Single Subject Credential - Social Science


College of Social Sciences

Social Sciences Building, Room 108

Degrees and Programs Offered

CRED in Single Subject Credential - Social Science


Social Sciences Interdiscip

SSCI 16. Introduction to Global Studies

Introduction to a range of topics to enhance literacy for global awareness. Includes an interdisciplinary approach, concentration on human diversity, and attention to historic, political, legal, economic, sociological, anthropological, and geographic issues. Fulfillls lower division requirement for Global Awareness Certificates.

Units: 3

SSCI 110. California Studies

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. Origins and development of California as a unique cultural area; relationships over time among geography and natural resources, human populations and cultures, political institutions, economic pursuits, and land use practices; distinctive architecture, arts, and literature; and socio-economic patterns, processes, and trends. G.E. Integration ID.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: ID

SSCI 150T. Topics in the Social Sciences

Discussion and analysis of current topics in the social sciences with an interdisciplinary focus and structure. Topics will be rotated.

Units: 1-3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SSCI 150T. Honor's Program II - Spring Semester

In the Spring semester of this 2-semester program, students will conduct the research outlined in the research proposals they completed in the fall, meet periodically in the classroom and with their faculty mentor for guidance on their research and writing, and complete an Honors thesis/research project. Students will also present their research in a campus colloquium at the end of the semester. Those completing the program will be designated as Honors Scholars.

Units: 3

SSCI 150T. Social Science Honors Symposium

This "Research Series" would meet once per week during the semester and feature various COSS faculty who would share their insights and experiences with research (students would also be able to use a portion of the class time to share their own research agendas and pursuits and get feedback from others). (Offered Fall 2018)

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 9 units

SSCI 180. Diversity in the U.S.

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. Interdisciplinary course designed for the four-year liberal studies major. Integrates historical, sociological, political, cultural, and ethnic aspects of American culture. Historical developments and immigration patterns, race, class, gender issues, and demographic and statistical analysis of local and regional education trends. Multicultural/International M/I.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

SSCI 185. Internship

Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing; permission of instructor. Supervised work experience in the applied aspects of the social science disciplines. Hours to be arranged. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 1-6
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring


Secondary Teaching Credential in Social Sciences

The 63-unit Subject Matter Program (SMP) in Social Sciences may be completed while earning a bachelor's degree in any area of study. Undergraduate students beginning their SMP should be advised, however, that a bachelor's degree is recommended in economics, geography, history, or political science for those intending to teach secondary social studies. These areas of study are recommended because they most closely parallel the social sciences requirements.

Part I. Required Core
Ten courses (30 units)
All of the following courses are required: HIST 4, 11, 12, 20, 21, 187; GEOG 4; PLSI 1, 2; ECON 165

Part II. Depth
Nine courses (27 units)
Select one course from each of the following groups (A-I):
(A) HIST 151, 171, 172
(B) HIST 173, 174, 175
(C) HIST 159, 166, 176, 178, 183
(D) HIST 111, 112, 122, 125
(E) HIST 132, 133, 143
(F) HIST 114, 157, 160, 162, 192
(G) GEOG 127, 161, 166, 178,
(H) PLSI 103, 140, 151, 153, 154, 171
(I) ECON 101, 110

Part III. Breadth
Two courses (6 units)
Select one course from two different disciplines (J-N):
(J) AFRS 135
(K) ANTH 115
(L) CLAS 100, 152
(M) SOC 122, 157, 165, 169
(N) WS 103, 148

Credential candidates should consult the social science credential adviser as early in their programs as possible. A detailed list of the teaching credential program is available from Social Sciences, Room 129A and from Social Sciences, Room 101.


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