Language Arts/Social Studies Combined Concentration
Bachelor of Arts
LANGUAGE ARTS/SOCIAL STUDIES COMBINED CONCENTRATION
NOTE: SS205 US History I covers the general education history elective.
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.
An introduction to the major concepts, principles, and theories related to a study of government and politics in the United States. Special emphasis will be given to government and political structures and the development of the enduring form of American government.
This course is designed to expose students to quality adolescent literature. Particular emphasis is given to examination of current issues, including censorship, multiculturalism, various approaches to reading, the relation of adolescent literature to classic literature, and the integration of adolescent literature into thematic units.
United States History I: 1492 – 1877
A survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from colonization through Reconstruction. Special emphasis will be given to the Founding Fathers and the influence of a Christian Worldview upon the development of the nation.
United States History II: 1877-Present
This course is a continuation of the United States History I and is a survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from Reconstruction through the present.
Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood
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.
Teaching Reading with Literature for Middle Childhood