Undergraduate Course Catalog

Social Studies

TEACHER EDUCATION
Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. Refer to the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College listings in this catalog for descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program. 


TEACHING MAJOR IN SOCIAL STUDIES (BA/BS), 54 hours

All students seeking to become candidates for licensure in Social Studies will, via course completion and performance assessment, demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in the individual disciplines: economics, geography, government, psychology, sociology, and historical perspectives (United States and world history). See department statements for course requirements. They will demonstrate that mastery as a result of intensive preparation in two or more disciplines, one of which must be historical perspectives. Students will complete 27 hours in historical perspectives to facilitate preparation in both United States and world history, complemented by preparation in one other discipline (15 hours), and four other courses (12 hours), one from each of the four other disciplines, totaling 54 hours. Students are encouraged to pursue additional licensure in one or more of the other four disciplines.

See departments for required courses in areas of concentration.
The following courses are required for disciplines that are not
the student's areas of concentration (the four other courses described above): 

Economics:
Geography:
Political Science:
Psychology:
Sociology
ECON
GEOG
POLS
PSYS
SOC
116
150
130
100
100
Survey of Economic Ideas (3)
Global Geography (3)
American National Government (3)
Intro to Psychological Science (3)
Principles of Sociology (3)
 



12

SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM 

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Professional education sequence, 45 hours 

EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE



SS


420
385
205
251
390
320
380
460
465
150
350
395

Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Read Div Sec Cont Class
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Student Tchng: Sec Schl (6-7)
Elective Student Teaching (3 or 5)
Intro Soc Studies Ed-Sec Lev
Teaching SS Jr Hi/Mid School
Teaching SS in Sec Schools

3
3
3
3
3
#
3
7
5
3
3
3





45 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points p. 382 for additional information. 
Academic Systems
North Quadrangle, Room 360
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.