American Government as a Second Teaching Field

SSH PEAK

 

This minor is designed for students intending to pursue a secondary education teaching license. Students may qualify for licensure if they complete all of the following: a major in an approved content area, the American Government as a Second Teaching Field minor, the Education minor, and the fifth-year student teaching experience. Students interested in becoming licensed educators should contact the Education Department about all requirements related to certification, including admission to the Teacher Education program.

American Government as a Second Teaching Field

Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours in the following coursework:

Core Coursework

Students must complete each of the following courses:

POE-110United States Political Economy

3 credits

POE-215Power and Policy

3 credits

POE-263Introduction to Political Economy

3 credits

Political Philosophy

Students must complete one of the following

POE-250Introduction to Political Philosophy

3 credits

POE-255Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato

3 credits

International Politics

Students must complete the following:

POE-120International Politics

3 credits

US History Survey

Students must select two US History survey courses (6 credits) from the following list:

HIS-200Introduction to the History of United States

3 credits

HIS-300The United States Since 1945

3 credits

HIS-301Vast Early America

3 credits

HIS-302History of U.S. Foreign Policy

3 credits

HIS-306The American South Since 1865

3 credits

HIS-307The American West

3 credits

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

 

1) Understand the relationships between civic life, politics, and government, including the civic responsibilities and rights of all individuals in the United States;
2) Understand the purpose and foundations of government and constitutional principles of the United States of America's political system;
3) Understand the organization of local, state, federal, and tribal governments, how power has evolved, and how responsibilities are organized, distributed, shared, and limited as defined by the Constitution of the United States;
4) Understand different forms of government throughout the world and the importance of international relations; and
5) Understand the role of elections, political parties, interest groups, media, and public policy in shaping the United States's political system.