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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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Broad Field Social Studies   

Policy

  • Students must earn grades of C or higher in history courses to fulfill the history requirement. Students must earn grades of C or higher in the social studies course requirements for graduation. Any student whose broad field social studies (BFSS) grade point average (GPA) falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation for one semester. If the GPA is not raised to 2.0 by the end of this one semester grace period, the student may not enroll in additional social studies courses as a BFSS major. No student will be allowed to graduate as a BFSS major if his/her GPA in BFSS courses is below 2.0.
  • Students may not double major in broad field social studies and history.
  • See the School of Education Web page for teacher education policy.

Broad Field Social Studies Major (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirements (60 credits) – ECON 101, GEOG 132, HIST 100, 101 or 105, 102 or 106, 111, 112, 370, 465, 466, POSC 120, 121, PSYC 171, RLST 433, SOCL 125, 320, 330, 12 elective HIST credits (excluding 487 or portfolio), with at least nine at the 300 level or above (HIST 295 recommended)
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages OR
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
  • Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Broad Field Social Studies, Early Adolescence through Adolescence, Education Major (Bachelor of Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
    Education majors are required to take specific core courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – ENVS 101 and CHEM 101 or ESCI 103 or PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433
  • Major requirements (74-76 credits) – ECON 101, 102, ESCI 103, GEOG 132, HIST 100, 101 or 105, 102 or 106, 111, 112, 370, 465, 466, 488, POSC 120, 121, PSYC 171, 220, 250, RLST 433, SOCL 125, 320, 330, 12 elective HIST credits (excluding 487 or portfolio), with at least nine at the 300 level or above
  • Education requirements (29-36 credits) – EDUC 150, 215, 255, 306, 316, 330, 338, 390, 459, 482
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.