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History and International Studies


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Brett Barker, Chair
Room 477B Collins Classroom Center
Phone: 715-346-4478
Email: history@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/history

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:

  1. Have a 3.5 GPA.
  2. 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.
  3. In consultation with your thesis adviser and the department chair, select at least one other reader from the History Department faculty.
  4. Defend a prospectus of your thesis topic before your adviser and reader(s) during the first 3 credits of HIST 495 .
  5. Defend a 40-60 page thesis before your adviser and reader(s) in the second 3 credits of HIST 495 .

Academic Standards for History

  1. 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 forgiveness.
    See the Grade-related Policies  section of this catalog for the policy on repeating courses.
  2. All courses in history, except HIST 489  and HIST 400 , are open to all students who meet the prerequisites.
  3. 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
Phone: 715-346-2334
Email: history@uwsp.edu OR bbarker@uwsp.edu

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 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

  1. 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 forgiveness.
  2. 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.

International Studies 

Valerie Barske, Coordinator
Room 453, Collins Classroom Center
Phone: 715-346-4058
Email: vbarske@uwsp.edu

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:

  1. Have a 3.5 GPA.
  2. Complete the requirements for the International Studies major or minor.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 forgiveness. 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.

Environmental Studies

Neil Prendergast, Co-coordinator
Room 473, Collins Classroom Center
Phone : 715-346-2805
Email : nprender@uwsp.edu

Museum Studies

Sarah Scripps, Museum of Natural History
Room 106A, Albertson Hall (ALB)
Phone: 715-346-2841
Email: sscripps@uwsp.edu or museum@uwsp.edu
Web: uwsp.edu/history/Pages/Museum-Studies-Minor.aspx

Peace Studies

Valerie Barske, Coordinator
Room 453 CCC, Collins Classroom Center
Phone: 715-346-4058
Email: vbarske@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/history/pages/programs/peace_minor.aspx

 

 


Graduate Programs

Edgar W. Francis IV, Graduate Coordinator
Room 463, Collins Classroom Center
Phone: 715-346-3289
Email: history@uwsp.edu or efrancis@uwsp.edu


Please note: Entry of new students into the Master of Science in Teaching in History  and History with a concentration in the Social Studies  has been suspended as of March 1, 2022.

You may earn a Master of Science in Teaching in History or in History with a concentration in the Social Sciences. You may also earn a Master of Science in Education-General degree with a History concentration . In these programs you study specific historical periods or topics, acquire new information, learn the latest interpretations, and evaluate the latest methods of teaching the subject.

Admission to the Program - History Graduate

Minimum requirements for admission to MST program are:

  1. Application to Graduate Study.
  2. An undergraduate major in history or social sciences.
  3. A 2.75 cumulative GPA in your undergraduate work.
  4. A 3.00 GPA in your undergraduate major.
  5. If you do NOT meet all these criteria, you may appeal to the History Department Graduate Committee for acceptance on probation.
  6. Complete a Program of Study form in consultation with your adviser, during the first semester you are in the graduate program.

Admission to Candidacy for History Graduate Program

After you have completed 12-15 credits of graduate work, have an evaluation meeting with your adviser. At that meeting, discuss your program, progress, and potential for success in completing your degree.

Resources for History Graduate Program

In the government publications division of Albertson Hall (ALB) you will find a rich collection of public documents on international and national as well as state and local topics. As an Area Research Center, the ALB collects U.S. government publications and Wisconsin government publications. It also has a growing collection of public documents and private papers. With these materials, you may research such areas as 20th century diplomatic and military history, English history, 18th and 19th century United States history, and American Indian history.

Programs

    Bachelor DegreesMinorsUndergraduate CertificatesGraduate Programs

    Courses

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