Social Studies Learning Outcomes
The Social Studies major is designed primarily to prepare students to be middle- or secondary-school social studies teachers. At its core are 21 credits in History (the equivalent of the History minor) with an additional 18 credits divided over two other social science fields (Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology).
Students who successfully complete the major in Social Studies will:
- Have an introductory level of knowledge regarding the history of the US
- Have an introductory level of knowledge regarding the history of Europe
- Have an introductory level of knowledge regarding the history of other parts of the world, especially Asia and the Middle East
- Have in-depth knowledge of particular historical eras or themes
- Have a knowledge of basic concepts and methodologies in two additional social science fields
- Possess the skills needed to analyze issues in history and the social sciences
- Possess the writing skills needed for the effective written communication of facts, ideas, and arguments from history and two other social science fields
- Be prepared for a career teaching social studies at the secondary or middle school level.
Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.