Language Arts/Social Studies Combined Concentration

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Concentration
  • Government and politics in the United States with emphasis on government and political structures and the development of the enduring form of American government.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None
  • Examination of quality adolescent literature in the context of current issues, including censorship, multiculturalism, approaches to reading, the relation of adolescent literature to classic literature, and the integration of adolescent literature into thematic units.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite:
  • Examination of significant events, ideas, issues, institutions, and personalities relevant to political, social, and economic developments, in U.S. History from European exploration to Reconstruction. Special emphasis on how changes and continuities of the past impact the present.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisites: None
  • Examination of significant events, ideas, issues, institutions, and personalities relevant to political, social, and economic developments in U.S. History from Industrialization to the present. Special emphasis on how changes and continuities of the past impact the present.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisites: None
  • General history of the state of Ohio. May include field trips.
    Offered: Summer, even year Prerequisites: None Course Fee: $75
  • Curriculum, assessment, and the development of instructional materials for teaching social studies to middle grade students, guided by the standards of the National Council of Social Studies.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: TE335
  • 40 clock-hour field experience corequisite for TE429.
    Offered: Fall Corequisite: TE429
Choose one of the following:
  • Economic principles related to supply and demand, consumer behavior, market dynamics, income distribution, government influence, and comparative economic systems with major focus on free enterprise and capitalism.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
  • Economic principles related to global and national economies, income accounting, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, public debt, monetary systems, and economic growth or retraction.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: None
Choose one of the following:
  • Western Civilization from the Ancient Age through the Medieval Age with focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisites: None
  • Western Civilization through the Modern and Postmodern Age with focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisites: None

*9 hours of overlap with General education core (History, Literature, and General Education electives). Choose 9 hours of electives to reach required 120 hours for the degree.

MIDDLE CHILDHOOD: LANGUAGE ARTS & SOCIAL STUDIES COMBINED CONCENTRATION 24 HOURS

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