Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education - Bachelor of Arts

The Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education program is a comprehensive teaching major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Social Science. It is available for teacher certification and is only available to students pursuing teacher certification. Students who complete the requirements for this major and the requirements for teacher certification are recommended for a secondary teaching certificate in social studies. Persons with teacher certification in social studies are qualified to teach history, political science, geography, and economics.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education.
    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education major is met by completing History 480 or 481 or 482 or 483 or 483 or 485 or 486 or 487 or 488.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education major are not required to complete the College of Social Science requirements referenced under the heading Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees in the College of Social Science section of this catalog.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
a. All of the following courses (43 credits):
EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
GEO 330 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
HST 140 World History to 1500 4
HST 150 World History since 1500 4
HST 201 Historical Methods and Skills 3
HST 202 U.S. History to 1876 4
HST 203 U.S. History since 1876 4
HST 320 History of Michigan 3
PLS 100 Introduction to American National Government 3
PLS 140 Government and Politics of the World 3
b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
HST 310 African American History to 1876 3
HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
HST 312 African American Women 3
HST 313 Women in the United States to 1869 3
HST 314 Women in the United States since 1869 3
HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
HST 378 Native Americans in North American History to 1830 3
HST 379 Native Americans in North American History from 1830 3
c. One of the following courses (3 credits):
PLS 313 Public Policy Analysis 3
PLS 320 The American Judicial Process 3
PLS 321 American Constitutional Law 3
PLS 324 American Legislative Process 3
PLS 325 American Executive Process 3
d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
HST 480 Seminar in American History (W) 3
HST 481 Seminar in Ancient History (W) 3
HST 482 Seminar in Medieval History (W) 3
HST 483 Seminar in Modern European History (W) 3
HST 484 Seminar in African History (W) 3
HST 485 Seminar in Asian History (W) 3
HST 486 Seminar in Latin American History (W) 3
HST 487 Seminar in Comparative History (W) 3
HST 488 Seminar in International Relations (W) 3
e. Completion of the requirements for Teacher Certification in the Department of Teacher Education, which includes all of the following courses (20 credits):
TE 150 Reflections on Learning 3
TE 250 Human Diversity, Power, and Opportunity in Social Institutions 3
TE 302 Learners and Learning in Contexts –  Secondary (W) 4
TE 407 Teaching Subject Matter to Diverse Learners – Secondary (W) 5
TE 408 Crafting Teaching Practices – Secondary (W) 5
f. The following course if the teaching major and minor are in different subject matter:
TE 409 Crafting Teaching Practices in the Secondary Teaching Minor 1