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History

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Major in History (BA)

Required courses: 6 credit hours

HIST 301 Research Methods (3)
HIST 480 Historiography (3)

Electives: 26 credit hours

Choose at least nine additional credits in 300- and 400- level courses from history (or political science courses that are cross-listed in history), selected in consultation with the major adviser. Choose 17 additional credits in courses at any level from history (or political science courses that are cross-listed in history), selected in consultation with the major adviser.

Major total: 32 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 30 credit hours

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Major in History with a Concentration in Social Studies, Secondary Teaching (BA)

Required courses: 3 credit hours

HIST 301 Research Methods in History & Political Science (3)

Electives: 27 credit hours

Select in consultation with a major adviser:

In United States history, choose at least nine credits to include three courses from the following:

HIST 201 US History to 1865 (3)
HIST 202 US History from 1865 (3)
HIST 215 History of New Mexico (3)
HIST 453 History of the Southwest (3)

In world history, choose at least nine credits to include two courses from the following:

HIST 321 Ancient World (3)
HIST 322 Medieval Europe (3)
HIST 325 Modern Europe to 1815 (3)
HIST 326 Modern Europe Since1815 (3)

and one course from the following:

HIST 344 Colonial Latin America (3)
HIST 345 Modern Latin America (3)
HIST 346 Contemporary Latin American (3)
HIST 347 History of Modern Mexico (3)

In political science/government, choose at least nine credits to include three courses from the following:

POLS 314 Introduction to the Law (3)
POLS 316 State & Local Government (3)
POLS 328 Comparative Political Systems (3)
POLS 353 International Relations (3)
POLS 417 Legislative Process (3)

Major Total: 30 credit hours
Core Total: 35 credit hours
Extended core: 5 credit hours
Minor: 18 credit hours minimum
Proficiency/Electives to 120: 32 credit hours minimum

Total for degree: 120 credit hours*

*A minor is required. Additional credit hours (electives) may be required to meet the 120-credit degree requirement if proficiency or other required courses are waived for content only. The university requires a minimum of 45 upper-division units for the degree.

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Minor in History

Choose at least 20 credits from courses in history and allied fields, in consultation with the minor adviser, according to the following criteria: At least seven of the credits must be from courses at the 300 to 400 level; at least 14 of the credits must be from courses in history.

Minor Total: 20 credit hours

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Minor in Social Studies, Secondary Teaching

Required courses: 3 credit hours

HIST301 Research Methods in History & Political Science (3)

Choose one of the following, including at least ten credits from courses at the 300 or 400 level:

1. Complete at least 22 credits in courses from one of the course options listed above for the social studies major for teachers: either 1) United States history, 2) world history, or 3) political science/government.

2. Complete at least 10 credits in courses from two of the course options listed above for the social studies major for teachers: 1) United States history, 2) world history, and 3) political science/government, together with additional courses to total at least 22 credits

Minor Total: 24 credit hours

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Minor in Native American/Hispano Cultural Studies (NAHCS)

Mission Statement

The mission of the proposed Native-American/Hispano Cultural Studies (NAHS) Minor Program is to facilitate and implement the interdisciplinary study of peoples, languages, cultures, traditions and practices of the Southwest with specific emphasis on Northern New Mexico communities. The program is strengthened by the adoption of a cultural studies approach, which enables students to investigate lived realities of which they themselves are a part and where their involvement may provide clarifying insights.

Required courses: 3 hours

NAHS 124 Introduction to Native American/Hispano Cultural Studies (3)

Capstone option: 3 hours required

NAHS 425 Native American /Hispanic Communication & Cultural Contexts (3)
HIST 453 History of the Southwest (3)

Thematic Area #1: Choose six hours from the following:

ANTH 413 Archaeology of the Southwest (3)
ANTH 424 Cultural Dynamics of the Southwest (3)
ANTH 456 US-Mexican Immigration (3)
ANTH 476 Indians of the Greater Southwest (3)
ANTH 477 Hispanics of the Southwest (3)
HIST 215 History of New Mexico (3)
HIST 453 History of the Southwest (3)
NAHS 375 Land Grant, Acequia & Reservation Communication (3)

Thematic Area #2: Choose six hours from the following:

SOC 493 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)
ENGL 424 Mestizaje: Creative & Critical Thought in the Southwest (3)
PHIL 318 Native American Philosophy (3)
HIST 160 Chicano History (3)
HIST 401 Chicano Experience (3)
HIST 403 Chicano Leadership (3)
POLS 217 Ethnic Politics (3)
NAHS 225 Ethnicity and Identity Formation (3)

Thematic Area #3: Choose six hours from the following: 

MUS 472 Chicano & Latino Music in the US (3)
ANTH 435 Ritual, Festival, and Celebration in the Southwest (3)
ENGL 315 Native American Women’s Literature (3)
ENGL 318 Chicano/a Literature (3)
ENGL 482 Literature of the Southwest (3)
HIST 161 Chicano History Since 1900 (3)
SPAN 470 Chicano Lit of the Southwest (3)
NAHS 325 Native American/Hispano Contexts for Language and Literacy (3)

Minor total:  24 credit hours

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