Social Studies

Teacher Education Degree Program

Secondary Education Emphasis: Social Studies


Course Descriptions

Required Courses

ECON 2123 MACROECONOMICS 3 hours 
This is an introductory course in economic principles as they relate to national income, economic growth and development, economic fluctuations, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. This course also includes material on foreign trade, international economics, and balance of payments.

GEOG 2243 PRINCIPLES OF GEOGRAPHY 3 hours 
This course includes study on how space is distributed and utilized physically, politically, and culturally. The impact of weather and natural phenomena is examined, and students are introduced to gathering and mapping of data.

HIST 2133 WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3 hours 
This course is a survey of the background of western civilization, covering the early history of man and the civilization of the ancient Near-East, Greece, and Rome up to the Renaissance and Reformation.

HIST 2313 WORLD HISTORY 3 hours
This course introduces students to moral, economic, political, social, ideological, and cultural connections and developments in non-Western civilizations from antiquity to modern times.

HIST 3313 OKLAHOMA HISTORY 3 hours 
This course provides a survey of Oklahoma, including its geography, Native American populations, exploration, Indian reservation system, land openings, political origins and evolution, agricultural and mineral development, and economic progress. Oklahoma's cultural identity as distinct from that of surrounding states is studied.

HIST 3413 EUROPEAN HISTORY 1500 TO 1815 3 hours 
This course is a study of early European history from the Renaissance to the French Revolution and Napoleon.

HIST 3423 EUROPEAN HISTORY 1815-PRESENT 3 hours 
This course is a study of European history from 1815 to the present and includes the dominant political, social, and cultural trends in the major countries.

SOCI 2123 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 hours 
This course includes the study of humans as they relate through the social bond, groups, communities, and cultures. Norms and values, their application to anthropology and religion, and social deviancy are included.

 

Elective Courses

Choose three (3) of the following courses:

ECON 2223 MICROECONOMICS 3 hours 
This course provides a survey and analysis of the fields of production, supply and demand, and marginal analysis with the policies, practices, and operations of individual markets.

ECON 3213 ECONOMICS: WAGE AND LABOR ISSUES 3 hours
This course is a study of the success, decline, and trends of our economic system as it depends on the workings of labor markets which include the impact of married women, the aged, immigrants, manual labor, hourly employees, unions, and any other wage group which affects the economy. Prerequisite: ECON 2123 or ECON 2223

ECON 4903 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS 3 hours
Various subjects in the area of study will be presented through research and writing or through visiting professors and lecturers that complement the curriculum and take advantage of the educational background, experience, and expertise of the instructor. Emphasis is given to the creative approaches, research, and/or collaborative learning to enrich the understanding of the student. Permission of instructor is required. This course may be repeated with a change of subject matter for a maximum of nine credit hours.

HIST 3013 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE U.S. 3 hours 
This course examines the development of the American economic system and institutions as they relate to agriculture, industry, and commerce of the United States. Cross-listed as ECON 3013.

HIST 1323 AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865 3 hours 
This course examines the early cultural and political development of North America and the formation of the United States of America, while special attention to construction and interpretations of the Constitution, economic development, and societal change. The Civil War is reviewed as a sectional struggle between competing cultural, economic, and political ideologies.

HIST 1423 AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865 3 hours 
This course examines the political, economic, and social development of the United States of America from the end of the Civil War to recent times. This includes the settlement and development of the trans-Mississippi West and Great Plains, the emergence of the U.S. as a world power, and the political evolution of the U.S. Constitution as it governs liberty and equity.

HIST 2013 SELECTED TOPICS IN U.S. HISTORY 3 hours 
This course is a study of five selected topics from five periods in United States history emphasizing political, social, military, and other aspects of history. The five periods involved are colonial, federal, mid-nineteenth century, late nineteenth century, and mid-twentieth century.

HIST 4113 20TH CENTURY HISTORY 3 hours
This course is a study of the history of the 20th century with a special focus on the rise of the United States as a world power. The study will include the general cultural, economic, and political developments that shaped the course of world events.

HIST 4903 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AMERICAN HISTORY 3 hours 
Various subjects in the area of study will be presented through research and writing or through visiting professors and lecturers that complement the curriculum and take advantage of the educational background, experience, and expertise of the instructor. Emphasis is given to the creative approaches, research, and/or collaborative learning to enrich the understanding of the student. Permission of instructor is required. This course may be repeated with a change of subject matter for a maximum of nine credit hours.

POLS 3113 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 3 hours 
This course examines the constitutional origins of the government of the United States of America. The check and balance system between the legislative, judicial, and executive branches will be studied. Special emphasis will be given to Federalism, the Bill of Rights and amendments, the presidency, the congressional process, and the practice of judicial review. Prerequisite: POLS 1523 or permission of the instructor.

SOCI 3123 CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3 hours 
This course is a study of man as related to the make-up and meaning of culture, the origin of man, and modern civilization.