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  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Social Science Minor


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Dr. Alison D. Sandman, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6182
Email: sandmaad@jmu.edu

Website: http://www.jmu.edu/history/iss.shtml

The interdisciplinary social science minor offers a program of integrated study that exposes students to diverse methodologies, philosophies and controversies that define the social sciences. It is a required minor for secondary education students who wish to teach social studies. The ISS minor incorporates economics, geography, history and political science and is offered in two forms for secondary education students. Secondary education students will major in either history or political science and then complete the ISS minor that corresponds to the major. Through this minor and the completion of the B.A. degree in history or political science, students will gain the content knowledge necessary for success in secondary education in social studies. Students not selecting the secondary education licensure program may declare either form of the ISS minor.

Minor Requirements


History Major with ISS Minor


Requirements for the History, B.A.  are on the Department of History  page.

Degree Requirements


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements 33-34 Credit Hours 3
  • Minor requirements (listed below) 26 Credit Hours
  • Electives 2-16 Credit Hours
Footnotes

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232), or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.
3 HIST 457  is a required capstone for the ISS minor and must be completed as part of the history major requirements.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

Political Science Major with ISS Minor


Requirements for the Political Science, B.A.  are on the Department of Political Science  page.

Degree Requirements


  • General Education  41 Credit Hours 1
  • Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 0-14 Credit Hours 2
  • Philosophy course (in addition to General Education  courses) 3 Credit Hours
  • Major requirements 33 Credit Hours 3
  • Minor requirements (listed below) 22 Credit Hours
  • Electives 7-21 Credit Hours
Footnotes

1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232), or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.
3 POSC 457  is a required capstone for the ISS minor and must be completed as part of the political science major requirements.

Total: 120 Credit Hours

ISS Minor Requirements


To be licensed to teach secondary school social studies, the student must satisfactorily complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree in either history or political science and complete the ISS minor that is paired with that major.

ISS for Political Science Majors


Choose one: 3 Credit Hours

Footnote

1 May double count for General Education  credit.

Total: 22 Credit Hours

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