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Social Studies Education An Interdisciplinary Teacher Education Program

Programs offered

• Major in Social Studies Education (52 credits plus 32 credits in education) • Add-on middle level endorsement for Elementary Education majors in social studies (see education) (30 credits)

Faculty

Sociology and Social Work Programs offered • Major in Sociology (32 credits) • Minor in Sociology (20 credits) • Major in Social Work (54 credits) • Major in Social Studies Education (see social studies and education) (52 credits plus 32 credits in education) • Add-on endorsement preparation in Social Studies for Elementary Education majors (see education) (30 credits)

The social studies teaching interdisciplinary education program is overseen by a committee of faculty representing each of the departments involved in the major:

Sociology Faculty

W. Vincent Arnold, committee chair Michael Bath Nicholas R. Ellig Patricia K. Gulsvig Susan J. Larson Ronald G. Twedt

Social Work Faculty

Major in Social Studies Education This interdisciplinary major prepares students to be recommended by the Concordia College department of education for Minnesota licensure to teach social studies in grades 5-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. (See education pages for program information, requirements and course descriptions.) The requirements for a major in social studies education are 52 credits plus 32 credits in education: • BUS 201 – Principles of Global Economics, 4 credits • GEOG 201 – World Geography, 4 credits • HIST 111 – United States in Perspective to 1865, 4 credits • HIST 112 – United States in Perspective since 1865, 4 credits • HIST 313 – Black American History, 4 credits • HIST 315 – Indians of North America, 4 credits • 4 credits from the following: – HIST 132 – European History in Perspective since 1500, 4 credits – HIST 151 – World in Perspective to 1500, 4 credits • PSC 211 – U.S. Political System, 4 credits • GS 117 – Systems, Policies and Institutions: An Intro to Global Studies, 4 credits • PSYC 206 – Developmental Psychology, 4 credits • PSYC 357 – Abnormal Psychology, 4 credits • SOC 111 – Human Society, 4 credits • SOC 217 – Cultural Anthropology, 4 credits • EDUC 379 – Methods of Teaching in Social Studies, 4 credits • Successful completion of the secondary/K-12 required coursework (see Education: Coursework in Secondary/K-12 Education)

Courses Please refer to general major areas of course prefix for course descriptions.

Matthew L. Lindholm, chair Nicholas R. Ellig Andrew M. Lindner Natalie M. Peluso

Kristi K. Loberg, program director Laurie K. Dahley, field coordinator

Sociology The sociology program provides learning experiences that prepare students to: • understand the basic assumptions, guiding questions, concepts, theories and methods of sociology • apply the sociological imagination to questions about society and one’s self • grasp the complexity and diversity found in human societies The requirements for a major in sociology are 32 credits: • SOC 111 – Human Society, 4 credits • SOC 228 – Research Methods and Statistics, 4 credits • SOC 356 – Sociological Theory, 4 credits • 20 additional credits in sociology The requirements for a minor in sociology are 20 credits: • SOC 111 – Human Society, 4 credits • SOC 228 – Research Methods and Statistics, 4 credits • 12 additional credits in sociology Students seeking a minor in sociology may use one of the following courses to satisfy the research requirement: • PSYC 230 – Statistics and Psychological Measurement, 4 credits • PSC 311 – Methods and Techniques of Political Analysis, 4 credits • BUSN 320 – Business Statistics, 3 credits However, students taking one of these options must then take an additional sociology course in place of SOC 228 – Research Methods and Statistics to meet the requirement for 20 credits in sociology.

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III

Academic Catalog 2013-14  

2013-14 Concordia College Catalog | June 2013, Volume III