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Essential Studies

The Essential Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate competence in the following skills outcomes of the History program:

  • 1. Historical Interpretation
    • 200 - Illustrate how historians make interpretations of the past
    • 300 - Distinguish broad trends in historical interpretations (historiography)
    • 400 - Synthesize multiple historical interpretations
  • 2. Scholarly Argument
    • 200 - Identify authors' arguments
    • 300 - Distinguish between authors' main arguments and secondary points
    • 400 - Evaluate authors' arguments and evidence
  • 3. Primary Sources
    • 200 - Learn how to analyze/question a primary source
    • 300 - Evaluate trustworthiness of sources and contrast diverse and conflicting primary sources
    • 400 - Formulate relationships among multiple primary sources
  • 4. Thesis Statement
    • 200 - Develop thesis statement supported by evidence using appropriate standards of evidence
    • 300 - Create an argument, marshal evidence from multiple sources, and use endnotes, footnotes and bibliography
    • 400 - Select problem of study, find appropriate resources, and use endnotes, footnotes and bibliography
  • 5. Social Sciences
    • 200 - Understand the connections among cognate social studies areas
    • 300 - Integrate perspectives from multiple cognate social studies areas
    • 400 - Evaluate the applicability of cognate social science areas
  • 6. Communication
    • Display clear and cogent written and oral communication

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Subject Major in History

A student must complete the following program, the Essential Studies requirements, and a major or minor in another discipline. Information Literacy is recommended to take during the first year of study at CSC.

Course Number and Title Hours
Survey in History:
HIST 151 or 152 United States before or after 1877 (select one) 3
HIST 171 or 172 World History before or after 1500 (select one) 3
Historical Process:
HIST 210, 220, 230, 240 (select two) 6
Content/Context (US/Europe):
HIST 351, 352, 353, 354, 355 or 356 (select two) 6
Content/Context (North American West):
HIST 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, or 366 (select two) 6
Content/Context (World):
HIST 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, or 376 (select two) 6
Seminar in Process/Content:
HIST 455, 465 or 475 (select one) 3
Seminar in the Social Sciences:
HIST 495 3
Total hours 36

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The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education with a Subject Endorsement in History (7-12)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education requirements. Information Literacy is recommended to take during the first year of study at CSC.

Course Number and Title Hours
Survey in History:
HIST 151 or 152 United States before or after 1877
OR
HIST 171 or 172 World History before or after 1500
3
Historical Process:
HIST 210, 220, 230, 240 (select two) 6
Content/Context (US/Europe):
HIST 351, 352, 353, 354, 355 or 356 (select two) 6
Content/Context (North American West):
HIST 361, 362, 363, 364, 365 or 366 (select two) 6
Content/Context (World):
HIST 371, 372, 373, 374, 375 or 376 (select two) 6
Seminar in Process/Content:
HIST 455, 465, or 475 (select one) 3
Social Sciences Supporting Coursework:
Electives from Political Science or Anthropology 6
Seminar in the Social Sciences:
HIST 495 3
Total hours 39

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Minor in History

A student must complete the following program in addition to a major in another discipline and the Essential Studies requirements:

Course Number and Title Hours
Survey in History:
HIST 151 or 152 United States before or after 1877 (select one) 3
HIST 171 or 172 World History before or after 1500 (select one) 3
Historical Process:
HIST 210, 220, 230, 240 (select one) 3
Content/Context (US/Europe):
HIST 351, 352, 353, 354, 355 or 356 (select one) 3
Content/Context (North American West):
HIST 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, or 366 (select one) 3
Content/Context (World):
HIST 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, or 376 3
Total hours 18

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