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Social Studies Major: Geography Concentration 6-12, B.S. in Ed., Secondary Standard Certificate

B.S. in Education degree, Standard Secondary Certificate

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The Social Studies major requires an accompanying minor in History. Double counting between the major and minor is not allowed.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

In order to be recommended for student teaching, a student must:

  1. Count no course with a grade lower than C- toward the major.
  2. Have a minimum of 15 credit hours on the major taken at CMU and a cumulative average in the major of at least 3.0.
  3. Complete a departmental application form.
  4. Have a grade of C+ or higher in the teaching methods course.
  5. Have no more than six hours taken as CR/NC, including PSC 305.
  6. Have a minimum of 14 credit hours at the 300 level or higher.
  7. Successfully complete 30 hours of pre-student teaching as part of GEO 400.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (6 hours)

American Government

PSC 105Introduction to American Government and Politics

3(3-0)

PSC 261State and Local Government

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

American Government

Select one of the following:

PSC 320The American Legislative Process

3(3-0)

PSC 321The American Chief Executive

3(3-0)

PSC 322Judicial Process and Politics

3(3-0)

Required Courses III (6 hours)

World Geography

GEO 121Human Geography and Globalization

3(3-0)

GEO 203QRIntroduction to Geographic Information Science

3(2-2)

Required Courses IV (3 hours)

World Geography

Select one of the following:

GEO 317Economic Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 320Population Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 340Urban Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 342Historical Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 345Political Geography

3(3-0)

Required Courses V (6 hours)

Economics

ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics

3(3-0)

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics

3(3-0)

Required Courses VI (3 hours)

Economics

Select one of the following:

ECO 281Economic Development of the Pacific Rim

3(3-0)

ECO 301Environmental Economics

3(3-0)

ECO 310American Economic Development

3(3-0)

ECO 350/BLR 350Law and Economics

3(3-0)

ECO 372International Economics

3(3-0)

ECO 381Patterns of Economic Development

3(3-0)

Required Courses VII (6 hours)

Geography Concentration

GEO 350United States and Canada

3(3-0)

GEO 400Geographic Education

3(2-2)

Required Courses VIII (3 hours)

Geography Concentration

Select one of the following:

GEO 312Geography of Contemporary Global Issues

3(3-0)

GEO 346Geography of the Developing World

3(3-0)

GEO 365A Geography of Modern Europe

3(3-0)

GEO 373Latin America

3(3-0)

GEO 385China: Environment and People

3(3-0)

Electives (2-3 hours)

Geography Concentration

Select one of the following:

GEO 105Physical Geography

3(2-2)

GEO 120QREnvironmental Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 330Resource Perception and Utilization

3(3-0)

Total: 39 semester hours