Social Studies at Bluffton College

The requirements for the Social Studies major include 45 hours of course work distributed over the areas of economics, history, political science, geography and sociology (senior comprehensive examinations will be taken in each area, where applicable). For teaching certification, additional courses are required. Students interested need to plan carefully with their major adviser and the director of teacher education. Course requirements include:

Major (45 hours)

EBA 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
EBA 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Any additional EBA course

SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Two of the following: (6)
SOC 162 Anthropology
SOC 208 Sociology of the Family
SOC 242 Social Problems and Public Policy
SOC 264 Sociological Theory
SOC 325 Race & Ethnicity in American Society: History & Current Realities
SOC 362 Methods of Social Research 1

HIS 225 History: Theory and Application (3)
HIS 263 European Survey (3)

One of the following:
HIS 200 Foundations of American Civilization
HIS 201 Modern America

Political Science:
PLS 215 Introduction to Politics (3)

Two of the following: (6)
PLS 251 American Political Process
PLS 270 Political Theory
PLS 272 Global Politics
PLS 303 Studies in Political Science

GEO 111 Principles of Geography (3)
Two additional courses in economics, history, sociology or political science

Modified 10/27/00