Bachelor of Arts Degree - Composite Social Science

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses

Foreign Language Requirement

Electives

Degree available in Bismarck

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Composite Social Science must select and complete the Composite Social Science Major or the Composite Social Science Criminal Justice Track.

Student Learning Outcomes

Composite social science graduates will:   

  1. Social Science Knowledge: Students will exhibit a descriptive knowledge of key theories, institutions, and processes related to the study of the social sciences. This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I and VI.
  2. Critical Thinking/Analysis: Students will display knowledge of key historical, political, economic, and social issues using multiple perspectives. This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II and VII.
  3. Understand and employ a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods for recording and explaining human experience. This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, V, and VI.
  4. Understand and articulate how culture, society, and diversity shape the role of the individual within society and human relations across cultures. This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, V, and VII.
  5. Assess the sociocultural contexts that influence individual and collective behavior. This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes IV, V, VI, and VII.

Requirements

Composite Social Science Major Courses

ECON 201Principles Of Microeconomics

3

ECON 202Principles Of Macro-Economics

3

HIST 103United States To 1877

3

HIST 104United States Since 1877

3

HIST 211World Civilizations To 1500

3

HIST 212World Civilizations Since 1500

3

HIST 385Modern America

3

European and World History Electives (300-400)

3

GEOG 121Physical Geography

3

 

GEOG 161World Regional Geography

3

Or

GEOG 262Geography of North America

3

 

Geography Electives (300-400)

3

POLS 115American Government

3

Political Science Electives (300-400)

6

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

Sociology Electives (300-400)

6

Social Science Electives (300-400)

6

Select one course from the following (3 credits):

HIST 491History Seminar

1-6

SOC 491Seminar In Sociology

1-6

POLS 491Political Science Seminar

1-6

Total Credit Hours: 60