College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
The Social Science major is offered by the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Government, History, and Sociology. It serves both as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree and to provide subject matter preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Social Science.
To qualify for a teaching credential, candidates must also complete an approved Professional Education Program and other requirements as specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. California faces a shortage of qualified teachers. Over the next decade we will need to find 300,000 people to take on the challenging but rewarding job of teaching in California schools.
Since the Social Science program involves work in several departments, and since special rules on overlap with General Education apply to this program, advising is essential to the efficient completion of the program.
Note: On June 1, 2006, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved the program of subject matter preparation for the Single Subject Teaching credential in Social Science submitted by California State University, Sacramento.
Anyone working on the Social Science program in this and in earlier catalogs (1994-1996 or earlier) should be aware of the following: as long as one retains catalog rights, the earlier Social Science program may still be completed for a degree. However, older programs no longer meet subject matter requirements for a Social Science Credential. Consult the Social Science advisor for details.
- Although the aim of the Social Science program is directed toward the teacher credential, the program also provides an opportunity for students to build on the foundation of their general education and become familiar with several areas in the Social Sciences. A Social Science major is excellent background for advanced graduate studies and in professional careers. Non-credential students need not complete the professional education program, and elective courses are available to complete the 120-unit Bachelor of Arts degree.
- Through the Social Science major, graduates also earn a 24 unit minor in History. Formal submission of a Minor Degree Application is required.
- Graduates of the Social Science program have distinguished leadership careers in government, politics, business, K-12, education, higher education administration, law, law enforcement, counseling, community service, and military service. Several Social Science majors (including two former mayors of Sacramento) are inductees into the College of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies Academy of Distinction and Honor.
- The Social Science program works closely with the Career Center on campus to provide proactive and comprehensive career services to students through: career development, experiential learning, on-campus recruitment, and employer relations.
Middle School or High School Teacher of Civics, Economics, Geography, and History · Politics · Government and Civil Service · Lobbyist · Pre-Law Attorney · Law Enforcement · Business · Public Relations · Human Relations/Personnel Specialist · Journalist · Military Service · Community Service · Graduate School
Timothy Fong, Director
Lassen Hall 2008
ODEN, ROBERT "STAN"
VAN GAASBECK, KRISTIN
BA Degree in Social Science
Units required for Major: 60
Units required for Subject Matter Program: 69
Minimum total units required for BA: 120
|Core Requirements (45 Units)|
|ECON 1A||Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis||3|
|ECON 1B||Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis||3|
|ECON 113||Economic History of the United States||3|
|GEOG 100||Themes In World Geography||3|
|GEOG 121||United States and Canada||3|
|GOVT 1||Essentials Of Government||3|
|or GOVT 150||American Governments|
|GOVT 35||World Politics||3|
|GOVT 180||California State and Local Government||3|
|HIST 17A||United States History, 1607-1877 ||3|
|HIST 17B||United States History, 1877-Present ||3|
|HIST 50||World Civilizations, Beginnings-1600||3|
|HIST 51||World Civilizations, 1600-Present||3|
|HIST 100||Introduction to Historical Skills||3|
|HIST 133||Twentieth-Century World History||3|
|HIST 183B||California History, 1860-1970||3|
|Additional Pre-Credential Requirements (9 Units) 1|
|EDUC 170||Bilingual Education: Introduction to Educating English Learners||3|
|SSCI 193||Integrating History and Social Science||3|
|Select one of the following (ethical perspective):||3|
|Exploring World Religions |
|Ethics and Personal Values|
|Ethics and Social Issues |
|Electives (15 Units)|
|Select one of the following (National Perspective, History):||3|
|The Age of the American Revolution|
|Young Republic, 1790-1840|
|Civil War and Reconstruction, 1840-1890|
|20th Century United States, 1890-1940|
|20th Century United States, 1941-Present|
|The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage|
|History of International Relations in the 20th Century|
|History of US Foreign Relations|
|The United States in Vietnam, 1940-1975|
|Social History of the United States|
|The City in US History|
|History of American Women|
|Images Of America |
|The History of the Civil Rights Movement: From Reconstruction to Deconstruction, 1865-Present |
|The African-American Experience, 1603-Present |
|Select one of the following (National Perspective, other Social Sciences):||3|
|Cultural Diversity |
|Indians of North America|
|Economics of Education|
|Economics of Racism |
|Women and the Economy|
|Economics at the Movies|
|Ethnic America |
|La Raza Studies |
|Native American Experience|
|Pan African Studies|
|Current Political Thought|
|The American Presidency|
|The Legislative Process|
|Politics of the Underrepresented |
|Ethnic and Race Relations |
|Sociology of Popular Culture|
|Select one of the following (World Perspectives, History):||3|
|History of Modern Greece|
|Mediterranean Europe: From the Renaissance to the European Union|
|World War I: Causes, Conduct, Consequences|
|World War II: Causes, Conduct, Consequences|
|Europe Since 1945|
|History of Women in Western Civilization, Renaissance-Present |
|Modern Germany, 1806-Present|
|British History, 1714-Present|
|Twentieth Century Russia|
|The Fall Of Communism|
|History Of Mexico To 1910|
|Revolutionary and Modern Mexico|
|Colonial Latin America |
|Modern and Contemporary Latin America |
|History of Africa Since 1800|
|History of Women in Africa|
|The Modern Middle East|
|Modern Japan, 1800-present|
|China, 1600 to Present|
|Select one of the following (World Perspectives, other Social Sciences):||3|
|The Nature of Culture |
|Archaeology of Mexico|
|Culture and Society in Mexico|
|Peoples and Cultures of Latin America|
|Cultures of South Asia|
|European Economic History|
|Geography Of Africa|
|Geography Of Europe|
|Government and Politics in Africa|
|Government and Politics in Europe|
|Latin American Government and Politics|
|Governments and Politics in the Middle East|
|Middle Eastern Societies and Culture|
|Sociology of Globalization|
|Select one of the following (State Perspective):||3|
|Indians of California|
|The California Economy|
|The Asian American Experience|
|California Indian History|
|Chicano Community |
In addition to the core curriculum for the major, the courses listed are required for students completing the Subject Matter Program in Social Science as preparation for a Single Subject Teaching Credential.
Note: Minimum grade of "C-" is required in all courses completed toward the Social Science major and pre-credential requirements.
SSCI 193. Integrating History and Social Science. 3 Units
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
Capstone seminar that serves as a bridge between academic preparation and entry into a professional teacher credential program. Students will examine social science-history in the State curriculum framework, reflect on subject matter preparation, focus on middle and high school social science teaching and learning, investigate and evaluate resources pertinent to instruction, and explore current issues in education.
SSCI 199. Special Problems. 1 - 3 Units
Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor or Department chair.
Individual projects or directed reading. Requires permission of instructor and department chair.