Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Studies (BA.SST)

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The major in Social Studies provides students with a strong foundation in teaching secondary Social Studies, enabling them to implement state and national educational standards.

Upon completion of the Social Studies major, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad store of knowledge of history, geography, economics, politics, and related social sciences. 
  2. Describe, analyze and explain economic, political, cultural, social and physical systems in the context of time and space.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and present both orally and in writing quality research so as to participate actively in—and foster—the ongoing construction of knowledge.
  4. Apply knowledge of Social Studies creatively in order to instill in their own students a love of learning and a critical awareness of the significance of Social Studies for human well-being.

In addition, two global courses to be chosen as follows (6 cr):

(Option A)

  • any HIS course in African, Asian, European, or Latin American history; AND:
  • either a second history (HIS) course (from the regions listed above, but from a different region)

(Option B)

In addition, two social science courses in one or more of the following disciplines (6 cr):

  • Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Science.

(Credits required for the major: 45 cr)

And complete the university's Gen Ed requirements

Click here  to review the Gen Ed requirements


HIS 2070 - Vermont History  is strongly recommended for students seeking education licensure in the state of Vermont.

Students who plan to be secondary Social Studies teachers should take ECO 3080 - Foundations of Economics for Secondary Educators  as one of their social science elective courses.

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