Brett Barker, Chair
Room 477B Collins Classroom Center
This department is in the School of Humanities and Global Studies within the College of Letters and Science .
Faculty: B Barker, V Barske, E Francis, J Harper, E Jessee, J Kleiman, J Leigh, N LoPatin-Lummis, N Prendergast, G Summers, L Willis.
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 400 , 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.
History and Social Studies Education
Brett Barker, Coordinator
Room 477, Collins Classroom Center
Email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
The history and social studies education major prepares students for teaching careers in Social Studies (Middle and High School), following the licensure requirements of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Also see information about the Professional Education program in the School of School of Education section of this catalog, and information about Secondary Education for teacher certification in the Secondary/K-12 Education Curriculum for Teacher Certification section of this catalog.
Academic Standards for History and Social Studies Education
- To graduate with a major in history and social studies education you must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA in all major required courses, including transfer courses, regardless of any declaration of academic bankruptcy.
- No m ore 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 reopening courses.
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 (GEP) requirement 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.
Neil Prendergast, Co-coordinator
Room 473, Collins Classroom Center
Phone : 715-346-2805
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Sarah Scripps, Museum of Natural History
Room 106A, Albertson Hall (ALB)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Valerie Barske, Coordinator
Room 453 CCC, Collins Classroom Center
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