Credit Hours: 3.00. An investigation of various aspects of the teaching of the social studies. One topic is dealt with in each enrollment. Master’s candidates are expected to complete the first three topics. Areas include: (1) philosophic concepts used in the social studies; (2) curricular analysis and examination of new social studies materials; (3) methods of inquiry in the social studies; (4) research methodology in the social studies. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.