Composite Social Studies Major

Why Social Studies Composite?

The social studies curriculum is designed for students seeking secondary education composite certification in economics, geography, history, and political science.

Social Studies Composite Requirements

The composite major with a B.A. degree requires a minimum of 45 semester hours, of which 15 must be upper level This major is designed to meet teacher certification requirements in the State of Texas for secondary teachers. No minor is required. EASC – 1401 is recommended to fulfill the physical science requirement in the general education core.

The following courses (45 hours) are required for the Social Studies Composite major:
HIST 1303 – World Civilization to 1500
HIST 1304 – World Civilization Since 1500
*HIST 2301 – United States History to 1877
*HIST 2302 – United States History Since 1877
HIST 3301 – Historical Methods and Philosophy
HIST 4305 – Recent America
Select three hours from the following history courses:
     HIST 3309 – History of the 20th Century World
     HIST 3316 – British Empire
ECON 2307 – Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2308 – Principles of Microeconomics
*POLS 2301 – Federal and State Government
POLS 2302 – State and Local Government
POLS 3316 – Topics in Political Science
GEOG 1301 – Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 3318 – Environmental/Geographical History of the US
Select three hours from the following geography courses:
     GEOG 1302 – World and Regional Geography
     GEOG 3305 – Human Geography

* Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum.