Bachelor of Arts

MATH/SOCIAL STUDIES COMBINED CONCENTRATION

NOTE: SI131 Intermediate Algebra covers the general education math elective and SS205 US History I covers the general education history elective.

EC101 Microeconomics 3 credits

A study of the basic economic principles related to supply and demand, consumer behavior, market dynamics, income distribution, government influence, and comparative economic systems with major focus on free enterprise and capitalism.

EC201 Macroeconomics 3 credits

The study of economic principles related to global and national economies, income accounting, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, public debt, monetary systems, and economic growth or retraction.

PS207 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 credits

This course is an introduction to statistics used in the behavioral sciences and in everyday life. Emphasis will be given to both conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be explored through simple statistical computations to more complex analysis. Students will be guided to be consumers of statistics by critically analyzing statistical findings.

Offered every fall semester.

SI131 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits

This course includes rational expressions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radicals and exponents, quadric functions, conic sections, and exponential functions. Students must have foundational knowledge of linear equations and polynomials.

Prerequisite:
SI122 Beginning Algebra
High School Algebra I

Offered every spring.

SI226 Calculus I 4 credits

This course explores the concept of limits and the development of the derivative, including basic techniques of differentiation and an introduction to integration, with applications including rates of change, optimization problems, and curve sketching using a variety of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, etc.).

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI313 Foundations of Geometry 3 credits

This course provides a rigorous axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI314 Discrete Mathematics 3 credits

This course covers topics of discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematical topics. These topics include modular arithmetic, logic, algorithms, Graph Theory, and other related concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra

TE429 Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood 3 credits

This course is a study of teaching social studies to middle grade students with an emphasis on curriculum, assessment, and the development of instructional materials, guided by the standards of the National Council of Social Studies. A field experience component of two hours twice per week for ten weeks is required.

Prerequisite:
TE335 Teaching Reading with Literature for Middle Childhood

Offered every fall.