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Social Studies - Education Option

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Social Studies - Education Option (132 Credits)

Social Studies is a major for students who plan to earn both a BA and a teaching endorsement in the multidisciplinary fields of history and the social sciences: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology. Social Studies majors who wish to earn a teaching credential must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program in the College of Education. They should consult with an advisor in history about choosing additional electives that may apply toward a minor or second major and that complement a Social Studies endorsement.

To be admitted to Social Studies - Education Option, a student must make their intention known to the department and have earned at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

A grade of C or better is required in all history courses used to fulfill the requirements for this degree.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS] (Non-History)13
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab24
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
HISTORY 101 [HUM]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermCredits
ANTH 101 [DIVR] or 203 [DIVR]3
HISTORY 102 [HUM]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab24
SOC 102 [SSCI]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
200-level HISTORY course33
ECONS 1023
HISTORY 110 3
POL S 101 [SSCI] 3
Foreign Language, if needed40-4
Second TermCredits
ENGLISH 201 [WRTG], 301 [WRTG], 302 [M], or 402 [WRTG]53
HISTORY 1113
HISTORY 1203
HISTORY 308 or 4103
Foreign Language, if needed40-4
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
European History Elective63
HISTORY 1213
HISTORY 300 [M] or SOC 3203
TCH LRN 3013
Second TermCredits
ANTH/POL S/PSYCH/SOC Elective73
Geography Elective83
HISTORY 3803
HISTORY 4223
HISTORY 469 [M]3
Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 317 (Summer Session)2
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]13
Non-Western/Global History Elective93
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
TCH LRN 4662
Second TermCredits
American History Elective103
ED PSYCH 4683
HISTORY 4803
TCH LRN 467 [M]3
TCH LRN 4692 - 3
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
TCH LRN 41516
Complete History Department’s Exit Survey

Footnotes
1Only 3 HISTORY courses may be used to meet UCORE requirements.
2To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab.
3200-level HISTORY course: Choose one from HISTORY 230, 231, 232, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, or 275.
4Two years of high school foreign language or at least two semesters of college-level foreign language are required by the College of Arts and Sciences for graduation.
5One from ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402 is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students who take ENGLISH 302 will need to take an additional [WRTG] or [COMM] course.
6European History Elective (3 credits required): Approved courses include HISTORY 340, 341, 342, 350, 381, 382, 386, 440, 441, 444, 445, 447, 448, 449, 450 [M], 453, 454, 455, 459, 462, 463 [M], 467, and 468.
7ANTH/POL S/PSYCH/SOC Electives (3 credits required): Approved courses include ANTH 307, 316, 320, 330, 331, 350, POL S 300, 316, 427, 450, 455, PSYCH 310, 324, 361, 470, SOC 320, 346, 351, 384, and 430. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one major requirement.
8Geography Elective (3 credits required): Approved courses include ANTH 309, HISTORY 319, 495, and TCH LRN 487.
9Non-Western/Global History Elective (3 credits required): Approved courses include HISTORY 306, 331, 335, 337, 370, 373, 374, 387, 388, 425, 430 [M], 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 439, 464, 466, 472 [M], 473, 474, 475, 476 [M], 477 [M], 483, 491, 492, 494, and 495.
10American History Elective (3 credits required): Approved courses include HISTORY 313, 314, 315, 319, 320, 321, 322, 390, 398, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413 [M], 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 421, 423, and 486.

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