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Social Studes (0081)


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United States History

Physical geography of North America

Native American peoples

European exploration and colonization

GEOG 204

American Revolution

Establishing a new nation

Early years of the new nation

Continued national development

Civil War era

Emergence of the modern United States

Progressive Era and the First World War through the New Deal

Second World War

Post-Second World War period

Recent developments

World History

Human society to approximately 3000 B.C.E.

Development of early civilizations (Circa 3000-1500 B.C.E.)

Ancient empires and civilizations (Circa 1700 B.C.E. -500 C.E.)

HIS 101

Disruption and reversal (Circa 500-1400 C.E.)

Emerging global interactions (Circa 1400-1800 C.E.)

HIS 101

HIS 102

Political and industrial revolutions, Nationalism (1750-1914)

Conflicts, ideologies, and evolutions in the Twentieth century (1900-1991)

Contemporary trends (1991- Present)

HIS 102

Government/ Civics/ Political Science

Basic political concepts and political theory

Constitutional foundation and political system of the United States

Other forms of government

International politics

POL 153


The world in spatial terms

Places and regions

Physical systems

GEOG 205

Human systems

Environment and society

Uses of geography

GEOG 205




Behavioral Sciences





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