The Program

Required Educational Studies Courses (12 Credits)
EDS3403
EDS3723
EDS3833
SPE3853
Required Secondary Education Courses (10 Credits)
SED3541
SED4533
SED3563
SED3531
SED3501
SED4071
Methods (3 Credits)
Select one of the following: 13
SED370
SED371
SED373
SED374
SED375
SED381
Student Teaching (13 Credits)
SED4046
SED4056
SED4061
Total Credits38

Social Studies (7-12) Requirements

Required History Courses (43-46 Credits)
Europe:
Select three courses 110-11
United States:
Select three courses 110-11
Africa, American Indians, Asia (including Russia), Latin America, Middle East:
Select three courses 110-11
Geography/Economics:
GEO2523
or GEO274
Select either one additional Geography course and one Economics course OR two Economics courses6
Political Science:
Select one of the following:4
POL216
POL227
POL229
Total Credits43-46

Notes for Social Studies major:

  1. All courses should have prior approval under History Department advisement.
  2. No selected topic or independent study courses to be used, except by special permission.
  3. All majors are required to maintain portfolios of their history essays and to write a 300-world 'Exit Essay" as a requirement for graduation.  See your adviser for details.  Only marks of 'C-' or above can count for major courses.  All majors must take, with the approval of their adviser, at least one course 'Pre-1500' and at least one course 'Post-1500.

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
ENG160 3
HIS221
or HIS222

or
4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
ECO206 3
EDI293 1
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
 Credits17
Spring
ENG180 3
HIS214
or HIS207

or
4
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 3
GEO273 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
 Credits16
Year 2
Fall
HIS200 4
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
BLK201 3
US History upper-division elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
EDS340 3
EDS372 3
SED354 1
GEO252
or GEO274

or
3
POL216
or POL227

or
4
 Credits14
Year 3
Fall
EDS383 3
SPE385 3
Europe upper-division elective 3
US upper-division elective 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
 Credits15
Spring
SED453 3
SED353 1
Europe upper-division elective 3
World upper-division elective 3
Elective 3
SED493 3
 Credits16
Year 4
Fall
SED356 3
SED373 3
SED350 1
GE: Writing Intensive (WI) 3-4
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
SED404 6
SED405 6
SED406 1
SED407 1
 Credits14
 Total Credits124-125