Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education (Day)


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Students desiring certification as social studies secondary school teachers must fulfill the requirements of the social studies major. In addition to satisfying all of the competencies of the social studies major, students completing this course of study will have developed skills and competencies listed in the New Hampshire Department of Education Standards.

Major Requirements (66 credits)


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


  • ENG 115 - Expositions and Arguments Credits: 3
  • REL 115 - The Dignity of Creaton: God and the Created Order Credits: 3
  • LNS 108 - Student Success: Campus to Community I Credits: 1
  • LNS 109 - Student Success: Campus to Community II Credits: 1
  • BIO 112 - Stewards of the Living World Credits: 3
  • SL 100 - Serving the World Credits: 1
  • MA 112 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • Who is My Neighbor?  tudents explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

    • HUM200+ Humanities: Literature, Art, and the Human
      Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts. Credits: 3
    • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
    • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

    How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

    • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
      Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
    • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
      Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

    What, then, Shall We Do?  tudents explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

    • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
      Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

    Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
    Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
    • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
    • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

    Culture through Language (6 credits)
    Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

General Electives (12 credits)


Degree Requirements (120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Social Studies Education, Bachelor of Arts

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

BUS224

Macroeconomics

3 cr

BUS225

Microeconomics

3 cr

HIS101

US History I

3 cr

ED150

Foundations of Sec. Ed

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

HIS102  

US History II

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109 

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

HIS203/204

The West in World I or II

3 cr

HIS250

Historian’s Tools

3 cr

GEO210

Global Geography

3 cr

POL252

US Federal, State, Local Gov

3 cr

ED260

Psych/Teach Pre-Adol/Adol

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

PSY101

General Psychology

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

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Humanities Elective

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring  

ED345

Methods Teach Soc. Studies

3 cr

ED350

Planning Learning Envir.*

3 cr

HIS315

Modern China  OR

 

HIS350

Modern Greece  OR            

 

HIS320

Modern Russia

3 cr

HIS375

Hitler & the Third Reich

3 cr

POL294 

Intern’l Relations & Politics

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

ED370

Instruction and Accountability I

3 cr

ED420

Student Teaching/Seminar 

12 cr

HIS307

US Foreign Policy OR

 

HIS464

The New Globalism

3 cr

HIS401

Constitutional History of US

3 cr

 

 

 

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective            

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

15

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