Apr 08, 2020  
Spring 2020 Catalog 
    
Spring 2020 Catalog

Social Science - Broad-Field: Teacher Certification (Secondary/Middle), B.A.


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This major is administered by the Department of History and International Studies .

 

Consists of a minimum of 54 social science credits from the following subjects: anthropology, economics, geography (human), history, political science, psychology and sociology.

This “broad-field” social science major will permit teaching in the major field, the minor field, and the fusion courses. (The fusion courses are those drawn from several of the social science disciplines and, therefore, require a composite preparation in social science. Fusion courses include civics, social problems, American problems, area studies, vital issues, etc.) In addition, broad-field social science majors may be certified to teach in any of the social science disciplines in which they have completed 9 credits.

For certification in the “broad-field” social sciences, Wisconsin statutes require instruction in conservation and cooperatives. These requirements (normally ECON 110  or ECON 272 , and NRES 370 ) are described in the Education  section of this catalog.

Select alternative A or B:

Alternative A


Certifiable Major


A certifiable major (minimum of 34 credits) in one of the subject areas listed above (anthropology, economics, geography (human), history, political science, psychology, or sociology).

Social Science Subjects


A minimum of 20 credits distributed over at least two of the other social science subjects.

History and/or Political Science


At least 12 credits must be in history and/or political science.

Alternative B


Certifiable Minor


A certifiable minor (minimum of 22 credits) in one of the social science subjects listed above (anthropology, economics, geography (human), history, political science, psychology, or sociology).

Social Science Subjects


A minimum of 32 credits distributed over at least three of the other social science subjects.

History and/or Political Science


At least 12 credits must be in history and/or political science.

World Language Courses, 8 credits


Complete a two-semester sequence of university entry-level world language courses (101, 102). The requirement may be fulfilled through equivalent coursework or other language acquisition as demonstrated through a test-out policy (including Native American languages and American Sign Language). If your native language is not English and you can document formal high school or university study of your native language, you may use ENGL 101  and ENGL 202 , or ENGL 150  as a means of fulfilling this world language requirement. Please see the Department of World Languages and Literatures  for details.

Communication in the Major


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