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Social Studies (0081)


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United States History

Physical geography of North America

Native American peoples

European exploration and colonization

HIST 151

HIST 450

American Revolution

Establishing a new nation

Early years of the new nation

HIST 151

HIST 360

HIST 450

Continued national development

Civil War era

HIST 151

HIST 360

Emergence of the modern United States

Progressive Era and the First World War through the New Deal

HIST 152

Second World War

Post-Second World War period

Recent developments

HIST 152

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.)

HIST 121

HIST 311

HIST 413

HIST 422

HIST 424

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

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

HIST 121

HIST 311

HIST 313

HIST 326

HIST 425

HIST 443

Political and industrial revolutions, Nationalism (1750-1914)

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

Contemporary trends (1991- Present)

GEOG 210

HIST 122

HIST 329

HIST 330

HIST 375

HIST 420

POLS 250

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

POLS 100

POLS 250

POLS 335

POLS 430


The world in spatial terms

Places and regions

Physical systems

GEOG 210

Human systems

Environment and society

Uses of geography

GEOG 210



ECON 201


ECON 202

Behavioral Sciences


SOC 100


ANTH 210


PSYC 100


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