Undergrad Catalog

Social Studies (EDUC)

Program Options: B.A., B.S.

The social studies major at St. Kate's is intended almost exclusively for people seeking to teach social studies in secondary schools. You would normally also take a series of courses in the Education Department to prepare for teaching certification.

There is no social studies course. Instead, you take specific courses in seven disciplines (anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology) to acquire a breadth of knowledge in history and the social sciences. In addition, you take a concentration of four advanced courses in one of these fields to become knowledgeable of the theory and methodology of the discipline and to develop a detailed body of knowledge.

Interested students should contact the social studies coordinator, currently the chair of the History - Geography - Classics Department, as well as the undergraduate program director in the Education Department.

Major Requirements:

ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics
GEOG 2000 Human (Cultural) Geography
HIST 1300 Introduction to Historiography or HIST 1200 Survey of U.S. Political & Social History, 1600-1900
POSC 2010 American Government and Politics or POSC 2200 Introduction to Comparative Government
SOCI 1000 Principles and Concepts of Sociology
SOCI 3250 Cultural Anthropology
An additional history course focusing on the history of a region other than the U.S. or Canada (i.e., Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, Oceania)

Concentration within the social studies major:
You must take four additional courses (a minimum of 16 semester credits) in one of the social sciences (economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology or anthropology). These concentration courses are to be approved by the social studies coordinator and by a full-time professor (preferably the chair) of the particular department of concentration (e.g., psychology or political science). These concentration courses must include one course with an emphasis on the theory, philosophy and/or methodology of the discipline and a total of at least three courses at the 3000-4000 (advanced) level.

Social studies majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing HIST 1300 or POSC 2200. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing-intensive courses (CORE 1000 or 2000, CORE 3990, and any other writing-intensive course).

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