the first 3 credits of HIST 495 .
- Defend a 40-60 page thesis before your adviser and reader(s) in the second 3 credits of HIST 495 .
Academic Standards for History
- To graduate with a major or minor in history you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (2.75 to student teach) in all courses required for the major or minor, including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
See the Grade-related Policies section of this catalog for the policy on repeating courses.
- All courses in history, except HIST 489 and HIST 490 , are open to all students who meet the prerequisites.
- No more than 6 credits of HIST 399 may be accepted toward the major or minor in history.
Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for History
You may test-out and/or receive credit-by-exam for all General Education Program (GEP) history courses. You may receive credit-by-exam for HIST 176 , HIST 177 , HIST 256 and HIST 257 by passing the appropriate Advanced Placement Program Examination (AP) or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Subject Examination through the UW-Stevens Point Testing Service. The minimum score for an AP exam is 3 and for CLEP it is the 50th percentile.
To test-out but not receive credit for all other GEP history courses, first consult with the department chair. A comprehensive written exam based on materials normally covered in the course will be administered by the faculty member who teaches the course. The minimum required score for all such exams is a B- or its numerical equivalent. You may take an exam for credit or test-out only once.
Valerie Barske, Coordinator
Room 453, Collins Classroom Center
Definition: International studies represents a distinctively interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary program with a particular emphasis on area cultural studies. The curriculum trains you for competitive careers in a global economy by combining linguistic and cultural knowledge, regional geographic specialization, along with the analytical tools of scholarly methodologies from the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Abbreviation: INTL = International Studies
International Studies Honors Program
The International Studies Honors Program provides additional opportunity and challenge to students interested in a particular research problem. To graduate with the Honors Program in International Studies you must:
- Have a 3.5 GPA.
- Complete the requirements for the International Studies major or minor.
- Submit a written proposal for a two-semester research project that meets the approval of the International Studies coordinator and a thesis adviser who is selected in consultation with the International Studies coordinator.
- Complete and successfully defend a thesis of 40-60 pages by enrolling in two semesters of INTL 495 .
Academic Standards for International Studies
To graduate with a major or minor in international studies, you must have a 2.0 GPA in required courses, including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy. See the Grade-related Policies section of this catalog for the policy on repeating courses. Courses in international studies are open to all students who meet the prerequisites.
Test-Out and Credit-by-Exam Policy for International Studies
You may test-out or receive credit-by-exam for all General Education Program requirement (GEP) courses. If you wish to test-out or receive credit-by-exam for courses in the international studies major/minor, you must make arrangements with the appropriate department. Consult with the international studies coordinator. A comprehensive written exam based on materials covered in a course will normally be administered by the faculty member who teaches the course. The minimum required score for all such exams is a B- or its numerical equivalent. You may take an exam for credit or test-out only once.
Brian Hale, Coordinator
Room 468, Collins Classroom Center
Lee L. Willis, Coordinator
Room 477, Collins Classroom Center
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The social science major is available with teacher certification. If you are working toward teacher certification, select alternative A or B listed below in order to meet Wisconsin certification requirements for high school social studies teachers. Also see information about the Professional Education program and the Secondary Education curriculum for teacher certification in the Education section of this catalog.
Academic Standards for Social Science Major
- To graduate with a major in social science you must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA (with teacher certification) in all major required courses, including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
- No more than two courses for which you earned a D or D+ may be repeated for credit in the major. See the Grade-related Policies section of this catalog for the policy on repeating courses.
Human Geography Courses
GEOG 113 , GEOG 120 , GEOG 211 , GEOG 226 .
The following geography courses numbered 300 or above shall be considered human geography courses in fulfillment of requirements within the various social science programs at UW-Stevens Point: social science major (without teacher certification), broad-field social science major for teacher certification, and social science minor.
GEOG 300 /GEOG 500 , GEOG 301 /GEOG 501 , GEOG 302 /GEOG 502 , GEOG 325 /GEOG 525 , GEOG 327 /GEOG 527 , GEOG 328 /GEOG 528 , GEOG 340 /GEOG 540 , GEOG 344 /GEOG 544 , GEOG 365 /GEOG 565 , GEOG 366 /GEOG 566 , GEOG 369 /GEOG 569 , GEOG 370 , GEOG 372, GEOG 373 /GEOG 573 , GEOG 374 /GEOG 574 , GEOG 378, GEOG 391 /GEOG 591 , GEOG 395 /GEOG 595 , GEOG 399 /GEOG 599 , GEOG 496 .