2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 20, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History, BA, Concentration: Social Studies Education


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About the Program


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


  • 144 Credit Hours
  • Minimum grade of B required for ENGL 10400, ENGL 10500, and COM 11400; Minimum grade of C required for all Education, History, Intense Area, and Foreign Language courses, with the exception of HIST 10600 which requires a B-
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required for graduation
  • Certain courses may only be available at one campus location

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Other Required Courses (57 Credits)


Foreign Language (12 Credits)


Four semesters of French, Spanish, or German

Philosophy (3 Credits)


Any 10000 level PHIL course, except PHIL 15000  

US History Elective (3 Credits)


Any 30000 level HIST course

Non-US History Elective (6 Credits)


Any 30000 level History course.

Intense Area 2 and 3 (30 Credits)


Choose 15 credit hours in two of the following intense areas - Economics, Government, Psychology, or Sociology.

Total 144 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of B required for ENGL 10400, ENGL 10500, and COM 11400; Minimum grade of C required for all Education, History, Intense Area, and Foreign Language courses, with the exception of HIST 10600 which requires a B-; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 4 (18 Credits)


Semester 5 (21 Credits)


Semester 6 (18 Credits)


Semester 7 (18 Credits)


Semester 8 (12 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Introduction to Literature – Any literature course is allowed.

Note 2: Philosophy – Any 10000 level Philosophy course except PHIL 15000.

Note 3: Intense Area 2 and Intense Area 3 – Choose 15 credit hours in two of the following intense areas: Economics: ECON 25100 and ECON 25200, Plus 3 of the following: ECON 31100, 32200, 35100, 35200, 37500, 38000, 41900, 43400 46500 or HIST 37400. Government: POL 10100, 13000 or 14100, and POL 20000; Plus two 30000 level or higher courses as approved by the department. Psychology: PSY 12000, 36100 or 36200, 33900 or SOC 34000, PSY 34400 or PSY 42800; Plus one 30000 level or higher PSY course. Sociology: SOC 10000, 22000, plus three 30000 level or higher SOC courses.

Note 4: Aesthetics – choose 1 course from AD 25500, MUS 25000, ENGL 31900, PHIL 10600 or THTR 20100.

Note 5: History Elective (non-American) – Any 3000 level History course (HIST 30600, 31600, 32500, 33600, 36500, 37400, 41000, 42600, 55300, 56400 58400) or any non-American History course approved by the department.

Note 6: EDCI 35500 – Admission to Gate 2 courses requires screening by the Department of Teacher Preparation Advisor. Courses marked with (f) require field observations. Students may not receive more than 2 C’s in the professional education classes.

Note 7: Admission to Gate 3 and beyond requires admission to the Teacher Preparation program and passing of state licensure exams.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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