University Catalogue

Curriculum in Social Studies Education Grades 6-12

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Arts

(see footnotes at bottom)

 


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

ART 105, or
ART 106, or
MUS 151, or
THEA 131G,H
Survey of World Art History I
Survey of World Art History II
Introduction to Music
Introduction to the Theatre
3 hours
ENGL 1011,G,H Freshman Composition 3 hours
††HIST 101G,H Western Civilization to 1500 3 hours
MATH 151/161G College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra 3 hours
††PSYC 101G General Psychology I 3 hours
LS 102 Introduction to Information Research 1 hour
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 18 hours

 

Second Semester

††ECON 102 Elements of Economics 3 hours
††ENGL 1021,G,H Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††HIST 102H Western Civilization since 1500                             3 hours
MATH 162, or
MATH 185, or
MATH 241G
Plane Trigonometry
Contemporary Mathematics
Elementary Statistics
3 hours
Natural
Science2,G
  3 hours
††SOC 101 Introductory Sociology 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

†††EDUC 203 Foundations of Education 2 hours
†††EDUC 212 Diversity in the Classroom                                1 hour
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232G,H
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††HIST 201H American History to 1877 3 hours
††POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
Natural
Science2,G
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232H
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
††HIST 202H American History since 1877 3 hours
††POLI 202 State and Local Politics 3 hours
Natural
Science2,G
  3 hours
††SPED 210 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

††EPSY 311 Adolescent Psychology 3 hours
††EDUC 407 Tests and Measurements 3 hours
††GEOG 431   3 hours
††HIST 321 History of Louisiana 3 hours
††History
400-level
American)3
  3 hours
††POLI 425, or
POLI 426, or
POLI 428
Comparative European Politics
Comparative Politics of Developing Nations                
Middle East Politics
3 hours
  Total: 18 hours

 

Second Semester

††EDUC 315 Classroom Management and Motivation for
Beginning Teachers
3 hours
††EDUC 472 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3 hours
††GEOG 432   3 hours
††HIST 322 Practicum for Education Majors 1 hour
††History
400-level
(British/
European)4
  3 hours
††POLI 425, or
POLI 426, or
POLI 428
Comparative European Politics
Comparative Politics of Developing Nations             
Middle East Politics
3 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

††EDUC 475 Current Issues in Elementary/Secondary Education 1 hours
††EDUC 490 Special Methods in High School Subjects 6 hours
††History
400-level
Asian)5
  3 hours
††History
400-level
(Latin
American)6
  3 hours
††HIST 497 Seminar for Undergraduates in Major Problems
in American History
3 hours
  Total: 16 hours

 

 

Second Semester

EDUC 486 Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools 9 hours
  Total: 9 hours

 

Total semester hours required 127

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of free electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 

††A grade of C or better is required.
†††A grade of B or better is required.
1Students may not receive credit for both English 121H and English 230 or for both English 122H and English 230.
2To include both Physical and Biological Sciences, at least 6 hours of which must be in a two-semester sequence.
3History 469, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 482, 485, 487, 489, 492, 493, 495, 496, 497.
4History 409, 410, 416, 418, 419, 423, 424, 429, 433, 434, 437, 438, 439, 440, 468.
5History 444, 445, 454.
6History 446, 447, 448, 449. 

 

Department of History and Political Science

 Social Studies Education: Students in the College of Education with a primary teaching area in Social Studies Education must be advised in the Department of History and Political Science before registering for courses each semester. Students with a secondary teaching area in Social Studies Education should be advised in the department of their primary teaching area.

 

Primary Teaching Area

For a primary teaching area in Social Studies Education, the department requires 61 hours, as specified below.

ECON 102 3 hours
GEOG 431 3 hours
GEOG 432 3 hours
HIST 101 or 101H 3 hours
HIST 102 or 102H 3 hours
HIST 201 or 201H 3 hours
HIST 202 or 202H 3 hours
HIST 321 3 hours
HIST 322 1 hour
HIST 400-level American1 3 hours
HIST 400-level Asian/Russian2 3 hours
HIST 400-level British/European3 3 hours
HIST 400-level Latin American4 3 hours
HIST 497 3 hours
POLI 201 3 hours
POLI 202 3 hours
POLI 425, 426, and/or 428 6 hours
SOC 401, 411, or 465 3 hours


1History 469, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 482, 485, 487, 489, 492, 493, 495, or 496.
2History 444, 445, or 454.
3History 409, 410, 416, 418, 419, 423, 424, 429, 433, 434, 437, 438, 439, 440, or 468.
4History 446, 447, 448, or 449. 

 

Secondary Teaching Area

For a secondary teaching area in Social Studies Education, the department requires 21 semester hours, as specified below.

Group I (9-10 hours)

GEOG 103, 431, or 432
OR
SOC 101, 410, 411, 465, or 471
3 hours
HIST 321 3 hours
HIST 3225 0-1 hours
POLI 201 3 hours

 

Group II (6 hours)

European History  
HIST 101/409/410/416/418/419/423 3 hours
HIST 102/424/429/433/434/454/468 3 hours
OR  
British History  
HIST 437/438/439/4406 6 hours
OR  
Asian History  
HIST 444/445 6 hours
OR  
Latin American History  
HIST 446/447/448/4497 6 hours
OR  
Miscellaneous  
Any courses from Group II 6 hours

 

Group III (6 hours)

American History  
HIST 201/469/473/474/475/476/477/478/485/492 3 hours
HIST 202/479/480/482/487/489/493/495/496/4978 3 hours


5History 322 is not required but is available for students who need additional in-class teaching hours to meet the requirement of 180 prior to practice teaching.
6Courses from this group recommended for English Education majors.
7Courses from this group recommended for Spanish Education majors.
8History 497 is not required but is available for students who need additional in-class teaching hours to meet the requirement of 180 prior to practice teaching.

 

Secondary Teaching Area for Social Studies Majors

Students with a primary teaching area in Social Studies Education are not required to have a secondary teaching area. However, Social Studies Education majors may elect to pursue one or more secondary teaching areas in Communication, English, Mathematics, Science, or Spanish (as described under the appropriate departments in the catalogue section for the College of Education).

 

Double Majors and Double Degrees

Social Studies Education majors may elect to earn a Double Major in Social Studies Education and History (requires an additional 27 hours1), a Double Degree in Social Studies Education and History (requires an additional 30 hours2), or a Double Major/Degree in Social Studies Education and Political Science (requires an additional 36 hours3).

1Three hours Arts (Art 105 or 106, Music 151, or Theatre 131); twelve hours Foreign Languages (taken sequentially); three hours of History (as approved); three hours Philosophy 301 or 302; three hours Philosophy 315 or 417; three hours Political Science 300.
2Three hours Arts (Art 105 or 106, Music 151, or Theatre 131); twelve hours Foreign Languages (taken sequentially); three hours of History (as approved); three hours Philosophy 301 or 302; three hours Philosophy 315 or 417; three hours Political Science 300; and three hours Elective.
3Three hours Arts (Art 105 or 106, Music 151, or Theatre 131); twelve hours Foreign Languages (taken sequentially); three hours Philosophy 301, 302, or 313; three hours Political Science 300; three hours of Political Science 401, 403, 407, 432, or 434; three hours Political Science 436, 460, or 462; three hours Political Science 438, 440, 442, 444, or 446; three hours Political Science 450, 451, or 452; three hours Political Science 490.

 

Minors

Social Studies Education majors automatically earn a minor in History and may elect to earn additional minors in any subjects. It may be particularly beneficial for Social Studies Education majors to obtain a minor in English (requires an additional 12 hours in English), Geography (requires an additional 12 hours of Geography), Political Science (requires an additional 6 hours of Political Science), or Sociology (requires an additional 12 hours of Sociology). Note that a minor is not equivalent to a secondary teaching area.

 

Honors Diploma in Social Studies Education

For the Honors Diploma in Social Studies Education, majors must complete the following requirements:

ENGL 210H, 291H, or 292H   3 hours
COMM 211H   3 hours
HIST 101H, 102H, or 202H2   3 hours
GBIO 151H or 153H   3 hours
EDUC 472H   3 hours
ECON, GEOG, HIST, POLI and/or SOC 400-level Honors Option courses   6 hours
Senior Thesis1   0 hours
Total 24 hours

 

1The domain in which the student will complete the thesis project will be determined during the student's enrollment in History 497. Social Studies Education majors must participate in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences ' undergraduate research program, a service learning project, an internship, or the Study Abroad program.

2It is recommended that students pursuing the Honors diploma take all four of the HIST 101H, 102H, 201H, and 202H.

 

General Requirements for Courses

All 100 and 200-level History and Political Science courses require the use of department approved rental texts, on which students must be tested. All 300 and 400/500-level History, Political Science, and Philosophy courses require essay exams, term papers and/or book reviews; and books discussions and/or oral presentations by students.