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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

PDF of Social Studies, B.A.

Political Science

Faculty

Thomas Beech, Patrick Donnay

Programs

Department of Political Science
HS
Phone: (218) 755-2880
Fax: (218) 755-2822

Social Studies

Programs

Social Studies, B.A. major

Note: A minimum of 22 semester credits used to meet course requirements in I and II must be completed at Bemidji State University. No course grade below a C may be used to meet these requirements and a minimum GPA of 2.50 in this major is required for graduation. Students who desire a second field of emphasis are to consider completion a minor or a second major in that field. Such action may complement and increase the marketability of this major.

Required Credits: 48
Required GPA: 2.50

I REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM

CAPSTONE COURSE
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSE:

  • POL4500

ECONOMICS COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • ECON2000
  • ECON2100

GEOGRAPHY COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • GEOG2100
  • GEOG2200

GEOGRAPHY COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • GEOG3410
  • GEOG3800
  • GEOG3810
  • GEOG3820
  • GEOG3840

UPPER DIVISION WORLD HISTORY
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • HST2208
  • HST2218
  • HST2228
  • HST2580
  • HST2600
  • HST2660
  • HST2700
  • HST2800
  • HST3159
  • HST3169
  • HST3258
  • HST3268
  • HST3277
  • HST3409
  • HST3419
  • HST3429
  • HST3449
  • HST3459

UPPER DIVISION U.S. HISTORY
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • HST2600
  • HST2610
  • HST2617
  • HST2640
  • HST2650
  • HST2667
  • HST2800
  • HST3117
  • HST3128
  • HST3137
  • HST3159
  • HST3169
  • HST3178
  • HST3187

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • POL1200
  • POL1300
  • POL1400

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

  • POL3100
  • POL3130
  • POL3150
  • POL3160
  • POL3170
  • POL3180
  • POL3190
  • POL3200
  • POL3210
  • POL3230
  • POL3410
  • POL3420
  • POL4200

SOCIOLOGY COURSES
SELECT 2 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  • SOC2200
    or SOC2210
  • SOC3010

II REQUIRED FIELD OF EMPHASIS

SELECT 18 SEMESTER CREDITS OF ELECTIVES FROM POLITICAL
SCIENCE:

  • POL ****

SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES MAJOR, B.A.

The following is suggested for logical and effective scheduling but can be interpreted as flexible for meeting requirements and a student's particular needs. Students should meet with the Social Studies coordinator and advisor as early as possible in their planning.

Freshman - Sophomore

  • Geography and History constitute the "matrix" of Social Studies and students should complete required core courses in these subjects first.
  • Complete Liberal Education requirements

Junior-Senior

  • Complete remaining core course requirements and courses for area of emphasis.
  • Complete Professional Education courses
  • Students pursuing the B.S. Teacher Licensure in Social Studies should complete GEOG 3460 no sooner than their junior year, preferably just prior to their student teaching.