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  Sep 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

History, BA, Concentration: Social Studies Education


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The Purdue University Northwest Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in Social Studies Education is housed within the department of History and Philosophy. This program, cooperatively developed and supported by the department and the PNW School of Education and Counseling, is specifically designed to provide preparation for teachers of social studies. In alignment with standards set by the state of Indiana Department of Education, students each specialize in the teaching of historical perspectives, and additionally choose at least two of the following areas of specialization: Economics, Government and Citizenship, Psychology, and Sociology.

Graduates of our program have gone on to become excellent teachers, earning awards and successfully changing the lives of students in Indiana and beyond through social studies education.

Degree Requirements


PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Speech Communication (3 Credits)


Quantitative Reasoning (3 Credits)


Natural Sciences (3 Credits)


Select from the Natural Sciences Core list

Social Sciences (3 Credits)


First-Year Experience (FYE) (3 Credits)


Other Required Courses (57 Credits)


Foreign Language (12 Credits)


French, Spanish, German

Philosophy (3 Credits)


Any 10000 level, except PHIL10500

History Elective (3 Credits)


Any 30000 level

Intense Area 2 and 3 (30 Credits)


Choose 15 credit hours in two of the following intense areas:

Sociology

Total 144 Credits Required


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