2012-14 Academic Catalog

Social Science

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There is no social science department as such. The programs and the general courses in social science are offered under the jurisdiction of the Social Science Education Committee and the general supervision of the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Inquiries should be directed to the Undergraduate or Graduate Coordinator, Social Science Program, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The following undergraduate and graduate programs are offered in social science.  Specific requirements for these programs are listed within this Social Science section in the following order:

  • Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)
    • Social Science-Teaching-Plan A - Specialist
    • Social Science-Teaching-Plan B - All Social Science
  • Graduate Major (M.A.)
    • Social Science

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Social Science Major-Teaching - Plan A - Specialist (Extended Program)

The Social Science Teaching major Plan A-Specialist requires a minimum of 135 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 135 hours.

This major is intended for students who wish to teach three of the following social sciences: American Government, American History, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and World History. Because of the number of courses required for this major, it cannot be completed in eight semesters of normal work. It will require a longer time or additional work during summers.

Required
Social Science:
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)The Teaching of the Social Studies3
SOC SCI 4191 (900:191)Field Experience: Teaching Social Studies1
Three areas of study in the social sciences are required. Two of these areas require a minimum of 21 hours, and one requires a minimum of 18 hours. *60
Total Hours64

*

Only one field of history (American or World) may be selected as one of the three areas of the major.

Upon completing 100 credit hours of college course work the student must have permission from the Undergraduate Coordinator, Social Science Program, to continue the Social Science-Teaching major based on minimum GPA requirements for full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students unable to meet minimum grade point requirements for full admission to the Teacher Education Program and student teaching must seek an alternative degree.

American Government

Political Science
POL AMER 1014 (942:014)Introduction to American Politics3
Plus 12 (or 15) hours in American Government and 3 hours in Comparative Government or International Relations12-15
Eligible American Government courses
American Political Thought
Introduction to Public Administration
American State Politics
Campaigns and Elections
Community Politics
Legislative Politics
Constitutional Law
Problems in Juvenile and Family Law
Law and Politics
Law and the Courts
Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Modern Presidency
Public Organizations
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Public Budgeting
Public Personnel Administration
The Public Policy Process
United States Foreign Policy
Eligible electives in Comparative Government or International Relations
International Relations
International Law
International Organizations
North-South Relations
Western European Democracies
Russian and East European Politics
African Politics
Latin American Politics

COURSES THAT MAY BE USED TO MEET REQUIREMENTS IN EITHER OF THE ABOVE CATEGORIES, BUT NOT BOTH: POL INTL 3127 (943:127) .

American History

History
HISUS 1110 (961:014)United States History to 18773
HISUS 1120 (961:015)United States History since 18773
Plus 12 (or 15) hours in American history from the following courses: 12-15
Readings in History
American Colonial History
The Early Republic, 1785-1850
Civil War and Reconstruction
Foundations of Modern America: The United States, 1877-1929
U.S. History from 1929 to 1960
Recent United States History
History of Iowa
The South in United States History
History of the West
History of Technology in America
History of American Thought
African-American History
The City in United States History
Religion in America
United States Women's History
Society and Culture in the United States
Indians in American History
United States Constitutional History
United States Labor History

Anthropology

ANTH 1001 (990:010)Human Origins3
ANTH 1002 (990:011)Culture, Nature, and Society3
Plus 12 (or 15) hours in anthropology12-15

Economics

ECON 1041 (920:053)Principles of Macroeconomics *3
ECON 1051 (920:054)Principles of Microeconomics *3
ECON 2112 (920:104)Intermediate Microeconomic Theory3
ECON 2122 (920:103)Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory3
Plus 6 (or 9) hours in economics **6-9

*

Both ECON 1041 (920:053) and ECON 1051 (920:054) will substitute for ECON 1031 (920:024) which will satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

**

Except ECON 1021 (920:020), ECON 1031 (920:024), ECON 1011 (920:070).

Geography

GEOG 1110 (970:040)World Geography3
GEOG 1210 (970:026)Physical Geography3-4
GEOG 4150/5150 (970:141g)Regional Geography: (Variable Topic)3
Plus 9 (or 12) hours in geography from the following courses: 9-12
Human Geography
Maps and Map Interpretation
Recent Climate Change
Economic Geography
North American Cities
Natural Hazards and Disasters
Environmental Geography
Natural Regions of North America
Geographic Information Systems I
Cultural Geography
Demography and Population Geography
Political Geography
Geopolitics: (Variable Topic)
Regional Geography: (Variable Topic) (for different region than above)
Historical Geography: (Variable Topic)
Transportation Planning and Policy
Climatology
Issues in the Teaching of Geography

Psychology

PSYCH 1001 (400:001)Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g)History and Systems of Psychology3
Plus 12 (or 15) hours in psychology12-15

Sociology

Sociology
SOC 1000 (980:001)Introduction to Sociology3
Plus 15 (or 18) hours of sociology from the following courses: 15-18
Social Problems
Research Methods
Statistics for Social Research
Sociology of Families
Social Movements
Language and Culture
Social Gerontology
Social Inequality
Sociology of Culture
The Development of Social Theories
Sociology of Religion
Culture, Disease, and Healing
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Social Data Analysis
Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences
Criminology
Juvenile Delinquency
Crime, Law, and Justice: A Global Perspective
Social Deviance and Control
Drugs, Crime, and Society

World History

One course from Category A and one course from Category B:
Category A:
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
The Ancient Near East
Category B:
History of Ireland
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Modern Middle East History
Plus 12 (or 15) hours in European, Asian, Latin American and/or African history from the following courses:12-15
Readings in History
Junior-Senior Seminar
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
History of Ireland
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
The Ancient Near East
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Modern African History
Colonial Latin American History
Latin American History
Pre-Modern South Asia
Modern South Asia
Pre-Modern Chinese History
Modern Chinese History

Social Science Major-Teaching - Plan B - All Social Science (Extended Program)

The Social Science Teaching major Plan B-All Social Science requires a minimum of 126-129 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 126-129 hours.

This major is intended for students who wish to teach in the State of Iowa in all areas of social science: American Government, American History, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and World History. Area of study will count for one endorsement area. Because of the number of courses required for this major, it cannot be completed in eight semesters of normal work. It will require a longer time or additional work during summers.

Required
Social Science:
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)The Teaching of the Social Studies3
SOC SCI 4191 (900:191)Field Experience: Teaching Social Studies1
One area of study in the social sciences is required *57-60
Total Hours61-64

*

That one area requires a minimum of 15 hours. The rest of the major would complete the Iowa All-Social Studies Endorsement which is as follows: American Government (9 hours), American History (9 hours), World History (9 hours), Economics (6 hours), Geography (6 hours) Psychology (6 hours), Sociology (6)

Upon completing 100 credit hours of college course work the student must have permission from the Undergraduate Coordinator, Social Science Program, to continue the Social Science-Teaching major based on minimum GPA requirements for full admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students unable to meet minimum grade point requirements for full admission to the Teacher Education Program and student teaching must seek an alternative degree.

American Government

Political Science
POL AMER 1014 (942:014)Introduction to American Politics3
Plus 6 (or 12) hours in American Government.6-12
Eligible American Government courses:
American Political Thought
Introduction to Public Administration
American State Politics
Campaigns and Elections
Community Politics
Legislative Politics
Constitutional Law
Law and Politics
Law and the Courts
Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Modern Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Public Budgeting
Problems in Juvenile and Family Law
Public Organizations
The Public Policy Process
Public Personnel Administration
Seminar in Public Administration

American History

HISUS 1110 (961:014)United States History to 18773
HISUS 1120 (961:015)United States History since 18773
Plus 3 (or 9) hours in American history from the following courses: 3-9
Readings in History
American Colonial History
The Early Republic, 1785-1850
Civil War and Reconstruction
Foundations of Modern America: The United States, 1877-1929
U.S. History from 1929 to 1960
Recent United States History
History of Iowa
The South in United States History
History of the West
History of Technology in America
History of American Thought
African-American History
Religion in America
The City in United States History
United States Women's History
Society and Culture in the United States
Indians in American History
United States Constitutional History
United States Labor History

Economics

ECON 1041 (920:053)Principles of Macroeconomics *3
ECON 1051 (920:054)Principles of Microeconomics *3
Plus 0 (or 9) hours in economics: **0-9

*

Both ECON 1041 (920:053) and ECON 1051 (920:054) will substitute for ECON 1031 (920:024) which will satisfy Category 5B of the Liberal Arts Core.

**

Except ECON 1021 (920:020), ECON 1031 (920:024), ECON 1011 (920:070).

Geography

GEOG 1120 (970:010)Human Geography3
or GEOG 1110 (970:040) World Geography
GEOG 1310 (970:061)Maps and Map Interpretation3
or GEOG 4150/5150 (970:141g) Regional Geography: (Variable Topic)
or GEOG 4520/5520 (970:171g) Issues in the Teaching of Geography
Plus 0 (or 9) hours within the Geography Department.0-9

Psychology

PSYCH 1001 (400:001)Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g)History and Systems of Psychology3
Plus 0 (or 9) hours in psychology. 0-9

Sociology

Sociology/Criminology
SOC 1000 (980:001)Introduction to Sociology3
Select one of the following: 3
Sociology of Families
Social Movements
Social Psychology
Social Inequality
Plus 0 (or 9) hours of sociology/criminology from the following courses: 0-9
Social Problems
Research Methods
Statistics for Social Research
Sociology of Families
Language and Culture
Social Gerontology
Social Inequality
Sociology of Culture
The Development of Social Theories
Sociology of Religion
Culture, Disease, and Healing
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Social Data Analysis
Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences
Juvenile Delinquency
Crime, Law, and Justice: A Global Perspective
Social Deviance and Control
Drugs, Crime, and Society

World History

One course from Category A and one course from Category B
Category A:
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
The Ancient Near East
Category B:
History of Ireland
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Modern Middle East History
Plus 3 (or 9) hours in European, Asian, Latin American and/or African history from the following courses:3-9
Readings in History
Junior-Senior Seminar
History of Ancient Greece
History of Ancient Rome
History of Classical Civilization
Medieval Civilization
The Renaissance and Reformation
Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment
History of Ireland
English History to 1688
History of Germany to 1648
The Ancient Near East
Europe from the French Revolution to World War I
Europe from World War I to the Present
English History since 1688
History of Modern France
History of Germany Since 1648
History of Imperial Russia
History of Soviet Russia
Great Power Diplomacy from the Congress of Vienna to the Present
Military History from Napoleon to the Present
Modern European Women's History
Colonial Latin American History
Latin American History
Modern African History
Pre-Modern South Asia
Modern South Asia
Pre-Modern Chinese History
Modern Chinese History

 

Master of Arts Degree Program

Major in Social Science

The M.A. program in social science is designed for individuals who have current teacher licensure and wish to enhance their content and curriculum knowledge in social sciences.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.  Additional information can be obtained from the Graduate Coordinator of Social Science, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This major is available on the non-thesis option only and requires a minimum of 30 semester hours which includes a 3-hour teaching seminar and a 3-hour research paper and project conducted in the final semester. A minimum of 12 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.  Students will also take graduate level classes from the following content areas: American Government, American History, Economics, Geography, Psychology, Sociology, and World History.  Students should not exceed 6 hours from any one content area.

Required
Social Science Seminar:
SOC SCI 6289 (900:289) Seminar3
Research:
SOC SCI 6299 (900:299)Research3
Electives (may not exceed 6 hours from any one content area)24
Total Hours30

 

B.A. Degree - Social Science-Teaching-Plan A - Specialist (Major Code 90A) 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts12Major Area (Minor #1)3
Major Area Introductory Course (Minor #1)3Major Area Introductory Course (Minors #2 and #3) 6
 Liberal Arts6
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts3Major Area (Minor #2)3
Major Area (Minor #1)3Major Area (Minor #3)3
Major Area (Minor #2)3Liberal Arts6
EDPSYCH 2017 (200:017)1INSTTECH 1020 (240:020)2
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030)3SPED 3150 (220:150)2
GEOG 1210 (970:026)(with Lab)4 
 17 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core3Liberal Arts Core3
Major Area (Minor #2)3Major Area (Minor #3)3
Major Area (Minor #3)3Major Area (Minor #1)3
EDPSYCH 3128 (200:128)1Major Area (Minor #2)3
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148)3TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g)3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150)2 
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Area (Minor #1)6Major Area (Minor #1)3
Major Area (Minor #2)3Major Area (Minor #2)3
Major Area (Minor #3)3Major Area (Minor #3)3
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119)3Capstone3
 SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)3
 SOC SCI 4191 (900:191)1
 15 16
Fifth Year
FallHours 
TEACHING 4180 Student Teaching12 
 12
Total credit hours: 136

 

B.A. Degree - Social Science-Teaching-Plan B - All Social Science (Major Code 90B)

 

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core12Liberal Arts Core12
PSYCH 1001 (400:001)3Human or World Geography3
 POL AMER 1014 (942:014)3
 15 18
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core6American Government Elective3
EDPSYCH 2017 (200:017)1ECON 1041 (920:053)3
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030)3GEOG 1210 (970:026) (With Lab)4
HISUS 1110 (961:014)3HISUS 1120 (961:015)3
SOC 1000 (980:001)3INSTTECH 1020 (240:020)2
 SPED 3150 (220:150)2
 16 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
970:061, 970:141, 970:142 or 970:1713980:100, 980:105, 980:123, or 980:1353
Major Emphasis3US History Elective3
World History Elective3World History Elective6
ECON 1051 (920:054)3PSYCH 3004/5004 (400:118g)3
EDPSYCH 3128 (200:128)1TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g)3
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148)3 
MEASRES 3150 (250:150)2 
 18 18
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Major Area (Minor #3)3Student Teaching12
Capstone Experience3 
Major Area (Minor #2)3-6 
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)3 
SOC SCI 4191 (900:191)1 
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119)3 
 16-19 12
Total credit hours: 130-133

 

Courses

SOC SCI 1020 (900:020). Women, Men, and Society — 3 hrs.

Examination of key issues of gender. Attention to variety of topics including ethical issues and gender roles, gender-role stereotyping, male and female roles, sexuality, gender roles in non-western and minority cultures, and gender roles in United States institutions (e.g., in the nuclear family, religion, and the work place). (Fall, Spring)

SOC SCI 1023 (900:023). American Civilization — 3 hrs.

Interdisciplinary study of American society as a culturally and socially diverse nation in a global context. Through an integration of history, literature, and the arts, the course analyzes major themes within the American past. (Variable)

SOC SCI 1041 (900:041). Social Welfare: A World View — 3 hrs.

Comparative study of social welfare (social insurance, public welfare, charity and philanthropy, social services, and mutual aid) in the United States, and selected nations from five regions of the world as defined by the International Congress of Schools of Social Work (African, Asian, European, Latin American, and North American regions). (Same as SW 1041 (450:041))(Fall, Spring)

SOC SCI 1045 (900:045). American Racial and Ethnic Minorities — 3 hrs.

Survey of several American minorities, including Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, and Native Americans. Multi-disciplinary study of these groups with particular emphasis on geographic origins, linguistic traditions, and current modes of economic subsistence. Introduction to folkways and mores of each group. (Same as SW 2045 (450:045))(Fall, Spring)

SOC SCI 4190 (900:190). The Teaching of the Social Studies — 3 hrs.

Ordinarily should precede student teaching. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours in social science; senior standing. Corequisite(s): SOC SCI 4191 (900:191). (Variable)

SOC SCI 4191 (900:191). Field Experience: Teaching Social Studies — 1 hr.

Ordinarily precedes student teaching. Direct experiences in teaching grades 6-12 social studies. Focus on lesson and unit planning, classroom management, and teaching methods. Bi-weekly seminar. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours in social science; formal application; senior standing; consent of instructor. Corequisite(s): SOC SCI 4190 (900:190). (Variable)

SOC SCI 4199/5199 (900:199g). Study Tour — 1-8 hrs.

Directed program of study abroad. Programs to Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and other world areas. Study of social, historical, economic, and/or political characteristics of other countries and cultures. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

SOC SCI 6297 (900:297). Practicum.

(Variable)

SOC SCI 6299 (900:299). Research.

(Variable)