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Broad Field Social Studies

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Broad Field Social Studies

Schools ask a great deal from their social studies teachers, especially at the secondary level. Often, these instructors need to be experts in psychology and sociology, history and government.

Lakeland's broad field social studies program prepares future teachers to succeed in a wide variety of classroom settings. Designed to be versatile and marketable, the broad field social studies program allows students to concentrate on either history or sociology, yet provides a diverse set of experiences from all areas of the social sciences.

Faculty/Curriculum

Broad Field Social Studies Faculty

Associate Professor of History
Associate Professor of History
Professor of Sociology & Nonprofit Organization Management
Professor of Sociology
Associate Professor of Sociology
Offenhiser Associate Professor of History & Political Science

Broad Field Social Studies Major - History (54 semester hours - Voice Performance and Pedagogy Emphasis)

Option I: Broad Field Social Studies History Major (54 semester hours)

for Early Adolescence through Adolescence Education Certification (grades 6-12)

    • HIS 102 - World History II
    • HIS 190 - Introduction to the Skills of Historical Practice
    • HIS 111 - United States History I
    • HIS 112 - United States History II
    • HIS 461 - Historiography and Historical Methods (WI)
    • SOC 210 - Majority-Minority Relations

Two of the following:

      • HIS 101 - World History I OR
      • HIS 311 - The Ancient World
      • HIS 211 - History of Asia
      • HIS 221 - History of Europe
      • HIS 232 - History of Africa
      • HIS 246 - History of Latin America I OR
      • HIS 247 - History of Latin America II

One of the following:

      • POL 221 - American Government I
      • POL 231 - American Government II

Additional Requirements

  • Three additional history (HIS) or history/political science (HISP) courses numbered at the 300-level or above
  • One additional history (HIS) course numbered at the 400-level
  • Five electives from at least two (2) other social science disciplines - two (2) of which must be numbered at the 300-level or above: anthropology (ANT), economics (ECN), political science (POL), psychology (PSY), and sociology (SOC), excluding cross-listed education/psychology courses.

Teacher Certification

To qualify for Early Adolescence through Adolescence (grades 6-12) teaching certification, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Adolescence through Adolescence Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.

Broad Field Social Studies Major, Sociology Concentration (46 semester hours)

for Early Adolescence through Adolescence Education Certification (grades 6-12)

    • HIS 102 - World History II
    • MAT 220 - Probability and Statistics
    • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
    • SOC 210 - Majority-Minority Relations
    • SOCP 220 - Social Psychology
    • SOCP 335 - Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (4 semester hours)

One of the following:

      • POL 221 - American Government I
      • POL 231 - American Government II

One of the following:

      • HIS 101 - World History I
      • HIS 111 - United States History I
      • HIS 112 - United States History II

Additional Requirements

      • Two additional sociology (SOC) courses (SOC 351 - Sociology of Family is strongly recommended).
      • Five electives from the social science disciplines: Economics

Teacher Certification

To qualify for Early Adolescence through Adolescence (grades 6-12) teaching certification, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Adolescence through Adolescence Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.

 

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