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Social Science Program

 

BA/BS in Social Science  Social Science Major Social Science Minor


The BA/BS degree in Social Science is an interdisciplinary major in social science that prepares students for a variety of responsibilities in both private and governmental agencies. Students can specialize by choosing courses, with the approval of an advisor, that best meet their goals and needs. For more information, please contact  Dr.Mark Henkels , 838-8544, HSS 231A, henkelm@wou.edu.

Helpful Link for Researching Social Science : http://botw.org/top/Science/Social_Sciences


BA/BS in Social Science



For more information, please contact  Dr. Mark Henkels , 838-8544, HSS 231A, henkelm@wou.edu. Social Science Major (72 credits)

Courses should be chosen from at least two of the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, geography, history, political science, and sociology. At least 36 hours must be upper division.

Note: For the B.S. degree in Social Science, students may take any combination of Math/Computer Science/Statistics courses as long as it includes at least one Math course beyond  MTH 105 and one Computer Science course beyond CS 101.


 

Social Science Major

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Mark Henkels , 838-8544, HSS 231A, henkelm@wou.edu. Social Science Major (72 credits)

This major consists of 72 credits, of which a minimum of 36 are upper division. In consultation with an advisor, the student should select 36 credits in one discipline, including one theory course and one methods course. Also, at least 27 credits in the selected discipline must be upper division.

The following courses fulfill the departmental theory and methods requirements.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

Assistant Professor Robin Smith, Head

Theory

Methods

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Professor Vivian Djokotoe, Head

Theory

Methods

GEOGRAPHY

Associate Proffesor Shaun Huston, Head

Theory

Methods

HISTORY

Professor David Doellinger, Head

Theory

Consult your History advisor.

Methods

See the Comparative/Methods courses listed in the catalog.

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Assistant Professor Ed Dover, Head

Theory

Methods

SOCIOLOGY

Associate Professor Peter Callero, Head

Theory

Methods

 


 

Social Science Minor



For more information, please contact  Dr. Mark Henkels , 838-8544, HSS 231A, henkelm@wou.edu Social Science Minor (27 credits)

A minor in Social Science may be designed with the help of a division advisor. At least 15 credit hours must be upper-division.

 


 

Social Science Teacher Education Major



For more information, please contact  Dr. Mark Henkels , 838-8544, HSS 231A, henkelm@wou.edu Social Science Secondary Education Major (60-61 credits).

Requires a minimum of 30 upper-division credit hours.

UNITED STATES HISTORY (8)

GEOG 330 World Regional (4) OR GEOG 313 The Pacific Northwest (4)

Choose one: (4)

Choose any two economics courses: (6)

PS 201 American National Government (3)

Choose one: (3)

Choose 6 hours in two of the following disciplines: (12-14)

Area of Concentration: (20-21)

The student may choose to concentrate in any one of the following disciplines: History, Geography, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Psychology or Sociology.

Note: It is recommended that Education majors complete the following as part of their  LACC requirements: PSY 218 (or PSY 201 if already taken), HST 101, 102, and 103 or HST 104, 105, 106 or GEOG 105,106,107. A GPA of 2.75 is required in the above course work in order to be recommended for student teaching. Students must complete a minimum of 12 to 15 hours of social science on the WOU Campus.

Process
Application

Contact

Division of Social Sciences 503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu
Location: HSS 231