Director: Daniel Meissner, Ph.D.
The interdisciplinary minor in Broad Field Social Science is open only to students from the College of Education who have a second major in history, political science (only Concentration I: Politics, according to the Political Science section of this bulletin), psychology or sociology. This minor allows students to prepare for the license extension offered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for Broad Field Social Science.
The interdisciplinary minor in Broad Field Social Science consists of seven courses (21 credit hours). Students must choose seven courses from among the six groups of courses listed below. Courses for the minor must come from five of the six groups. None of the seven courses taken for the minor can be in a group that corresponds to the student’s major. (For example, if the student is majoring in anthropology, the student should not take any courses listed in the anthropology area)
Broad Field Social Science Minor
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Broad Field Social Science is open only to students majoring in education with a second major in history, political science (only Concentration I: Politics, according the Political Science section of this bulletin), psychology or sociology. This minor allows students to prepare for the license extension offered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for Broad Field Social Studies and one additional area of licensure. In order to complete the minor, students must complete five of the required courses (15 credits) and then choose four courses (12 credits) from one of the concentrations. Courses completed for the concentration cannot be in an area that corresponds with the student’s major.
|ECON 1001||Introduction to Economics||3|
|or ECON 1103||Principles of Microeconomics|
|or ECON 1104||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|EDUC 1220||Psychology of Human Development in Children and Adolescents in a Diverse Society||3|
|or PSYC 3101||Developmental Psychology: Conception Through Adolescence|
|HIST 1001||Growth of Western Civilization to 1715||3|
|or HIST 1002||Growth of Western Civilization since 1715|
|POSC 2201||American Politics||3|
|or POSC 2401||Comparative Politics|
|or POSC 2601||International Politics|
|SOCI 1001||Principles of Sociology||3|
|Complete one of the following concentrations:||12|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
Two ECON Upper Division Electives
|Introduction to American History|
|Survey of Latin America|
or HIST 1401
or HIST 1501
Two HIST Upper Division Electives
Two of the following:
or POSC 2401
or POSC 2601
And two POSC Upper Division Electives
Three PSYC Upper Division Electives
|Total Credit Hours||27|
A person with a Broad Field Social Studies license may teach any social studies class at the early adolescence-adolescence level, up through grade 10 and any basic or fusion social studies class in grades 11-12 that is not: A) a semester-long discrete course in a social studies subcategory – e.g. psychology; B) an honors, IB, or advanced placement course; C) part of the college preparatory sequence and/or an elective course with more depth of content than basic courses. To teach a course under the criteria in A, B, or C (above), the candidate must hold a license in that subject area.