Social Science (SOSC)

SOSC 401  Methods of Teaching Social Studies 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education Program in social studies education or departmental approval. Corequisite(s): SASE 450 or departmental approval. Presents recent trends in educational method in teaching the social studies. A program is presented containing the correlation of subject matter organization in socialized recitation, the teaching of current events, projects in citizenship, and the use of the project-problem as a method of teaching history and civics. 3 hours lecture.

SOSC 501  Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies 3 Credits


Prerequisite(s): Graduate students in either the Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies or the post-baccalaureate certification program. Corequisite(s): Graduate-level course in Intermediate Fieldwork (SASE 527). Introduces and analyzes a range of instructional strategies in social studies education. Students must demonstrate a proficiency in planning a variety of instructional strategies, both short-term and long-, and present a rationale for the implementation of those strategies that is grounded in both the social purposes of secondary education and the nature of social studies knowledge. Intended for graduate students in either the Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies or the post-baccalaureate certification program, all of whom must also concurrently register for a graduate-level course in Intermediate Fieldwork and scheduled to student teach the following spring or fall semester. 3 hours lecture.