Social Studies Minor (M)

Through a blend of the social sciences, history, and humanities, you will learn to guide your students through a myriad of thinking types and social structures. You will get a stronger sense of contemporary and past viewpoints and be able to share insight with your classes into how people relate to the world around them. You will participate in and learn how to lead discourse on civic issues and organize around solutions. Your students can discover how we relate to each other, how we interact as groups, and how we organize our thoughts, religion, and government.  You will be able to observe and study a wide range of human behavior and apply social and behavioral concepts for groups, institutions, power, government, cultural diversity, and identity. The Social Studies Education Minor or Concentration will ground you in historical methods, U.S. and European history, sociology, and cultural geography. The minor includes 18 credits and the concentration includes 12 credits.

Curriculum- Minor

Required Courses
ED 2252Best Practices in Engaging Adolescents in Literacy3
European History3
United States History3
GEOG 220Cultural Geography3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Sociology
Contemporary Social Problems
Group Dynamics
Minor Electives
Select three credits3
Historical Methods (recommended)
Any U.S. History course
Any European History course
Any Non-western/Global History course
Any Economics course
Any Geography course
Any Political Science course
Any Psychology course
Any Sociology course
Total Hours18

Minor Total = 18 credits beyond Core and Education requirements

Curriculum- Concentration

ED 2252Best Practices in Engaging Adolescents in Literacy3
Electives – May not be used to meet the CUW Core requirements. Select three courses.9
3 credits History – Choose any course with a HIST prefix.
3 credits Economics – Choose any course with an ECON prefix.
3 credits Social Science – Choose any course with a PSY or SOC prefix.
Total Hours12