Department Information

Chair:
Randi Storch, Department Chair
Old Main, Room 212-B
Phone: 607-753-2723
Fax: 607-753-5598
Email:
Randi.storch@cortland.edu
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Majors/Minors

Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and History (7-12) [SST and HIS]

This program in the History Department allows students who major in history to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in history with additional course work and professional teacher preparation.

In addition to the required 100-level history courses in Western Civilization and/or World History and the 200-level American history survey courses, all students must take HIS 290 (research methods), HIS 490 (a research seminar) and at least 18 credit hours of 300-level or above history classes with a minimum of three credit hours in each of the four categories — United States, Europe, Asia/Latin America/Africa/Middle East, Global/Transnational — and an additional six credit hours distributed across two of the four categories listed above.

Career Potential

  • Teaching adolescence social studies
  • Professional schools such as law or social work
  • Public history (archival or museum work)
  • Business
  • Government and non-profit agencies and organizations

Program Details for Dual Major in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and History (7-12) [SST and HIS]

History [HIS]

In addition to the required 100-level history courses in Western Civilization and/or World History and the 200-level American history survey courses, all students must take HIS 290 (research methods), HIS 490 (a research seminar), at least 18 credit hours of 300-level or above history classes with a minimum of three credit hours in each of the four categories — United States, Europe, Africa/Asia/Latin America/Middle East, Global/Transnational — and an additional six credit hours distributed across two of the four categories.

For more information, contact the History Department.

Note: The bachelor of arts degree requires intermediate level (202) proficiency in a foreign language.

Career Potential

  • Public history (museum, archives)
  • Social work
  • Government and nonprofit agencies and organizations
  • Public school teacher
  • Business

Program Details for History [HIS]

History Minor [HIS]

History Department
Old Main, Room 212
607-753-2723

Program Details for History Minor [HIS]