Broad Field Social Studies
The Broad Field Social Studies program is interdisciplinary and includes course work in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
Certification to teach fusion courses will be granted upon completion of the Broad Field Social Studies program. Fusion courses are defined as those that integrate several social studies disciplines and require composite preparation in social studies. Civics, social problems, American problems, area studies, and vital issues are examples of fusion courses.
Coursework in Broad Field Social Studies may also be used, where appropriate, to fulfill the university's General Education requirements. Students majoring in Broad Field Social Studies are urged to work in close cooperation with their academic advisors to ensure efficient completion of the program.
The Broad Field Social Studies major requires a minimum of 54 semester credits to be fulfilled in the following fashion:
1. Completion of the following set of core courses (36 credits)
ECON 235 and
PSYC 101 and three additional PSYC credits 6 credits
GEOG 100 and GEOG 102 6 credits
HIST 151 or 152 and HIST 111 or 392 6 credits
POLS 150 and POLS 330 6 credits
SOCI 101 and ANTH 112 6 credits
2. Completion of either:
A. A major in History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology. (Completion of the Broad Field major in this manner will require a student to take more than the 54 semester credit minimum required of the Broad Field major.) Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied toward the major.3. Additional elective credits, if necessary, in any of the disciplines within the Broad Field major other than the field of the teaching major or minor.
B. A secondary education minor in History, Political Science or Psychology. Broad Field core courses may, where appropriate, be applied toward the minor.
See Course Descriptions for information on required courses.