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Southeastern's Social Studies Education program prepares students for careers as middle school and high school teachers in the fields of American History, Anthropology, Civics (Political Science), Economics (Free Enterprise), Geography, Sociology and World History. Students in the program learn to read intelligently, think analytically, write clearly, assess past trends, predict future developments and understand the real world as they prepare for virtually any career or graduate studies.
Faculty have won awards for excellence in teaching, research and service, produced a host of scholarly publications – many of which have attracted an international readership – and held important offices in professional organizations
The department is closely affiliated with the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies and the Florida Parishes Social Science Research Center
The department sponsors the Constitution Day Lecture (September), the "Then and Now" Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series (October), the Veterans Day Lecture (November), the Black History and Politics Lecture Series (February), the Women's History Month Lecture Series (March), the Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture (April) and the Deep Delta Civil War Symposium (June)
The department hosts the Region VIII Social Studies Fair (March)
Honors curriculum available
Passage rate of program graduates taking the social studies portion of the PRAXIS II exam has been at or near 100 percent in recent years
Total semester hours required: 127
Bachelor of Arts in History
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)
Mailing address: SLU 10895, Hammond, LA 70402
On-campus address: Fayard Hall, Room 335