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Option Social Studies Teaching Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Education - College of Education



This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License to teach social studies at the middle school (grades 6–9) and/or the high school (grades 9–12) levels.



Pre-Education Level

Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required content course work.

Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Double Degree Advisor at least once a year in order to ensure they are on track to meet the prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying to the Professional Level.

Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)

Taken prior to Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service)
ED 472. Foundations of ESOL Education (3) 
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)

Social Studies Content Mastery Requirements (57–67 credits)

Completed prior to Professional Level. These Standards are based on the National Council for the Social Studies (revised 2010), http://www.socialstudies.org/. Most of these courses will also meet requirements for student's first degree.

You need depth and breadth of knowledge including both analytical and methodological expertise in at least one social studies discipline. Met with a major in one of the following disciplines:

You are required to have extensions of learning into a non-campus environment or new culture. (6 credits or 180 volunteer hours): Internship or one term abroad at 6 credits or 180 hours of volunteer experience. This should be documented with transcripted hours or with a letter from a supervisor verifying volunteer hours.

Standard 1: Culture and Cultural Diversity (3–4 credits)

Social studies program should include experiences that provide for the study of culture and cultural diversity.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4):
ANTH 210. *Comparative Cultures (3)
ANTH 251. *Language in the USA (3)
GEOG 105. *Geography of the Non-Western World (3)
GEOG 106. *Geography of the Western World (3)
HST 106. *World History III: The Modern and Contemporary World (3)
PS 345. *Politics of Developing Nations (4)
WGSS 480. *International Women (3)

Standard 2: Time, Continuity, and Change (3 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the past and its legacy.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4):
ANTH 230. Time Travelers (3)
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 330. *Evolution of People, Technology, and Society (3)
ANTH 433. First Americans, Last Frontiers (4)

Standard 3: People, Places, and Environments (3–4 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of people, places, and environments.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4):
ANTH 477. Ecological Anthropology (4)
ANTH 481. *Natural Resources and Community Values (3)
FES 485. *Consensus and Natural Resources (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 309. *Environmental Justice (3)
GEOG 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)
GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
HST 481. *Environmental History of the United States (4)
PHL/REL 443/543. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PS 461. Environmental Political Theory (4)
PS 475. Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
PS 477. International Environmental Politics and Policy (4)
SOC 480. *Environmental Sociology (4)

Standard 4: Individual Development and Identity (3–4 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of individual development and identity.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4):
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 370. Personality (4)
SOC 340. Deviant Behavior and Social Control (4)
SOC 440. Juvenile Delinquency (4)
WGSS 223. *Women: Self and Society (3)
WGSS 224. *Women: Personal and Social Change (3)
WGSS 490. Self Esteem and Personal Power (3)

Standard 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions (3–4 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of interactions among individuals, groups, and institutions.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4):
COMM 322. Small-Group Problem Solving (3)
COMM 324. Communication in Organizations (3)
COMM 326 Intercultural Communication (3)
PS 206. *Introduction to Political Thought (4)
PS 365. American Political Thought (4)
PSY 360. Social Psychology (4)
SOC 205. *Institutions and Social Change (3)
SOC 424. Social Psychology (4)

Standard 6: Power, Authority, and Governance (3–4 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of how people create, interact with and change structures of power, authority, and governance.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4):
ANTH/ES/WGSS/WLC 373. Approaches to Social Justice (3)
HST 392. *Modern China and Japan (4)
HST 460. American Thought and Culture (4)
HST 461. American Thought and Culture (4)
HST 462. American Thought and Culture (4)
HST/REL 485/585. *Politics and Religion in the Modern Middle East (4)
HST 495. China in the Twentieth Century (4)
PS 201. *Introduction to United States Government and Politics (4)
PS 204. *Introduction to Comparative Politics (4)
PS 313. Campaigns and Elections (4)
PS 331. *State and Local Politics (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SOC 448. Law and Society (4)

Standard 7: Production, Distribution, and Consumption (6–8 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of how people organize for the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

2 courses from below or approved* alternative(s) (6–8):
ANTH 471. Cash, Class and Culture: Hunter-Gatherers to Capitalism (4)
ANTH 484. *Wealth and Poverty (3)
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)
ECON 202. *Introduction to Macroeconomics (4)
ECON 311. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (4)
ECON 315. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 204/GEOG 240. *Climate Change, Water and Society (3)
GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
PS 345. *The Politics of Developing Nations (4)
PS 371. Public Policy Problems (4)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)
SOC 481. *Society and Natural Resources (4)

Standard 8: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4 credits)

Social studies programs should include experiences that provide for the study of relationships among science, technology, and society.

1 course from below or approved* alternative (3–4 credits):
ANTH 330. *Evolution of People, Technology, and Society (3)
CS 391. *Social and Ethical Issues in Computer Science (3)
ES 445. *Native American Science and Technology (4)
HST 428. History of Western Thought (4)
HST 430. History of Western Thought (4)
HST 462. American Thought and Culture (4)
PS 473. US Energy Policy (4)
PS 476. *Science and Politics (4)
SOC 456. *Science and Technology in Social Context (4)
WGSS 340. *Gender and Science (3)

Standard 9: Global Connections (14–16 credits)

Social science programs should include experiences that provide for the study of global connections and interdependence.

2 courses from non-Western cultures and 2 additional courses from any one area below.  You may substitute equivalent approved* courses (14–16):
ANTH 313. *Peoples of the World-Latin America (3)
ANTH 314. *Peoples of the World-Middle East (3)
ANTH 315. *Peoples of the World-Africa (3)
ANTH 316. *Peoples of the World-South and Southeast Asia (3)
ANTH 317. *Peoples of the World-Pacific (3)
ANTH 318. *Peoples of the World-China (3)
ANTH 319. *Peoples of the World-Japan and Korea (3)
CHN 332. *Chinese Culture II (3) [Terminated summer 2017]
ECON 340. *International Economics (4)
GEOG 311. *Geography of Africa (3)
GEOG 313. *Geography of Asia (3)
GEOG 314. *Geography of Latin America (3)
GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
HST 320. *Ancient Near East (4)
HST 323. Roman Empire (4)
HST 331. History of Early Modern Europe (4)
HST 335. Nineteenth-Century Europe (4)
HST 336. Twentieth-Century Europe (4)
HST 341. History of Russia (4)
HST 345. Society in Modern Russia (4)
HST/REL 350. *Modern Latin America (4)
HST 366. History of the American Indian (4)
HST 381. *History of Africa (4)
HST/REL 387. *Islamic Civilization (4)
HST 391. *Traditional China and Japan (4)
HST 392. *Modern China and Japan (4)
HST/REL 425/525. *The Holocaust in its History (4)
HST 433. English History (4)
HST 436. History of Modern Germany (4)
HST 452. Modern Mexico (4)
HST 456. Problems in Latin American History (4)
HST/REL 485/585. *Politics and Religion in the Modern Middle East (4)
HST 494. Modern Japan: A Cultural History (4)
HST 495. China in the Twentieth Century (4)
JPN 332. *Japanese Culture (3) [Terminated summer 2017]
PS 204. *Introduction to Comparative Politics (4)
PS 205. *Introduction to International Relations (4)
PS 341. *European and EU Politics (4)
PS 343. *Russian Politics (4)
PS 344. *Latin American Politics (4)
PS 345. *The Politics of Developing Nations (4)
PS 348. *Chinese Politics (4)
PS 350. *Japanese Politics (4)

Standard 10: Civic Ideals and Practices (15–16 credits)

Social science programs should include experiences that provide for the study of the ideals, principles, and practices of citizenship in a democratic republic.

4 courses from below or substitute equivalent approved* courses (15–16):
ES 101. *Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
HST 201. *History of the United States (4)
HST 202. *History of the United States (4)
HST 203. *History of the United States (4)
HST 362. Women in United States History (4)
HST 363. Women in United States History (4)
HST 365. *The Civil Rights Movement in the Modern U.S. (4)
HST 368. *Lesbian and Gay Movements in Modern America (4)
HST 460. American Thought and Culture (4)
HST 461. American Thought and Culture (4)
HST 462. American Thought and Culture (4)
HST 467. History of the American West (4)
HST 468. History of the American West (4)
HST 469. History of the Pacific Northwest (4)
HST 471. Colonial America (4)
HST 472. Colonial America (4)
HST 473. The Era of the American Revolution (4)
HST 474. Jeffersonian and Jacksonian Democracy (4)
HST 475. Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
HST 477. The Progressive and New Deal Eras (4)
HST 478. The United States Since 1939 (4)
PS 201. *Introduction to United States Governments and Politics (4)
PS 311. Congressional Politics (4)
PS 312. Presidential Politics (4)
PS 313. Campaigns and Elections (4)
PS 315. *The Politics of Media (4)
PS 316. Public Opinion and Politics (4) [Terminated summer 2017]
PS 321. Constitutional Law: Government Powers and Constraints (4)
PS 322. *Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties (4)
PS 323. Constitutional Law: Rights of the Accused (4)
PS 331. *State and Local Politics (4)
PS 363. *Gender and Race in American Political Thought (4)
PS 375. *The Civil Rights Movement and Policies (4)
PS 425. *Gender and the Law (4)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SOC 448. Law and Society (4)
SOC 450. Sociology of Education (4)
SOC 470. Collective Behavior (4)

*Alternative classes are reviewed on a case by case basis, by petition, and approved jointly by the Double Degree Advisor, the Social Studies Liaison, and the Double Degree Program Coordinator.

Professional Level

To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on all required Oregon licensure exams.

Professional Level Course Work (37–38 credits)

Taken in the Professional year-long program.

ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (1)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Experience)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Practicum)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (3) (Part-time Student Teaching)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10) (Full-time Student Teaching)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 425. Curriculum Implementation and Instructional Strategies 7–12 (4)
ED 427. Alternative Assessment for Middle and High School (2)
ED 493. Reading, Literature, and Language Development in the Content (2)
   or ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Education (3)
ED 494. Content Standards and Curriculum Development for High School (3)  

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 70




 
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