Social Studies Education Major, B.A.

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education39-56
History Required Courses 112
World Civilization I
World Civilization II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States since 1877
Economics Required Courses3
Principles of Microeconomics
Geography Required Courses3
Environmental Conservation
Political Science Required Courses6
Introduction to Politics
International Relations
Introduction to American Government
Psychology Required Courses3
General Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology Required Courses6
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
History Electives 212
Select one U.S. history course (3 credits):
Race, Gender, and United States Labor History
American Military History
American Colonial History
The Civil War and Reconstruction
US Legal History of Race and Gender
Native America and Colonial Borderlands to 1887
Native American History, What you thought you knew
The West in American History
African-American History 1619 to Present
History of Minorities in America
History of Wisconsin
The Vietnam War
The United States, 1898-1945
History of U S Foreign Relations
The United States since 1945
American Women's History
US History through the Movies
Issues in History (U.S. topics)
Select one European history course (3 credits):
British Isles to 1714
British Isles since 1714
Women in European Civilization
Medieval Europe
The Renaissance and Reformation
French Revolution and Napoleon 1789-1815
History of Western Science
Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Modern European Thought and Culture
History of Science and Technology in Europe: Faculty-Led Short-Term Intl Exp
Russia to 1856
Modern Russia
Issues in History (European topics)
Select one non-Western history course (3 credits):
Global Cold War 1945-1989
Portuguese Empire: Imperialism, Oceans, and the Lusophone World
Women and Gender in Latin American History
Colonial Latin American History
Modern Latin American History
World History Through Film
Globalism in the 21st Century
Modern Middle East
Modern Japan
Modern China
Central Asia: Empires and Nations
Issues in History (non-Western topics)
Modern Africa
Select one other history course (3 credits):
Any other HISTORY course
Total Credits84-101

In order to be licensed to teach social studies, students must complete the Social Studies Education Major. Students will also need to complete Middle-Secondary Education emphasis through the School of Education to acquire necessary professional education training.

The UW-Platteville School of Education program is designed to meet all of the educational requirements for the initial licensing in the State of Wisconsin. The program may not meet requirements of other states. If you are interested in certification outside of the state of Wisconsin, contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program, as well as during your program of study. See Professional Licensure Directory by State


At least 6 of the 12 History elective credits must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or higher.