Major in Social Science with Minor in Geography, BS (Certifiable in social studies, 54 credits)

HIST 121 World Civilization I 3
HIST 122 World Civilization II 3
HIST 301 The Historical Imagination 3

6 credits in 300-level U.S. surveys; and 3 elective credits in non-western history

18 credits in geography, as specified by the requirements for the minor in geography

18 credits in social science from the following:

PS 104 The World’s Political Systems 3
PS 110 American Government & Politics 3
ECON 200 Principles of Economics I 3
and    
ECON 201 Principles of Economics II 3
GEOG 110 Introduction to Geography 3
GEOG 120 World Regional Geography 3
ANTH 140 Introduction to Anthropology 3
SOC 110 Introductory Sociology 3

In addition, students must complete the following:

SSCI 415 Social Studies Methods at the Secondary Level 4
SSCI 421 Social Studies Student Teaching Seminar 1
SPED 315 Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning (Sec/K-12) 4
EDT 315 Educational Technology in the Secondary School Classroom 1
RDG 440 Literacy in Secondary School 3
EDF 415 Educational Foundations 3
EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3
EDSC 435 Secondary Education Student Teaching 3-9
PSY 236 Life-Span Development 3

No minor is required. Courses taken for the required 18 credits in geography above cannot be counted toward the 18 credits in social science above. All majors in social sciences must take ECON 200 and 201. All majors in social sciences must take at least one class in each of the following disciplines: history, geography, economics, anthropology, sociology, and political science.

Note: Please consult with the School of Education and Professional Studies concerning additional requirements.

Note: Geography is not a certifiable subject in Connecticut. Those who wish to teach the subject at the secondary level in the state should complete this major.

For Certification in Elementary Education, Complementary Subject Matter Area in Geography (18 credits)

Complements primary subject matter area in English at the elementary level.

GEOG 120 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 220 Human Geography 3
GEOG 330 United States and Canada 3

3 credits from the following:

GEOG 272 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 275 Soils and Vegetation 3
GEOG 374 Climatology 3
GEOG 433 Issues in Environmental Protection 3

and 6 credits in geography electives (at least 3 of which must be at 400 level).

All education students selecting geography as a complementary subject matter area will also enroll in GEOG 414; elementary-level (1-6) education students will enroll for 3 credits and may use the course as one of the two geography electives. Please consult with the School of Education and Professional Studies concerning additional requirements for dual subject programs and interdisciplinary majors.

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