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Teaching Social Studies B.A.A.

Education
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2014
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 123
  • Required credits within the major: 105 to 108
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Arts
The B.A.A. in teaching social studies prepares students to teach grades 5 through 12. Social studies is an interdisciplinary major that requires lower division coursework in each of eight areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies. Students then select one of these areas in which to complete an upper division emphasis. Students complete additional coursework in education.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students entering the secondary and K-12 licensure programs are bound by the policies in effect at the time of application; admission is based on criteria established by the Dept of Education, consistent with MN policies, as established by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education. Students must 1)complete EDUC 1101; 2)GPA of at least 2.50 cumulative including transfer work & in major courses completed at time of application; 3)take the MTLE Basic Skills Test for licensure; 4)passing scores on a nationally recognized standardized test (MTLE Basic Skills Test, ACT, SAT); 5)minimum 30 documented hours working with students in grades 5-12; 6)receive a C- or better in all required courses for the major. Students must submit a letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, and their APAS report. There are alternatives to the admission procedures to encourage the participation of individuals from underrepresented groups and students as determined by the dept.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course (1 cr)
This course will be waived for transfer students or students who change colleges from a college where it is not required. Register course for one credit.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.A.A. in teaching social studies include: * Compliance with general regulations governing granting of degrees. Students are required to review their degree status in the CEHSP Advising & Academic Services Office early in their senior year. * Degree candidates must complete at least 20 of the last 30 degree credits immediately before graduation at UMD. * Make satisfactory academic progress and demonstrate acceptable professional performance in field experiences * Students are expected to: a) make satisfactory progress each semester, including grades of C- or better in all courses required in the major; b) demonstrate acceptable professional performance in applied learning settings (e.g., laboratory, field experiences, clinical experiences); and c) obtain an approved background check before being placed in clinical, field, intern, or student teaching experiences. Students who do not meet program expectations can be dismissed from the major. Details on these requirements are available from the department office.
Lower Division Requirements (37 cr)
Anthropology
ANTH 1602 - Prehistoric Cultures [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
or ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
Economics
ECON 1003 - Economics and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
Education
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Geography
GEOG 1414 - Physical Geography [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 1304 - Human Geography [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
History
HIST 1207 - Dawn of Modern Europe [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 1208 - Europe in the Modern Age [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
HIST 1304 - US History Part I: 1607-1877 [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 1305 - US History Part II: 1865-Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Political Science
POL 1011 - American Government and Politics [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
POL 1050 - International Relations [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or POL 1500 - Introduction to Comparative Politics [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
or POL 1610 - Introduction to Political Theory [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
Psychology
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
Sociology
SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Requirements (12 cr)
EDUC 3412 register for 4 credits.
EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4.0 cr)
EDUC 4234 - Science, Technology, and Society [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2.0 cr)
WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (3.0 cr)
Non-Western History Requirement (3 cr)
This requirement is not required for the History Concentration
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMIN 2015 - Ojibwe History and Culture [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2515 - Precolonial Africa [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa (3.0 cr)
· POL 3570 - Politics of Developing Nations (3.0 cr)
· SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
Diversity Immersion Experience Requirement
A minimum of 40 hours at a formal or nonformal educational setting that has a high percentage (greater than 50 percent) of children, young adults, or families from diverse communities. This experience allows candidates to observe, interact, and reflect in an educational setting guided by focus questions and recommended readings.
Students must meet this requirement after they take EDUC 1101 and before they complete their education program. Registration for credit is not required for this experience; however, candidates who wish to earn credit may register for EDUC 4991.
Block Requirements (37 cr)
Application for admission to the blocks must be submitted by the 6th Friday of the semester. Applications are available from the Department of Education website. Application for admission can be completed either fall or spring semester.
Block 1 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently.
EDSE 4204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4501 - Adolescent/Adult Development and Learning Theory (3.0 cr)
SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School (3.0 cr)
Block 2 (12 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. Application for student teaching must be made by the 4th Friday of the semester before student teaching. Applications are available from the Department of Education website.
EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4214 - Teaching Content-Area Reading (2.0 cr)
EDSE 4244 - Teaching Social Studies: Grades 5-12 (3.0 cr)
EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education (3.0 cr)
EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (2.0 cr)
Block 3 (13 cr)
All courses must be taken concurrently. EDSE 4600 - register for 12 credits.
EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (3.0-12.0 cr)
EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Anthropology
Anthropology Emphasis (18 cr)
ANTH 4651 - Development of Anthropological Theory (4.0 cr)
SOC 3155 - Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Take at most 10 credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3xxx
· ANTH 4xxx
Economics
Students with an economics concentration must take ECON 1003 as their lower division ECON course. ECON 1022 or ECON 1023 cannot count as a lower division course and count toward the concentration.
Economics Emphasis (18 cr)
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
Take at most 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ECON 3xxx
· ECON 4xxx
· ECON 5xxx
Geography
Geography Emphasis (18 cr)
GEOG 3401 - Weather and Climate (3.0 cr)
GEOG 3702 - Geography of the United States and Canada (3.0 cr)
GEOG 4612 - Field Techniques (4.0 cr)
Take 8 - 9 credit(s) from the following:
· GEOG 3xxx
· GEOG 4xxx
· GEOG 5xxx
History
Take no more than 8 credits in any one sub-requirement group. Non-western history requirement is not required for the History concentration.
History Emphasis (18 cr)
Other electives may be approved.
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
Subrequirement I : United States History
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 2355 - United States Military History [LE CAT7] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2357 - Women in American History [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3318 - Slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3320 - American Popular Culture, 1929 to the Present (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3346 - History of Hollywood (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3361 - The American City (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3365 - American Culture and Globalization (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3386 - The United States and the World since 1898 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3396 - The Vietnam War (3.0 cr)
· Subrequirement II: European History
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 2345 - Science and Society: 1500 to Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2365 - Russia in the 20th Century [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3035 - From Alexander to Mohammad (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3055 - The Ancient Near East (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3056 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3107 - The World of Late Antiquity: From Constantine to Justinian (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3121 - The Age of the Heroes: Homer and his World (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3131 - The Roman Republic (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3133 - From Homer to Alexander: Archaic and Classical Greece (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3141 - The Roman Empire: The Imperial Republic and Imperial Age to Marcus Aurelius (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3243 - Europe in Crisis in the 20th Century (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3244 - History of Holocaust (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3257 - Modern France (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3264 - Imperial Russia (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3939 - Europe in the Age of Renaissance and Reformation: 1348-1648 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3940 - Early Modern England: 1485-1689 (3.0 cr)
· Subrequirement III: Asian, African, Non-U.S., Non-European
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· HIST 2325 - Muslim Societies [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 2405 - History of Chinese Culture (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2410 - Modern China, Japan, Koreas, Vietnam and East Asia (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2515 - Precolonial Africa [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3463 - History of Modern China (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3465 - Twentieth Century China Politics (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3615 - Modern Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3616 - Society and Culture in 20th-Century Africa (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3726 - Modern Middle East: 18th Century-Present (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3728 - Her Story: Women, History and Islam (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3825 - Islamic History from Muhammad to the Ottomans (4.0 cr)
· HIST 4727 - Middle Eastern History Through Film [LEIP CAT07] (4.0 cr)
Political Science
Take no more than 8 credits in any one category.
Political Science Emphasis (18 cr)
Take at most 18 credit(s) from the following:
Category I: United States Politics
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· POL 3001 - American Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· POL 3015 - State and Local Government (4.0 cr)
· POL 3040 - Women and Politics (3.0 cr)
· POL 3080 - Environment and Politics (3.0 cr)
· POL 3150 - American Constitutional Law I (4.0 cr)
· POL 3151 - American Constitutional Law II (4.0 cr)
· POL 3170 - Political Interest Groups and Individuals (3.0 cr)
· Category II: International Politics
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· POL 3400 - Contemporary Issues in World Politics (4.0 cr)
· Category III: Comparative Politics
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· POL 3517 - Western European Political Systems (4.0 cr)
· POL 3570 - Politics of Developing Nations (3.0 cr)
· Category IV: Political Theory
Take 0 - 8 credit(s) from the following:
· POL 3600 - Political Concepts (4.0 cr)
· POL 3610 - Political Economy: An Introduction (4.0 cr)
· POL 3651 - Classical Political Thought (4.0 cr)
· POL 3652 - Modern Political Thought (4.0 cr)
Psychology
Psychology Emphasis (18 cr)
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2223 - Gender in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3021 - Experimental Design and Methodology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3111 - Theories of Personality (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3121 - Abnormal Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3201 - Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3371 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3611 - Learning and Behavior (4.0 cr)
Sociology
Sociology Emphasis (18 cr)
SOC 4111 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
SOC 3155 - Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
SOC 3701 - Social Psychology [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
SOC 3901 - Social Change and Social Policy (3.0 cr)
SOC 3821 - Sociology of Community (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3831 - Organizations and Society (4.0 cr)
Take 0 - 1 credit(s) from the following:
· SOC 3xxx
· SOC 4xxx
Women's Studies
Women's Studies Emphasis (18 cr)
WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
Electives (12 cr)
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
Women's Studies
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism [SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3001 - Third World Women [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics (3.0 cr)
· WS 3100 - Feminist Thought [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3300 - Women and Spirituality [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3350 - Women and the Law [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3600 - Ecofeminist Theories and Practices [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· Other Electives
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 4323 - Women and Justice (3.0 cr)
· HIST 2357 - Women in American History [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3040 - Women and Politics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 2223 - Gender in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems (3.0 cr)
 
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