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Secondary Education Social Studies (SESST) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Summer Session 2002

Secondary Education Social Studies (SESST) - Archive

PROFESSOR CLEMMIE GILPIN, Coodinator, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

The Secondary Education Social Studies major helps students prepare to meet the requirements to be certified for the Comprehensive Social Studies Instruction Level 1 Certificate as established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Students are challenged to prepare for teaching positions in the American classroom that is undergoing profound social change as our schools begin to reflect the increasing diversity of cultural backgrounds of the larger society.

For a B.SOSC. degree in Secondary Education Social Studies, a minimum of 122 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the Secondary Education Social Studies major requires the state's minimum GPA criteria (presently 2.5).

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6-12 of these credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education Course Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-8 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 81-87 credits
(This includes 6-12 credits of General Education courses: 0-6 credits of GS courses; 6 credits of GH courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (33 credits)[1]
HIST 020 GH(3), HIST 021 GH(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EDUC 313(2), EDUC 314(3), EDUC 315 DF(3), EDUC 415(3), EDUC 435(1), EDUC 395(12) (Sem: 5-8)
HD FS 312W(3) (Sem: 7-8)
(At least 11 credits of Additional/Supporting courses must be at the 400 level.)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 3 credits from Economics: ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), ECON 014 GS(3), ECON 187(3), ECON 302 GS(3), ECON 315 GS(3), ECON 323 GS(3), ECON 333 GS(3), PUBPL 350(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from Geography: GEOG 010 GN(3), GEOG 020 GS(3), GEOG 030 GS(3), GEOG 100 GS(3), GEOG 103 GS;DF(3), GEOG 105(3), GEOG 110 GN(3), GEOG 115 GN(3), GEOG 120 GS(3), GEOG 124 GS(3), GEOG 128 GS;DF(3), GEOG 200(3), GEOG 321(3), GEOG 401W(3), GEOG 402(3), GEOG 405(3), GEOG 406(3), GEOG 408W(3), GEOG 413(3), GEOG 415W DF(3), GEOG 418(3), GEOG 419(3), GEOG 420W(3), GEOG 421W(3), GEOG 422(3), GEOG 425(3), GEOG 427(3), GEOG 432W(3), GEOG 433W(3), GEOG 440W(3), GEOG 442(3), GEOG 443(3), GEOG 444(3), GEOG 450(3), GEOG 460(3), GEOG 470(3), GEOG 475(3), WMNST 415W(3), PUBPL 360(3), PUBPL 436 DF(3), PUBPL 437 DF(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from Sociology: PSY 217 GS(3), SOC 001 GS(3), SOC 007(3), SOC 012 GS(3), SOC 015 GS(3), SOC 023 GS(3), SOC 030 GS(3), SOC 047(3), SOC 055 GS(3), SOC 103 DF(3), SOC 109(3), SOC 110 GS;DF(3), SOC 111(3), SOC 174(3), SOC 309(3), SOC 401(3), SOC 404(3), SOC 405(3), SOC 406(3), SOC 408(3), SOC 423(3), SOC 424(3), SOC 429(3), SOC 430(3), SOC 431(3), SOC 432(3), SOC 435(3), SOC 444(3), SOC 446(3), SOC 454(3), SOC 455(3), SOC 456(3), SOC 461(3), WMNST 456(3), SO SC 001 GS(3), SO SC 002(3), SOCIO 384(3), SOCIO 430(3), SOCIO 440(3), SOCIO 462 DF(3), SOCIO 463(3), SOCIO 484(3), SOCIO 486(3), SOCIO 488(3), RL ST 461(3), R SOC 422(3), R SOC 425(3), R SOC 444(3), R SOC 452(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from Anthropology: ANTH 001 GS(3), ANTH 002 GS(3), ANTH 007(3), ANTH 008 GS;DF(3), ANTH 009 GS(3), ANTH 010(3), AMSTD 340 DF(3), AMSTD 457 DF(3), AMSTD 469 DF(3), AMSTD 470(3), BE SC 333 DF(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from American Government: PL SC 001 GS(3), PL SC 002(3), PL SC 017W GS(3), PL SC 130(3), PL SC 137(3), PL SC 403(3), PL SC 405(3), PL SC 417(3), PL SC 419(3), PL SC 425(3), PL SC 426(3), PL SC 435(3), PL SC 435W(3), PL SC 472(3), PL SC 473(3), PUBPL 301(3), PUBPL 408(3), PUBPL 409(3), PUBPL 420(3), PUBPL 421 DF(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from Psychology: PSY 002 GS(3), PSY 170 GS;DF(3), PSY 202 GS(3), PSY 203(3), PSY 204 GS(3), PSY 213 GS(3), PSY 221 GS(3), PSY 231 GS(3), PSY 236 GS(3), PSY 238 GS(3), PSY 243 GS(3), PSY 300H(1-6), PSY 402(3), PSY 404(3), PSY 405(3), PSY 407(3), PSY 408(3), PSY 410(3), WMNST 471 DF(3), BE SC 302(3), BE SC 370(3), PSYC 406(3), PSYC 412(3), PSYC 415(3), PSYC 421(3), PSYC 425(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from Social Psychology: PSY 217 GS(3), PSY 417(3), SOC 003 GS(3), SOC 403(3), BE SC 301(3), BE SC 410(3), SOCIO 372(3) (Sem: 1-8)

Select 3 credits from Minority Studies: AAA S 100 GS;DF(3), AAA S 102 GH;DF(3), AAA S 103 DF(3), AAA S 145 GH;DF(3), AAA S 146 GH;DF(3), AAA S 200 DF(3), AAA S 401(3), AAA S 409 GS;DF(3), AAA S 410(3), AAA S 412 DF(3), AAA S 422 DF(3), AM ST 104 DF(3), CMLIT 406(3), GEOG 415W DF(3), HIST 117 GH(3), HIST 152 GH(3), HIST 153 GH;DF(3), PSY 170 GS;DF(3), SOC 103 DF(3), SOC 119 GS;DF(3), WMNST 001 GS;DF(3), WMNST 101 GH;DF(3), WMNST 102 GH;DF(3), WMNST 103 DF(3), WMNST 104 DF(3), WMNST 110 GS;DF(3), WMNST 116 GS(3), WMNST 136 DF(3), WMNST 205 DF(3), WMNST 419 DF(3), WMNST 420 DF(3), WMNST 476(3), J ST 010 GH;DF(3), J ST 102 GH;DF(3), RL ST 114 GH(3), RL ST 137 GH;DF(3), RL ST 145 GH;DF(3), R SOC 420 DF(3), AFRAS 412 DF(3), BE SC 464 DF(3), PSYC 465 DF(3), PUBPL 410 DF(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 3 credits from Non-West Studies: AAA S 110 GS;DF(3), AAA S 132 DF(3), AAA S 403(3), ART H 120 GA;DF(3), ART H 130 GA;DF(3), CMLIT 111 GH(3), CMLIT 404(3), CMLIT 422(3), CMLIT 423(3), GEOG 443(3), GEOG 444(3), ECON 372 GS(3), PL SC 002(3), PL SC 454(3), PL SC 456(3), PL SC 457(6), PL SC 458(6), PL SC 467(3), PL SC 468(3), HIST 141 GH(3), HIST 172 DF(3), HIST 173 GS(3), HIST 174 GH;DF(3), HIST 175 GH;DF(3), HIST 176 GH;DF(3), HIST 178 GH(3), HIST 179 GH(3), HIST 181 GH;DF(3), HIST 191 GH;DF(3), WMNST 102 GH;DF(3), AFRAS 301 DF(3), PUBPL 412 DF(3), PHIL 111 GH;DF(3), RL ST 003 GH;DF(3), RL ST 103 GH;DF(3), RL ST 104 GH;DF(3), RL ST 107 GH;DF(3), RL ST 181 DF(3), RL ST 481 DF(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from: PSY, PSYC, SOC, SOCIO, ECON, PL SC, BE SC, PUBPL, ANTH, GEOG, WMNST (Sem: 1-4)

CONCENTRATION: 12-18 credits
The student must select an area of concentration from the social sciences (AFRAS, BESC, CRIMJ, PSYC, PUBPL, SOCIO, and selected AMSTD) or history (AFRAS, AMSTD, C HIS).

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

[2] Presently the state requires at least a 2.5 GPA for student teaching.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet #: 28-040-059

Review Date: 1/21/00

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