Social studies

Social studies

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 are taken in each area, where applicable). For a teaching license, additional courses are required. Students interested need to plan carefully with their major advisor and the director of teacher education.
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Course requirements include:

Major (45 hours)
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Any additional economics course

SOC 152 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Two of the following: (6)
SOC 162 Anthropology (3)
SOC 225 Race & Ethnicity in American Society: History & Current Realities (3)
SOC 340 Special Topics in Sociology (3)
SOC 360 Basics of Social Research (3)

HIS 300 History: Theory and Application (3)
HIS 302 Studies in European History (3)

One of the following:
HIS 200 Foundations of American Civilization (3)
HIS 201 The Making of Contemporary America (3)

Political Science:
PLS 100 Introduction to Political Science (3)

Two of the following: (6)
PLS 251 American Political Process (3)
PLS 272 Global Politics and International Relations (3)
PLS 285 Comparative Politics (3)

GEO 111 Principles of Geography (3)

Two additional courses in economics, history, sociology or political science

July 2016