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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Group Social Studies
B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements:
Students may earn the B.A. or B.S. degree. Students seeking the B.A. must demonstrate third-semester proficiency in a foreign language, students seeking the B.S. complete the following courses:
- EDT 370 - Technology in Education Credits: 3
- HST 290 - Research Methods in History Credits: 3
- STA 215 - Introductory Applied Statistics Credits: 3
Requirements for a Major in Social Studies
- ECO 210 - Introductory Macroeconomics Credits: 3
- ECO 211 - Introductory Microeconomics Credits: 3
- GPY 100 - Physical Geography Credits: 3
- GPY 235 - World Regional Geography Credits: 3
- HST 203 - World History to 1500 A.D. Credits: 3
- HST 204 - World History since 1500 Credits: 3
- HST 205 - American History to 1877 Credits: 3
- HST 206 - American History since 1877 Credits: 3
- PLS 206 - American Constitutional Foundations Credits: 3
- PLS 211 - International Relations Credits: 3
The following course must be taken before admission to the College of Education.
The following course must be taken with or after Student Assisting or Student Teaching:
Students take a total of six courses (at least 18 credits) in the area of emphasis. Students may select any of the four disciplines as their area of emphasis; core courses may be included among the six required for the emphasis. In order to meet State Teacher Certification requirements for nonduplication of credits in the major and the minor, it is necessary to have 36 unduplicated credits in a group major and 18 unduplicated credits in the minor.
Requirements for each emphasis follow:
Core plus four geography courses numbered between GPY 345 and 370.
Core plus two history courses numbered between HST 301 and 391; at least one course must be in European or nonwestern history (see Categories 2 and 3 in the History Major section of the catalog).
Core plus four courses, including:
PLS 203 - State Politics (3 credits) OR
PLS 304 - Political Parties and Interest Groups (3 credits)
OR PLS 305 - Congress and the Presidency (3 credits)
- AND EITHER
PLS 221 - Government and Politics of Western Europe (3 credits)
OR PLS 327 - Politics of Developing Countries (3 credits)
- AND Two additional PLS courses.
Note: At least two of the four courses must be at the 300-level.
Economics: (for secondary candidates only):
Core plus two economics courses and