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AREA E – SOCIAL SCIENCES

SOCIAL SCIENCES

12 hours


Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to understand the political, social, economic, or cultural dimensions of world and American history.
  • Students will demonstrate that they have developed an understanding of the political and legal processes of the U.S. and Georgia, and an understanding of the terminology of political science and U.S. politics.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a discipline examining the social world.

Section 1. World History

Choose ONE of the following:

HIST 1111 Survey of World History/Civilization I (3)

HIST 1112 Survey of World History/Civilization II (3)

Section 2. American/Georgia History

Choose ONE of the following:

HIST 2111 United States History I (to 1865) (3)

HIST 2112 United States History II (since 1865) (3)

Section 3. American/Georgia Government

POLS 1101 American Government (3) Required for everyone.

Section 4. Social Science Elective Courses

Choose ONE of the following social science electives:

ANTH 1102 Introduction to Anthropology (3)

ECON 2100 Economics for Everyone (3)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA

ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3) Prerequisite: 2.0 GPA

GEOG 1013 World Geography (3) Recommended for Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education Majors

GEOG 2503 Cultural Geography (3)

PHIL 2130 Introduction to World Religions (3)

POLS 2201 State and Local Government (3)

PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (3)

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3)

XIDS 2300 Interdisciplinary Studies in the Social Sciences (3)

XIDS 2301 Introduction to Global Studies (3)

Overlay Requirements

US, GL, and CT Learning Goals

Effective Fall 2012, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents Policy 3.3.1 requires students new to the system to complete overlay requirements as part of the core curriculum experience. The University of West Georgia provides the following options for students to meet these requirements.

US Perspectives Requirement

Learning Outcome: Students demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, or political development of the people and institutions of the United States.

Courses that meet this requirement: ECON 2105, ENGL 2000, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2180, HIST 2111, HIST 2112, and MUSC 1120

Global Perspectives Requirement

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the commonalities and differences among two or more societies, nations, or cultures outside of the United States in regard to any of the following: language, literature, aesthetics, politics, economics, or social and cultural practices.

Courses that meet this requirement: ANTH 1100, ANTH 1102, ENGL 2110, HIST 1111, HIST 1112, MUSC 1110, PHIL 2010, PHIL 2030, PSYC 1101, XIDS 2301

Critical Thinking Requirement

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret, analyze, evaluate, and explain various kinds of evidence, statements and arguments.

Courses that meet this requirement: ANTH 1100, ANTH 1102, ECON, 2106, ENGL 1102, PHIL 2010, PHIL 2020, PHIL 2030, THEA 2050, XIDS 2100, XIDS 2300