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History/Social Science Education

California State University, Dominguez Hills

About this program

History/Social Science Education

A careful study of the past helps us better understand the present. History as an academic and professional discipline continually looks for the best ways to help us understand times, people, and places very different from our own. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in history. It provides history subject matter content for teachers in Liberal Studies and for those interested in pursuing a career as a history/social science teacher, grades 7-12. The program’s curriculum also provides students with the breadth of knowledge and skills necessary to pursue graduate training in history. History majors may apply for the Jack Kilfoil scholarship. Consult the history department for more information.

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Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the History major requirements, modules for the History/Social Science Education option include:

Required Courses

  • World History I
  • World History II
  • Theory and Practice of History
  • World History for Teachers
  • California
  • Proseminar
  • Senior Seminar In History

United States History Requirements

  • Theory and Practice of History
  • United States: Revolutionary and Constitutional Period
  • United States: Early National Period
  • United States: Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Emergence of Modern America
  • United States: War and Depression
  • United States: Recent Period

Global History Requirements

  • African History to the 1880's
  • Traditional China
  • Traditional Japan
  • Colonial Latin America
  • Mexico: Colonial Period
  • African History from the Colonial Era to the Present
  • Modern China
  • Modern Japan
  • Modern Latin America
  • Mexico: National Period
  • The Ancient World
  • Medieval Europe
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Absolutism and Enlightenment
  • History of Medieval Russia
  • Emergence Modern Europe
  • 20th Century Europe
  • History of Imperial Russia, 1689-1917
  • History of the USSR and Post-Soviet Russia

Social Science Requirements

  • Economic Theory 1A Microeconomics
  • Economic Theory 1B Macroeconomics
  • World Geography
  • General Studies Political Science: World Perspectives
  • American Political Thought
  • American Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
  • Comparative Religions
  • History of Early Monotheism
  • Introduction To Asian Studies
  • Introduction to Comparative Ethnic and Global Societies
  • Chicana/o Cultural Roots
  • Introduction to Chicano Literature
  • Introduction to Comparative Ethnic and Global Societies
  • Foundations in Women's Studies

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information


  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Continuing studies

Pursue graduate degrees in history or related fields;

Career paths

The study of history will give students an understanding of modern society through a review of the past and introduce them to a diversity of cultures in historical perspective. Students will find the history major helpful if they plan to:

  1. Teach at the primary or secondary school level;
  2. Work for United States governmental agencies or in local government service, or for private organizations where the ability to do research is essential;
  3. Work in business contexts where the ability to think critically and communicate clearly and persuasively are important;
  4. Study law; or
  5. Work in contexts where research abilities and a broad understanding of society are important such as managing local history projects, fundraising, museums, archives, and libraries.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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