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History and Political Science Programs

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Welcome to the History and Political Science Degree Programs at Elizabeth City State University!

ECSU StudentsWithin the department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the History and Political Science degree programs are located in Moore Hall. One of the oldest buildings on campus, Moore Hall is listed on the National Historic Registry. Nonetheless, the programs are on the cutting edge of technology, with SMART technology in all classes in Moore Hall, as well as several instructors who teach online courses and who employ state-of-the-art educational software like the ECHO360 Lecture Capture.

Offering two degree-granting programs: a BA in History and a BA in Political Science, history majors interested in teaching at the secondary level can acquire a minor in Secondary Education. Additionally, people who have already acquired a bachelor degree can take classes toward licensure in Secondary Social Studies. Additional minors available through the department include American History, Black Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, Geography, Global Studies and Pre-Law.

Students are encouraged to apply the content they learn in their classes. To accomplish this, internships are available for Political Science and History majors, including Service Learning projects and activities. In addition to individual class opportunities to do service learning activities, the programs have a History/Political Science/Geography Club that provides service activities within the department, as well as community service activities.

The newest addition to the program offerings is a stand-alone graduate level course, HIST 501 Readings in Early America. Designed to help meet graduate course requirements for MA degrees in History, this course was designed to help assist area Secondary Social Studies teachers prepare for teaching the new NCDPI mandate of two terms of American History.