Major: 45 credits
Required Core (21 cr)
Elect one General Education course from each of the six social science disciplines:
- ECON, GEOG, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOC
- HIST 280 Practice and Methods (3)
- SOC 278 Social Research Methods (3)
Social Science Discipline Specializations (24 cr)
Elect courses from two of the following five disciplines, 12 credits in each discipline. At least two courses in each discipline specialization must be at the 300/400 level. At least one course within each discipline specialization must be at the 400 level. Courses taken as part of the required core cannot be counted towards the social science discipline specializations.
ECON, GEOG, HIST, PHIL, SOC
Second Major or Minor and/or Concentration(s) (33-36 cr)
Concentrations, minors, or second majors may not duplicate either area of social science discipline specializations. We recommend that students minor in a foreign language.
Electives (9-13 cr)
Additional Degree Requirements:
Completion of Social Science portfolio and at least a 2.0 GPA in the major.
Required Core (42 cr)
A. History Surveys (9 cr)
Depending on what general education history course you choose, choose three additional general education history survey courses such that you have at least 6 credits of US History surveys and 6 credits of non-US History surveys.
- HIST Survey (3)
- HIST Survey (3)
- HIST Survey (3)
B. History Methodology (3 cr)
- HIST 280 Practice and Method (3)
C. History Electives (6 cr)
The following courses must e at the 200-400 level. At least one must be a 400-level seminar
- HIST elective (US or European) (3)
- HIST elective (non-western, not HIST 211, 212, or 215H) (3)
D. Core Social Studies Areas (24 cr)
Choose two of the three core areas.
Area One Economics (12)
- ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
- ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
- ECON electives, any two upper level (6)
- GEOG 110 Principles (3)
- GEOG 161 World Regional (3)
- GEOG 262 North America (3)
- GEOG Regional elective (3)
- POLS 115 American Government (3)
- POLS 116 State and Local Government (3)
- POLS 220 International Politics (3)
- POLS upper level elective (3)
Professional Education Sequence (38 cr)
May be taken prior to admission to Teacher Education
- ED 250 Foundations of Education (2)
- ED 260 Educational Psychology (2)
- ED 320 Curriculum, Planning & Assessment (3)
- SPED 110 Intro to Exceptional Children (3)
- SS 283 Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in America (3)
- PSY 255 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3)
Admission to Teacher Education required
- ED 380 Technology in Teaching (2)
- ED 460 Managing the Learning Environment (2)
- ED 470 Teaching Diverse Learners (2)
- ED 493 Student Teaching (12)
- SS 391 Secondary History/SS Methods (3)
- SS 398 Secondary History/SS Practicum (1)
Open Electives (2 cr)
ESPB grants additional certification in Sociology for students who complete six elective credits in that discipline.
Additional Program/Degree/Graduation Requirements
Admission to Teacher Education
- Social Science BSE majors must successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before applying to the Teacher Education Program. For more information on PPST requirements go to http://history.minotstateu.edu.
- 2.5 GPA required in major for admission to Teacher Education
- Completion of social science portfolio required for graduation. For more information on portfolio requirements go to http://history.minotstateu.edu.
- Social Science BSE majors must take the appropriate PRAXIS II content area exam and the PLT exam. Their official scores must be reported to the university before graduation. (Graduation requirements do no mandate specific scores on these exams, but the North Dakota Teacher licensure requirements do. These include successful PRAXIS II content area and PLT exams. For more information go to http://history.minotstateu.edu.)
- 2.5 GPA required in major for graduation.