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Major

The social studies major involves courses in the Education Department as well as course work from several other disciplines in the humanities.

Upon admission, you will meet with an advisor who will help you develop a course plan.

Social Studies

  • ECON: Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 2620: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GEOG: Human (Cultural) Geography
  • HIST: Introduction of U.S. Historiography or HIST 1200: Survey of U.S. Political & Social History, 1600–1900
  • HIST: Europe Since 1800
  • POSC: American Government and Politics or POSC 2200: Introduction to Comparative Government
  • SOCI: Principles and Concepts in Sociology
  • SOCI: Cultural Anthropology

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Education

  • EDUC: Teachers as Leaders for a Changing Society
  • EDUC: General Methods: Secondary
  • EDUC: School Health & Chemical Health
  • EDUC: Literacy in the Content Areas
  • EDUC: Current Issues in Education
  • EDUC: Special Methods: Middle School Social Studies
  • EDUC: Special Methods: Secondary
  • EDUC: Student Teaching & Seminar: Middle School
  • EDUC: Student Teaching & Seminar: Secondary

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Supporting Courses

  • PSYC: General Psychology
  • PSYC: Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Concentrations within the social studies major

Each social studies major will take four additional courses (a minimum of 16 semester credits) in one of the social sciences. You will select these will the guidance and approval of the program coordinator. These concentration courses must include one course with an emphasis on the theory, philosophy and/or methodology of the discipline and a total of at least three courses at the 3000 or 4000 (advanced) level.

Concentration areas include:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Writing requirements

Social studies majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing HIST 1300: Introduction of U.S. Historiography or POSC 2200: Introduction to Comparative Government. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman and CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice, and any other writing-intensive course in this or another department).