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Social Studies

College of Arts and Sciences

Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on Social Studies
C. Frederick Risinger (Education), Chairperson; Professors John Lovell (Political Science), Gerald Marker (Education), M. Jeanne Peterson (History)

Academic Advisor
C. Frederick Risinger, Education 1052, (812) 856-8582

Degree Offered
Master of Arts for Teachers

This program leads to Indiana teacher certification in secondary social studies, including history. Courses are selected from various departmental offerings and from those of the School of Education.

Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Master of Arts for Teachers Degree

Admission Requirements
Bachelorís degree, with at least 18 credit hours in the social sciences.

Course Requirements
A total of 36 credit hours, including 24 credit hours in three of the following departments: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. At least 12 credit hours must be in one department, the other 12 credit hours divided as equally as possible between two other departments. Remaining credit hours are in the above departments or in the School of Education. S501-S502 may be substituted for any 6 of the 36 credit hours except the 12 credit hours in the major.


S501-S502 Seminar for Social Studies Teachers I-II (3-3 cr.) Intensive study of books in the literature of social studies which constitute landmarks of the past or present and important points of view with respect to contemporary problems.

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