Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Social Sciences

 

Faculty

Contact G. Sunshine, chair of the Department of History (Dept. phone: 860-832-2800).

 

Program

Major in Social Sciences, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 54 credits)

18 credits in history

HIST 121World Civilization I3
HIST 122World Civilization II3
HIST 301The Historical Imagination3
300-level U.S. surveys6
and 3 elective credits in non-western history
18 credits in one social science discipline (anthropology, economics, geography, political science, or sociology) as required by that department for a minor for secondary certificate students
18 credits from the following:
PS 104 The World's Political Systems3
PS 110American Government & Politics3
ECON 200Macroeconomics3
   and
ECON 201Microeconomics3
GEOG 110 Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 120World Regional Geography3
ANTH 140Introduction to Anthropology3
SOC 110Introductory Sociology3

Courses taken for the 18 credits in one social science discipline above cannot be counted toward the 18 credits in social science in the last bulleted item.

All majors in social sciences must take ECON 200 and 201.

All majors in social sciences must take at least one class in the following disciplines: history, geography, economics, anthropology, sociology, and political science.

In addition, students must complete the following:

SSCI 415Social Studies Methods at the Secondary Level4
SSCI 421Social Studies Student Teaching Seminar1
SPED 315Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDTE 316Principles of Learning (Sec/K-12)4
EDT 315Educational Technology in the Secondary School Classroom1
RDG 440Literacy in Secondary School3
EDF 415Educational Foundations3
EDSC 425Principles of Secondary Education4
EDSC 435Secondary Education Student Teaching3-9
PSY 236Life-Span Development3
   
No minor is required.

MINOR IN SOCIAL STUDIES (18 credits)

12 credits from the following list:
ANTH 140Introduction to Anthropology3
ECON 200Principles of Economics I3
ECON 201Principles of Economics II3
GEOG 110Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 120World Regional Geography3
PS 104The World's Political Systems3
PS 110American Government & Politics3
SOC 110Introductory Sociology3
and 6 credits at the 300- or 400-level in a social or behavioral science department as approved by the Department of History Department chair.

 

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