• Social Studies Major


    Major Requirements

    The social studies major totals 13-15 courses as follows:

    Both of the following Economics courses:

    One Geography course:

    One Geography course offered through the ACTC exchange from the following: Human Geography (GEOG 111 at Macalester, GEOG 111 at St. Thomas, GEOG 2000 at St. Catherine); or World Geography (GEOG 113 at St. Thomas). If possible, an additional geography course is also highly recommended for future teachers.

    Three History courses to include:

    • One non-Western history course
    • One course at the level of HIST 3011 or above

    Disciplinary concentration:

    Majors must complete a concentration (six courses) in one of the departments listed above; at least one of the six courses must be at the 3000 level and at least one must be at the 5000 level. This concentration must also include the methodology course in the discipline from among the options below.

    Note: Students seeking a concentration in Geography should confer with the Social Studies program director.

    • or HIST 3010 - Historical Methods
    •  (for economics concentration)