Social Science, BA/BS
The social science degree equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective citizens and to have rewarding careers in a wide range of employment settings, in both the public and private sectors.
The Academic Minor option provides students with the opportunity to complete an additional set of courses within a discipline of interest and relevance to their career goals.
The Secondary Teaching Concentration leads to a Michigan secondary (grades 6 – 12) teaching certificate with a Social Studies endorsement.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Historical Movements – Students will be able to synthesize major historical movements and their impact on democratic thought and participation.
- Environment – Students will discuss the impact of humans on our environment and how our environment impacts our choices and behaviors.
- Political System – Students will be able to communicate the complexities of the American political system through a discussion of how it is affected by the world political system and how it in turn affects the global political system.
- Global Economy – Students will apply knowledge about global and persona economic decisions to encourage students to understand the interconnected nature of a global economy.
- Civic Responsibility – Students demonstrate democratic values and civic responsibility through an understanding of social science research methods and the ability to see current issues as developments from our shared history.
- Instructional Choices (for Sec. Teaching Conc.) – Students will make instructional choices that consider historical perspectives and developments that highlight the interconnected nature of economics, geography, and political science.
|ECON 201||Principles Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles Microeconomics||3|
|GEOG 201||World Regional Geography||4|
|GEOG 306||Cultural Geography||3|
|HIST 101||History World Civilization I||4|
|HIST 102||History World Civilization II||4|
|HIST 131||United States History I||4|
|HIST 132||United States History II||4|
|HIST 250||The Atlantic World||3|
|HIST 316||Europe in the 20th Century||4|
|HIST 321||History of Michigan||2|
|POLI 110||Intro American Govt/Politics||4|
|POLI 241||Intro International Relations||4|
|POLI 367||Congress and the Presidency||4|
|Methods and Research|
|POLI 202||Soph Sem Political Res & Stats||3|
|HIST 296||Historical Methods||2|
|HIST 497||Senior Seminar in History||2|
Minor or Concentration
Complete one of the following:
Academic Minor: Select an approved minor, to be completed with a minimum of 20 credits as listed in the catalog. The Academic Minor may not be History or Political Science. Complete Social Science Cognates.
Secondary Teaching Concentration: Complete Professional Education Sequence and Education Cognates – See Secondary Education.
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
Bachelor of Arts degree (8 credits): One year of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be OJIB 130 Ojibwe Lang I Anishinaabemowin-OJIB 131 Ojibwe Lng II Anishinaabemowin or SPAN 161 First Year Spanish I-SPAN 162 First Year Spanish II. One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.
Academic Minor Option: A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major and Minor as well as in your General Education Requirements.
Secondary Teaching Concentration option: A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.70 or higher. A gpa of 2.70 or higher is also required in your Major, and a gpa of 2.00 or higher is required in your General Education Requirements.