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Social Studies

Along with completing required courses in secondary education, students electing a major in social studies must complete the following courses with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 to obtain social studies and history certification:

Core Courses
  • ANTH 101, 418 (or 461 or SOC 208)
  • ECON 214, 215
  • GEOG 101, 200
  • POL 202, 332
History Component
  • HIST 200 (or an approved social science methods course) with a grade of C or higher
  • HIST 201, 202
  • ONE COURSE from: HIST 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314
  • ONE COURSE from: HIST 340, 341, 342, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349
  • (History elective, if needed, to complete 30-credit-hour requirement)

Note: To enroll in SED 411 and 412, students must have completed at least 24 credit hours of the History Component courses and Core courses listed above, including ECON 214, GEOG 400, HIST 201 and 202, and POL 202.

Choose a concentration below in anthropology, geography, political science, sociology, or an interdisciplinary social sciences/global focus:

Anthropology

(If ANTH 418 or 461 was taken as part of the Core Courses listed above) ANTH 103, 104

Geography

GEOG 100, 337 (or 338 or 339)

Political Science

Either POL 203 and one of the following: POL 303, 342, 343, 345, 353, 357, 358
Or POL 204 and one of the following: POL 316, 317, 353, 357, 358

Sociology

(If SOC 208 was taken as part of the Core Courses listed above)
SOC 300 and one additional 300-level course chosen with consent of advisor

Interdisciplinary Social Sciences/Global Focus

Two courses (social science or non-Western history) chosen with consent of advisor.

(Total Credit Hours: 56–59)


Teaching Concentration in Special Education

A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of the majors listed above. Students must complete required secondary education courses, required courses in the major, and special education courses.

Page last updated: August 13, 2013