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Social Studies

Are you interested in helping people understand other people? Teaching history, geography, government, economics, and other social studies opens up the world.

A major in Social Studies, offered though the Department of History and Political Science, is designed for students seeking teacher certification in middle and high school Social Studies.

Students take advanced content courses, such as Ancient History, alongside skills courses in historiography and education. Also earning a minor in education, a social studies graduate will be prepared to obtain certification to teach middle and high school social studies.

The Department of History and Political Science seeks to help students develop a sound foundation for historical inquiry, appreciate the interrelatedness of knowledge, and understand current events in a global and historical context. The department stresses diverse cultural experiences, communication skills, and research abilities.