Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    Oct 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [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, and demonstrate a love of learning and a critical awareness of the significance of Social Studies for human well-being.

In addition, complete 18 credits in elective courses (18 cr):

The electives must be chosen from History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Environmental Studies, and/or Global Studies.

The electives must include:

  • No more than 3 credits at the 1000 level;
  • At least 9 credits at the 3000 level;
  • No more than 9 credits in one discipline.

(Credits required for the major: 48 cr)

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

Review  the Gen Ed requirements.

Social Studies students are strongly encouraged to:

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