2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 09, 2020  
2019-20 Academic Catalog

History, BA, Concentration: Social Studies Education


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About the Program


Apply Now 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 at the secondary level - in both middle and high schools. 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, Geography, 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


  • 123-129 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 minimum grade of B-; Minimum grade of B- required for EDCI 30900, EDCI 32300, EDCI 34700, EDCI 35500, EDCI 36600, and EDCI 37000; minimum grade of C required for EDPS 22000, EDPS 26000, EDPS 28500
  • 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)


Major Core (39 Credits)


Social Studies Intense Areas (18-24 Credits)


Choose 15 credit hours in two of the following intense areas: Economics, Government, Geography, Psychology, or Sociology. Some courses listed here are completed as Gen. Ed. requirements, or can be completed within the Major Core, making the total 18-24.

Economics

*ECON 37500 United States Economic History or HIST 37400 United States Economic History would also satisfy Major Core requirement.

Government

Geography

**HIST36110 Environmental History of Latin America, HIST38000 American Environmental History or HIST39000 Historical Geography would also satisfy one of the Major Core requirements.

Psychology

Sociology

Total 123-129 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 minimum grade of B-; Minimum grade of B- required for EDCI 30900, EDCI 32300, EDCI 34700, EDCI 35500, EDCI 36600, and EDCI 37000; minimum grade of C required for EDPS 22000, EDPS 26000, EDPS 28500; 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 (15-18 Credits)


Semester 8 (9 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Students must take four levels of same language; Any language is accepted.

Note 2: EDCI 35500 – Admission to Gate 2 courses requires screening by the Department of Teacher Preparation Advisor. Courses marked with (f) require field observations.

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

Note 4: In place of HIST 11000, students may take both HIST 10200 and HIST 10300.  This will increase the number of credit hours required to complete the degree.

Note 5: Students whose Intense Area 3 is Geography and who take either HIST 36100 Environmental History of Latin America, HIST 38000 American Environmental History, or HIST 39300 Historical Geography for either their U.S. History course or non-U.S. History course may also count that course as a requirement for their Intense Area Course

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, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

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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