Buena Vista University

Social Studies

Why do people live how they live? And what can be done to address their problems? The disciplines of the social sciences seek to understand questions the address human order and disorder, and the possibilities of change for the better. Though the social studies minor, you’ll take courses from economics, history, government psychology, and sociology, learning how to teach their basic concepts to the next generation.

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Courses of study

Minor in SOCIAL STUDIES with teaching LICENSURE (K-8): 24 credit hours

ECON 205 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 200 World Regional Geography of the Developed World or GEOG 201 World Regional
Geography of the Developing World or GEOG 300 Human Cultural Geography
HIST 101 History of the United States to 1877 or HIST 102 History of the United States After 1877
HIST 121 The Emergence of Western Civilization or HIST 122 The Revolutions of Western Civilizations
PSCN 110 Introduction to American Government or PSPA 320 State and Local Politics
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology or PSYC 100 General Psychology
Electives from history, sociology, government or economics
Plus requirements for secondary education and education core

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