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2320 INTRODUCTION TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH Required for BA/BS history majors and BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis) majors. A hands-on course emphasizing the basic skills necessary for historical research, critical analysis of historical texts, and historical writing and discussion. Lecture, discussion and participation in classroom assignments. Introduction to Historical Research (concurrent enrollment or completion of 2320 (Introduction to Historical Research) will be prerequisite for any history major to enroll in any 4000 level class that counts toward a major). Fall, spring.

3310 SOCIAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS IN ARKANSAS HISTORY A professional education requirement for elementary and early childhood majors, the course introduces students to concepts of social science in relationship to selected content of Arkansas History. Lectures, discussions, and applied activities will be central to this course. The course may not be counted toward the History major or minor. Fall, spring.

4300 SEMINAR Required for history BA/BS history majors and BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis) majors. Emphasis on studying and practicing historical research and writing. Students research and write a major paper on a topic of their choice. Discussion, research and writing assignments, oral presentations, analysis of documents and sources. Prerequisite: 21 hours in history. Fall, spring, summer.

4310 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES Required for BSE-Social Studies (history emphasis) An examination of the problems of teaching history and the related social studies in middle and secondary schools focusing on the curriculum and the methods and techniques used by successful teachers in both history and related social studies. Credit is given only when taken in lieu of ADSE 4300. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing, participatory classroom activities. Fall.

4351 INTERNSHIP I Internship I is part of the senior block for candidates in secondary education. The internship occurs in appropriate public school settings where the candidates gain experience in organizing instruction, in creating a productive learning environment, in teaching for student learning, and in achieving professional behaviors. Students should enroll in this course concurrently with HIST 4310, Teaching Social Studies. Fall.

4392 INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HISTORY A directed field experience at the Old State House Museum, Faulkner County Museum, Clinton Presidential Library, or other approved site. The student completes 6-10 hours a week for 14 weeks on her/his selected project at the Museum, maintains a log of activities, and provides the Internship Coordinator with a final paper. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and department chair. On demand.

4680 SOCIAL STUDIES INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public secondary school setting (grades 7-12). Requires full-day involvement and seminars. Taken concurrently with HIST 4681. Prerequisites: Admission into teacher education and successful completion of Internship I. Spring.

4681 SOCIAL STUDIES INTERNSHIP II This course involves teaching under supervision in a public school setting (grades 7-12). Requires full-day involvement and seminars. Taken concurrently with HIST 4680. Prerequisites: Admission into teacher education and successful completion of Internship I. Spring.

4191, 4291, 4391 TOPICS IN HISTORY Upper-division elective. Students study special topics in history to be determined by instructor and the needs of students who enroll. This course can be repeated for credit and may be counted as either United States or world history, depending on the subject of study. Lectures, discussion, analysis of documents, writing. On demand.