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General Catalog 2003-2004
April 4, 2003 

SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPOSITE TEACHING MAJOR

I. Core Requirements

Choose three departments from the six listed: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. One social science teaching methods course is required. It may be taken in any one of the three disciplines selected for the composite major, but may not count toward the 13-hour minimum in that discipline. The history teaching minor and secondary education classes are required. 

ANTHR 1101 Culture and the Human Experience     3 

Choose one

  ANTHR 1201, 1301 

Choose at least one geographic area course: 

  ANTHR 3111, 3112, 3121, 3131, 3132, 3151, 3152, 3211, 3311, 4184 

Choose at least one topical course: 

  ANTHR 4161, 4171, 4181, 4183, 4186, 4192, 4193, 4261, 4291, 4341, 4461 

ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics    3 

ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics    3 

Choose three courses: 

  ECON 3100, 3200, 3500, 3540, 3370 

GEOGR 1400 Humans in an Uncertain World    3 

GEOGR 1600 World Regional Geography    3 

Choose two regional courses: 

  GEOGR 3600, 3620, 3630, 3640, 3650, 3670 

It is recommended that you take GEOGR 1000    3 

POL S 1100 U.S. National Government    3 

POL S 5100 Advanced American National Government     3 

Choose one

  POL S 2200, 2100, 3030 

Choose an additional three credit hours from 3000-level or above 

PSYCH 1010 General Psychology    4 

The student must also choose at least one course in each of any three of the five major areas: 

A. DEVELOPMENTAL - CHILD

PSYCH 1220 Psychology of Infancy and 
Childhood     3 

PSYCH 1230 Psychology of Adolescence    3 

PSYCH 3220 Childhood and Adolescent Development    3 

B. SOCIAL - PERSONALITY

PSYCH 3410 Introduction to Social Psychology    3 

PSYCH 3440 Personality Theories    3 

C. ABNORMAL - CLINICAL

PSYCH 3320 Survey of Clinical Psychology    3 

PSYCH 3400 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior     3 

D. COGNITIVE - LEARNING

PSYCH 3110 Animal Mind in Nature, Lab, and Human Society    3 

PSYCH 3120 Cognitive Psychology    3 

E. PHYSIOLOGICAL

PSYCH 3711 Brain and Behavior    4 

SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology    3 

SOC 1020 Current Social Problems in America    3 

SOC 3140 Introduction to Sociological Theory    3 

  SOC 3020 Social Psychology    3 

  OR SOC 3030 Social Structure and Change    3 

Choose one

SOC 3438, 3337, 3560, 3561, 3562, 3472 

II. History Teaching Minor

Six lower-division and two upper-division, totaling 24 credit hours 

HIST 1010 History of Western Civilization 
to 1300     3 

HIST 1020 History of Western Civilization 
since 1300    3 

   HIST 3000 Understanding History    3 
   
   OR HIST 4990 Senior Seminar   3

HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877    3 

HIST 2710 U.S. History since 1877    3 

HIST 4660 History of Utah    3 

HIST 5340 Teaching History    3 

Choose one course: 

HIST 1050, 1300, 1310, 1450, 1460, 1210, 1220 

III. Secondary Teacher Certification Methods Course

T L 5180 Secondary Methods Social Studies    3 

OR GEOGR 5700 Teaching Methods in 
Geography    3 

IV. Certification Course Work

Students must complete pre-cohort and cohort education course work listed under Secondary Education

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