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Social Science

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There is no social science department as such. The programs and the general courses in social studies 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 3190Introduction to Teaching Social Studies1
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)Methods of Teaching Social Studies3
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 major.

American Government

Political Science
POL AMER 1014 (942:014)Introduction to American Politics3
AND
POL INTL 1024 (943:024)International Relations3
OR
POL COMP 1040 (944:040)Comparative Politics3
Plus 12 (or 15) hours in American Government.12-15
Eligible American Government courses
American State Politics
Law and the Courts
Campaigns and Elections
Legislative Politics
Constitutional Law
Law and Politics
Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Modern Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Iowa Politics
United States Foreign Policy
American Political Thought

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 1120 (970:010)Human Geography3
GEOG 1210 (970:026)Physical Geography3
GEOG 1310 (970:061)Maps and Map Interpretation3
GEOG 3210 (970:137)Natural Hazards and Disasters3
Plus 3 (or 6) hours in geography from the following courses: 3-6
Recent Climate Change
Economic Geography
North American Cities
Environmental Geography
Cultural Geography
Demography and Population Geography
Political Geography
Regional Geography: (Variable Topic)
Historical Geography: (Variable Topic)
Climatology
Issues in the Teaching of Geography

Psychology

PSYCH 1001 (400:001)Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 3002 (400:101)Research Methods4
One Course from each category
Human Growth and Development (3 hours)
PSYCH 2202 (400:120)Developmental Psychology3
Social, Personality, Abnormal (3 hours)
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Learning, Motivation, and Emotion (3 hours)
Behavior Modification
Motivation and Emotion
Conditioning and Learning
Physiological, Cognition, Sensation and Perception (3 hours)
Biopsychology
Sensation and Perception
Introduction to Neurology
Memory and Language
Cognitive Psychology
Electives (0-3 hours)
Psychology of Gender Differences
Psychological Statistics
Drugs and Individual Behavior
Practicum in Teaching Psychology

Sociology

Sociology
SOC 1000 (980:001)Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2010 (980:108)Research Methods3
1 Course from Groups 2, 3, 4 and 5
Group 2
Social Problems
Social Psychology
Statistics for Social Research
Group 3
Language and Culture
Sociology of Culture
Immigration and Transnationalism
Group 4
Sociology of Families
Social Movements
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Gender
Group 5
Social Inequality
Men and Masculinities
Health, Illness, and Dying
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Electives 0-3 Hours0-3
Social Gerontology
The Development of Social Theories
Conflict Resolution
Culture, Disease, and Healing
Social Data Analysis
Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences
Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice
Social Deviance and Control

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 sciences: 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 3190Introduction to Teaching Social Studies1
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)Methods of Teaching Social Studies3
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 major.

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 State Politics
Law and the Courts
Campaigns and Elections
Legislative Politics
Constitutional Law
Law and Politics
Public Opinion and Voting Behavior
Modern Presidency
Political Parties and Interest Groups
United States Foreign Policy

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 1110 (970:040)World Geography3
or GEOG 1120 (970:010) Human Geography
GEOG 1210 (970:026)Physical Geography3
or GEOG 1310 (970:061) Maps and Map Interpretation
Plus 0 (or 9) hours from the following0-9
Recent Climate Change
Economic Geography
North American Cities
Natural Hazards and Disasters
Environmental Geography
Natural Regions of North America
Cultural Geography
Demography and Population Geography
Political Geography
Geopolitics: (Variable Topic)
Regional Geography: (Variable Topic)
Historical Geography: (Variable Topic)
Climatology
Soils and Landscapes
Rivers
Issues in the Teaching of Geography

Psychology

PSYCH 1001 (400:001)Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 3002 (400:101)Research Methods4
Plus 0 (or 8) hours from the following 0-8
Psychology of Gender Differences
Developmental Psychology
Social Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Behavior Modification
Sensation and Perception
Health Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Human Differences
Motivation and Emotion
Conditioning and Learning
Memory and Language
Cognitive Psychology
Practicum in Teaching Psychology

Sociology

Sociology/Criminology
SOC 1000 (980:001)Introduction to Sociology3
Plus 3 (or 9) hours of sociology/criminology from the following courses: 3-9
Social Problems
Research Methods
Statistics for Social Research
Sociology of Families
Social Movements
Social Psychology
Language and Culture
Social Gerontology
Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice
Social Inequality
Men and Masculinities
Sociology of Culture
Health, Illness, and Dying
The Development of Social Theories
Immigration and Transnationalism
Sociology of Religion
Conflict Resolution
Culture, Disease, and Healing
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Social Data Analysis
Sociology of Gender
Feminist Theories in the Social Sciences
Social Deviance and Control

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 and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Graduate Coordinator of Social Studies, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, for any other application requirements.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

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 may not exceed 12 hours from any one content area.

Required
Social Studies Seminar from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, selected in consultation with Graduate Coordinator:
SOC SCI 6289 (900:289) Seminar3
Research from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, selected in consultation with Graduate Coordinator:
SOC SCI 6299 (900:299)Research3
Electives (may not exceed 12 hours from any one content area)24
Total Hours30

 

Social Science-Teaching-Plan A - Specialist, B.A.

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
TEACHING 20171INSTTECH 1020 (240:020)2
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030)3SPED 3150 (220:150)2
GEOG 1210 (970:026)3 
GEOG 12111 
 17 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core3Liberal Arts Core3
Major Area (Minor #2)3Major Area (Minor #1)3
Major Area (Minor #3)3Major Area (Minor #2)3
TEACHING 31281Major Area (Minor #3)3
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148)3TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g)3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150)2 
SOC SCI 31901 
 16 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)3LAC Capstone2
 SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)3
 15 14
Fifth Year
FallHours 
TEACHING 4180 Student Teaching12 
 12
Total credit hours: 135

 

 

 

Social Science-Teaching-Plan B - All Social Studies, B.A.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core12Liberal Arts Core12
PSYCH 1001 (400:001)3POL AMER 1014 (942:014)3
 GEOG 1110 or GEOG 11203
 15 18
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Liberal Arts Core6POL AMER American Government Elective3
TEACHING 20171ECON 1041 (920:053)3
EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030)3GEOG 1210 (970:026)3
HISUS 1110 (961:014)3GEOG 12111
SOC 1000 (980:001)3HISUS 1120 (961:015)3
 INSTTECH 1020 (240:020)2
 SPED 3150 (220:150)2
 16 17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
World History Elective - Group A3US History Elective3
ECON 1051 (920:054)3Sociology Elective3
TEACHING 31281World History Elective - Group B6
EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148)3TEACHING 4170/5170 (280:170g)3
MEASRES 3150 (250:150)2Area of Emphasis Elective3
PSYCH 3002 (400:101)4 
SOC SCI 31901 
 17 18
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
SOCFOUND 3119 (260:119)3TEACHING 3138 (280:138)12
SOC SCI 4190 (900:190)3 
POL AMER American Government Electives3 
Area of Emphasis Elective6 
LAC Capstone Experience2 
 17 12
Total credit hours: 130

 

 

 

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 and Spring)

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 and 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 and Spring)

SOC SCI 3190. Introduction to Teaching Social Studies — 1 hr.

Acquaints students with basic secondary social studies instructional methods. Introduces fundamentals of lesson planning, including using standards, benchmarks, and curricula as well as varied active learning and classroom management strategies. Students prepare for seeking employment by beginning to write teaching philosophies and building professional portfolios. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TEACHING 3128; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

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

Basic teaching methods class designed for future social studies teachers to understand effective instructional techniques and strategies. Emphasis will be placed on lesson plan development, effective instruction, and perspectives of teaching in changing environments. Examination and evaluation of current curricular materials, curriculum development, and appropriate assessment strategies. Ordinarily taken the semester immediately preceding student teaching. Prerequisite(s): SOC SCI 3190; consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

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.

Prerequisite(s): consent of department. (Variable)