Pre-cred History BA Course Requirements 

Keep representative coursework for your HIST 198 senior portfolio!

History Major (39 units) 

Lower-Division Requirements (4 courses = 12 units)
Complete during the first two years

(3) HIST 17A U.S. History, 1607-1877 
(3) HIST 17B U.S. History, 1877-present
(3) HIST 50 World Civilizations, to 1600
(3) HIST 51 World Civilizations, 1600-present

Introductory Seminar (1 course = 3 units)
Complete by the 5th semester

(3) HIST 100 Introduction to Historical Skills

Upper-Division Requirements (6 courses = 18 units)
Take during the junior and senior years

(3) HIST 133 20th Century World History (HIST 51 prereq)
(3) HIST 183B California History, 1860-1970

(3) Pre-20th Century U.S. history - select one course:

  • HIST 150 Colonial America
  • HIST 151 The Age of the American Revolution
  • HIST 152 The Young Republic, 1790-1840
  • HIST 153 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • HIST 183A California History, 1542-1860

(3) U.S. History - select one course:

  • HIST 154 20th Century U.S., 1890-1940
  • HIST 155 20th Century U.S., 1941-present
  • HIST 156 The Sixties
  • HIST 159 History of U.S. Foreign Relations
  • HIST 160 The United States in Vietnam, 1940-1975
  • HIST 161 The American Vision
  • HIST 162 Social History of the U.S.
  • HIST 163 The City in U.S. History
  • HIST/GOVT 164 History of American Capitalism
  • HIST/ENVS 165 American Environmental History
  • HIST 166 Popular Culture
  • HIST/HRS 169 Hollywood and America
  • HIST 170 History of Religion in the United States
  • HIST 179 American Immigration History
  • HIST 180 American Legal History
  • HIST 182 American West
  • HIST 188 American Labor History

(3) World (Non-U.S.) History - select one course:

  • HIST 103 Mediterranean Europe
  • HIST 105 Issues in Modern European History (WI)
  • HIST 109 History of Modern Greece
  • HIST 115 The Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIST 116 Europe, 1648-1815
  • HIST 117 Europe, 1815-1914
  • HIST 118A World War I: Causes, Conduct, and Consequences
  • HIST 118B World War II: Causes, Conduct, and Consequences
  • HIST 119 Europe since 1945
  • HIST 121 Human Rights in the Era of the French Revolution
  • HIST 123 The Crusades
  • HIST 125 20th Century Germany
  • HIST 128C British History, 1714-present
  • HIST 129B Imperial Russia
  • HIST 129C 20th Century Russia
  • HIST 130 The Fall of Communism
  • HIST 134 The Rise and Fall of European Colonial Empires
  • HIST 135A History of Mexico to 1910
  • HIST 135B Revolutionary and Modern Mexico
  • HIST 138A Colonial Latin America (WI)
  • HIST 138B Modern & Contemporary Latin America (WI)
  • HIST 141 History of Africa since 1800
  • HIST 143A Middle Eastern History to 1800
  • HIST 143B The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 144 The Modern Middle East
  • HIST 145 South Asian History & Civilization
  • HIST 146A Cultural History of Japan to 1800
  • HIST 146B Modern Japan, 1800-present
  • HIST 148A China: Antiquity to 1600
  • HIST 148B China: 1600-present
  • HIST 149 The Making of Modern Southeast Asia
  • HIST 157 History of International Relations in the 20th Century

(3) Women's or Ethnic history - select one course:

  • HIST 122A History of Women in Western Civ., Prehistory-Middle Ages (WI)
  • HIST 122B History of Women in Western Civ., Renaissance-Present (WI)
  • HIST 142 Women in Africa
  • HIST 167 History of American Women
  • HIST 171A American Indian History to 1840
  • HIST 171B American Indian History since 1840
  • HIST 173 History of the Civil Rights Movement: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction, 1865-Present (R/E)
  • HIST 175 Sex, Population and Birth Control in America
  • HIST 177 African-American Experience, 1603-present (R/E)
  • HIST 178 Mexican-American History
  • HIST 185 California Indian History

Senior Seminars (2 courses = 6 units) 
Take together the last semester 

(3) HIST 191 Seminar in Historical Interpretation and Analysis
(3) HIST 198 Summative Assessment (Fall semester only) OR SSCI 193, Integrating History and Social Science (Spring semester only)

Courses for Social Science Preparation (33 units)

Complete lower-division courses during the first two years; upper-division courses during junior and senior years

Government (3 courses = 9 units)
Complete BEFORE final semester

(3) GOVT 1 Essentials of Government OR GOVT 150 American Governments
(3) GOVT 35 World Politics
(3) GOVT 180 California State & Local Government

Geography Courses (2 courses = 6 units)
Complete BEFORE final semester

(3) GEOG 100 Themes in World Geography
(3) GEOG 121 United States & Canada

Economics Courses (3 courses = 9 units)
Complete BEFORE final semester

(3) ECON 1A Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis
(3) ECON 1B Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
(3) ECON 113 Economic History of the United States

Other Course Preparation (2 courses = 6 units)

(3) Ethical Perspective - select one course:

  • HRS 140 Exploring World Religions (WI)
  • PHIL 2 Ethics
  • PHIL 100 Ethics and Personal Values
  • PHIL 101 Ethics and Social Issues (WI)

(3) Pluralism in American Society - select one course:

  • ANTH 101 Cultural Diversity
  • ETHN 100 Ethnic America (WI)
  • GOVT 165 Politics of the Underrepresented (WI)
  • SOC 120 Ethnic and Race Relations

Early Classroom Preparation (1 course = 3 units)
Sacramento State Credential program pre-req course; take during final two semesters

(3) EDUC 170 Introduction to the Education of English Learners

Total = 72 units


Additional Recommended Courses (5 units)
Pre-requisite courses for Sacramento State Credential Program; take during final two semesters

(2) EDUC 100A Education of Exceptional Children/Youth AND (1) EDUC 100B Education of Exceptional Children/Youth Lab
(2) HLSC 136 School Health Education

Credential program pre-reqs can be taken at community colleges and other universities.
See course equivalents at the College of Education website: http://www.csus.edu/coe/apply/assets/credentials/cred-equivalencies-prereq-rev20141212.pdf