Social Sciences, Bachelor of Arts

Coordinator: T. Vanderburg

REQUIRED MAJOR HOURS 33
REQUIRED MINOR HOURS 15-20
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 48-53
COURSES ATTAINABLE IN GEN ED:  ECON 203, HIST 245, POLS 202

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate content knowledge in economics, history, political science and sociology;
  2. Students will use analytical ability;
  3. Students will demonstrate research skills; and
  4. Students will apply written communication skills.

Program Requirements

Required Major Hours (12 hours)

HIST 200Introduction to Historical Study

3

OR

SOCI 311Social Research Methodology

3

 

Three 300- or 400-level courses offered by the department

9

Economics (Choose one)

ECON 201Free Enterprise

3

ECON 203Principles of Economics I (Economics and the Free Market System)

3

ECON 204Principles of Economics II

3

ECON 302Money and Banking

3

ECON 303Intermediate Microeconomics I

3

ECON 304Intermediate Macroeconomics II

3

ECON 311Labor Economics

3

ECON 401International Economics

3

ECON 402Managerial Economics

3

ECON 403National Income and Employment Analysis

3

ECON 404Economic Development

3

ECON 405Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

3

ECON 480Contemporary Economic Problems

3

NOTE: Economics courses beyond ECON 203 typically have prerequisites. Consult the course description for specific information.

Political Science Electives (Choose two)

POLS 201Introduction to Political Science

3

POLS 202American Government

3

POLS 304State and Local Government in the United States

3

POLS 314The Courts

3

POLS 316Public Opinion

3

POLS 320Constitutional Law I: Structure and Institution

3

POLS 322Foreign Policy of the United States

3

POLS 323American Political Parties

3

POLS 324Constitutional Law II: Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment

3

POLS 325Southern Politics

3

POLS 333The President and Congress

3

POLS 351Politics of Developing Areas

3

POLS 352African Politics

3

POLS 353Middle East Politics

3

POLS 354European Politics

3

POLS 355Asian Politics

3

POLS 356Latin American Politics

3

POLS 430Special Topics

3

POLS 450International Experience

3

POLS 451International Experience

3

POLS 490Political Science Seminar

3

POLS 495Independent Study

3

POLS 497Internship in Political Science I

3 each semester

POLS 498Internship in Political Science II

3 each semester

GLST 202International Relations and Comparative Politics

3

GLST 340International Political Economy

3

History (Choose two)

HIST 200Introduction to Historical Study

3

HIST 244Survey of United States History to 1877

3

HIST 245Survey of United States History from 1877 to the Present

3

HIST 311Medieval Europe

3

HIST 314Making America: Colonization, Revolution and the U. S. Constitution

3

HIST 318Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST 322/RELI 322Early and Medieval Christianity

3

HIST 323/RELI 323Modern Christianity

3

HIST 324/RELI 324American Christianity

3

HIST 325The History of the New South

3

HIST 327The Renaissance and Reformation

3

HIST 331Nineteenth-Century Europe

3

HIST 332Twentieth-Century Europe

3

HIST 345North Carolina History

3

HIST 380Modern Germany Since 1789

3

HIST 383The Second World War

3

HIST 401Slavery in the Atlantic

3

HIST 402The Long Civil Rights Movement

3

HIST 411Diplomatic History of the United States

3

HIST 414History of England to 1688

3

HIST 430Special Topics: European History

3

HIST 431Special Topics: American History

3

HIST 450International Experience

3

HIST 451International Experience

3

HIST 495Independent Study

3 each semester

HIST 496Independent Study

3 each semester

HIST 497Internship in History

3 each semester

HIST 498Internship in History

3 each semester

Sociology (Choose two)

SOCI 201Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI 202Social Problems

3

SOCI 203Marriage and Family

3

SOCI 310/PSYC 310Social Psychology

3

SOCI 311Social Research Methodology

3

SOCI 313Sociology of Deviant Behavior

3

SOCI 330Sociological Theory

3

SOCI 340Social Change

3

SOCI 356Sociology of Religion

3

SOCI 396/PSYC 396Introduction to Statistics

3

SOCI 400Minority Groups

3

SOCI 410Sociology of Gender

3

SOCI 411Criminology

3

SOCI 415Juvenile Delinquency

3

SOCI 421The Community

3

SOCI 430Special Topics: Sociology

3

SOCI 450International Experience

3

SOCI 451International Experience

3

SOCI 490Sociology Seminar

3

SOCI 497Internship I

3 each semester

SOCI 498Internship II

3 each semester

Total Credit Hours:33

Required Minor Hours

A minor selected from any of the University’s offerings. 

Total Credit Hours:15-20

Total Credit Hours: 48-53

Additional Requirements for Transfer Majors

All students transferring under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement must complete HIST 101 and HIST 102 as part of the General Education curriculum.