Social Studies Education (SSE)

SSE 200 INTRODUCTION TO SECONDARY TEACHING

3, 3/0

Classroom and field experiences designed to help students make better-informed decisions regarding careers in secondary social studies education. For the general student, provides important background for their roles as citizens and as parents. Required for social studies education majors. Offered Every Semester.

Equivalent Course: SST 200

SSE 303 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: 6 credit hours of professional education courses, SST 200, cumulative 2.75 GPA (overall and in major coursework). May not be taken concurrently with SSE 309. Focuses on the problems of the teacher; techniques for teaching; analyzing classroom behavior; self-evaluation; and peer evaluation of teaching practices. Offered Every Semester.

SSE 309 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: Upper-division status, SSE 200, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (overall and in major coursework). May not be taken concurrently with SSE 303. The purposes, goals, curricular materials, methodologies, and instructional techniques of social studies education; students develop competency in designing and practicing instructional strategies drawn from methodologies and of the curricular materials of social studies education and the disciplines of history and the social sciences. Offered Every Semester.

SSE 350 THE TRADITIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE LONGHOUSE (THE HO DE NO SAU NEE)

3, 3/0

An introduction to the traditions of the People of the Longhouse (Haudenosaunee); pre-Columbian founding of the League, clan system, early colonial relationships, role in American Revolution, state of the Nations, and primary current issues. Offered occasionally.

SSE 363 AMERICAN IDENTITY IN TRANSITION: DIVERSITY AND PLURALISM IN THE UNITED STATES

3, 3/0; DI14

The diverse, pluralistic makeup of American society. The roots of pluralism and what it means for the daily experience of living in America. Themes of diversity are explored through history and literature. Focuses on the activities of four major underrepresented groups in their struggle for liberation: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Asians. Encourages a multicultural view of America. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Courses: HIS 363, SST 363

SSE 370 COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: History and social studies education major. Familiarizes students with relevant software and methodology for its use in the social studies classroom. All students have the opportunity to participate on the microcomputer. Offered Every Semester.

Equivalent Course: SST 370

SSE 402 HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL EDUCATION

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Upper-division status. The development of the social studies curriculum in relation to the larger social, economic, educational, and political forces operating in American society; enduring philosophical issues as to what is the "good" society, the "good" citizen, and the best curriculum and instructional methods to create them. Offered occasionally.

SSE 404 SEMINAR IN ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES

3, 3/0

Prerequisites: EDU 210 and EDU 352. Students learn to more effectively utilize their social science preparation for early secondary and elementary social studies instruction; make decisions concerning their tentative positions on the function of the school and society, the purpose of social studies, and the available alternatives to teachers in the areas of methodology, psychology, and curriculum. Offered occasionally.

SSE 407 THE TEACHING OF HISTORY

3, 3/0

Prerequisite: Upper-division status. The curriculum and practice of teaching history, the historical role of history in the social studies, the political uses of the teaching discipline; provides a research foundation as to how historical meaning is constructed as a base for instructional practice; serves as a link between the material presented in content and pedagogical courses in the program. Offered Every Semester.

Equivalent Courses: HIS 407, SST 407

SSE 409 STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (overall and in major coursework), grade of C or higher in SSE 303 and SSE 309, successful completion of English composition/basic communication and mathematics competency requirements. Supervised teaching experience five full days a week for approximately seven consecutive weeks. Effective demonstration of content knowledge, pedagogical preparation, instructional delivery, classroom management, knowledge of student development, collaboration with school professionals, and reflectivity of practice required. Offered Every Semester.

SSE 410 STUDENT TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (overall and in major coursework), grade of C or higher in SSE 303 and SSE 309, successful completion of English composition/basic communication and mathematics competency requirements. Supervised teaching experience five full days a week for approximately seven consecutive weeks. Effective demonstration of content knowledge, pedagogical preparation, instructional delivery, classroom management, knowledge of student development, collaboration with school professionals, and reflectivity of practice required. Offered Every Semester.

SSE 488 INTERNSHIP

1-12, 0/0

Prerequisites: SSE 409 and SSE 410, Sophomore, junior, or senior status; background of courses or experience within the area of interest; 6 credit hours of lower-division major coursework; 6 credit hours of history and social studies education coursework at the upper-division level; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (overall and in major coursework); Student adviser and department chair permission. Guided, supervised field experiences that complement the academic program. Offered Every Semester.

Equivalent Course: HIS 488

SSE 495 SPECIAL PROJECT

3, 0/0

Offered occasionally.

SSE 497 WORKSHOP

1-2, 0/0

Offered occasionally.

SSE 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

3, 0/0

Offered occasionally.