Social Science

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The Social Science programs (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science) gives students a strong liberal arts education and fosters skills that will prove valuable in other areas of advanced study and/or in the work force.  The major permits students to complete a rigorous and diverse curriculum in the allied disciplines of history, economics, sociology, and political science.  Students are given the opportunity to include a more global aspect to their studies, including anthropological and regional courses that focus on Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  The programs are designed so that students are able to minor in areas of their choosing or select electives that help to prepare them for graduate school in the social sciences, law, or teaching.  Students interested in law or teaching would work closely with the Program Director in choosing the proper electives or minor to prepare them for advanced study.

Goals:
    • To encourage students to develop critical thinking skills as they evaluate interpretations and issues in history, sociology, economics, political science, international studies, and legal studies.
    • To prepare students for graduate school in the above disciplines, and to prepare them for entrance into law school.
    • To prepare students to think and act ethically within their national and world environments.

Special Features:
  • Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science degree will complete a 150-hour internship.  Internship placement is determined by the Social Science Program Director, the internship instructor, and the cooperating agency, based upon the student's interest and education preparation.  Sample internship sites include: U.S. Senatorial offices, K-12 public schools, social service or government agencies, law firms and local businesses.
  • The College offers an Inclusive Adolescence Education Program which prepares students for New York State initial teacher certification in Adolescence Education, Social Studies (7-12) and in Teaching Students with Disabilities, (7-12).  For more information please visit: http://www.cazenovia.edu/academics/divisions-and-majors/social-and-behavioral-sciences/inclusive-adolescence-education-social-studies



Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
General Education Courses (credits)


First Year Seminar (3)
X
X
Written Communication (6)
X
X
Spoken and Interpersonal Communication (3)
X
X
Computer Literacy (0)
X
X
Ethics (3)
X
X
Quantitative Literacy (3)
X
X
Cultural Literacy (3)
X
X
Scientific Literacy (3-4)
X
X
Diversity and Social Consciousness (3)
X
X
Visual Literacy (3)
X
X
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy: HG/SB 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
X
X
Senior Capstone: SB 499 Capstone I- Applied: Senior Project (3)
X
X
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
39
39
Program Courses (credits)


SB 201 Multicultural Contributions (3)
X
X
LG ___ Language course* (6)
X
X
SB 110 Introduction to Anthropology (3)
X
X
SB 120 Introduction to Psychology (3)
X
X
SB 130 Introduction to Sociology (3)
X
X
SB 250 Cultural Geography (3)
X
X
SB 234 Social Psychology (3)

X
SM 261 Statistics (3)
X

HG 141 U.S. Government and Politics (3)
X
X
Two of the following social relations courses (6):
X
X
HG/SB 301 Models of Society
SB 311 Contemporary Ethnic Families
SB 336 Social Theory
SB 430 Social Welfare Policy
SB 436 Class, Status and Power
SB 335 Comparative Social Institutions in the U.S.


Two of the following international relations courses (6): X
X
SB 401 World Cultures and Society
SB 329 Women and Culture
SB 380 Contemporary Slavery in the Modern World
SB 333 Human Rights and Genocide
HG 335 International Economics and Trade
HG 358 History of Mexico
HG 310 Modern Latin America
HG 311 History of the African Diaspora I
HG 312 History of the African Diaspora II


HG 131 Macroeconomics OR HG 132 Microeconomics (3)
X
X
One of the following 6 credit sequences:
X
X
HG 101 World Civ. to 1550 and HG 102 World Civ. 1550 to Present

HG 121 U.S.History to 1877 and HG 122 U.S. History 1877 to Present

SB 385 Internship (6)

X
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 48 48
300/400 level arts and sciences electives
21
15
100-400 level open electives
12
6
300/400 level open electives
0
6
TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS

33

27

TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE
120
120

* If a student can demonstrate success in Level III language as taken in high school this requirement can be waived, which will add 6 credits of arts and sciences electives to the student's requirements.


Contact Information: 

John Robert Greene
Paul F. Schupf Professor, History & Humanities
Program Director, Social Science
203 Eddy Hall  
Phone: (315) 655-7229
Email: rgreene

Joy Fashu Kanu
Visiting Instructor
Eddy Hall 207
(315) 655-7258
Email: jfashukanu


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