BACHELOR OF ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCE (2013-2015) MAJOR (B.A.) Updated October 2014

The Bachelor of Arts with a social science group major requires 36 credit hours and completion of the following components:

(Students with the Social Science major must also complete the General Education requirements of the College and an approved minor).

A. Social Science Core Course Requirements
PSY 205 Introductory Psychology
SOC 201 Sociological Perspectives
POL 203 Political Reality and Public Policy
POL 385 Community & Organizational Change
ECN 200 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECN 202 Economic Dimensions
ECN 203 Introductory Microeconomics

B. Writing Intensive Course
Take one writing intensive course identified in the selected area concentration listed below.

C. Senior Seminars in Social Science
Select the senior seminar course that corresponds to the chosen concentration. Students with an Urban Studies Concentration take the HIS/POL 496 Senior Seminar.

PSY/SOC 496S Social Science Senior Seminar
HIS/POL 496S Social Science Senior Seminar

D. Concentration Requirement
An 18 hour concentration in one of the following areas:

1. Concentration in Political Science
POL 149 American Political Systems
POL 203 Political Reality and Public Policy (Writing Intensive course option)
POL 377 Transnational Politics (Writing Intensive course option)

Take 9 additional credit hours from the following courses:
POL 325 American Foreign Policy
POL 330 Michigan: History and Politics
POL 333 Urban Politics
POL 334 Comparative Urban Politics
POL 395 Comparative Politics

2. Concentration in Psychology
PSY 205 Introductory Psychology
PSY 240 Developmental Psychology
PSY 225 Methods in Psychology
PSY 305 Introductory Statistics
PSY 360 Social Psychology (Writing Intensive Course)

Plus additional hours in psychology at the 300 level to total at least 18 credit hours.

3. Concentration in Sociology
SOC 201 Sociological Perspectives
SOC 311 Sociology of Deviant Behavior
SOC 306 Ethnic and Racial Diversity
SOC 375 Sociological Theories (Writing Intensive course)

Plus additional hours in sociology at the 300 level to total at least 18 credit hours.

4. Concentration in History
HIS 252 United States to 1877
HIS 253 United States Since 1877
HIS 255 World History I
HIS 256 World History II

Choose One Writing Intensive Course:
HIS 309 American Society after World War II
HIS 320 Vietnam
HIS 335 Women in U. S. History
HIS 340 American Labor History

Plus additional hours in history at 300 level to total at least 18 credit hours.

5. Urban Studies Concentration
18 hours from the following courses with coursework taken in a minimum of two social science disciplines.

PSY 365 Group Dynamics
POL/SOC 385 Community and Organizational change
POL 332 Politics of Detroit
POL 333 Urban Politics
POL 334 Comparative Urban Politics
SOC 393 Urban Social Issues
HIS 310 Metro Detroit through Three Centuries
HIS 300 Topics in Urban History
HIS/POL 330 Michigan History and Politics
GEO 304 Mapping Urban Space (3 hours)
GEO 305 Urban Geography (3 hours)

E. Electives
Select the remaining credit hours from any of the social sciences not in your concentration.

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