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2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Social Studies Major

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Both of the following Management & Economics courses:

One Geography course:

One Geography course offered through the ACTC exchange from the following: Human Geography (GEOG 111 at Macalester, GEOG 111 at St. Thomas, GEOG 2000 at St. Catherine); or World Geography (GEOG 113 at St. Thomas). If possible, an additional geography course is also highly recommended for future teachers.

Three History courses to include:

  • HIST 1300: U.S. History from 1865
  • One non-Western history course
  • One course at the level of HIST 3011 or above

A disciplinary concentration of six courses from one of the departments listed above

At least one of the six courses must be at the 5000 level and at least one must be at the 3000 level. This concentration must also include the methodology course in the discipline from among the options below. (Note: Students seeking a concentration in Geography should confer with Professor Jongewaard.)

  • HIST 3000: Workshop in History (preferred) or HIST 3010 Historical Methods

Major Advising and Licensure Advising

Students who anticipate completing the social studies major should meet with the social studies program director as early as possible. If you are also seeking Secondary Social Studies licensure, also see Undergraduate Education listings for required education courses. If you are seeking an Elementary License with a 5-8 social studies content specialty, please confer with the program director and see Undergraduate Education listings for further details.

Please Note: Those adding the 5-8 social studies concentration to their K-6 license must take HIST 1300: American History from 1607 to 1865 and either HIST 3000: Workshop in History.

Also Note: At least two history courses should be completed before taking HIST 3000. A topics course or world regions course is highly recommended.

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