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Social Science Teaching Secondary Major

Additional Links & Information: Social Science Matrix . Approval Form . CWU Catalog Description

his major satisfies the endorsement for social studies.

Designed for social studies teaching at the junior high, middle school, and high school levels. Transfer students must take at least 10 credit hours of work in approved social science courses at CWU prior to application for endorsement for student teaching. Students taking this major are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the education department.

Required Courses


Select Either


  • ANTH 107 - General Anthropology Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • ANTH 120 - Introduction to Archaeology Credits: (5)

Select one from the Following - Credits: 5


  • ECON 101 - Economic Issues Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • ECON 102 - World Economic Issues Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Economics Micro Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Economics Macro Credits: (5)

Select one from the Following - Credits: 5


  • GEOG 108 - Introduction to Human Geography Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • GEOG 304 - Economic Geography Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • GEOG 308 - Cultural Geography Credits: (5)

Select two from the following - Credits: 10


Select 2 courses. Western Civilization may be substituted.
  • HIST 101 - World Civilization to 1500 Credits: (5)
  • HIST 102 - World Civilization: 1500-1815 Credits: (5)
  • HIST 103 - World Civilization Since 1815 Credits: (5)

Select one from the Following - Credits: 3 to 5


  • GEOG 352 - Geography of North America Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • GEOG 355 - Geography of the Pacific Northwest Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • GEOG 366 - Geography of the Middle East Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • GEOG 371 - Geography of Europe Credits: (5)
  • OR
  • GEOG 415 - Geography of Oceania Credits: (3)
  • OR
  • GEOG 450 - Geography of Arid Lands Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • GEOG 451 - Mountain Environments Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • GEOG 470 - Geography of Latin America Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • GEOG 474 - Geography of China Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • GEOG 475 - Geography of Asia Credits: (5)

Select one from the Following - Credits: 5


  • HIST 338, Conquest and Compromise: Indians and Europeans in North America
  • HIST 342, History of Black America to 1865
  • HIST 343, History of Black America since 1865
  • ECON/HIST 388, Economic History of Europe Since 1760
  • ECON 346 - Comparative Economic Systems Credits: (5)
  • ECON 348 - Economic History of the United States Credits: (5)
  • HIST 346 - Women in American History Credits: (5)
  • HIST 348 - Economic History of the United States Credits: (5)

Select Either


  • HIST 421 - Methods and Materials in the Social Studies, Secondary Credits: (3)
  • SOSC 421 - Methods and Materials in the Social Studies-Secondary Credits: (3)

Other Required Courses


  • GEOG 215 - Concepts of GIS Credits: (3)
  • HIST 143 - United States History to 1865 Credits: (5)
  • HIST 144 - United States History Since 1865 Credits: (5)
  • HIST 301 - Pacific Northwest History Credits: (3)
  • POSC 210 - American Politics Credits: (5)
  • SOC 107 - Principles of Sociology Credits: (5)

Total Credits: 77 to 79


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