Social Studies Elementary Education Minor Requirements

The Department of Public Instruction has created a license to permit holders of an elementary license who teach through grade 8 to be issued a regular license to teach Social Studies through grade 9 if they complete the Social Studies minor.

This is a broadfield, social studies minor for students majoring in elementary education. It is intended to insure breadth of social studies preparation, with training from each of several areas: history, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, geography, and anthropology. This general, introductory background from the specified courses would be appropriate for teaching social studies classes in the elementary schools.

Minor Requirements - 24 units
Select one course from each of the following History groups:9
A.
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 (DV) (GH)
AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 (DV) (GH)
WISCONSIN HISTORY
B.
WESTERN CIVILIZATION (GH)
HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE (GH)
C.
THE EAST ASIAN TRADITION (GH)
EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS (GH)
EMPIRES & INVASIONS IN THE PRE-MODERN MIDDLE EAST: 500-1500
MODERNIZATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST (GH)
MODERN AFRICA (GH)
CONQUEST AND COLONIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA (GH)
MODERN LATIN AMERICA (GH)
Select one of the following in Behavioral Science:3
PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY (GS)
INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (GS)
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (GS)
GEOGRPY 230HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (GS)3
ECON 213ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES FOR TEACHERS (GS)3
POLISCI 141AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (GS)3
Select one of the following:3
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
MONEY AND BANKING
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (GS)
GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA (GS)
GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA
POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
URBAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL THEORY (GS)
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS (GS)
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (GS)
PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (either may be counted in fulfilling the requirements, not both)
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE
PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY (GS)
INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY STUDIES (GS)
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV) (GS)
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY (GS)
Any Behavioral Science course listed above that has not been taken
Any History course listed above that has not been taken
Total Units24