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Social Studies

Designed for those looking to teach one of the social sciences at the secondary level, this specialty area consists of two education courses, seven undergraduate core courses and an additional four courses in a concentration.

  • EDUC 3743: Special Methods: Middle-Level Social Studies
  • EDUC 3753: Special Methods: Senior High Social Studies
  • ECON 2610: Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 2620: Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GEOG 2000: Human (Cultural) Geography
  • HIST 1300: Introduction to US Historiography or HIST 1200: Survey of U.S. Political and Social History, 1600–1900
  • One history course focusing on a region other than the U.S. or Canada (i.e., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Oceania)
  • POSC 2010: American Government and Politics or POSC 2200: Introduction to Comparative Government
  • SOCI 1000: Principles and Concepts in Sociology
  • SOCI 3250: Cultural Anthropology

Students specializing in social studies must take four additional concentration courses (a minimum of 16 semester credits) in one of the social sciences: economics, history, geography, political science, psychology, sociology or anthropology. Concentration courses must be approved by the social studies program coordinator.

For detailed course descriptions, visit the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.