Nov 30, 2020  
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 
    
2019-2020 UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social Sciences, BA


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Joanna Kaftan, PhD, Coordinator
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Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates who earn a BA/BS in Social Sciences will be able to:

  • Apply specific social science theory to real world situations and recommend a best course of action.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in empirical social science research.
  • Effectively write generalizations, and weigh conflicting evidence in their writing.

Degree Requirements


To complete a BA in Social Science, students must satisfy the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” and fulfill the coursework listed below.

Common Core Requirements


See listing under Common Core Requirements  in this catalog.

Preparatory Requirements


(Courses in this area can be reused from the common core)

Foreign Language and Culture


9-14 Hours in Foreign Language and Culture:


(A single foreign language through 2301 or 2311 up to 11 semester credit hours - plus 3 semester credit hours of either 2302 or 2312 or an alternative 3 semester credit hour course focusing on a specific culture). For students placing out of any foreign language courses, other courses in English, humanities or social sciences may be substituted to obtain a minimum of 120 hours. Hours in excess of 3 SCHs for any foreign language course may be applied toward a free elective.

9 Upper-Level Hours in Concentration 1:


Complete 9 SCHs in a single discipline from the following options in History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

9 Upper-Level Hours in Concentration 2:


Complete 9 SCHs in a single discipline (other than “Concentration 1”) from the following options: History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

9 Hours in Social Science Electives:


Complete 9 upper-level semester credit hours from any combination of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, or Social Science coursework.

Free Electives


Upper or lower division courses may be applied to this area, with the exceptions described under the “Requirements for CHSS Majors ” section.

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