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2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

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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:

ECONOMICS COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

GEOGRAPHY COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

GEOGRAPHY COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

UPPER DIVISION WORLD HISTORY
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

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

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES

SOCIOLOGY COURSES
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

II REQUIRED FIELD OF EMPHASIS

REQUIRED ELECTIVES:

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM ANTHROPOLOGY

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM SOCIOLOGY

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM POLITICAL SCIENCE

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM GEOGRAPHY

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM HISTORY

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM ECONOMICS

SELECT 3 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM PSYCHOLOGY

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.